Now this is a little surprising to me, given the advisors Obama has surrounded himself with. But from what I can tell, these people are pissed that Obama (at the very least) is appearing to shift to the center.
KAILUA, Hawaii – A handful of pro-Palestinian activists protested outside President-elect Barack Obama’s vacation home on Tuesday and urged a new approach to the Middle East. Obama did not acknowledge them.
Eight activists marched with signs to the edge of the property’s security perimeter, telling reporters that they want the incoming administration to take a fresh look at the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories, especially given the current fighting in the Gaza Strip. They also said Obama needs to take a more active role in the conflict, even though he doesn’t take office until Jan. 20.
“We feel there’s a great need for change. We need to stop giving Israel a blank check to do what it’s doing,” said Margaret Brown, a 66-year-old Honolulu resident who held a handmade sign that read “Yes we can change U.S. policy toward Israel and Palestine.”
“We just gave them a blank check to oppress the Palestinians, and this is the result,” she said.
Obama’s motorcade rolled past the protesters as it headed on a morning trip to Punahou School, his former high school where the president-elect was playing basketball. Aides said he was playing basketball with friends.
Now I would like to know what planet these people are on. How come they weren’t protesting when the fakestinians were (and still are) launching thousands of rockets into Israel? Hypocrites.