Occupy N.H. protestors disrupt Obama speech
November 22nd, 2011
02:57 PM ET

Occupy N.H. protestors disrupt Obama speech

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A small group of Occupy New Hampshire activists disrupted a speech by President Barack Obama at a Manchester high school Tuesday.

The group of protesters, modeled after the Occupy Wall Street movement, began chanting soon after Obama took the stage.

“Mic check,” one called, and then a handful of people in the audience chanted in response. According to one man who took part in the chant, the group wanted Obama to “stop the assault” on peaceful protesters who had been arrested as part of the OWS movement.

The activists’ words were difficult to hear in the school gymnasium, and after several moments of confusion, students in the audience began to chant “Obama” to drown out the protesters.

Obama listened to the shouts and then responded to the disruption.

“I appreciate you guys making your point. Let me go ahead and make mine,” he said. “I’ll listen to you, you listen to me.”

Later in his speech Obama returned to the theme.

“Families like yours, young people like the ones here today, including the ones who were just chanting at me, you’re the reason I ran for office in the first place,” he said.

Tom LaValley took part in the disruption and said he appreciated that the president had allowed the group of about 20 people to speak.

“We want to tell the president that we are frustrated,” LaValley said. “It’s not just Wall Street. There are people in every state that are frustrated.

Obama’s speech was largely devoted to his plan to extend a payroll tax cut he said would help middle-class Americans.


soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Peter

    Again another example of a president who is for the people and by the people.

    Compare his response to Gingrich "get a job and take a bath"

    November 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • Dee

      right? it's shocking how many people support those GOP scumbags.. they booed a soldier, chanted "let him die" when referring to healthcare at a debate and now tell protesters to shut up? OBAMA 2012! ALL DAY!

      November 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • Really?

      Do you really think that the Obama Administration is going to listen to the OWS demands? Do you really think that the Obama 2012 campaign will not take Wall Street money?

      If anything Gingrich is being more honest - admitting that he disagrees with the OWS message.

      November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
      • Dee

        more honest? he told them to take a bath and get a job.. well WHERE ARE THE JOBS NEWT!?? Protesters have their rights! THIS IS AMERICA! FREE SPEECH ALWAYS WINS!

        November 23, 2011 at 12:00 am |
      • jean2009

        @Unreal?
        Maybe you haven't noticed, but the young people in OWS are the very people President Obama has spoken for from day one.

        As opposed to the GOP who has been purchased lock-stock-and barrel by the greed of Wall Street. They are the party that, during the fiasco of the last president said that deficits didn't matter, but who now want to portray themselves as the party upset the most about excessive deficits, and have flip-flopped for all out deficit reduction (*but only on the backs of those least able to pay for it).

        Obama-Biden 2012!

        November 23, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • conalmc

        You should probably educate yourself on who is getting bought by wall street. Do not forget who Obama got his largest campaign contribution from in the last election.....That;s right Goldman Sachs. The very same Goldman Sachs that Occupy is so against. Not just the congress has been bought, so has the white house. So this is not a one party fiasco. This failure is bipartisan. You Democrats and Republicans are in the same denial. Both democrats and republicans have been ruining the economy for the last 30 years and now point the finger at each other for the bubble. It's practices of endless wars, big federal government spending and ridiculous entitlements programs that have caused all of this. Which BOTH parties have endorsed through the years. Democrats better not dare say that they are about anti war. Obama is not anti war when he sends more troops to the middle east instead of bringing them home. Obama is not anti war when he places marines in Australia. Obama is not anti war when gitmo still exists. Obama is not anti war when over 600 military bases still exist overseas. Obama is not anti war when he orders the assassination of American citizen (Arawani) instead of due process. And you democrats aren't even going to run anyone against this war monger????? WTF Republicans better not dare say they are Constitutionalists when they endorse the patriot act and racial profiling. There is no alternative other then Ron Paul if you want to stop these pointless overseas wars and balance the budget to restore this country. Both parties should be ashamed of themselves for straying so far away from the American people. Both parties need to wake up and face reality.

        November 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • Howard

      Yeah, but Gingrich was telling the truth ...
      Obama tells lies, if it will get him reelected !!!

      November 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • Handofdoom

        Maybe there are a lot of people like Obama a Anti-American !

