President Obama was heckled today at a San Francisco fundraiser by a table of contributors seeking freedom for Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified information to Wikileaks.
In the song, the protestors said they would vote for Obama but expressed disappointment with him, singing “We’ve paid our dues, where’s our change?”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama found the disturbance “kind of funny.”
But not since a an Iraqi threw his shoe at George W. Bush have I seen a president treated with so little respect. This is certainly a sign that the Obama mystique of 2008 has worn off completely.
Here are the song lyrics.
Dear Mr. President we honor you today sir
Each of us brought you $5,000
It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign
I paid my dues, where’s our change?
We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true
Look at the Republicans — what else can we do?
Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties
In what you seem content to call a free society
Yes it’s true that Terry Jones is legally free
To burn a people’s holy book in shameful effigy
But at another location in this country
Alone in a 6×12 cell sits Bradley
Twenty three hours a day and night
The 5th and 8th Amendments say this kind of thing ain’t right
We paid our dues, where’s our change?