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Obama to Jesus Heckler: “What Are You Hollering About?”

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President Obama usually handles hecklers with an astuteness not seen among most President Obama Delivers state of the unionpresidents, probably because he’s become accustomed to it.

On Wednesday President Obama was confronted by a heckler and again he responded with his usual coolness.

A woman began screaming “Jesus is the Lord of Israel” at Obama during the president’s speech in Kansas City, Missouri.

“I’m sorry, what are you hollering about?” the president said, interrupting the woman’s  screams. The woman continued shouting but was largely drowned out by the crowd. “I believe in God. Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you,” Obama responded.

The crowd then began to chant: “We love you! We love you!”

For the first time, though, Obama seemed to rebuke the heckler: “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on,” said President Obama.

In May President Obama was interrupted by a heckler yelling “President Obama! Freedom for Ethiopia!”

“Hold on,” Obama told the heckler. “I agree with you, although why don’t I talk about it later because I’m just about to finish?”

Obama continued his speech on Wednesday to supporters, accusing Republicans of obstructing his presidency. Obama said Republican lawmakers need to deal with the fact that he’s president, at least until it’s time to elect a new one.

“I know they’re not that happy that I’m president,” Obama said. “I’ve only got a couple of years left. Come on, let’s get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president.”

During his speech, Obama also said he was optimistic about the economy.

“We hold the best cards,” he said. “Things are getting better. The decisions we make now cold make things even better than that.”