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Video: Obama at Wazee Supper Club asked, "Want a hit, man?"

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President Barack Obama getting an offer he could refuse. Photos and a video below.
As we all know, Barack Obama has made more than a few trips to Colorado since accepting the Democratic nomination for president here in 2008, with many of the most memorable moments coming at times when he's mixed with regular folks.

The latest example? Obama's trip to the area on and near 15th Street last night included a handshake with a guy wearing a horse's head mask and this question from someone at the Wazee Supper Club: "Want a hit, man?"

See also: Photos: Obama wins as many votes by visiting The Sink as talking at CU-Boulder

Back in April 2012, Obama made quite a stir while visiting The Sink in Boulder, where he posed for this photo with then-CU student Madalyn Starkey:

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Courtesy of Madalyn Starkey
As a bonus, a young woman spilled yogurt on Obama's shoe during a rope-line grip-and-grin outside the restaurant.

The wacky tradition continued last night when Obama -- in town to raise money for Senator Mark Udall and give a speech at Cheesman Park this morning -- hit LoDo, as seen in this photo shared with us by Steve Weil of Rockmount Ranch Wear fame:

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Photo by Steve Weil
Considerably more hilarious is this image, tweeted by the U.K. Daily Mail:

"The reasons for his sartorial choice remained unclear," the Daily Mail deadpans about this human bronco in its report, adding, "Obama's Secret Service agents seemed to keep a close eye on him as he shook hands with the man."

Then it was on to the Wazee, where the following video from Instagram user Matt Anton catches Obama reacting with a laugh and a smile to the offer of a hit. Check out the clip below.

Commuters in Denver will presumably be chuckling less frequently this morning, as traffic is expected to be snarled in the Cheesman Park area for this morning's speech. Here's the Denver Police Department's list of road closures and the like:

• 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. -- Road closures and delays in the northeast part of Denver

• 8:30 a.m. until after the President's speech -- Bicycle paths and running paths at Cheesman Park will be closed.

• Drivers should expect delays when traveling near Cheesman Park during the President's arrival and departure

• Mid day until early afternoon -- Downtown Denver will also experience delays and road closures as the President travels about the city.

• Late afternoon -- Delays along the I-70 corridor within Denver city limits

After dealing with all of that, plenty of locals may be ready for a hit, too.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.


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Liv DeJordan
Liv DeJordan

You guys are always bout a week late on everything

Jimmy Hersh
Jimmy Hersh

Nothing funny about that scumbag!!! Thank god he left. Now if we can get that pile out of the whitehouse!!!

Mark J Pastika
Mark J Pastika

Read his book" Dreams of My Father" Or have an adult read it to you...;)

Frank Shiffer
Frank Shiffer

Want to hit this... is what was asked. You idiots don't get nothing right.

Matt C. Salyer
Matt C. Salyer

I'd give him the biggest dab to hit and watch him hit the floor

salmonilla
salmonilla

For all who criticize President Obama....we have finally taken a much needed (and almost impossible) turn in health care (yes, we have a long ways to go), weed is finally legalized (yes, he's allowing it to happen), women's rights are once again at the forefront and progressively being addressed, and gay rights are finally being accepted.  Mr Obama has been a remarkable catalyst for change and allowing the natural, next step, in progressive human rights to FINALLY happen.  Thank you Barack for being an amazing president, a compassionate human being, and real!!!  I love you for your intelligence, compassion, and vision.  You will always be one of my favorite, if not the top favorite, president in my lifetime.  Fuck all you idiots that are blind to this and are so quick to jump on the "hate-wagon".  One day you will wake up and see the amazing changes happening around you....if you are lucky enough (and intelligent enough).  The world is full of idiots that hold us back.  Mr. Obama is an amazing man!  Thank you so much Mr. President for not kowtowing to special interest, the 1%, and above all else, the evil-empire who call themselves "Rebublicans"!!!

Tom Aigeldinger
Tom Aigeldinger

Erich Kreybig, I grew up out east, but I'm proud to call this state home!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Remember when a party of hypocrites and money changers said it was just unAmerican to be critical of a wartime president?

