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Obama speaks to half-empty fundraiser--heckled in Florida
Daily Caller ^ | 06/14/2011 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 06/14/2011 8:14:27 AM PDT by kingattax

President Obama’s re-election campaign swept through Florida on Monday. Obama spoke at three fundraisers, including one that was open to the public.

The largest fundraiser had a disappointing turnout. Politico reported that only 980 tickets were sold for the event at the 2,200 seat Adrienne Arsht Center. The upper level of the center was completely empty, the second and third levels only partially full, according to Politico.

Tickets were sold at a relatively low $44.

“I know the conversation you guys are having. ‘I’m not feeling as hopeful as I was.’ And I understand that,” Obama told attendees. “There have been frustrations, and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

During the speech a protester interrupted, shouting, “keep your promise, stop AIDS now.” Other attendees drowned out the heckler by chanting “Obama, Obama, Obama.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bho2012; fundraiser
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not even the zombies are buying this fraud's crap any more
1 posted on 06/14/2011 8:14:30 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

So someone again explain to me how Obama is a shoo-in for re-election?


2 posted on 06/14/2011 8:15:31 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: kingattax

“keep your promise, stop AIDS now.”

...wouldn’t be my choice of a heckle, but I guess a heckle is a heckle.


3 posted on 06/14/2011 8:17:45 AM PDT by albie
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To: kingattax

“Other attendees drowned out the heckler by chanting: “Obama, Obama, Obama.”

I wonder what THAT job paid, per hour?


4 posted on 06/14/2011 8:18:38 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: kingattax
It appears even the faggots are disappointed in his performance. :/
5 posted on 06/14/2011 8:20:11 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: kingattax
“I know the conversation you guys are having. ‘I’m not feeling as hopeful as I was.’ And I understand that,” Obama told attendees. “There have been frustrations, and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

It's all about him. Always has been, always will be.

6 posted on 06/14/2011 8:20:20 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: kingattax

Half-empty auditorium audience for a half-ass speaker.


7 posted on 06/14/2011 8:20:49 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: kingattax
"Is everyone excited about all that hope and change?"


8 posted on 06/14/2011 8:21:06 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: kingattax

The Fuhrer is sliding into the RAT sewer to become the worst President in American history. Even Jimmah isn’t as low.


9 posted on 06/14/2011 8:21:35 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: kingattax

“.....and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

Some dings?....as in ding-a-ling?


10 posted on 06/14/2011 8:22:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: albie

All we need now is Jeckle.


11 posted on 06/14/2011 8:23:46 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: kingattax
"I know the conversation you guys are having. ‘I’m not feeling as hopeful as I was.’ And I understand that,” Obama told attendees. “There have been frustrations, and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

First of all, I can't stand it when someone I don't know refers to me as "you guys."

Secondly, doesn't this sound like Jimmy Carter?

12 posted on 06/14/2011 8:24:48 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Lysandru

He is going to get a big ass-kicking in the election. The media can lie all they want for him. It won’t help. It will just look all the worse for the inept community organizer. Nice try at socialism....FAIL!


13 posted on 06/14/2011 8:26:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kingattax
“keep your promise, stop AIDS now.”

As if Obama (or anyone) can stop AIDS.

Stop sharing needles and having unprotected homo sex, and that'll go a long way towards accomplishing their goal. Oh but that's too much to ask, that they stop their bad behavior.

They want "Obama, the Magic Negro" to wave his magic wand and everything will be "all better"...

Fricking idiot!!!

14 posted on 06/14/2011 8:28:01 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: HIDEK6
"I know the conversation you guys are having. ‘I’m not feeling as hopeful as I was.’ And I understand that,” Obama told attendees. “There have been frustrations, and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

"I ... I’m ... I ... I ... I’ve ... .”

15 posted on 06/14/2011 8:28:34 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: kingattax

He planned this event to be in Miami because he predicted the Heat to win. Hee hee....has he ever been right in picking B-Ball winners?


16 posted on 06/14/2011 8:30:08 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Here’s how the news will lead if Obama loses to Herman Cain.
“Racism is alive and well in the United States as the first Black president is voted out of office.”


17 posted on 06/14/2011 8:30:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jeff Chandler
“There have been frustrations, and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

Yeah, but his "dings" are on the golf course, and his caddy replaces the divots for him.

18 posted on 06/14/2011 8:31:29 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Terry Mross

Please PLEASE post a photo of Obama in a Canucks jersey!!!


19 posted on 06/14/2011 8:31:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Terry Mross

Please PLEASE post a photo of Obama in a Canucks jersey!!!


20 posted on 06/14/2011 8:31:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Maine Mariner
At your service, sir!


21 posted on 06/14/2011 8:32:04 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: kingattax
“There have been frustrations, and I’ve got some dings to show for it over the last two and half years.”

The dings in his golf cart, no doubt.

22 posted on 06/14/2011 8:32:21 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: kingattax

Yeah, but it’s sad that the only thing he gets heckled about is AIDS (more gubment money) and not his real disasters.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 8:33:59 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: SMARTY

“I have no Lord and Master but Doctor Ubama!”*

*Very obscure German movie reference.


24 posted on 06/14/2011 8:36:49 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kingattax

This is nothing new.

FLASHBACK

Six weeks before the election, President Obama couldn’t fill the ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel, despite cheap tickets on offer. And then he was met by hecklers.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-09-23/obamas-fire-sale/

Who would have thought that six weeks before a cliffhanger election, President Obama would have to reach down to the D list to fill a room to listen to him? Most of us low rollers arrived early to see President Obama up close and personal. Our tickets for the general reception at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York were only $100. Some thought the email invitation was a joke. Some bought tickets for $50 from their desperate Democratic committeeman. Some bought the same day.

SNIP

“Do we need to line up early to get in?”

“That’s not necessary. Everybody will get in.”

And everybody did—450 people in a room that holds 650. Even Obama’s fire sale didn’t sell out.


25 posted on 06/14/2011 8:37:35 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: bcsco

“I feel my pain”.


26 posted on 06/14/2011 8:38:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Jeff Chandler

It is the Obama Drinking Game: take a shot every time he uses a first-person singular personal pronoun.


27 posted on 06/14/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kingattax
I'm as opposed to “The Obama” as anyone, but I honestly do not remember him promising to “stop AIDS now”.

Now, he made a LOT of promises which he has, thankfully in most cases, subsequently broken, so I can understand MANY of his former supporters being VERY disappointed in him, but failing to “stop AIDS now” seems like an unfair accusation to make — even against Obama.

By the way, I have not been disappointed in any way by Mr. Obama’s performance as president. Disappointment would require him to have in some way failed to live up to my expectations. And so far, he has pretty much been EXACTLY what I expected him to be.

28 posted on 06/14/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: kingattax
Obama--heckled in Florida

That does not mean anything. One single heckler, in a crowd of 100,000, will draw the news media like flies to a cow pie.

Obama speaks to half-empty fundraiser in Florida (Tickets were sold at $44.)

OUCH!!! That means a lot.

29 posted on 06/14/2011 8:44:08 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: kingattax

Video here:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/13/obama_heckled_at_fundraiser_in_miami.html


30 posted on 06/14/2011 8:44:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: kingattax
“keep your promise, stop AIDS now.”

The Right is unhappy because he's a socialist.

The Left is unhappy because he's not as effective in imposing socialism as they desire.

The middle is unhappy over unemployment.

Yet this guy still polls decent numbers?

31 posted on 06/14/2011 8:47:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Army Air Corps

...and in one half-hour speech you’d be drunker than if you played that other drinking game, in which you watch the movie ‘Scarface’ and drink every time a form of the f-— word is used.


32 posted on 06/14/2011 8:48:27 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: Terry Mross

He planned this event to be in Miami because he predicted the Heat to win. Hee hee....has he ever been right in picking B-Ball winners?


Nice point and yes, just once - he predicted my tarheels in the 2009 NCAAs but having the tarheels win took the sting out of Zero being right.


33 posted on 06/14/2011 8:49:09 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: airborne

“Stop sharing needles and having unprotected homo sex”

I think you missed a few ways AIDS/HIV is currently transmitted.


34 posted on 06/14/2011 8:49:49 AM PDT by harmonium
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To: ExTexasRedhead
The Fuhrer is sliding into the RAT sewer to become the worst President in American history. Even Jimmah isn’t as low.

IMHO: The Fuhrer is sliding has slid deeply into the RAT sewer

Gimme More Motors in Detroit and Detroit itself are testaments to Obama's (and democrat political) leadership skills. Golf and fundraisers are a close second and third of his achievements, followed by bending over backwards (we've all seen the pictures) of Muslim outreach, disrespect to America's allies and expanding both government and taxation upon the American people like no one before him.

