At a stop in Decorah, Iowa on the first day of his midwestern Economic Bus Tour, President Obama was confronted at the rope line by a pair of conservative activists about Vice President Joe Biden's use of the word 'terrorist' to describe right-wing extremists. [See video below]
Disapproving of the president's response, one of the activists fired back: "You do realize that 90 percent of acts of domestic terrorism are done by left-wing environmental radicals and not people like me!" And then she scoffed at him.
Quickly moving from one subject to the next, the activists began to plug their own cause, proclaiming: "What we stand for is a limited government and a balanced budget… we could pass a balanced budget amendment and nothing else. Nothing else."
Even after the pair got their 30 seconds trying to play gotcha journalist, they kept up their selfish antics, harshing the mellow at the Minnesota rope line and monopolizing the once-in-a-lifetime chance for other folks to see the President of the United States in person and perhaps even get a chance to shake his hand, ask him to sign a copy of his book or ask a quick question.
And in the spirit of balance, to the guy who shakes the President's hand, offers words of support and then returns ten seconds later to do it again: maybe you too could let someone else have a turn. Watch it: