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Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Politics | 5 comments

Michelle Obama Threatens to Leave DNC Fundraiser After Being Heckled by GetEQUAL Activist Ellen Sturtz

First Lady Michelle Obama confronted a heckler during a fundraiser in California and the right wing freak out has begun. Let me backtrack a little….

Mrs. Obama was interrupted by a heckler at a campaign fundraiser in Washington D. C. Tuesday held at the home of Dr. Nan Schaffer and Karen Dixon. The woman was yelling that President Obama should sign an executive order on gay rights, Politico reports. Mrs. O wasn’t having any of this nonsense, saying, “One of the things I don’t do well is this” and she moved from the lectern towards the woman. She then reportedly said, you can “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.” Of course, the audience came to hear the First Lady speak. The heckler was escorted out of the room and Mrs. Obama continued her speech.

Now the comments left on Politico are just plain idiotic. Some referenced Laura Bush, saying she would have more tact if she was heckled. Um, no offense to the gay community, but I seriously doubt Laura Bush would attend a fundraiser in the home of a gay couple. Look at the Republicans’ track record on gay rights and you’ll find any comment about Laura Bush being in a similar situation laughable at best. The usual chorus of right wing Haterade drinkers are out in force from Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy to the Daily Caller and Weasel Zippers. The comments are just crazy. The White House is being accused of scrubbing Michelle Obama’s comments. They will go nuts over that. Another manufactured right wing scandal.

The heckler was identified by Heather Cronk as Ellen Sturtz, an activist with her pro-LGBT group GetEQUAL. She said Sturtz was calling for an executive order to prohibit sex discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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  • dduck

    Glad to hear MO didn’t use Air force one to get to the fund raiser.

  • Today

    Good for Michelle Obama. Show some respect for the First Lady.

  • dduck

    Yeh, you damn liberal, next time twitter it, you ain’t no Rep.

  • ShannonLeee

    Obama is not the liberal that liberals thought he would be. So now they pout.

  • KP

    I am glad it worked out well for Michelle. But it was not a smart move by the First Lady. If she had moved toward the heckler and offered the mic to a more motivated antagonist she would have been forced to leave or back down.

    If that had happened she would never had made it through another speech where hecklers could reach her. It reminded me of parent in the grocery store counting to three. She was fortunate; but don’t think it was lost of potential hecklers. They saw cracks and somebody is going to test her. She might discuss this over dinner with the President, who does quite well. Then, prepare additional event security to quickly remove hecklers.

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