The democrat party now equates with socialism and funding their party with our tax money via Obama's favored unions who have benefited from democrat stimulus money while most Americans now fear for their jobs or have already lost them.

35 posted on 06/14/2011 8:52:45 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: WayneS

Yeah, most ridiculous heckler possible, but I think we’re mixing the sloganeering of “Stop AIDS” with the actual beef.... which is that Obama cut AIDS funding, both in the US and Africa.

He cut Bush’s strong programs, and then started his own, that I guess aren’t up to the AIDS activist standards of hopey changey progress.


36 posted on 06/14/2011 8:53:55 AM PDT by harmonium
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To: kingattax
not even the zombies are buying this fraud's crap any more

Too bad, otherwise I would have presumed that to solve this problem, Obama simply needs to give speeches in locations that are closer to his supporters... such as cemeteries... :-)

37 posted on 06/14/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: kingattax
Guess the cologne on the BS dissipated.

Obviously electing a mendacious Marxist like Obama president was empirical proof of a mentally ill America...

...but perhaps it was temporary insanity(IhopeIhopeIhope).

38 posted on 06/14/2011 8:58:22 AM PDT by Happy Rain (2012= "E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle.")
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Thank you sir! Those two magpies and their show was one of my favorite Saturday morning toons.


39 posted on 06/14/2011 8:59:42 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: kingattax

Palin should go there next week

I bet it would be a sellout~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 06/14/2011 9:00:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: kingattax

2200 Total Seats
980 Sold seats

That’s just under 45% occupancy.

55% of the room was empty.


41 posted on 06/14/2011 9:04:40 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Polybius

The people are using the $44 for gas instead.


42 posted on 06/14/2011 9:05:51 AM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Maine Mariner

My favorites were:

1) Foghorn Leghorn

2) Droopy Dog (who actually progressed to become Joe Lieberman!)


43 posted on 06/14/2011 9:06:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Lysandru
"So someone again explain to me how Obama is a shoo-in for re-election?"

One-Billions Dollars re-election fund He could pay $100 a pop for voters - and many would vote all day long Look for a lot of expencsive new hats and bling to be sold wednesday after next election.

44 posted on 06/14/2011 9:07:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: PapaBear3625

I don’t believe any of the polls. My speculation? Frankly, I think they’re all lies. They may be pulling numbers out of the air, publishing them, and then checking to see if the fake information has any impact. Which it doesn’t.

Again, my speculation: Obama is in the toilet, all demographics. Anybody, even Huckabee, who runs will beat him. Again, my speculation: He doesn’t want to be president any more, over the worst economy, the worst urban blight, the worst rural poverty, the worst illiteracy, the worst jobs, the deepest depression, the worst status in the world — he wants to quit, and come back when it’s all cleaned up so he can piddle on the Oval Office carpet again. It’s no fun for him to throw trash on a scrap heap, that wouldn’t make him special. He wants to throw trash on something beautiful and sacred, then he would be important. He’s a political vandal, and that is all he’ll ever be.

Again, more speculation: it is going to take someone with a huge amount of optimism, a clear vision, and unshakeable personal faith to counter the unbelievable problems this country faces. It can be done, but the filth has to be swept out, forthwith, or we die.

Just my two cents.


45 posted on 06/14/2011 9:08:49 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Smokeyblue

“That’s just under 45% occupancy.”

Well the solution is obvious, more paid supporters and smaller arenas. Sounds a little like his solution to unemployment: a smaller pool of available private sector jobs and more public sector employees.


47 posted on 06/14/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: harmonium
I think you missed a few ways AIDS/HIV is currently transmitted.

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By only taking the first portion of my comment, you completely changed my meaning.

The rest states - "...and that'll go a long way towards accomplishing their goal."

If you care to add additional suggestions, you are welcome to do so.

But it doesn't change the fact that my suggestion -

"Stop sharing needles and having unprotected homo sex, and that'll go a long way towards accomplishing their goal." -

- is correct, and will go a long way towards ending AIDS.

48 posted on 06/14/2011 9:15:33 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I vaguely remember Droppy Dog but I also loved (and still do) Foghorn Leghorn. I worked with a guy that did a perfect voice imitation of Foghorn (he would imitate our boss!)


49 posted on 06/14/2011 9:24:50 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I vaguely remember Droppy Dog but I also loved (and still do) Foghorn Leghorn. I worked with a guy that did a perfect voice imitation of Foghorn (he would imitate our boss!)


50 posted on 06/14/2011 9:24:55 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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