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Obama Addresses Protesters During Jobs Speech

November 25, 2011 by  

Obama Addresses Protesters During Jobs Speech

Confronted earlier in the week by Occupy protesters during a speech on jobs at a high school in Manchester, N.H., President Barack Obama offered the movement an endorsement of sorts.

As the President began his speech, protesters in the audience spoke up using the “one voice to many” tactic that has become popular within the movement, according to The Washington Post.

Audience members booed, but Obama allowed the protesters to speak. They voiced concerns about the arrests of Occupy protesters that have taken place throughout the Nation and said that they felt their First Amendment rights were being trampled by authorities.

Obama directly addressed the protesters.

“For a lot of the folks who have been in New York and all across the country in the Occupy movement, there is a profound sense of frustration about the fact that the essence of the American dream, which is if you work hard, if you stick to it that, you can make it, feels like that’s slipping away,” Obama said. “And that’s not the way things are supposed to be. Not here. Not in America.”

Obama went on to say that he agreed with the protesters in that he wanted to see an America where “not only a sliver of folks have opportunity” but where “everybody has opportunity,” a goal he said would take time.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    I’m all choked-up and I’ll trying my best not to cry. Not everyone can be blessed by Obs’s presence, his go-anywhere superintellect and his mobile teleprompter.
    Basically, what I want to know is whether or not Obs told those students/OWsers (whatever they are) WHY student loans involve so much money, but the schools that OVERCHARGE [with Uncle Scam's BLESSING] get off scot-free. So, did he?
    The idea of committing myself to a piece of paper (a degree) that won’t help me get a job that doesn’t exist in the first place won’t help me sleep better at night.
    Obs wants it both ways. He thinks he can suck up to the OWSer crowd and wow their tabula rasa minds becasue ‘he’s their friend.’
    We’re supposed to think Obs wants to make a difference, yet his #1 goal is to destroy the American dream. Interesting, eh?
    As for the Owsers, most of them have no use for the American dream, as they’ve been indoctrinated. That programming has so damaged their minds that they expect the American people to GIVE them blankets, sleeping bags and anythng else they want whenever they want it. That’s not the ‘American dream,’ you retards.
    Obs makes a young, determined North Korean soldier with a rifle in his hands seem like a better ‘friend.’ In this world, that’s quite a feat. But then, Obs is The Anointed ?, isn’t he? He can do ANYTHING.

    • Al Sieber

      You hit the nail on the head with this one.

    • dgolightly519

      The only problem I can see with statements like yours is the assumption that one must find a job and cannot “make” a job. The problem isn’t student loans that can’t be paid back because it’s a piece of paper that can’t guarantee a job (it’s NEVER been a job guarantee). It’s students who are taught by programs such as no child left behind and through the public school system basically teaching that finding a job is the only option. My college degree will not be a worthless piece of paper it will be a certification that says I can pave my own way and make my own job (and maybe jobs for others in the field). The problem is that students assume that degree will get them a job. I will pay my 70k back within four years. The problem is a lack of ambition.

      • Iron Padre

        Right on! Except that you for got one thing in your statement, “lack of ambition.” Work ethic has to be in place before “amibition” amounts to more than a hill of beans. This younger generation is largly unfamilar with the term “work ethic,” thus their mentality matches the “quality” of their liberal education.

    • wandamurline

      You can bet that Barack Hussein Obama has had involvement with the Occupy Wall Street….he is in it to save his job next election….his minions are helping these people, and you can see that by the union involvement (Trumpka is at the White House 2-3 times a week), Bill Ayers is involved (big friend of Obama), CAIR is involved (they are with Obama a lot), Obama is playing some kind of roll in this protesting event, make no mistake about that. These people, for the most part are made up of the younger generation who take no responsibilty for their choices and believe that others who work hard somehow “owe” them something…typical socialist, and the rest are a lot of left over 70′s hippies…there are a few people there with legit gripes, but this whole movement has been infiltrated by communists, nazis, black panters, vagrants, hippies, unions, muslims, foreign countries, and people who are being paid to protest paid by Ayers and ACORN and Soros.

      • http://personlibertydigest personallitycrisis

        Wow arent you the right winged blowhard with your thoughts of whats going on. Youve managed to bash everybody with one stoke of a brush and yet say nothing about our illustrious 1% in this great country.I personally think I work harder than anybody but maybe you feel that way to and yet what a difference in viewpoints.I must be on a right winged discussion board every body here loves to hate for all the wrong reasons.