        November 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
    • Handofdoom

      Oh, sounds like your one of Obama's Anti-American friends !

      November 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  2. Pedro Bear

    Is there any crowd control technology that mixes tasers and pepper spray, so you can use both at once? That's what security should have used on the Occupy commies.

    November 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  3. george of the jungle

    Classy So proud to have a president with a cool head. Of all the rich people running he seems to understand the American public the best. Of course he has less money than all the other candidates. But he does not insult people or belittle them like Pimp daddy Newt or crazy Bachman .Or talk down to them like mitty. Everyone seems to forget their are a lot of people in this occupy movement. They need to heard and they vote too.

    November 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • Jay

      He has less money than the other candidates?

      Heh? What alternate universe are you living on?

      This president is likely to raise $1B (that's a billion) dollars in this election cycle, while his opponent will likely see an order of magnitude less.

      He may be relatively poor compared to Mitt Romney in personal wealth, but in what he's going to raise for 2012, he's well on his way to squeezing Wall Street and the rest of the Investment bankers he has cozied up to for the last 2 years.

      November 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
      • Mikey

        He meant personal wealth, which was obvious. The President grew up fairly poor when he was very young and then middle class when he lived with his grandparents. Most of the GOP candidates either grew up with silver spoons in their mouths or have been extremely rich for a long time. LIke Gingrich's and Cain's comments about OWS would indicate, they are seriously out of touch with the day to day challenges most Americans are facing. They don't seem to understand that there are simply not enough jobs to go around right now – perhaps that lack of understanding is why the GOP controlled House has only passed one jobs bill (the veterans jobs bill that Obama shamed them into) since running on jobs, jobs, jobs in 2010.

        November 23, 2011 at 10:33 am |
      • jean2009

        Campaign funds do not belong to the candidate as personal wealth. Personal wealth wise he does have less than these other candidates. I doubt very much if these others plan to use all that much of their personal wealth either to campaign.

        Of course, these young people are frustrated...a great many people are frustrated. The majority would like to see the Bush era tax cuts end for the wealthiest 1% ...period.

        November 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
      • Howard

        barack ovomit is a self-serving, corrupt, con man ...
        the mainstream media are his stooges, and shills ...
        and, the American people are his marks !!!
        Save America ... kick this un-American, lying scoundrel out of office !!!

        November 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • Howard

        obama is a self-serving, corrupt, con man ...
        the mainstream media are his stooges, and shills ...
        and, the American people are his marks !!!
        Save America ... kick this un-American, lying scoundrel out of office !!!

        November 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
      • Jay

        Hilarious.

        I'll grant you that Huntsman and Romney are children of some privilege, but as for the rest, check out these childhoods, and tell me which one is not pretty much typically American?

        Sorry that some of them have had success. From these pretty humble beginnings all these candidates made something of themselves. I acknowledge Obama's difficult circumstances, as well growing up, but don't try to paint people who have had success as somehow awful people because of it. There are plenty of Democrats who made their name largely due to their family fortunes (how about any Kennedy, Rockefeller, or John F'ing Kerrey, just to name a few).

        Herman Cain – his mother was a cleaning woman and a "domestic worker." His dad a chauffeur and janitor.
        Rick Santorum – his mother and father were doctors in the VA system.
        Ron Paul's parents were successful dairy farmers and merchants by all accounts.
        Michelle Bachmann's parents were divorced and her mother worked at a bank in Minnesota. After her mother remarried she lived with 9 siblings.
        Newt Gingrich is also the product of a divorced, then remarried family, growing up with his step-father and mother, on Army bases, as his stepfather was an Army officer.
        Gary Johnson's dad was a school teacher and his mother worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

        November 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • Jay

      There are a lot of people in this Occupy movement. Uh huh, most of them union activists. I'd say it's a safe bet that opposing the Occupy crowd is a good move for the GOP, and embracing it, not so much for Dems.

      But, you go on and tell America how awesome they are and what a grass roots movement it is. Yup. That'll fly as the OWS'ers loot, rape and cause mayhem, all the while standing for nothing but getting a free ride.

      November 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
      • Terilyne

        And it is people like you with your mindset that will continue to be part of the problem instead of part of the solution.