Theresa Schimek
Theresa Schimek

Wish I could afford to go on trips and eat at clubs How much did this one put us deeper in debt we need to make this guy work for a living

Kerri HeyMomma Polak
Kerri HeyMomma Polak

Wow, settle down. He was offered something. He didn't sit down in the middle of the room with a bong and a bag of Cheetos.

Lora McCabe
Lora McCabe

Well let's see I have read all of the comments on here and the only hateful ones come from white people and I'm not racist that would be dumb for me to be racist when I'm a quarter white but you people have no clue what you're talking about the only person that makes any sense on here is Dirul! Obama can't possibly fix everything that the other presidents made a mess of. He's doing the best he can and from what I see he is trying to take care of our people. He is so kind and intelligent and Michelle is a phenomenal woman one with integrity and class. I honestly do not care if you disagree with me cause I have a right to my own opinion.

Dirul Shamsiddeen Sr
Dirul Shamsiddeen Sr

To Doc Fee more, I checked the so-called lies the are in your video, they are not lies. If you were to go online as he stated, you would see that GE was telling the truth. All bills are online to be perused at your leisure. All you have to do is check! You are a victim of the media. Do you even corroborate what you hear, see and read in the various media's? I do! I do not just accept as fact all that the media tells me. The things you spoke of in your comment were not done by the President alone! They were brought to and approved by your congress from senators, representatives and other congressmen, not solely by the President. But as you said you have your beliefs and I have mine. All I know is, and this is fact, many measures brought before our government that are designed to help and aid the middle and lower income brackets of our population are ALWAYS opposed by the Republican Party. Just a thought before I go, next time you hear something in the news, see on television or read in a newspaper or magazine, check those purported facts and then make your OWN decision as to what is the truth and what is false and what is skewed or slanted.

John Zinn
John Zinn

Its true no one can have a free mind in this world just label them racist shame on you stereotyper!

Kathleen Kelly Martin
Kathleen Kelly Martin

Ummm I'm 100% sure they were actually. If they could impeach Bush now I'm sure they'd try - god knows they still try to blame everything on him!

Amy McGinnis
Amy McGinnis

The President deserves a few good tokes for all the shit he deals with.

Pauly Walnuts
Pauly Walnuts

My homie Danny Tracy getting props! Wait till Half Stache Brewery opens!

Pete Farley
Pete Farley

Ryan, you're a troll aren't you? Come on admit it. You look a little bit like a troll. So troll why not enlighten the rest of us with your journalistic prowess and share your trusted news source(s)? Come on you can bring more to the conversation than that little chickenshit comment about Fox right? Aren't you a journalism major from that famous journalism school the University of Montana? Wait it says you studied journalism. Based on your contribution to this conversation it appears you may have dropped out. Waiting tables now are we?

tony514
tony514

they need to teach and require law in highschool since we are all supost to know it so well


Lisa Bunting Farley
Lisa Bunting Farley

Ryan - when you reference the person who made the post, you don't use the word 'SHE'. Respond to someone else's comment, and that's correct. Come on kids - stop placing assumptions. You're showing your lack of critical thinking!

Ryan Hart
Ryan Hart

I guarantee you she watches fox news

Jade Rivera
Jade Rivera

Tiene derecho a divertirce dejenlo en paz

Pete Farley
Pete Farley

Riddle me this Michael, in response to your polling comment, are you impressed with the current unemployment rate? I'm going to guess that you are since you more than likely lean left. However and if so, please share your understanding of how the BLS arrives at that number? Pick your poison, U3, U6 etc! Feel free to Google away. Then come back and we'll have an intelligent conversation about polling data and statistical analysis!

Pete Farley
Pete Farley

Lisa don't pay attention to guys like Michael. He probably trolls comments boards and alludes to know the intelligence of others while not bringing an intellectual thought to the conversation. I see it often. It makes him feel intelligent telling others they're ignorant simply because their comment(s) don't fit his personal and borrowed political narrative. Guys like him are a dime a dozen. They should have signs that say "nothing to see here, move along" when they post!