        • JUKEBOX

          You have certainly named yourself right. If you hang on every word that this duplicitous speaks, as well as the so-called millionaire and billionaire Democrat leaders speak, I can understand the conflict within your head. He goes around the world saying we are “LAZY”, and then tells the NH crowd that we need to stop complaning about how bad things are. Pull out your dictionary and look up “DUPLICITOUS”. That should help your crisis.

        • big wyo

          No one and I mean NO ONE asked you to post.
          Please dont , exercise your freedom of speach elsewhere

        • John Burleson

          You got a crisis, alright, but I don’t think it’s your personality. O’Blabber was right when he said “…not only a sliver of folks have opportunity…” but where “…everybody [gets to have an] opportunity.” And that sliver of folks use the government they’ve bought and paid for with the wealth they’ve stolen to screw anybody else who tries (just try to open a resturant). But then you get hinky and start crashing into the inner surface of your little pointy cranium. You see, PC, the operative word is “opportunity” which knocks only when one has a door. Contrary to what you think or the OWS (Only Wasted Slime) thinks, I don’t owe you a damned thing except 300 loveble and cuddly pounds of SOG trained fusion from above if you try to get in my way. We’re seeing the same thing. But where I, and those like me, decide to work for what’s ours, poster children for the group advocating some mothers to eat their spawn whine for what’s OURS as well–rather than work for their own. I didn’t make them major in Mayan Pottery from the 7th Century and I didn’t make them go in the hole for either a zillion dollars or a worthless piece of paper. I’ll give anybody the shirt off my back of they deserve it. I’ll even give it to someone who doesn’t deserve it. But then, I’ll light it on fire. The scum polluting major cities now deserves only one thing from me: a flushing sound.

          John Burleson, who fears no scum

        • Joe H.

          personalitycrisis,
          Ironic that if you put your name to initials, it would be PC!!
          I have a 21 year old daughter icn college, and she personally knows seven or eight of the OWS in cleveland and every one of the ones she knows HAD jobs and quit to go there.Kinda hypocritical when part of what they are supposedly protesting about is a lack of jobs, now isn’t it???? There’s a lot of BS in OWS if you ask ME!!!

      • dgolightly519

        That is the single most unbacked statement I have ever heard. And Muslim is a religious group so stop persecuting them. We live in a country with freedom of religion and that freedom does not give you the right to politically attack other religions. Also, they aren’t attacking yours. And until you provide real evidence, I suggest you stop repeating what you hear because things aren’t legitimate unless proven. And, if you can prove that neo-nazis and black panthers *coughs* are working together *there’s a-cough-hint that-cough-it’s-cough-a lie-cough* AND are also working with communists and nazis… Again *cough*… And are working with hippies *cough-sarcasm-cough* we all know they like all of the above mentioned groups you included… Then you must be some kind of genius and able to change what these words mean or what these groups stand for.

        • E.W.

          The things is: OB really didn’t say anything.
          “he wanted to see an America where “not only a sliver of folks have opportunity” but where “everybody has opportunity,” a goal he said would take time.”

          He is non-committal all the way. He’s giving lip-service. Do you really hear what politicians say? It’s rather comical, once you know how to ‘hear’ what they are saying, which is absolutely nothing. They leave the “content” to our imaginations. The Media has the greatest imagination of them all.

          Recycle Congress… that means all of them.

          • E.W.

            geesh… I hope it’s obvious that I forgot to click “Cancel reply” . I meant this to be a separate entry…. sorry.

        • JUKEBOX

          Billions of dollars make strange bedfellows. Have you ever heard of the LION LAYING DOWN WITH THE LAMB? The lion may just be scoping out his next meal.

        • Earl

          I cannot believe you are so naive that you don’t realize that the KORAN (QURAN) TEACHES THAT ALL INFIDELS ARE TO BE “KILLED WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM”. There are additional injunctions against “infidels” as well. I wouldn’t think for a second that would be any form of religious freedom that you are so indignant about. Perhaps you should research your material better before you make such pronouncements…Boo Hoo.

        • Joe H.

          dgolightly,
          “don’t make a statement till you can prove it.” Let’s see, do you want proof of the Christians that have been killed in muslim countries, ot proof of the little girl that was threatened by her OWN FATHER with death, for becoming a Christian?? how about the American Christian missionary that, along with his wife and about twenty others at a resort in the Phillippines was kidnapped and his wife was the sole survivor. Let me know what ones you want proof of!!

        • JUKEBOX

          If you don’t think that Christians and Jews are not being attacked, you have a terminal case of RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION.

