President Barack Obama just might be having his “blackest” week yet as leader of this nation. When we say “black” we mean Black American.
First Obama shut down a heckler that interrupted his speech at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday, by declaring, “Listen you’re in my house … it’s not respectful,” and then requesting that the person be removed.
Obama explained, “as a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers. But not when I’m up here in the house,” to which Vice President Joe Biden clapped him on the back in agreement -in true road dog style.
Two days later the President eulogized the Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, who was murdered in the racially motivated mass-shooting of a prayer group at a black church in Charleston South Carolina, and broke out in spiritual song with “Amazing Grace.” Just watching it on a screen made us want to stand up and testify, so it’s no wonder the clergy seated behind him leaped to their feet when he started singing.