        November 23, 2011 at 1:08 am |
      • Mikey

        So first you all said they were just a bunch of homeless people. Then you all said they were just a bunch of anarchists. Then you all said they were just lazy college students. Then you all said they were lazy welfare slackers. Now they're all unions? I guess anything to discredit a group of real Americans you disagree with, right?

        November 23, 2011 at 10:36 am |
      • Jay

        I think you summed them all up nicely. Thanks.

        November 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
      • Jay

        Actually, you forgot the anti-semites, community organizers and the occasional Ron Paul devotee. Other than that, you covered it.

        November 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ Jay
        Really union people...if they are union that means they have a job and work. For many years, I had a son who as a union worker...he sort of agreed with the Repukes...basically on NRA guns for hunting....but not anymore. He can see how they are going after union workers, and he is not buying that anymore.

        And Ray in Georgia, the president at every opportunity has tried to meet the GOP time and time again. They won't even come to the table and give one iota. Compromise means just that it is not all just one side giving. No one has to read tea leaves to know that with their position nothing will be accomplished...

        November 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
      • Jay

        @Jean –

        Jean, Union organizers and leadership work for the unions themselves. That is their job.

        Also, many unionized companies utilize job banks, where union employees basically remain paid, and sit and wait to be called rather than be technically laid off. Sometimes, these employees are paid below their base rate, but they may be available. Also available may be employees who are, amazingly, paid by the company they work for to perform a union job. In many CBA's, believe it or not, there are employees doing union work on the company dime.

        And, you also have 9.1& unemployment, if you don't think a decent amount of these are union/former union and sympathetic to the cause. I guess all those SEIU members proudly displaying their badges and t-shirts at Occupy events are just homeless people who lucked onto those clothes?

        November 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
      • Jay

        BTW, Jean, no one is going after Union Workers.

        Union rank and file might want to look at their leadership, who extorts money from them, then spends it on the candidates most likely to keep that leadership in high cotton.

        75 years ago, unions served a useful purpose in setting up worklplace rules and weeding out awful working conditions. Now, it's a racket to ensure that the rich leaders stay rich, and the corporations have stability in their CBA's. If you don't think it has become another manifestation of crony-capitalism, you're brainwashed.

        November 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  4. eduardo

    Correct. This speech confirm that the this President is the President for the people and by the people. This confirm that He is there for all americans no matter if they are republicans or not. Now is time for us to do what we have to do wich is tell our republican congress to do what they have to do or next year they'll be out of work. Remember its on us to change the direction of our country. Go mr. President.

    November 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • Dee

      THANK YOU!

      November 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • Jay

      Please explain what you mean? Was it the actual content of the speech you're referencing, or the handling of the protestors?

      November 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
      • Jay

        By the way, I have learned that 1600 PA readers are Constitutionally deficient, but, you do know that the Republicans only control the House of Representatives, that the Democrats hold the Senate, and that together those make up the Congress.

        Right? You know that?

        So, while you're telling the Republicans what you want, don't forget to let Harry Reid know, too.

        November 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • Jay

      Eduardo,

      For two years, the Democrats held a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, a huge majority in the House, and the Presidency.

      How come you didn't get all the president's vitally important legislation passed then?

      November 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
      • Dee

        well maybe if our voters didn't vote in a GOP congress in 2010, we would be OK.. they voted for a roadblock to our President's policies! THATS NOT HOW TO VOTE!

        November 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
      • DONNA EDONE

        It was not filibuster proof the republicans filibuster every single thing they put up to pass.
        If you check it out there were more republican fillibusters than ever in history

        November 23, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • Mikey

        The filabuster proof majority did not last two years. It included Dems and two independants – one of them Lieberman who was acting more like a Republican. Also, Democrats tend to act much less like they are sharing one brain than the GOP does.

        November 23, 2011 at 10:39 am |
      • jean2009

        I think you better go back and recount those numbers for both the house and senate. Again trying to rewrite history to fit your warped slant. Remember just because the GOP members for both houses are owned by Norquist ,doesn't mean Democrats vote lockstep.

        November 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  5. Patriot Awesome

    He handled that much more appropriately than his republican counterparts. I may not agree with everything Obama does, but at the core he's a reasonable person who had best intentions for the country.

    November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
    • Jay

      Key word in this post, "had."

