Former president Barack Obama has played a significant role in the Democrats’ 2022 midterm campaigns. He has lent his name to the Fetterman campaign, for starters, and is making the rounds in Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Each stop indicates a concern among Democrats of losing those particularly close elections.
And as much love as Obama gets from Democrats who don’t seem to mind or have noticed that much of our contemporary politics’ rancorous division stems from his disastrous eight years, not everyone is part of the sheep herd.
Speaking in Michigan to bolster the tyrant Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection bid, one heckler clearly got under Obama’s skin. As he was speaking, you begin to notice that he notices it and tries to ignore it, but eventually engages. He talks, identifies him in the crowd, and does his best to low through. Amazingly, he gives up and has to speak directly to him.
Now this is democracy in action.
As with AOC before him, the once-friendly crowds are turning on beloved fixtures of the Democratic regime. While audio makes it difficult to make out what the heckler was saying, we can only imagine it was along the lines of calling him and the Democrats frauds, liars, warmongers, tyrants, and/or fools. Given the former president was clearly distracted and unable to continue, perhaps it was more colorful.
We can only hope. These two minutes are worth every second:
Obama trying to get the crowd to pay attention to him after getting heckled reminds me of a student teacher trying to control a classroom 😂 pic.twitter.com/4lu3eB4IzJ
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 29, 2022
As Breitbart reported, a clearly-flustered Obama, who searches for words to continue his speech before being equally stumped as to how to stop the heckling, begins by telling the man simply: “Come on.”
“Come on,” Obama complained as he paused his speech for more than two minutes to address the heckler.
“But this is what I mean. This is what I mean. I mean we’re having a conversation,” Obama said as the crowd attempted to drown out the heckler by chanting “Obama” repeatedly.
Right now, I’m talking, he urged. “You’ll have a chance to talk sometime soon. We don’t have to interrupt each other. We don’t have to shout each other down, that’s not a good way to do business. You wouldn’t do that in workplaces. You wouldn’t just interrupt people in the middle of a conversation. It’s not how we do things.
From here, it was chaos. The crowd was no longer listening to Obama but was instead more interested in following the heckler’s situation with police. When he tried to regain control, it wasn’t working, as the former president could only muster futile pleas of “no,” “wait,” and “quiet.” As one Twitter comment said, Obama can only dream of having the sort of charisma Donald Trump has at rallies. The MAGA crowd couldn’t get quiet fast enough to hear Trump rip on some lunatic protester. In Obama’s case, he just doesn’t have the same swagger as before; the emperor has no clothes.
“So listen,” Obama said in an attempt to regain control of the crowd. “No, no, no no. Wait, wait, wait,” Obama repeatedly said.
“Quiet down,” Obama told the crowd. At one point, he shouted, “Hold on a minute,” at the crowd to regain their attention.
A separate doctored video shows the entire crowd chanting the glorious music of FJB, and while it was initially seen as being real, the Fox clip shows a much more realistic version of events. It stands to reason an entire Obama rally wouldn’t get drowned out in anti-Biden cheers; those people are there for a reason.
Still, the editing is superb, and if nothing else, brings a smile to our faces. Watch the original overlaid to perfection with the popular FJB chant:
I can’t quit watching this. Obamy can’t control crowd as they chant FJB FJB. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/vMeZIRBsRT
— Larry Andress #justheretolaughpatriot (@LarryAndress2) October 29, 2022
Now, in light of the first video, this doctored one is funny but hardly necessary to get the point across. For my money, the first video is more powerful because it’s real and it’s totally damaging to Obama. He thought he’d waltz into a friendly crowd, give a few words, and get undeserved love from them. Instead, he finally faced some hostility and cracked under pressure.
The only thing left to do is vote these scumbags out of office next week.
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