Occupy Movement Tells Obama 'We Got Sold Out'
1 year ago
Protester passes the pres a note after speech
Yesterday, President Obama found it tough to get a word in edgewise during a visit to a high school in New Hampshire where Occupy protestors took over the event. According to The Hill, the protestors used their "human mic" to shout out statements during Obama's speech though "it was unclear what the protestors were saying or what point they were attempting to make."
Obama apparently wasn't offended, instead smiling and telling people "it's OK." Finally, he told the protesters, “I appreciate you guys making your point; let me go ahead and make mine,” before telling them that they were the reason he ran for office.
Obama has yet to officially endorse or denounce the Occupy protests, but instead says that they are voicing the frustrations of America's unemployed and overburdened. Meanwhile, Occupy protestors have yet to fully endorse Obama, or the Democratic Party even, in the way that the Tea Party have the indoctrination of the Republican Party
After his "mic check" speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday, President Obama was slipped a note by an Occupier. The note, the size of a Post-It, urged the president to do or at least say something about the banksters who "continue to destroy the American economy." It closes with "banks got bailed out, we got sold out."