      November 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  6. MTATL67

    That is how a leader reacts. He does not have them escorted from the building. He listened a moment said his piece. He doesn’t then go into some critical commentary telling them to "Get a job after the take a bath" or many of the other horrible things Mr. Gingrich said. He does not call them "Un-American" as Mr. Cain did. He does not call them "ignorant" like Rep. Bachman (which made me laugh considering many of her blunders) or "Mob" as was Rep Cantor description nor does he classify them as "Dangerous" like Mr. Romney. If this is how a possible President refers to the citizens it says more about that candidate and their view on the constitution rights of this countries citizens. It tells me that such a person would have no problem trampling on my and fellow citizens constitutional rights. His reaction tells me he is a better President than any of those have called OWS protesters such names would ever make. He has got my vote.

    November 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • Jay

      Speaking truth to (non) power too much for you?

      From all accounts I have heard, OWS people should consider bathing.
      There are jobs (perhaps not the ones these people feel entitled to), so I'd suggest they look for one, too.
      They seem to have no coherent demands or agenda, so perhaps ignorant is harsh, but, like some of their symps here, it might be useful to get informed.
      Usually, riots are the result of mob behavior. Maybe you can tell the people of Oakland that the damage caused their was done by a gathering.
      Finally, I guess events where rapes and murders occur are not dangerous.

      November 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  7. Dee

    “I appreciate you guys making your point. Let me go ahead and make mine,” he said. “I’ll listen to you, you listen to me.”

    Later in his speech Obama returned to the theme.

    “Families like yours, young people like the ones here today, including the ones who were just chanting at me, you’re the reason I ran for office in the first place,” he said.

    EXACTLY! That's my President! OBAMA 2009-2017! can't turn back now PEOPLE! LETS GO!

    November 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
    • conalmc

      If he was for the people he would end the wars in the middle east and pull all the troops home. Not send more troops there and now Australia which will in turn antagonize china. We already owe over a trillion dollars to China as it is. If he was for the people he would put an end to lobbyist and put an end to corporatism. Not accept a million dollars from Goldman Sachs and other corporate big wigs. If he was for the people he put and end unconstitutional deaths and torture not prolong the existence of Gitmo and order the assassination of American citizens (Arwani) without due process. If he was for the people he would defend our border of Mexico and the US not the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. If he was for the people he would not try to FORCE further government policy on the very people he is supposed to serve. If he was for the people he would be promoting the building of our own refineries and natural gas plants creating tens of millions of jobs for decades not trying to pass insignificant stim packs to put only a few million to work for maybe a few years. If he was for the people he would not endorse the investment of a 100 BILLION dollars into companies with bleak futures (Solyndra) which close down before even opening. 100 BILLION!!!!!!!!!!! Thats the average year salary (40k give or take 1k) of 25000 Americans. The more time goes by the more Obama proves that Democrats and Republicans are the same war mongering puppets being played by industries of war and the corporate cronies. I wish that people would open their eyes and stop denying the truth. This president is as much for the people as the idiot before him....

      November 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
    • Chris

      Man you guys are such lemmings. Our economy is in total chaos, unemployment is worst now than when he took office Holder spends more time trying to get out of trouble than doing his Job and so does Chu, but because he spews a few flowery sentences at a rally his handlers organized, you fall down and lick the dirt off his boots. Man, amazing.

      November 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
    • Handofdoom

      your one of Obama's Anti-American friends !

      November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  8. Roger

    Hey Gingrich! Do everyone a big favor and take a long walk off a short pier.

    November 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • Handofdoom

      You are talking about Obama take long walk off a short pier, " if not you should be " !

      November 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  9. Jason

    For the people by the people? Classy? What time warp are you in, this isn't his pre presidential campaign hes done his best to step on the exact people who were protesting since day one. His statements and those of his corporate cabinet along with the all star fluffers of wall street Geithner, Bernake have exasperated this situation even further. What this president says in front of a camera is the polar opposite of his actions and intentions. The president doesn't insult people?, yeah right when he thinks the mic is off. Numerous sources democrat at that have the president saying some pretty harsh things about democrats, progressives and others in his own party. Then its on to how the presidents actions and "suggestions" are those of the far right. Do you really think hes been too weak in negotiations or in on the game all along?

    November 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  10. Canya

    Noooooo...you're not suppose to do this to our savior.....

