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{VIDEO} 'You are screwing up my speech': President Obama almost loses his cool with angry heckler at 32,400Dollars a ticket Democrat fundraiser in California

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  • President interrupted during address to tech-leaders in San Jose, California on Thursday
  • Riled that he was unable to finish his speech, the president kept calm 
  • Told his heckler that he would speak to him afterwards but he 'kinda screwed up my ending.'
  • Is on a three-day fund raising trip to California and met with Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer before the speech
  • About 250 people paid between $1,000 and $32,400 to attend

President Obama was heckled on Thursday during a fund-raising speech in San Jose, California as he spoke to supporters about the need to cast their vote to ensure the Senate remains in Democratic control.

Reaching the end of his address to tech leaders, Obama was interrupted by a man in the crowd and without missing a step, told him that he should speak to him later because he was 'screwing up the end of my speech.'

The heckler was excitedly shouting about his freedoms as a voter, to which the president replied he completely agreed, 'although, why don't we talk about it later because I am just about to finish, you and me, we'll talk about it.'

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Let me finish: The president responds to his heckler, asking him to quieten down so he can finish his speech

Let me finish: The president responds to his heckler, asking him to quieten down so he can finish his speech

Undeterred and seemingly uninterested in the president's offer, the heckler continued to throw the president off, who shot back about how much he 'wanted to hear' from him.

In one amusing aside, the president, keen to complete his final message, told the man that despite his rude interruption, 'I love you back.'

The president then finished up by telling the heckler that he was keen to finish but that he 'kinda screwed up my ending.'

Addressing the tech leaders, the president warned his supporters to dig deep in their wallets to fund Democratic candidates and feel a sense of urgency about congressional elections in November or risk further gridlock in Washington and a failure to move on their priorities.

Love you back: The president said he was more than happy to speak to the heckler afterwards - but he was disappointed to be thrown off the end of his address

Love you back: The president said he was more than happy to speak to the heckler afterwards - but he was disappointed to be thrown off the end of his address

Obama was the headline speaker at four California fund-raising events, raising his two-day total to five. His last was a Silicon Valley event in San Jose co-hosted by Y Combinator President Sam Altman and Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer. About 250 people paid between $1,000 and $32,400 to attend.

During his remarks, Obama struck at the heart of the issue that Republicans are using against Democrats in their campaigns: The Affordable Care Act, the Obamacare law whose troubled rollout has given Obama's political opponents much grist for criticism.

Republicans have mounted a strong effort to seize control of the Senate from Democrats and are also trying to build on their majority in the House of Representatives. Obama said the effort must be stopped in order to prevent more gridlock in Washington.

'The reason that we've got gridlock right now is because you've got a party that's been captured by folks who are on the wrong side of the issues,' he said.

 
Free speech: A man shouts at President Barack Obama as Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, California on Thursday

Free speech: A man shouts at President Barack Obama as Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, California on Thursday

Obama, whose own job approval rating under 50 percent is weighing down Democratic prospects in November, said Republicans offer nothing more than their vow to repeal the healthcare law.

'If that's all they've got, then they shouldn't be running either chamber, They shouldn't be running the House. And they sure shouldn't be running the Senate,' he said.

The tech industry has raised questions about the scale of the National Security Agency's surveillance under the Obama administration, but there's little sign that Obama is losing support in Silicon Valley.

Obama made no mention of these concerns in his luncheon speech attended by 65 guests who paid up to $32,400 per couple for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Obama told them that majorities of Americans support the direction that Democrats want to take the country, such as on raising the minimum wage and making sure women receive equal pay as men, but that they have 'lost faith that we can actually make it happen' because of Washington gridlock.

Great start: U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced to speak by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at a DNC fund raiser in San Jose, California

Great start: U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced to speak by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at a DNC fund raiser in San Jose, California

Important message: President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, before he was heckled

Important message: President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, before he was heckled

Obama needs Democrats to do well in November to allow him to advance his agenda in his last two years in office, in 2015 and 2016.

But most political analysts believe Republicans will build on their House majority and stand a decent chance of winning the Senate.

Obama has been using fund-raising speeches to warn of this outcome, saying Democrats need to avoid getting distracted by media attention on the 2016 presidential election to choose a successor to him.

Obama said in La Jolla that Democrats need to gain seats 'in order for us to not simply play defense but to actually go back on the offensive for the American people.'

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Comment by israel biniam on May 12, 2014 at 10:12am
He is sick dirty bastard
Comment by Dexter on May 10, 2014 at 3:17pm
The dumb ass heckler needs to be out registering people to vote & spreading the word of how important it is to get out & vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Its not Obama limiting his voting rights. Elections have consequences. You had a republican president that appointed right wing judges to the supreme court & they rolled back article 4 of the voting rights act last summer. Couple that with democrats not getting out for the 2010 midterm elections which enabled a lot of the current crop of nut job tea baggers to get elected to the house of representatives & governorships throughout the country. Many of these republican led states are the ones doing the voter suppression. Elections have consequences. Get out in 2014 & get some people elected that have your interests in mind.
Comment by Dexter on May 10, 2014 at 3:07pm
The dumb ass heckler needs to be out registering people to vote & spreading the word of how important it is to get out & vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Its not Obama limiting his voting rights. Elections have consequences. You had a republican president that appointed right wing judges to the supreme court & they rolled back article 4 of the voting rights act last summer. Couple that with democrats not getting out for the 2010 midterm elections which enabled a lot of the current crop of nut job tea baggers to get elected to the house of representatives & governorships throughout the country. Many of these republican led states are the ones doing the voter suppression. Elections have consequences. Get out in 2014 & get some people elected that have your interests in mind.
Comment by OBAMA THE GOD on May 9, 2014 at 11:13pm

but I love obama like i said and ill say it cause hes fair and balanced and he sees both sides. HELLOOO.

Comment by mr1stroke on May 9, 2014 at 2:01pm

those Mfuckers are very disrespectful

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