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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:16 PM

Ryan Heckled At First Solo Event

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Source: BuzzFeed

Posted Aug 13, 2012 2:25pm EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa — Paul Ryan's remarks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines today turned into a confrontational scene when hecklers sought to drown him out and then rush the stage.

Ryan had barely begun speaking when a woman shouted, "Are you going to cut Medicare?"

Two women rushed the stage, and one was apparently arrested by three Iowa State Patrolmen after getting on stage with a banner.

"Woah...hey...alright...she must not be from Iowa" said a dumbfounded Ryan as the woman got on stage.
The officers bounded out from behind the stage to pull her down, saying "She just punched a volunteer."

Ryan continued to deliver his stump speech over shouts of "stop the war on the poor", "stop the war on the middle class" and "stop the war on the common good" with those heckles at times drowned out by chants of
"U-S-A."

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/protester-arrested-at-ryan-event



video at the link.
Paul Ryan Interrupted By Hecklers In Iowa (VIDEO)


Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s new vice presidential running mate, was interrupted by several protesters at a campaign event at the Iowa State Fair Monday.

Update: Cherie Mortice, who participated in the protest, told TPM in a phone interview that it was organized by Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, a nonpartisan progressive group in the state. They are the same group that heckled Mitt Romney at last year’s Iowa State Fair, prompting his famous response that “Corporations are people.”

“Our concern with Ryan is that he wants to cut social benefits like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, which we feel have been an extremely important safety net for the middle class and poor in this country,” Mortice told TPM.

more:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/video-paul-ryan-interrupted-by-hecklers-in-iowa

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maddezmom Aug 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #1
maddezmom Aug 2012 #4
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #46
speedoo Aug 2012 #2
Amonester Aug 2012 #30
Comrade_McKenzie Aug 2012 #3
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #5
hedgehog Aug 2012 #6
bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #7
hedgehog Aug 2012 #8
bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #14
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #16
LynneSin Aug 2012 #9
Robbins Aug 2012 #11
Drunken Irishman Aug 2012 #45
LibDemAlways Aug 2012 #10
Brickbat Aug 2012 #12
MADem Aug 2012 #13
thelordofhell Aug 2012 #15
DallasNE Aug 2012 #17
hedgehog Aug 2012 #18
DallasNE Aug 2012 #21
hedgehog Aug 2012 #24
smirkymonkey Aug 2012 #55
maddezmom Aug 2012 #31
Arkana Aug 2012 #19
Lucy Goosey Aug 2012 #20
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #22
SoapBox Aug 2012 #23
hedgehog Aug 2012 #25
wordpix Aug 2012 #56
Panasonic Aug 2012 #26
truth2power Aug 2012 #27
WinkyDink Aug 2012 #42
jwirr Aug 2012 #50
hootinholler Aug 2012 #28
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #29
WinkyDink Aug 2012 #43
Stuart G Aug 2012 #32
maddezmom Aug 2012 #33
DionDem Aug 2012 #52
JaneyVee Aug 2012 #34
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #35
woo me with science Aug 2012 #36
WinkyDink Aug 2012 #41
SlimJimmy Aug 2012 #37
Bluzmann57 Aug 2012 #48
DionDem Aug 2012 #38
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #39
DionDem Aug 2012 #49
WinkyDink Aug 2012 #40
Courtesy Flush Aug 2012 #44
Bluzmann57 Aug 2012 #47
tularetom Aug 2012 #51
MissMarple Aug 2012 #53
Lint Head Aug 2012 #54
bitchkitty Aug 2012 #57
sarisataka Aug 2012 #58
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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:18 PM

1. It's so much more fun to drink Pinot with bank lobbyists

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:20 PM

4. or answer questions from reporters like Mittens

As reporters walked alongside him asking questions, Ryan declined to answer most of them, saying, "We can play 'stump the VP later.'"

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:16 PM

46. Great sound bite, ryan..just great.

I cannot fathom why they make no effort to hide their distain for having to actually act like a candidate.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:20 PM

2. Ryan strengthens the rethugs in the midwest. Riiiight.

I hope we see stuff like this everyday.