Jason Ball
Jason Ball

Miss Lora McCabe what racist bs. I can't stand Obama it has nothing to do with anything more than he's simply a spineless worm with no respect for the constitution or anyone other than his over glorified ego. Simply put he's the worst excuse of a president ever. He'll leave no legacy other than being lazy, and destroying the country, it's credit rating and managing to build more debt than all the others in that office combined. You ma'am should be ashamed

Lisa Bunting Farley
Lisa Bunting Farley

Michael, you should never assume. I don't watch fox or any other. I make up my own mind- thank you. And, I am very educated - thank you again. Free to speak my mind as you are. And people 'my age' seem ignorant because you are 'your age'. That will always be. Think about it. The 'ma'am' part is the only thing you got right here. ;)

Michael Roque
Michael Roque

Lisa, age has nothing to do with it. The most ignorant people that I've met are your age. Also look up the age group of people who watch Fox "News". And also know that polls aren't an accurate gauge of how a president is doing. Those polls aren't asking every single person in the US what they think. Very easily skewed. Get educated, ma'am/

Doc Fesmire
Doc Fesmire

So you're ok with negotiating with the people that killed thousands on 911? Releasing 5 terrorists? You're ok with him lying about, well almost everything? "Heard it on the news like you did." That is hilaaaaarious. You're ok with millions losing their health insurance? Ok with small businesses collapsing under those new laws? Ok with him giving 50 million to the govt of the Ukraine who just appointed a Billionaire as president?? Ok with his admin giving Israel 3 BILLION annually but not one cent to places like Detroit? Ok with him trying to skirt congress and pass whatever laws HE wants? Our congress was put in place to ensure people like Barack Hussein Obama do NOT just do whatever they want, it's logically, irresponsible, and statistically impossible for ONE person to decide laws that effect millions. That's a dictatorship. But if congress tries to debate a proposed bill like they should, that's their job, that's a bad thing? If you wanna live under a dictatorship, by all means Obamas your man. If you want a govt that has checks and balances as it should, open your mind. The numbers don't lie. His approval rating is totally irrelevant. His detriment to our country in the form of factual numbers proves he's done near nothing good for this country. Do you even know WHO his father was? Who his half-brother is and who he associates with and what the man runs? During the IRS targeting fiasco, Obamas own non-profit was approved in less than I think one week with his Muslim half-brother running it. Who's been known, photographed, and proven to associate with known radical Islamic organizations... Yea, congress is the problem. That, is amazing. If you truly think he's doing a good job, the one he stated over and over, you might want to watch this. You are more than entitled to your own opinion of the man, but not your own fact. http://youtu.be/UErR7i2onW0

Andrew Sigler
Andrew Sigler

I don't think our government understands how our government works. However, I don't think he's the worst president ever but most certainly not the best either.

Doc Fesmire
Doc Fesmire

It's incredible isn't it? This country is doomed if these are the people we have to stand together with.

Doc Fesmire
Doc Fesmire

By assuming all "you white people" are "haters", you've just proven your own racist prejudice based on zero fact, only assumption, and by the color of someone's skin... So who's the racist hater again? Lol hilarious.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

That's just not fair...bush-lite was just following reagan policies.  It's really reagan's fault, reagan and his virga down voodoo economics and reagan's dealing with terrorists.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Did you see evidence of stupidity?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

It's good that the SECOND GREAT REPUBLICAN DEPRESSION is over.  While we're looking at statistics, how about looking at the republican party approval level, as well as the ratio of people being purged from voter registration vs REAL examples of voter fraud vs rEPUBLICAN ELECTION FRAUD.

Thank you for the suggestion of statistical analysis. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, only pay attention to fellow cultists.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Let's see...the President that ended the SECOND GREAT REPUBLICAN DEPRESSION and killed former reagan employee bush Laden is a worm, or you're a common bigot.  Sorry, Jason, but you being a bigot fits the facts, and FACTS ARE LIBERAL.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

You don't watch any news yet you feel like you're intelligent.  You might want to check your math, that just doesn't add up.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

People that watch fox know less about current events than people that get their news off Comedy Central.  fauKKKs is the ONLY "news" outlet that has gone to court to protect their right to lie.

Q:  Conservatives are less intelligent than good Americans, true or false.

FALSE...Conservatives are SIGNIFICANTLY less intelligent, according to scientific research.  Except conservatives don't believe in science.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Conservatives armed and trained bush Laden.  Obama killed him.  Checkmate.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Obama is just too conservative.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, conservatives are a real drain on America.

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