Shhh: Obama Quietly Meets With ‘Former’ Gangbangers in LA

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:09 am
Barack Obama

He refuses to meet with Republicans, preferring to bash them publicly. But gang members? Hey, let’s get together for some photo ops. Guess he envisions them as future community organizers or something.

President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives.

The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served time for their gang-related activities took place after Obama’s speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

The teens stood in a semi-circle and the president approached each one, asked his name and age, and took a picture with him.

Obama then gave them a short pep talk, telling them how he had been raised by a single mother who was 18 when he was born, and how he used to get in trouble, Boyle said.

The teens who met with Obama were Jhonny Iglecias and Raymond Maldanado, both 18, and Herbert McKinley and Anthony Swift, both 19.

“I never thought I was ever going to meet the president in my life,” said Swift, who was serving time a year ago. He said meeting the president was exhilarating. “He was a cool guy — he was kind of funny, and just like us.”

Yup, he’s just like you folks.

As the president prepared to leave, he said, “‘Well, I’ve got to go back to work,’” Boyle recalled. “‘The work never stops. So no shortcuts.’”

He’s got to get back to work? Since when has he been working?

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4 Responses to “Shhh: Obama Quietly Meets With ‘Former’ Gangbangers in LA”

  1. Tuerqas on 25/25/14 at 9:46 am

    What does he mean, ‘back to work’? If he doesn’t count meeting and taking pictures with strangers at photo ops and fund raisers, etc. as ‘work’, he could be claiming unemployment. I wonder…

  2. who cares? on 25/25/14 at 11:23 am

    I’d like to see him continue NOT working. In fact, both he & Kerry need to work LESS in the ME and let Israel take care of the terrorists without the Obozo & co. interfering.

  3. jukin on 25/25/14 at 1:06 pm

    Good thing that Kin Barky the Liar is not into photo ops. The only place Obama is not looking for photo ops is at the sieve known as our southern border.

  4. Plants Crave Electrolytes from Brawndo on 28/28/14 at 8:59 am

    The preezy of the steezy is keeping it reezy, fo schizzle my nizzle.