Mr. President, I Paid My Dues, Where’s Our Change?

When San Franciscans turn against you, you’re in deep trouble.

Thursday morning, the president was serenaded by attendees at his San Francisco fundraiser. Singing songs and holding signs demanding “Free Bradley Manning,” the group will not be refunded for their $5,000 breakfast tickets. The event was reportedly part of a campaign from the Fresh Juice Party, which is offering cash to those willing to play a part in their protest.

Adam Martin reported on YahooNews:

According to Wall Street Journal pool reporter Carol Lee (who must have enjoyed the break in an otherwise uneventful event), a woman wearing a white suit stood up shortly after Obama began his address to the 200-strong crowd. Backed up by her nine table-mates, the soloist began her musical number. “Mr. Obama looked to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was seated in the audience, and asked, “Nancy did you do this?” Ms. Pelosi stared at the singer with a look on her face that definitely said she did not.” The woman was ushered out quickly.

Here’s the lyrics to the song:

Dear Mr. President we honor you today sir

Each of us brought you $5,000

It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign

I paid my dues, where’s our change?

We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true

Look at the Republicans – what else can we do

Even though we don’t know if we’ll retain our liberties

In what you seem content to call a free society

Yes it’s true that Terry Jones is legally free

To burn a people’s holy book in shameful effigy

But at another location in this country

Alone in a 6×12 cell sits Bradley

23 hours a day is night

The 5th and 8th Amendments say this kind of thing ain’t right

We paid our dues, where’s our change?



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