Confiscated: Obama Afraid Latinos Will Attack Him With Forks At Luncheon

Imagine if Bush had insulted his Latino guests like this.

Latinos with forks, that seems to be Obama’s newest fear. At least, that’s the case judging from his actions at this years National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) luncheon since Obama had the Secret Service confiscate all the dinner forks from the participants at the June 22 event held in Orlando, Florida.

I guess Obama doesn’t worry about millions of illegal immigrants taking our jobs, getting free schooling and social services, but he’ll be darned if they’ll be allowed to eat dinner with forks like a civilized person, at least not with him around, anyway.

Several participants Tweeted that butter knives were banned outright and forks were confiscated as soon as the diners finished eating and before the President entered the room to speak.

Now, these attendees are supposed to be elected officials and their staffs, not just the average Jose off the street. And still Obama feared them enough to take away their forks like they were inmates at a prison or something. I am sure many of these elected officials are wondering what the heck is up with that little bit of distrust?

Dan Amira of New York Magazine has a bit of fun showing photos of all the times that Obama has been in the room with “fork wielding strangers” in the past, but it seems to me that this removal of forks by Obama would have been treated as prima facie evidence of racism if Obama were a Republican President.

I mean, imagine if a Republican was so afraid of all those scary brown people that he had the Secret Service confiscate their forks before he deigned to speak to them?

If Bush had done it, this would be leading the news from sea to shining sea and he’d be scolded as a racist that fears Latinos. It would be further said that his re-election prospects would have been dimmed by his racist actions.

There’d be protests, attacks by late night comedians, political cartoons in newspapers, web pages started all in an effort to excoriate a president so afraid of Hispanics.

I am sure, though, that this obvious mistrust that Obama has for these elected Latino officials will go practically unnoticed by the Old Media as it chugs along aboard the Obama express.

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  • 914

    I blame Boosh!!

    Either Barry is telling the Latino’s to fork over the cash since he brought them out of Egypt or he and Moochelle are pulling a Clinton and stockpiling the goods on the way out!

  • sarahconnor2

    All that Secret Service around him and they’re worried that someone will get past all of them with a freaking fork?

    • jim_m

      The secret service is always looking for a fork.

      • retired.military

        They are the most obvious weapons dont you know.

        • 914

          I hear the teleprompter is so afraid of them he swore off eating..

          • UOG

            True, But it’s wire cutters that TOTUS considered a threat. Well, and static electricity, EMP and acidic screen cleaners.

  • retired.military

    Obvious racism and stereotyping by the Obama campaign. They dont collect forks from other races at WH parties. Just Latinos at these events.
    This falls perfectly in line with their sexism displayed by Obama and his administration. They want birth control for women covered by their insurance plans but no mention of covering condoms for men. Condoms prevent pregnancy and transmission of STDs which obviously is for the benefit of women as well as men.
    Free condoms for all
    Free condoms for all.

    Do you think that Obama is getting a lot of spoons from the Bday and wedding gift appeals that his team is doing? Maybe they just need the forks and knives.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      After watching “Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter” – (Not a bad film, if you like the genre, and the train trestle sequence was EPIC…) the problem was obviously with silver.

      Vampires can’t stand the touch of silver – and the way Obama’s been sucking at the economic veins of our country, it’s pretty clear he was afraid of being jabbed with a fork!

      • retired.military

        Just watched it. Maybe you are right.

  • jim_m

    Well why shouldn’t he be afraid of his own supporters? After all his campaign is already declaring that the reason that his fundraising is off is because his supporters are a bunch of racists: http://washingtonexaminer.com/barone-obama-backers-use-race-as-alibi-for-ebbing-support/article/2500418

    Apparently no one knew that he was black in 2008. I always said the left was stupid.

  • TomInCali

    Yes this is silly, but why did you feel the need to take an article that multiple times cites the Secret Service as the source of the decision, and add the unmentioned claim that it was a directive by Obama himself? What sources do you have that this was Obama’s idea? Do you think Obama is involved in his own security planning? Is any president?

    Whether you believe it or not, a simple search would have educated you:

    A Secret Service spokesman confirmed that the agency made the
    request, but said such requirements are common at large events where the
    president speaks at about the same time people are dining.

    “The Secret Service coordinates this process with staff and host
    committee to ensure tables are cleared of material that may be deemed
    hazardous prior to the arrival of the president,” Special Agent Max
    Milien told POLITICO. “Any implication that this was unique for this
    event is completely inaccurate.”
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/forkless-friday-at-obama-event-127056.html

    • retired.military

      Did you happen to check out the pictures that went with the linked article?
      Plenty of nonhispanic types there with forks all over the place.

      Does Romney ask people to give up their forks?

      Do they expect someone to charge Obama with a fork with a half dozen Secret Service who are armed within 10 feet of him?

      This must be a new procedure for the Secret Service if true since we damn sure would have heard about it if Bush had done it.

      Do I think that Obama is in charge of his security settings? Nope, but then again I beleive all of Obama’s campaign team seem to be white. Why does it seem that this is the only event reported where this apparantly happened?

