November 22nd, 2011
07:03 PM ET
11 years ago

'Occupy' protesters disrupt Obama speech

(CNN) - While speaking about his jobs plan in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday, President Barack Obama was interrupted by a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters.

"I appreciate you guys making your point," Obama said. "Let me go ahead and make mine."

Obama is the latest presidential candidate whose speech was disrupted by the demonstrators. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul have each heard from "Occupy" activists at campaign events in recent weeks.

Filed under: Occupy Wall Street • President Obama
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Steve

    I am reply to an above statement by Brian. Dude, you are so OFF the mark that it is completely sad that you think its bad to side with the Occupy Protestors. You're angry because there are no candidates there to defeat Obama. Get over yourself because your types also said that a Black man would never be elected President, and now you're saying that he can't be re-elected.

    November 22, 2011 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  2. Mohammed

    Actually, for all candidates, not just Cain: According to you, it appears that most Muslims are a major threat to America and must be treated as such. Wouldn't this possibly cause more anti-American sentiment in the Middle East and other Islamic countries or would this 'effectively' treat the threat of terrorism? Also, should another Ground-Zero Mosque [or more politically correct Ground-Zero MASJID] be allowed? Why or Why not?

    November 22, 2011 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  3. road dog

    Obama is the worst he done nothing he promised

    November 22, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |

    President Obama is sooooo cool; he didn't tell them to "take a bath, then get a job" or say they were"being disrespectful" or "unAmerican" he just said "you are the reason I ran for President". That is the epitome of a good leader, a leader of all the people.

    I think I am votingfor him this time around.

    November 22, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  5. antihacker101

    i stand by the protesters because they stand for unity and independance. things get done when everyone comes together and doesnt think only about themselves.

    November 22, 2011 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  6. Fred

    It would be rather refreshing if the "Occupy" movement would actually support American Labor? America NEEDS another National Labor movement! American workers have been robbed and striped of their benefits since the mid 1980s. Workers of America Unite! Radical Labor Movement......long time coming!

    November 22, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. reaper081087

    Mitt Romney has higher likelihood to win RepUGLYcan primaries. But compared to Obama, Mittens has NO chance to win Presidency. No one wants him!

    November 22, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  8. John Brown

    Not for "Flip flop" Romney! Not for "Richy Rich" Newt! Not for "Wild finger" Cain! Not for "Grumpy" Ron! nor for "Mrs Anti everything but took some money from federal for her anti gay clinic ex IRS attorney" Bachmann!

    May be Huntsman.. If he won primary. Other than that? I have no other choice than give my vote to this Hawaiin boy!! Mr. O! lol

    November 22, 2011 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  9. John H.

    Ruben Castilla Herrera, By entering the country illegally they ARE criminals! I don't see how that can be such a hard concept to grasp. Sure, make it easier to enter, but punish those that don't want to play by the rules.

    As for Obama, he has my vote again in 2012.

    November 22, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  10. John Brown

    Btw that's not Occupy people I know! They must be Tea Party faking "Occupy movement"!!

    You know this Tea party movement right? The one under Koch payroll! I heard you get free donut just to scream anti anything! Just like this.. I hate Social security!! I hate federal!! But when their check from SS is late they call and complain!! "Where is my check? I need that to buy donut!!" LOL

    November 22, 2011 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. chris

    didn't the DNC and unions go over the strict list of whom can be protested with these druggies and hippies? they couldn't get that right? maybe we know why they don't have jobs.

    November 22, 2011 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  12. Reality1

    Having OWS shout "Four more years" doesn't count as "heckling".

    November 22, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. Reality1

    "The Republicans don't have a chance. "

    That same prediction was made in early 2010. And after voters got done, proctologists made billions in surgical repairs to the posteriors of Democrats who made those predictions too.

    November 22, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  14. beardance42

    Obama to OWS protesters: "Thanks for making your point."
    Gingrich to OWS protesters: "Go take a bath."

    The President is the last human and the last sentient in the cesspool of corruption and deceit that Washington has become. We are all in deep trouble if he is defeated in 2012.

    November 22, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  15. sammysock

    Reading the worship in the posts of the Obama supporters makes me even more convinced our nation is doomed. If the worst president in history still can elicit such obvious godlike worship from voters, there is no hope. Obama has all but destroyed our country, four more years will finish the job.
    P.S.:who wrote the stimulus package with Obama and saw his fortune rise by $8.billion? George Soros.

    November 22, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  16. Patricksday

    Oh dear God, you mean that arent Obama Lap Dogs? Obama is no hero to this movement. He walked away from us once he got the job and has been licking GOP boots ever since.

    November 22, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  17. mike

    Good job protesters! show this annoying liberal that Keynesian economics are wrong

    November 22, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  18. Dan5404

    Regardless of who they were, Obama reacted coolly and appropriately. He supported freedom of speech, even when interrupting rudely instead of using normal venues for voicing opinions. That goes for both sides.

    November 22, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  19. man322

    We need Change.....We need Hope....We need change.....We need Nobama.......

    November 22, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  20. Joan

    If you listen carefully, the protests were minimal compared to the supportive "Obama" chants that drowned them out. Since President Obama has been working for the middle class and thus what most Occupiers want, you might wonder who these protestors really were. Also, President Obama treated them with patience and respect just as a true statesman should do.

    November 22, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. Jim

    OBAMA 2012 , OCCUPY .gop go fish I mean sign some more pledges, here,s one pledge to quit trying to destroy the middle class. Tea party go jump in the harbor and take your bitter tea with you.

    November 22, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
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