      • eddie47d

        SC already knows she is a good little Nazi and has been for quite some time. Now Wandamurline is newer in spreading her hatred and extremism’s so maybe SC can loan her that Swastika arm band that she was wearing yesterday. Kick those legs up higher ladies so you can get that goose stepping down to a science! These two are a dictators dream,full of hateful slander,blind loyalty to self righteous propaganda and ready to fight for the Hinterland.

        • Sirian

          Hey eddie, sc & wanda are much more on target via common sense – obviously much more so!
          Hmmm, still waiting on an explanation from you providing the origin of the Swastika. Remember, I requested that yesterday. You love to use that symbol in various yet consistent responses, don’t you? Oh well, obviously, you really don’t have the where with all to do so. OOOPPPSSS, sorry, forgot you were heading to Santa Monica with a tent.

        • eddie47d

          SC made the Nazi comment yesterday and Wanda is now tagging along. They are nowhere being correct or have any common sense between the two of them. Care to join their ignorance?

          • Pearljam

            eddie47d=Communist.

        • Joe H.

          Hey, eddie, Still being a hypocrite and collecting that pension backed by wall street?? HYPOCRITE!!!!!

        • Pearljam

          eddie47d is without question the dumbest piece of commie dog turd in the world.

        • Pearljam

          eddie47d is a Communist.

      • dufas magnet

        this whole movement has been infiltrated by communists, nazis, black panters, vagrants, hippies, unions, muslims, foreign countries, and people who are being paid to protest paid by Ayers and ACORN and Soros.

        And lazy foul mouthed idiots like you who knock down your american brothers and sisters while convinced that your way is the right way and your Rep(tillian) party will bring us back to the land of milk and honey.. FREAKS!!

        • APN

          Dufas comment…..named yourself appropriately, I see.

  • http://deleted Claire

    This episode makes me think of Karl Rove and the way he handled his hecklers. Rove shouted right back at them. Politicians better get used to the hecklers. As far as I am concerned I hope there are hecklers/protesters at every political function. Maybe this will make the politicians shape up, but I doubt it. They will do as they please once elected Republican or Democrat.

    • Al Sieber

      I agree, they’re gonna do what they want anyways.

  • James Andrews

    You’re right Claire. They do what they want. Obama ‘s gotta go though, as well as most of the Senate and Congress-especially the leftist crooks Reid, Pelos, Frank, Feinstein, etc.-as well as ANY ONE OF THESE BASTARDS THAT SUPPORTS THE TAKING AWAY OF MY RIGHTS.

    • http://personlibertydigest personallitycrisis

      I can admit their are crooks on the left but the whole right has to go. But you are probally a right winger anyway so why waist my time.

      • s c

        no personality, take your delusions, your inability to spell and your Obs-like ego and ^%^* yourself, comrade. What do you want to be if you live long enough to grow up?

      • big wyo

        right nobody ask you – move on – ———

      • Earl

        Just a little tidbit of truth for all you right wing versus left wingers: If the New world order types have their way, BOTH your oxes will be gored!! Anybody that thinks conservatives are “right wingers” just can’t think clearly… The Constitution was written for ALL OF US!!!

        • Joe H.

          Earl,
          you are 98% right, The 2% you forget is that the libbies are like repubs on STEROIDS!!! Just like Bush, he was a pure azzhole, but Abummer is like an azzhole on STEROIDS!! See where I’m coming from?

      • John Burleson

        “Waste,” personality crisis. “Waist” is how high the dookie is in Zukeenie Park right now.

        John Burleson, who fears no scum

    • http://deleted Claire

      James Andrews–Don’t foget Boehner, Cantor and some of the other wishy-washy politicians. As far as I am concerned, they should all get kicked out of office, not just the Democrats.

  • Free Mind

    MEALY MOUTHED LITTLE MAN IS SO OUT OF HIS LEAGUE.
    Not even his own Party of Losers pays attention when he speaks.

    • dgolightly519

      That was intelligent. So intelligent that it oozed with intelligence….. Good for you. You “mealy” (whatever that not-a-real-word means) mouthed moron. Was it even in English? And you probably complain about non English speaking people too. At least the speak and write their own language correctly. I listen when he speaks. And so do many. There is a difference between listening and blindly agree with everything they say (whoever they may be). You should try it some time. I’ve listened to the opposition and more importantly watched (see my other posts on this page) and THEY are the do-nothings who should be thrown out.

      • Nancie

        Somebody who is ‘mealy mouthed’ avoids using direct language out of timidity or delicacy. They are inclined to mince words through insincerity or deviousness.

