Yesterday the news broke that Obama had only 68 invitations to speak at High School graduation ceremonies, but had 1,000 in 2010. Today more of the same. Democrats say his San Francisco fundraiser had about 200 donors there, but a pool reporter counted 15 tables with ten chairs each. Some were not fully occupied. The usual political loons were there: Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett, and Willie Brown. His anti-war supporters also paid to get a seat at the table ($39,500 EACH – although a donation of $5000 is mentions). One of them stood up and serenaded the president (lyrics below). The bad for news for the Obama campaign: since he announced for reelection, his approval ratings have “dropped consistently.”
Mr. Obama was in the middle of his remarks when a woman in a white suit stood up and said, Mr. President we wrote you a song. POTUS tried to get her to wait until later, but she persisted and the table of 10 broke into a song that pointed out they’d just spent $5,000 donating to his campaign and went on to protest the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The woman stayed standing as they sang. Mr. Obama looked to Ms. Pelosi and asked, Nancy did you do this? Ms. Pelosi had a look on her face, as she stared at the singing group, that definitely said she did not. The song – will send quotes after transcribe – talked about Bradley Manning and how he is “alone in a cell…”
The 10 singers then passed around 8.5×11 signs that said “Free Bradley Manning” or had a photo of him.Then the woman in the white suit stripped off her jacket to reveal a black T-shirt that said Free Bradley Manning, with an image of him. “We paid our dues. Where’s our change?” they sang.
“That was a nice song,” a displeased Mr. Obama said. “Now where was I?” POTUS asked. As was indicated by that song, “Over the last 2 and a half years, change turned out to be tougher than we expected,” POTUS said.
The pooler said Obama did not immediately realize the song was a protest song. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the President thought it was “funny,” but the paying woman was escorted out, saying, “I hope I don’t get tortured in jail.”
The Hill reports that since Obama’s reelection announcement, his approval ratings have dropped consistently – they’ve gone down in EVERY POLL CONDUCTED during that period. High gas prices, which he planned, are blamed.
Dear Mr. President we honor you today sir
Each of us brought you $5,000
It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign
I paid my dues, where’s our change?
We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans – what else can we do
Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties
In what you seem content to call a free society
Yes it’s true that Terry Jones is legally free
To burn a people’s holy book in shameful effigy
But at another location in this country
Alone in a 6×12 cell sits Bradley
23 hours a day is night
The 5th and 8th Amendments say this kind of thing ain’t right
We paid our dues, where’s our change?