      When Obama goes to churches to preach for his reelection are crosses confiscated (that whole vampire theory has me wondering) as they have a historical theme of being used as weapons (in films at least)?

      If Obama goes to a BBQ will they confiscate all the chicken and rib bones? These could easily be a weapon just as much as a fork.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        Good god, can’t you just see the headlines?

        “President Sporked at BBQ – Condition Critical”

      • TomInCali

        Did you happen to check out the pictures that went with the linked article?

        Yes. As I said, the policy is silly.

        Does Romney ask people to give up their forks?

        I’m not aware if he has or hasn’t. Nor am I aware that Obama did. However, what we do know is that the Secret Service did. Do they do that for Romney events also? Not that I’ve heard.

        Do I think that Obama is in charge of his security settings? Nope

        OK, good. Then you agree with me that apparently Huston just made that part up.

        • Guest

          Call a lie a lie – cause that’s what it is, and Todd is telling these lies on a regular basis these days.

          • retired.military

            Mr Chickenshit. What you said is a lie.

        • retired.military

          I dont agree wit hyou. I just said I dont think that Obama is in charge of his security. That is an opinion. Other than my state of feeling there is no fact to it. Thus the nature of an opinion. Opinions are like armpits. Everyone generally has 1 or 2 and some smell a lot worse than others.

      • 914

        He just wants the silverware for his Liebrary. The bone’s he will throw back to his minions..

    • 914

      You’d think for $95,000 a taxpayer funded plate he could afford an armor plated fork proof vest? The arrival of this president is hazardous to America period.. Who is going to clear the field from the bs ?

    • Guest

      “Yes this is silly, but why did you feel the need to take an article that
      multiple times cites the Secret Service as the source of the decision,
      and add the unmentioned claim that it was a directive by Obama himself?”

      Todd’s reached the desperation stage — he knows he has to lie (or in this case just hide the truth) to keep up the ruse that the black man is so evil.

      • retired.military

        Chickenshit plays the race card YET AGAIN. Geez guy. Give it a rest.

  • jim_m

    Everyone knows 0bama is done. They just don’t want anyone sticking a fork in him yet.

    • Wild_Willie

      Now that was good. ww

  • 914

    Jobs , paychecks, forks, respect for the White House. What will Barry want us to give up nextt?!?

    You got it! Our right to vote! Truly a despicable clown.

  • sarahconnor2

    Spoons are okay-he can see his reflection in them.

    • 914

      Minus the ears.. And thats a +

  • ackwired

    It is pretty silly to suggest that Obama ordered the secret service to collect the forks. The fact is that it is standard procedure when the president is speaking at a large event at about the same time the meal is being served. Apparantly the practice extends back at least as far as Bush and Clinton.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120624053932AAwzDKP

    • herddog505

      Apparently not so much:

      WTHDan Amira of New York Magazine has a bit of fun showing photos of all the times that Obama has been in the room with “fork wielding strangers” in the past…

      Anyway, I thought that Barry was a DIFFERENT kind of politician, and a DIFFERENT kind of president. Or is this just another case where he gets caught doing something bad and cries, “Bush did it, too!”?

      • ackwired

        I think the fact is that neither Obama, Bush, nor Clinton did it. The secret service did. I saw that none of Mr. Amira’s photos were taken at a large event at which the president was speaking. All appeared to be small gatherings or visits to restaurants. This is just another lie generated by the extreme right.

        • herddog505

          Ah. Well, alrighty, then. At least you didn’t play the “Bush did it, too!” card; blaming the Secret Service (why, EVERYBODY knows that the president takes his orders from them and not the other way ’round!) is a refreshing change.
          Tell me: is there ANYTHING that Barry is responsible for when it’s not convenient for him to be?

          • ackwired

            You might want to read some presidential biographies and autobiograhies to get a feel for the relationship with the secret service. I think you will then realize that it is not very realistic to think that Obama, Bush, and Clinton ordered the secret service to pick up the forks at these events.

          • herddog505

            Honestly, I don’t think they they did. I’ll even go so far as to say that I don’t think Barry had any idea that this was happening (he doesn’t exactly show a lot of interest in the… um… minutiae of his job). The point, as WTH made in the original post, was that a Republican would be excoriated as insensitive, paranoid, and a RAAAAACIST for doing this.

          • retired.military

            hell Grumpy calls republicans racists for a lot less.

          • jim_m

            It makes grumpy feel less lonely if he thinks that everyone is racist.

          • ackwired

            Are you sure? Bush must have addressed some Hispanics during his 8 years, and the forks must have been picked up.

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    Fork you, Barry.

  • herddog505

    WTH[I]t seems to me that this removal of forks by Obama would have been treated as prima facie evidence of racism if Obama were a Republican President.

    Absolutely.

    O’course, BREATHING is RAAAAAAACIST when a Republican does it, so perhaps that isn’t saying much.

  • Commander_Chico

    Makes me think of metal cutlery on Lufthansa and Air France vs. plastic on Delta and AA. America is a nation of wimps now, except for the warrior class in the military.

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