        • John Burleson

          Ppthpthpthpthppp!!!!

      • Joe H.

        dgo,
        Ever heard of a mealworm?? If Flour is “mealy” it is full of worms!!! Sounds like a good description of Abummer to me!!!

        • John Burleson

          At the risk of redundancy, ppthpthpthpthppp!!!! This is Commie Take-Over 101, not English. Jeez, you two are gonna have me writing a worm paper next….

        • John Burleson

          What’s a “dgo?”

          • Joe H.

            John B.
            I don’t know. A dislexic dog????

  • http://aol.com sean murrey ILLIniois

    I am glad that htese kids are waking up and seeing what of a fake president we have.

    • http://personlibertydigest personallitycrisis

      Not a real fair statement to make in light of the republican roadblock in his way. I know he has made mistakes and God knows hes made even more idiot appointments but if you think their is somebody better please let me know, this country doesnt need a do-nothing republican in the white house.

      • s c

        ‘genius,’ you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone on this website who wants a stinking ‘Republican’ in the W H. What planet are you from, jerko?

        • mickey

          Your in fantasy land. I’m going to vote any republican in that gets the nomination. I will not vote democrat this time around. I’ve learned my lesson!!

          • s c

            m, are you one of those utopian geekoids who refuses to admit that a conservative isn’t a ‘Republican’ and a ‘Republican’ isn’t a conservative? If that’s your problem, sonny, get an eduction and then come back and rant. You should have learned that before you made it a habit to rely on the lamestream media and Uncle Scam for your “news.”

      • ValDM

        pc,
        I fail to see how the r’s are the ones doing the roadblocking. Let’s take, for example, the House & the Senate. The way things stand right now, is that the House proposes & the Senate (led by the illustrious H. Reid) disposes. Where’s the roadblocking by r’s?????? I’m an independent, so the right/left paradigm means little to me, but you can’t even see the forest for the trees (lib talking-points).

      • big wyo

        nobody here cares about what you think Move on.

      • Earl

        a FEW MISTAKES??? This idiot doesn’t even have the necessary acumen to run for dogcatcher. Not a leader. Can’t even address a group without a TelePrompter. This individual is setting about destroying this country as fast as he can. Do your homework! The only way Obama got into the Senate was by way of the actions and character assassination of his two opponents in the senate race, both of whom resigned because of UNPROVEN SEXUAL smears by yours truly, Davis Axelrod. Surprise,surprise! Axelrod just happened to be living in the same building as the current sex offense accuser, who is Obama’s worst nightmare, since he is black and blows the “race card defense” out the window for Obama. Hate ta tell ya, but Obama has been selected and prepped for the presidency for many years before his debut. The info is out there if you want to dig deep enough…

      • Joe H.

        pc,
        Name one that could do better??? My dog SAM!!! The best one would be Ron Paul!!! I’ll dam well guarantee you HE could do BETTER just on his past voting record!! Courls mealymouthed progs like yourself, don’t LIKE the constitution!!! Get off the teat!!!

        • Joe H.

          Excuse me, that should be “Course mealymouthed progs like you don’t LIKE the constitution!!”

          • Joe H.

            I know everybody understood what I mean, but it bore repeating!!

  • daniel

    If the American Dream that obama is referring to is for each American to be controlled by Big Brother then he is succeeding. If the denigration of this country is the American Dream he desires he is succeeding. If his idea of the American Dream is for him to be adored he has failed.

    • http://personlibertydigest personallitycrisis

      If you want to talk Big Brother than just vote republican. I read your post and wonder who the hell your talking about I watch him and and I dont see a clue of what your talking about.Im beginning to think that Im on some right winged discussion board.

      • s c

        Hey, ^*#& head, didn’t they give you any Prozac when they kicked you out of that mental ward? Throw in GB in the conversation, and I’ll KNOW that you need to be shpped back to that mental ward.

      • ValDM

        pc,
        So you don’t see anything Big Brotherish in o’care? FDA declaring plowing dust & hay dust pollutants? NLRB taking on Boeing? inJustice Dept. suing states over enforcing laws the fed is supposed to? Hitlery trying to sign us up for the Small Arms Treaty? Senate bill that severely limits what I do with the produce from my home garden? Hitlery’s support of the U.N.’s Child rights program? And the list goes on & on & on. You are truly a loon from the moon.

        • APN

          BEA-UTI-MUS!

