President Barack Obama gave a speech at a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer last night at the California Science Center. Members of Get Equal, the same folks who have been handcuffing themselves to the gate of the White House, heckled the president. We’ve seen those who want Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed heckle former President Bill Clinton recently. This is not new. It’s that Obama appeared to be thrown off by it, that’s the notable thing.
It’s also weird to see a politician get screamed at in LA. We’re not really yellers here, we’re more ignorers.
LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald wrote a very informative piece on last night.