A Christian minister led a tiny band of demonstrators front of the White House on a rainy Thursday afternoon to call on President Obama to remember the poor and needy while he is on his $50,000-a-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
The Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and six others – three of whom were children – brought sleeping bags, garbage cans, old newspapers and tarps and placed the display in front of the White House.
“We set that up, especially this week, because the president has chosen, in these difficult economic times, to spend 10 days in one of the most lavish and exclusive places in the world in Martha’s Vineyard,” Mahoney told CNSNews.com.
“So while the president is riding the pristine bike trails and sailing around Martha’s Vineyard and eating lobster rolls and exclusive meals, we’re here to say, ‘Mr. President, please do not forget America’s poor and needy,’" said Mahoney.
He further said that Obama’s track record shows “(The president) has completely ignored the poor.”