    November 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  11. Alex

    What is amazing to me is all of the brain dead liberals here that continue obama to the death despite the fact that he continued Bush's bailouts to the banksters. AND LEST WE FORGET Obama received twice as much cash from Goldman Sachs than McCain did. OBAMA IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE. Will you liberal idiots get your heads out of the sand?

    By the way, I am an independent, not a republican. As far as I am concerned, There has not been much of a deviation between Obama and Bush.

    November 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  13. Kurt

    It's one thing to speculate and project ideas out to the public like he has done and quite another to actually take action toward those actual proclamations. Just take, for instance, the contradiction he had just made in the quote, "families like yours, young people like the ones here today, including the ones who were just chanting at me, you’re the reason I ran for office in the first place." President Obama bailed out the banks in our previous economic downfall and sided with them instead of helping out people whose houses got foreclosed on within the same time span, which therefore, proves that quote as a fallacy. I believe in his genuineness to help our people, but unfortunately, he just has not followed through on his word. And I think a lot of that has to do with the Federal Reserve carrying much more weight in our governmental system then it should be allowed to. Money and politics create a bad combination. In our constitution explains a separation of Church and State. I think this idea should also be incorporated toward Money and Politics so that the candidate who gets elected is the one who should rightfully lead our nation, who has the right policies to better America and is not tempted by greed or other detriments.

    November 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  14. Jay

    If how you handle hecklers is now the defining issue in the campaign, I guess Obama wins it hands down.

    Yep, he's just so classy and considerate, and such a man of the people with his Ivy League education and private school upbringing.

    Yep, a regular guy, just like you and me.

    November 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  15. tommy

    where's Obama when it comes to commenting on the paper spraying incidences? how could he possibly keep quiet like he is? what's wrong with him??? if i were president, i would go ballistic and demand that the offending police at UCB be jailed and the chancellor be fired!

    November 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
    • jean2009

      What is paper spraying?

      November 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
  16. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Who is this? Sounds quite like the one all of us already know! Jay, I believe you're trying to sneak out here incognito...but it's not working. Is it Jay in NC or Jay Bird?

    November 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  17. Alex

    What is amazing to me is all of the brain-dead liberals here that continue to defend obama to the death despite the fact that he continued Bush's bailouts to the banksters. AND LEST WE FORGET Obama received twice as much cash from Goldman Sachs than McCain did. OBAMA IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE. Will you liberal lemmings get your heads out of the sand?

    By the way, I am an independent, not a republican. As far as I am concerned, There has not been much of a deviation between Obama and Bush.

    November 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  18. Dee

    but CNN fails to mention the awesome way in which our President responded to them! :
    When he resumed speaking, the president appeared to side with the protesters who had just interrupted his own speech, however.

    A protester hands the president a note in New Hampshire today. (AP) “So a lot of the folks who have been down in New York and all across the country, in the Occupy movement, there is a profound sense of frustration … about the fact that the essence of the American Dream - which is if you work hard, if you stick to it, that you can make it - feels like that’s slipping away,” he said. “And it’s not the way things are supposed to be. Not here. Not in America.”

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Occupy Wall Street Turns On Obama
    Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

    November 22, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  19. m

    Your reasons for running may have been noble, it's the execution we seem to have a problem with.

    November 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm |
  20. duce

    Obama IS a 1%'er no matter what kool-aid lefties say. He hasn't done one thing to actually help the poor, he just keeps them where they are in perpetuity. To expect anything different in a second term is illogical.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:03 am |
  21. Lefty

    Obama will give lip service, nothing more

    November 23, 2011 at 7:52 am |
  22. Ray E. (Georgia)

    The President should be allowed to speak without intteruption. However there is a lot of frustration with the economy among other things. The President could have took a leadership position with the Debt Commission and got something accomplished. But again he just Voted Present. Neither Harry Truman or Lyndon Johnson would have just voted present. Obama said he was the one we were waiting for. We are still waiting.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:37 am |
    • Jay

      For Obama, he knows how to campaign. That's what he is, a professional campaigner. And for a Guy who is in that position, he's never actually had a serious competitor.

      He has no real interest in governing. Everything that has been done he has outsourced to Congress. He's not a leader, he's barely a manager.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  23. ARoninLiberal

    I cannot find the entire video for this speech. Where is it? And did Obama address the Police violence?

    November 23, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  24. Dee

    That is fine now they know that he is on their side. He handled the situation with respect and professionalisim that's why the young people like hiim.

