President Fierce Advocate Heckled Over DADT At Boxer Fundraiser
Somebody had to pay to get in; it is a fundraiser. When your supporters are heckling you seven months before the election about DADT, a policy you promised to repeal when you were elected in 2008, it doesn’t sound too good.
The headline is "Gay Hecklers Repeatedly Interrupt Obama:"
Obama said he agrees that "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" needs to be repealed. "When you got an ally like Barbara Boxer and you’ve got an ally like me who are standing for the same thing, then you don’t know exactly why you have to holler because we already hear you," President Obama said to the hecklers.
Aravosis has more:
Video of Obama being interrupted by DADT protesters. Obama told the protesters "we already hear ya." Cute, but not true. Barney Frank has tried to get the White House for one month now to say that it wants DADT repealed this year. Frank has received silence in response. The President very clearly doesn’t hear us. Watch 5:37 into the video, Obama is pissed. This worked folks. His entire speech got disrupted.
Congratulations to GetEqual and their supporters for asking President Fierce Advocate when his fierce advocacy will translate into action.
Updated with video