      • Earl

        You just confirmed your ignorance!!! This IS a “right wing” or some would call it a conservative board. If Ya don’t like, Buzz off!! Daily Kos is waiting for you with open arms…If ya want ta stay, better research your arguments a little better. Some of us here are well educated and can think critically. Good luck!

    • dgolightly519

      That’s idiotic and unfair because every failed legislation that would have helped has been blocked by both sides in many cases. That “control” you’re worried about? Blame it on the “right wing” coronas that publicly viewed to not hear out any of that legislation, but to simply ensure he is a “do nothing” president. And, I might add, his overall rating may be less that half, but he still had a majority over what percentage any of the others hold right now doesn’t he? At least he’s trying. What are the rest doing aside from blocking legislation. If any of them were serious about fixing the problems they are ALL in a position to publicly announce and congressionally press for legislation. So where are their ideas? There aren’t any and do you know why? It is because they don’t really plan to enact any more change than what they can get not away with not passing ONCE IN OFFICE. At least Obama hasn’t been one of those. Not that someone like you would try to think about things from every angle. I’m sure you could. You are intelligent enough to. We all are and I’m not calling you stupid, just the ideas your post present which are repeated and not original. So why not thoroughly think about whether the factual point I just made about those other candidates unwillingness to present legislation even in their current seat of power while at least Obama tried before making such completely un-proven comments about how he is the one ruining the nation. Or can you provide me with an example of a single piece of legislation they have tried to pass aside from legislation to undo what Obama has done?

      • Joe H.

        Are you trying to tell us there ISN’T a stack of 28 jobs bills sitting on DIRTY HARRY’S desk??? Guess the song IS right, Fools DO walk in where wise men fear to tread!!!

      • APN

        dgolightly519…… Trust me, you don’t need Washington to “Help you”. I think those in Washington have “Helped us” dig this gigantic HOLE we are currently in, correct? I mean let’s face the facts, the more Washington gets involved, the less freedoms we have. Stand up on your own two feet and be a self-reliant FREE AMERICAN not some cheap version of a European SOCIALIST. If anyone on this blog thinks that any man or woman in Washington has your best interest at heart, well, you’re just plain stupid and don’t deserve the FREEDOMS our Constitution gives you.

  • Mickey

    DO as I say not as I do. Oh and by the way lets pass it first then read it. AS spoken so eloquently by none other than Nancy P. For all you left wing fanatics out there denial is a hard thing to over come. Get over it already.

  • hitthedeck

    I may not be the brightest light blub in the house but I am bright enough to see that this president is something other than an American product. His introduction to the American public has been an ongoing Hollywood production from day one. Every thing has been about him and not America. He baited the public with hope and change that was interpreted for the good of the country. As it turned out his change was for the empowered policies to increase the power of the government to control the people. He is a product of liberal government programs that gave entitlements without question of abuse. His talent of community organizing and milking the government out of every dollar that could be used to further reaping more from the private sector without working for it is his greatest talent. His class warfare is used on those who envy the rich and are prompted by greed to take wealth away from those who worked for it. He was a defender for ACRON and the OWS gangs who are now organized in the same fashion. They are still doing what they have done from the start! Attacking the private business sector to establish the change to socialized government. This movement is a movement of fools who think they will see greener pastures. What is happening in America is nothing new and the results have been documented. It didn’t work in Russia, Cuba and other country’s in the world. What would it take to make a different? Our democracy works when the people control the government with the tools that the government has provided. But when the governments reduced the use of the tools it abuses the power of the people. Getting back to the basics of the government that our forefathers provided will put us back into prosperity and piece of mine. Choose your congressional party and vote for representatives who will enforce your views of government and make sure you support a majority of your party in the house and the senate. Choose a president of the same party to fulfill those new policies that will prevail to support your views. The majority of American will be empowered and every individual will have the opportunity to achieve the American dream. We live in a land of good people and bad people! I am betting that there are more good than bad. The political parties have the good and the bad and its up to you to choose the one who supports the good.

    • Jay

      Your rant can be applied to all previous Presidents, not just Obama. You’re right, you may not be the brightest light bulb!

  • http://PersonalLiberty John

    Obama has been the greatest president at creating specialized jobs, unfortunately they are jobs for him and his cronies … as for the leftist sheep and the OWS gang … sorry you are on your own … but please don’t forget that you must work hard to reelect him otherwise he won’t have a job … but don’t worry he will continue to earn millions and become part of the 1%, but he’s still on your side!

    • Joe H.

      John,
      Yes, politics has been GOOD to Abummer!!THAT’S WHEN he became one of the 1%!!

  • Earl

    BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY………

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