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Response to speedoo (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:03 PM

30. Oh we will, we will (see stuff like this everyday) :)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. Hahahaha. nt

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:20 PM

5. Love that he said "she's not from Iowa." Does he think people there LIKE his budget???

No, I don't mean the zombie-eyed people they bussed in for the event.

It's so telling that not once since Romney announced him, has Yahoo had Ryan on the "trending searches" They're more interested in Taylor Swift's new mansion. go figure. America is NOT in love with the guy, despite what the MSM is trying to push.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:22 PM

6. Where's the Secret Service? I think Ryan is a jerk,

but shouldn't he be getting better protection than that?


That said, Ryan in blue jeans makes Romney in blue jeans look good!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:26 PM

7. That's his low budget Security Service

He cut everything else, remember?

They may look like Wiley Coyote ordered them from Acme, but
they're adequate in my judgment.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:27 PM

8. Nope- no one should have been able to rush the stage like that. It's just not good.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:34 PM

14. Sets a bad precedent, I'll agree, but ...

No harm, no foul. No one hurt, certainly everyone present were
screened for weapons, they caught the cuplrits.

It's a sign that people are not going to take this power grab
lying down.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:37 PM

16. He and Mittens aren't nominees yet.

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:28 PM

9. When did Iowa become 100% kool-aid drinkers?

http://electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Graphs/iowa.html

According to the last poll Romney only has a 2% lead over Obama.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:30 PM

11. Iowa

The last poll came from RAS.That Is why they have Romney ahead.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:07 PM

45. Rasmussen. Don't take it seriously.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:29 PM

10. He might as well get used to it. You don't author a plan to dismantle the

social safety net and not expect to be challenged on it. Love the Repukes chants of USA USA! They'd be changing their tune in a hurry if Ryan's plan was ever actually enacted. Dumbshits.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:31 PM

12. Don't fuck with the Iowa State Fair.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

13. A dumbfounded Ryan, eh? He is the perfect bookend for Mittsy the Twittsy! nt

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:36 PM

15. But.....but......the lobbyists love me in D.C.!!!!

Romney/Ryan-----Clueless in 2012

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:39 PM

17. Were These Romney Supporters?

This is so uncharacteristic for Iowans so I have to wonder if this was a staged event to give sympathy to Ryan. Think about it.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:40 PM

18. It did seem odd that young looking women were heckling about medicare......

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:44 PM

21. It Sounds Like A Breitbart Operation To Me n/t

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:49 PM

24. The proof is whether or not those women were arrested or just hustled out of sight.

Only 1 trooper standing by?

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

55. They should really be all over his ass about abortion rights and birth control.

His views are so extreme I don't see how any thinking woman or decent man could stomach them.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:07 PM

31. updated the OP - same group that heckled Mittens that prompted "Corporations R People"

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/video-paul-ryan-interrupted-by-hecklers-in-iowa

Update: Cherie Mortice, who participated in the protest, told TPM in a phone interview that it was organized by Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, a nonpartisan progressive group in the state. They are the same group that heckled Mitt Romney at last year’s Iowa State Fair, prompting his famous response that “Corporations are people.”

“Our concern with Ryan is that he wants to cut social benefits like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, which we feel have been an extremely important safety net for the middle class and poor in this country,” Mortice told TPM.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:41 PM

19. Ha HA!

It's catching!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:43 PM

20. This makes me so happy

It probably means I'm not a good person, but seriously, I love when things like this happen to Repubs.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:45 PM

22. Sounds like were off to a good start.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:46 PM

23. It's only the beggining!

And it could not happen to any one better.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:52 PM

25. Watch the entire clip - Ryan is encouraging his supporters to heckle Obama!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:14 PM

56. I've been to events where the GOPers heckled with loudspeakers

Like that one at West Point where Chain-ee was speaking to the graduates. We were placed way off campus at a city park and then totally drowned out by Chainee's gang of revolting bullies.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

26. Ryan has earned every derision

 

and heckles. Lots of them. Boo the RR's seniors.

Yell HYPOCRITE at this moron as he has been on the government teat FOREVER. (Never once worked in a private industry)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

27. Ryan says people from Iowa and Wisconsin are respectful...

Somebody needs to find a video from one of the town meetings where the baggers are screaming and foaming at the mouth and drowning out the speaker, and post it.

