Crowd walks out on Obama
by Carol Thompson
During a rare campaign appearance during the country’s heightened concern over Ebola, attendees streamed out of the auditorium at the Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. yesterday well before President Barack Obama had finished speaking.
Reuters is reporting that the president was in Maryland to campaign for Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown who is running for governor.
A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while the president spoke, Reuters reported. As well as those leaving, a heckler interrupted his speech.
Most Democrat candidates have chosen not to campaign with Mr. Obama due to his declining approval ratings. Mr. Obama is at the lowest overall approval rating for his presidency. His worst rating comes on his handling of immigration, with only 20 percent saying they approve. The president is taking a lot of heat over his announcement that 100,000 Haitians into the United States without the need for a visa.
Republicans are blasting Mr. Obama for his executive overreach and questioning whether all the immigrants will be required to have health screening. They are also questioning what it will do to the workforce and the unemployed Americans who continue to seek work.
The president is also under fire for his hiring of political lackey Ron Klain as the Ebola czar rather than someone in the medical field. He has also come under fire for not restricting travel from Ebola stricken countries.
Mr. Obama’s low rating is bad news for the U.S. Senate which is at risk of losing its Democrat control in the Nov. 4 midterm election.
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