Bradley Manning Supporters Sang President Obama a Song!


At a fund-raiser in San Francisco earlier today, President Obama was interrupted by a group of people singing a song about civil liberties and Bradley Manning. Obama pretended afterward that he enjoyed it and was not irritated at all, because that's how he handles these things. “That was a nice song," he said, fuming on the inside. "You guys have much better voices than I have.”

The song is apparently part of a new protest movement organized by the latest drink-based group to enter the political fray recently, the "Fresh Juice Party." A press release on their website reads in part:

The FRESH JUICE PARTY ( movement made its grand debut in San Francisco this morning at an Obama fundraising breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. Showing they’ve got considerable juice behind them, the organization squeezed out thousands of dollars for seats at the event for the opportunity to spontaneously sing a song for the President .... This growing group of concerned citizens feels the President and the DNC need to remain true to the principles Obama asserted when he was campaigning in 2008 .... The FRESH JUICE PARTY is a satirical action group, but this is no joke: they promise to PAY individuals who post videos on YouTube of themselves singing the song (found at in a public forum, up to $100 per video and the top video will win an award of $1,000.

Here are the lyrics in case you're interested:

Dear Mr. President, we honor you today, sir
All of us have given you our tax dollars
It takes a lot of Benjamins to run a campaign
I paid my dues, where's my change?

We'll vote for you in 2012, yes, that's true
Look at the Republicans - what else can we do?
Even though we don't know if we'll retain our liberties
In what you seem content to call a free society

Yes, it's true that Terry Jones is legally free
To burn a people's holy book in shameful effigy
But at another location in this country
Alone in a 6x12 cell sits Bradley

23 hours a day is night
The 5th and 8th Amendments say this kind of thing aint right

Nobel Peace Prize/ Whistle blowers
Guantanamo/ Quantico
Juan Mendez/ Due Process
Crimson Tide/ Laurence Tribe
8th Amendment/ Cruel and Unusual
5th Amendment/ Punishment before a trial
Terry Jones/ Burnin' that Quran
Promise of transparency/ Dennis Kucinich

We paid our dues, where's our change?
We paid our dues, where's our change?

It's not the catchiest tune ever, although that second-to-last paragraph is a little bit like "We Didn't Start the Fire."

Video: Bradley Manning supporters protest song - disrupt Obama San Francisco speech [Global BC]