Obama heckled in his hometown Chicago as he delivers immigration policy speech
By Scott Paulson
President Barack Obama was heckled as he spoke in his hometown of Chicago, according to an ABC News report on Tuesday. The president was giving an immigration speech on the Northwest Side of Chicago where there is a heavy Polish population. Reportedly, at least four persons vehemently interrupted Obama to accuse him of not doing enough to stop the deportation of immigrants in America. Typical of the president in recent times when he has met more than one’s share of hecklers, he respectfully and patiently let his hecklers speak.
President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. He was, once again, subjected to a great deal of heckling.
Finally, he attempted to regain control of the situation by stating to the several disgruntled attendees, “OK, now, I heard you. I heard you, and I heard you.” Then, he said, “Nobody’s removing you, but you’ve got to listen to me, too. We’ve got to be able to talk honestly about these issues.” In Obama’s own defense towards the hecklers, he told them that he could understand why they may have yelled at him a month ago. He said, however, that he disagrees with some of their characterizations at this point in time.
Obama continued to exclaim, “It doesn’t make sense to yell at me right now.” Of course, he is referencing the fact that he signed an executive order which gave him a tremendous amount of political criticism last weekend. Obama’s action should allow some 4.5 million immigrants to avoid deportation throughout the nation… Read more