Earlier this week, Barack Obama held an event honoring LGBT Pride Month at the White House. Rainbow flags, tolerance, and all that jazz. But not everyone in attendance was happy. Or tolerant.
As often happens at political events, a heckler’s voice rang out from the crowd during Obama’s speech. Our humorless President was less than amused, and instead lectured the heckler:
“Shame on you.”
(Oh, that’ll show ’em.)
“No, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No.”
(And… now you sound like that parent that can’t control their child in the grocery store.)
“Listen you’re in my house … it’s not respectful.”
The heckler disagreed with the President, continued the dissent, and was escorted from the room. But President Obama had still more to say about the incident.
“As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers. But not when I’m up here in the house.”
You should check out the video. It’s pretty sad, really.
(For the record, the heckler turned out to be an illegal –err– undocumented, transgender immigrant. Pretty sure that makes the President a hateful, racist, anti-immigrant, bigoted transophobe. But I’m not 100% sure on that one. Please stand by while I consult my liberal friends.)
The really, REALLY big problem in this story though? Obama’s all, “this is MY house.” Excuse me, sir. You are wrong. It is not YOUR house.
The White House, in fact, is the PEOPLE’s house. (The White House website even describes it as such.) We’re letting you borrow it while you’re President. You don’t get to stay there forever. You don’t even get to have family reunions there. You’re merely passing through the people’s house.
Maybe it’s time Barack Obama stopped acting like an entitled king who issues edicts from the marble halls of his palace and started acting like the President of the United States… who will no longer be living in the White House in just over a year and a half.
Because Mr. President, it’s not your house. It’s our house.