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Response to truth2power (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:24 PM

42. That Little Lord Fauntleroy crap can go straight to Hell.

 

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Response to truth2power (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:03 PM

50. Iowa is far from ignorant even if when being respectful. Look back at the Vietnam war protests.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

28. Does this mean Iowa is now a battleground state?


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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:03 PM

29. What an enthusiastic crowd. He's a rock star!!!!

 

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:25 PM

43. Oh, brother.

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:09 PM

32. It might have been set up by the Right Wing, to use in an ad..

They approved the people coming on the stage and it looks so bad, when this is worked into their ad and shown everywhere.
Please ..... I believe that these people will do anything including stagging what looks like a spontaneous event. If Rove and company can make it look like we, those opposed to Ryan, are the radicals, not them, well they might get some sympathy... They are amoral..They hate us and they would do something like that..They will do anything to win.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #32)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:11 PM

33. he wasn't a set up, here is an update from TPM

Update: Cherie Mortice, who participated in the protest, told TPM in a phone interview that it was organized by Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, a nonpartisan progressive group in the state. They are the same group that heckled Mitt Romney at last year’s Iowa State Fair, prompting his famous response that “Corporations are people.”

“Our concern with Ryan is that he wants to cut social benefits like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, which we feel have been an extremely important safety net for the middle class and poor in this country,” Mortice told TPM.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/video-paul-ryan-interrupted-by-hecklers-in-iowa

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

52. Not to mention, heckling Ryan

 

about Medicare is like shooting fish in a barrel. The protesters could've done it in their sleep.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:12 PM

34. Keep him and Romney on the defense at all times!

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:13 PM

35. I just saw video from IOWA

 

that's what he deserves!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:18 PM

36. There should be massive protests everywhere he goes.

He represents nothing short of a war on the people.

And President Obama also needs to be pinned down publicly and forced to make a stand on opposing austerity and not cutting safety nets. Nothing like the Grand Bargain, ever again.

We have had enough. It is time for the people to be clear that we will not accept a war on us from those who are supposed to represent us.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #36)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:23 PM

41. EXACTLY.

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

37. A nonpartisan progressive group?

Can someone explain that to me, please.

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Response to SlimJimmy (Reply #37)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:20 PM

48. Well, it's like this

A non partisan group, progressive or otherwise, has no declared ties to either party. I once marched with a non partisan anti war group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and they were probably more progressive than me. But they did not call themselves Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian, or anything else like that. They were Iowans against the war or something like that and they publicly backed no candidate.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:44 PM

38. It is very uncivil

 

To take away Medicare

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Response to DionDem (Reply #38)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:58 PM

39. Hahahaha!

 

I was ready to say something not so nice when I first saw the title :p

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #39)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:53 PM

49. As my Mom always told me . . .

 

"If you can't say something nice, ask someone else to say it for you."

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:22 PM

40. You know what distresses me NO END? "Chants of 'USA! USA!'" AKA: "Democrats are un-American."

 

My God, I can't stand the level of utter stupidity in this country. I'd like to turn all his supporters instantaneously into beggars in Calcutta.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:39 PM

44. The chants of "USA" can be used as a tool for us

The candidate can't be heard while his supporters chant. When the noise dies down, heckle again to get them going. 75% of the noise will come from republicans.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:16 PM

47. People like her make me proud to be an Iowan.

And someone said, "she just punched a volunteer"? Did the volunteer attack her first? Because if he did, the woman has a right to defend herself. This is Iowa people. We can and will defend ourselves against attacks, physical or mental. Go Ms. Mortice!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:16 PM

51. Was Bachmann there? Did she eat a corndog?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:40 PM

53. Midwestern women, you go, ladies!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:41 PM

54. So, now the end of free speech is a Romney/Ryan plan.

Obama generally lets hecklers speak. Even in the Congress.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:28 PM

57. He should get used to it. n/t

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:38 PM

58. I guess I will have to

lay off Iowa jokes for a while

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:59 AM

59. I read the title and thought, "They took off the training wheels?"

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