I’ve never understood what the protestors who commit mayhem at nearly every gathering of world leaders hope to accomplish via their chaos, incoherent messages and occasional violence.

Community Organizer-in-Chief President Obama has dared to say the same thing.

“I was always a big believer in – when I was doing organizing before I went to law school – that focusing on concrete, local, immediate issues that have an impact on people’s lives is what really makes a difference and that having protests about abstractions [such] as global capitalism or something, generally, is not really going to make much of a difference.”

Read the rest of Obama’s interview here or read the Huffington Post analysis comparing the G-20 protests with the recent tea parties.