Obama Heckled By Protester During Speech on Immigration, Responds: Watch Now!

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President Barack Obama was heckled by a protester during his speech on Monday in San Francisco, and he tried to use the incident as a teachable moment.

An immigration reform activist began shouting for Obama to use executive orders to halt the deportation of America's undocumented immigrants.

"You have the power to stop deportations!" yelled the heckler.

Instead of allowing the Secret Service eject the activist, the Commander-in-Chief flipped the script instead and made a point about the limits of authority.

"Actually, I don't and that's why we're here," Obama replied.

Obama motioned for the Secret Service to let him stay, praising "the passion of these young people [who] feel deeply about the concerns of their families."

Then he tried to explain the position he's in as President.

"Now, what you need to know ... is that, in fact, if I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so," said Obama.

"But we're also a nation of laws. That's part of our tradition. And so the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws."

"What I'm proposing is the harder path, which is to use our democratic processes to achieve the same goal that you want to achieve, but it won't be as easy as shouting."

"It requires us lobbying and getting it done."

Regardless of what you want the man to get done (or not get done), Obama makes a valid point about the political system and the need for real discourse.

If we all stopped heckling and started talking? Imagine ...

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Badly staged! Hurry up Hillary, iron the pantsuit!

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It wasn't on a cue card so it was fake. Obamm's sucks worse than any president of alllll time. Bring back bush!!

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correct: The Youth Is The Future Of America.

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I strongly believe this was set up. Another attempt to fool the American people and those who want to come to America. What a joke!

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@ Bonnie

Oh yeah- it was set up. Obama always finds a way to blame someone and he is not above of pulling this heckler shit. What a sorry group of people. Obama and his liberals are the shit of the earth.

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He isn't fooling anyone!!!!! We can still tell he is white!!. Thats how you sound.. stupid.

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He isn't fooling anyone!!!!! We can still tell he is white!!. Thats how you sound.. stupid.

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He isn't fooling anyone!!!!! We can still tell he is white!!. Thats how you sound.. stupid.

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For him to get Heckled you know shit was set up- #1 he never speaks publicly unless he has a pro Obama audience. #2 The guy heckling wanted immigration laws to be passed and of course Obama blamed it on Republicans. Obama would never speak in the south. Black people across America thought this guy was the savior! Finally a Black man was gonna " Buy them a House" and now look- your ass is just as broke and as hopeless, the only people that can help you is white conservatives and they avoid you like the plague. You are worse off than ever before and who helped you get there- WHITE LIBERALS AND THEY SOOTHED YOUR SORROW THE WHOLE WAY. You have been had by them all and Obama was the bait! You have a right to feel used because you have been. The trouble is- there is no cure for stupidity. That's your ball & chain.

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OLD FUZZY EKNYA KENNY SETS THAT SHIT UP --- THE Half-a-niger THINKS HE'S FOOLIN' ANYBODDDDY ....

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