Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep-27-11 06:47 PM
That angry heckler was directly in front of the President for over 30 seconds unchecked.
First off, President Obama behaved like a Christian for all to see during this nasty screaming assault by this extremist religious nut, and it was the fake supporter who behaved like a devil. I want that known by those who do not agree with us on here, but who read DU and will be attracted to this story. Jesus Christ was not reflected in that man screaming angrily and pointing his finger at Barack Obama. The president reflected the gentle spirit of a Godly man, not that extremist nut.
Barack smiled, as the guy started screaming in anger, nodding his head and saying "I agree", but about 10 seconds in, it turns scary when the guy, while rocking back and forth, yells that the President is the antichrist. Barack looks over and raises his hands, as if to say, seriously, how long is it going to take to get some help here?
Barack wisely kept his eye on the short bald-headed white man (unnamed to this point) and his actions nearly the entire 38 seconds. What I have a concern with is that this religious extremist was so close to the President for so long, and the Secret Service protection was nowhere to be seen for over a half minute. This is a wake up call to them because those nuts are out there in the millions. We're not even in 2012, and I have been concerned that this past year things have gotten so acrimonious in D.C., and 1 in 6 people in poverty, that we're going to see unstable people lashing out at our president at events. The teanuts would love to have one of their idiots run from their front row vantage point to try and hurt BO. That sickens me, because no matter how angry and disgusted I was with W, I wasn't hoping someone would hurt him.
I am posting because I am shocked it took well over 30 seconds for the protection to actually work its way through the crowd... That seems unbelievable. He deserves better protection than that displayed. He shouldn't have to keep smiling and watching this loon closely to see if he was going to try to come at him, just a few feet away.