Obama Bear Hugger Facing Boycott
In America now, there seems to be only one trusim: Everybody hates everybody else. This seems to be the only take away from some people’s reaction to boycott the pizza shop owner who bear hugged President Obama and picked him up off the ground yesterday.
The owner of the pizzeria, Scott Van Duzer, is a republican, but he voted for President Obama in 2008, and says he will vote for Obama in November.
When President Obama visited Big Apple Pizza and Pasta, he greeted Van Duzer with, “Scott, what’s going on, man….Let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I’ve ever seen.”
“Everybody, look at these guns,” Obama said. “If I eat your pizza will I look like that?”
That’s when Scott gave the president a hug and lifted him up off the ground.
“Look at that!” Obama said while in the air. “Man, are you a powerlifter or what?”
Now, some people are threatening to boycott Van Duzer’s restaurant.
“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer said in an interview with POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”
What’s interesting is that people seem to be upset at Van Duzer for different reasons. Republicans are upset that he is supporting Obama, and some Democrats are upset at Van Duzer for picking Obama up off the ground.
The people who are threatening to boycott Van Duzer aren’t taking into consideration that he’s a community leader who biked all the way to Washington D.C. to help raise awareness for blood donation shortages. To Americans, it’s only about politics, and maybe that’s the worst testament of all to the level of political polarization in this country.
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