It was a non-event for him. Gadhafi was dead so mission accomplished. Pull out the security forces and normalize, normalize, normalize. So the sand n'ers were kicking up a fuss one night? Let it be.
Notice how they were all up front in the white house taking pictures during the Osama Bin Laden killing. Barack, Hillary and the rest all glued to the communications equipment like a suspense movie. Then they used it as a campaign slogan. Al Qaida on the run. GM doing fine (after they screwed the bondholders).
Many of those bondholders are part of the middle class that Obama says are his main concern. To Obama, a bondholder smells too rich when compared to a union member.