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Obama Faithful Walk Out on President’s Speech

Obama Faithful Walk Out on President’s Speech

Maryland Dems scramble in effort to spin walkout.

We’ve reported several times on Democratic candidates’ unwillingness to be associated with Obama’s failed Administration, but things just got a little bit more embarrassing for the President and his supporters.

At yesterday’s GOTV rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown, Democrat supporters who had waited hours for the chance to see the President speak reportedly walked out once Obama began his remarks.

Reuters reports:

President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

“You’ve got to vote,” Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.

Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.

“There are no excuses. The future is up to us,” Obama said.

A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.

Reuters and Politico both filed stories about the walkout, and soon after those reports hit Twitter, Maryland Democrats furiously attempted to spin the stories in their favor.

Jeff Quinton over at The Quinton Report did a great job curating the panicked tweets of Maryland Democratic Party representative Yvette Lewis. (I’ve republished a few here, but you really should click through for the full meltdown.)

When I was in high school, I waited for hours to see President George W. Bush speak while he was on the campaign trail in Illinois. It was hot, my feet hurt, and there was no food or drink allowed in the rally room; but I was there to see the President make a speech, so there I stayed until the entire event was over.

There’s only one reason someone would leave a Presidential rally after snapping a picture on their phone—if they had no interest in what the President had to say.

Rest in Peace, hope and change. We hardly knew thee.


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So Yvette, they were held prisoner until The Won left?

MD Democrats are particularly braindead so this really says something. And it’s nothing the Dems there can spin away.

TrooperJohnSmith | October 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

No, the only reason they left, is that they heard that a pair of Kim and Kanye lookalikes were in the parking lot handing out Kool-Aid and cookies for Verizon.

Can we get some consistency from the Secret Service? Are they going to keep people out or keep them in?

False. It was an overflow crowd, and some people were not allowed to stay. So the narrative in the original post is exactly backwards.

    Ragspierre in reply to Zachriel. | October 20, 2014 at 10:39 am


    How to account for the reports of people walking by the press tables?

    During Pres. ScamWOW’s speech.

    Really, Zachie, would you stay and listen to ANOTHER speech that you could write in your sleep at this point? The formula is SO trite and threadbare.

      You have only to look at the photo to see the venue was packed. The people leaving were overflow.

      But it interesting to see the alternate reality the right wing echo chamber propagates.

        Ragspierre in reply to Zachriel. | October 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        Your answer is non-responsive, AND you’re full of shit.

        Reuters and Politico are NO PART of “right-wing”, liar.

        Your butt-hurt grows by the day.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Zachriel. | October 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Oh, so you were there and actually witnessed who was leaving or are you just engaging in more wild speculation?

    The people making the claims that people walked out were actually there, not just reading the reports they like the best and then parroting what they said.

NC Mountain Girl | October 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

There were reports from Nevada in 2012 of union members who paid no attention to what Obama was saying, though I don’t recall reports that many left early. All they seemed interested in was getting a selfie with the podium in the background. I figured at the time the selfie was the proof that would keep their shop steward mollified.

    One might wonder if perhaps they were paid to attend and their payment depended upon sumitting proof they were there. So they come in, take pictures of themselves and hightail it out of there.

    I saw a Twitter post claiming the departees were “Republican plants”. I had no idea there were so many black Republicans.

How can anyone, even an obama lover, sit through his terrible speeches? He no longer even tries to be interesting but has sunk to the level of pitiful cheerleader for his failed agenda. If he could get away with it he would just say vote or we Demorats are going to be thrown out. That’s all his speeches say in substance.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to inspectorudy. | October 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, as evinced by a transcript of one of his recent speeches:

    “Uhhhhhhhhhhh… let me be perfectly clear… wokka-I-wokka-wokka ME AND MY…I-wokka-wokka REPUBLICANS…I-wokka-wokka… BUSH….wokka-I-wokka-wokka-I-uhhhhh… BUSH… wokka-I-wokka-wokka… I-uhhhhhhhhhhhh….I-wokka-wokka-wokka-I-wokka INVESTMENT wokka-I-wokka-wokka-I-wokka. Now, as I’ve always stated. Let me be perfectly clear, here… I-wokka-wokka GOP…I-wokka-wokka REPUBLICANS…I-wokka-wokka-I-wokka…. BUSH. I GOT Bin Laden…. I-wokka-I-wokka wokka-I-wokka ME AND MY…wokka-wokka… I-INVESTMENT… wokka-I-wokka wokka-wokka wokka-I-wokka… THE RICH…I-wokka-wokka… BUSH…I-wokka-wokka…REPUBLICANS…I-wokka-wokka…I-wokka-wokka.”


    (Same Old Sh!t, Different Day)

      Ragspierre in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | October 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      “Some (the name of his SECOND favorite person, just behind himself, Mr. Straw Man) say…” Followed by something NOBODY ever said, hinted, or intimated.

      Always, always, always good ol’ Some is mentioned.

      Then you have “All (or “Every…”) serious [insert expert class here…usually “economist”]” agrees with me…”

    I was one of the few, especially in Australia who never thought that this idiot was ever a good orator. From the beginning he sucked as a speaker. He was never a good orator, but there are some who thought he was good just because the press said he was good… now people are seeing for themselves that DUH ONE was very much over-rated in every possible way.

It doesn’t matter whether they walked out or stayed. It’s also a meaningless PR talking point for our side (GOP). Those people are still going to go to the polls on Nov. 4th and vote for the Democrats. Nothing can change his base’s mindset; they’ve been brainwashed and indoctrinated for decades…LBJ really did ensure the black vote for next 100yrs.

Humphrey's Executor | October 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

Did is speech encroach on kick-off time? I could see a lot of people leaving a Sunday speech early for that reason.

The walk outs are a sad commentary on the state of respect for the office of president even if the incumbent is incompetent. If you go to a presidential speech you ought to have enough respect for the office to stay for it. It is sad to see the disrepute the present incumbent has brought on the office itself. Obama’s problem, as Lincoln once said, you can fool some of the people all the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time. The charisma, for those who fell prey to it, has worn off. In a parliamentary system, the Democrats themselves would change their leader.

    Ragspierre in reply to Cicero. | October 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    In a sane party that ANY regard for this nation, leaders from that party would have a “Come To Jesus Meeting” with Barracula.

    Two problems are obvious…

    1. Deemocrat Collectivists HAVE no regard for the nation, ONLY for their Collective, and

    2. for Barracula, any time he sees himself in a picture or mirror, he’s adoring the messiah. There can’t be any “Come To Jesus Meeting”, since he’d be in the room already.

Obama was only replicating himself – empty chairs.