    He will be elected again by these young people because he is looking out for their future and the others are stuck in the past they never address any issues for them.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  25. george of the jungle

    It is pretty obvious how cool and calm this president is. When confronted with protestors ol Newt got sarcastic,Michell walked off and Mitt tried out yelling them. All you repo Obama haters take a good look at your party and the candidates you have come up with. You never say anything constructive and mostly just call the president names. So what is your point.??? We can all see you are bullys who have no reasoning powers beyond what you hear on fox news. Sorry, to many intellegent people out there who can think and reason so your crude remarks have no validity and only show your true nature. Stupid .

    November 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • conalmc

      All you Obama lovers are so blind. Why do you think occupy showed up? Cause he lied about stopping the wars in the middle east and because he continues to take money from the 1%.IT IS A FACT THAT HE TOOK 1 MILLION DOLLARS FROM GOLDMAN SACHS. His attempts to hi jack their movement have all failed. HAve you people even watched half the videos. A lot of people at these protests are NOT praising obama, but quit the opposite. Main stream media is FOOLING YOU AS USUAL. YOU DEMS AND REPUBLICANS ARE BOTH THE SAME. WAKE UP AND STOP BEING IN DENIAL. OBAMA and all the presidents and congress for the last 30 years, DEM OR REP have both destroyed this country's economy. Between wars and entitlement programs that neither of you 2 parties seem to be able to compromise on, you have bankrupted this country. Then in your all mighty retardation decided to BAIL out the shady banks. FU to anyone who wants to wage useless wars and FU to anyone who thinks its ok for the federal goverment to circumvent the constitution. You dems are so stupid you actually think the corrupt federal gov is all that keeps wall street from ripping everyone off. WRONG!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE THE CAUSE OF THE WALLSTREET TAKE OVER. THE WHITE HOUSE WAS BOUGHT BEFORE OBAMA EVEN STEPPED IN IT. AND EVERY PRESIDENT BEFORE HIM IN THE LAST 30 YEARS. WAKE UP YOU IDIOT DEMS AND REPUBS AND GET A CLUE AS TO WHAT YOUR PARTIES ARE DOING TO THIS COUNTRY. DO SOME RESEARCH AND STOP POINTING FINGERS AT EACH. STOP LIVING IN DENIAL!!!!!!!! Obama talks cool, thats ALL he's got. He's a liar, we are still at war. he is a liar we have more lobbyist then ever before. He is liar gitmo is still open. You stupid Dems aren't even gonna run anyone against him even though almost all the polls show 68% disapproval rating. HOw exactly are we going to pay for these wars you dems and repubs keep forcing on us. With thin AIR? OH WAIT WE ALREADY DO THAT. How are we going to pay for Obama care? It hasn't even kicked in yet and we are paying 40% interest on every dollar. STUPID DUMB PEOPLE. WAKKKEE UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
    • deven

      you wrong because oboma and bush has scrude this country up. if we want this country back on its feet. oboma NEEDS TO CUT THE TAXES TO SAVE AMERICA. I HOPE OBOMA GETS THIS MESSAGE.

      November 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  26. george of the jungle

    oh yeah i was talking personal wealth. Only one house not like newt or mitt. No 1/2 mill credit at the jewlers. does not drive a fancy car. Doese not own a personel business like Michell or Caine. went to public school until college. Got scholership for ivy league. His mom could not affored to pay for it. much more intune than the rest of the pack. with the average America

    November 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  27. V. P.

    Occupiers, please get a life and stop disrespecting my presideent. No wonder your behinds got pepper sprayed!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • deven

      people got the right of freedom / vp/ you wrong

      November 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  28. Handofdoom

    Obama would help middle-class Americans, how about helping all the Citizens instead of the illegals and " step down " !

    November 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  29. deven

    i think is if protesters going to say stuff about him give him ideas how instead of chanting that isn,t how america ones you need to tell him ideas how to fix it not just chant at him.

    November 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  30. NYCguy

    What a waste.

    The one time OWS can actually hold the president accountable for most of what they complain about, they throw it away. Politicians change policy. Not Wall street CEOs

    This further makes be believe this whole movement is politically motivated.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Columns - Bubble Shooter

    This article has been saved as a favorite :), I really like your website!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm |