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maddezmom

(135,060 posts)
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:16 PM Aug 2012

Ryan Heckled At First Solo Event

Last edited Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:10 PM - Edit history (2)

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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Ryan Heckled At First Solo Event (Original Post) maddezmom Aug 2012 OP
It's so much more fun to drink Pinot with bank lobbyists BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #1
or answer questions from reporters like Mittens maddezmom Aug 2012 #4
Great sound bite, ryan..just great. dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #46
Ryan strengthens the rethugs in the midwest. Riiiight. speedoo Aug 2012 #2
Oh we will, we will (see stuff like this everyday) :) Amonester Aug 2012 #30
Hahahaha. nt Comrade_McKenzie Aug 2012 #3
Love that he said "she's not from Iowa." Does he think people there LIKE his budget??? progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #5
Where's the Secret Service? I think Ryan is a jerk, hedgehog Aug 2012 #6
That's his low budget Security Service bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #7
Nope- no one should have been able to rush the stage like that. It's just not good. hedgehog Aug 2012 #8
Sets a bad precedent, I'll agree, but ... bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #14
He and Mittens aren't nominees yet. kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #16
When did Iowa become 100% kool-aid drinkers? LynneSin Aug 2012 #9
Iowa Robbins Aug 2012 #11
Rasmussen. Don't take it seriously. Drunken Irishman Aug 2012 #45
He might as well get used to it. You don't author a plan to dismantle the LibDemAlways Aug 2012 #10
Don't fuck with the Iowa State Fair. Brickbat Aug 2012 #12
A dumbfounded Ryan, eh? He is the perfect bookend for Mittsy the Twittsy! nt MADem Aug 2012 #13
But.....but......the lobbyists love me in D.C.!!!! thelordofhell Aug 2012 #15
Were These Romney Supporters? DallasNE Aug 2012 #17
It did seem odd that young looking women were heckling about medicare...... hedgehog Aug 2012 #18
It Sounds Like A Breitbart Operation To Me n/t DallasNE Aug 2012 #21
The proof is whether or not those women were arrested or just hustled out of sight. hedgehog Aug 2012 #24
They should really be all over his ass about abortion rights and birth control. smirkymonkey Aug 2012 #55
updated the OP - same group that heckled Mittens that prompted "Corporations R People" maddezmom Aug 2012 #31
Ha HA! Arkana Aug 2012 #19
This makes me so happy Lucy Goosey Aug 2012 #20
Sounds like were off to a good start. Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #22
It's only the beggining! SoapBox Aug 2012 #23
Watch the entire clip - Ryan is encouraging his supporters to heckle Obama! hedgehog Aug 2012 #25
I've been to events where the GOPers heckled with loudspeakers wordpix Aug 2012 #56
Ryan has earned every derision Panasonic Aug 2012 #26
Ryan says people from Iowa and Wisconsin are respectful... truth2power Aug 2012 #27
That Little Lord Fauntleroy crap can go straight to Hell. WinkyDink Aug 2012 #42
Iowa is far from ignorant even if when being respectful. Look back at the Vietnam war protests. jwirr Aug 2012 #50
Does this mean Iowa is now a battleground state? hootinholler Aug 2012 #28
What an enthusiastic crowd. He's a rock star!!!! Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #29
Oh, brother. WinkyDink Aug 2012 #43
It might have been set up by the Right Wing, to use in an ad.. Stuart G Aug 2012 #32
he wasn't a set up, here is an update from TPM maddezmom Aug 2012 #33
Not to mention, heckling Ryan DionDem Aug 2012 #52
Keep him and Romney on the defense at all times! JaneyVee Aug 2012 #34
I just saw video from IOWA darkangel218 Aug 2012 #35
There should be massive protests everywhere he goes. woo me with science Aug 2012 #36
EXACTLY. WinkyDink Aug 2012 #41
A nonpartisan progressive group? SlimJimmy Aug 2012 #37
Well, it's like this Bluzmann57 Aug 2012 #48
It is very uncivil DionDem Aug 2012 #38
Hahahaha! darkangel218 Aug 2012 #39
As my Mom always told me . . . DionDem Aug 2012 #49
You know what distresses me NO END? "Chants of 'USA! USA!'" AKA: "Democrats are un-American." WinkyDink Aug 2012 #40
The chants of "USA" can be used as a tool for us Courtesy Flush Aug 2012 #44
People like her make me proud to be an Iowan. Bluzmann57 Aug 2012 #47
Was Bachmann there? Did she eat a corndog? tularetom Aug 2012 #51
Midwestern women, you go, ladies! MissMarple Aug 2012 #53
So, now the end of free speech is a Romney/Ryan plan. Lint Head Aug 2012 #54
He should get used to it. n/t bitchkitty Aug 2012 #57
I guess I will have to sarisataka Aug 2012 #58
I read the title and thought, "They took off the training wheels?" Kennah Aug 2012 #59

maddezmom

(135,060 posts)
4. or answer questions from reporters like Mittens
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:20 PM
Aug 2012

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

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
46. Great sound bite, ryan..just great.
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:16 PM
Aug 2012

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

progressivebydesign

(19,458 posts)
5. Love that he said "she's not from Iowa." Does he think people there LIKE his budget???
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:20 PM
Aug 2012

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.

hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
6. Where's the Secret Service? I think Ryan is a jerk,
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:22 PM
Aug 2012

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


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

bucolic_frolic

(43,733 posts)
7. That's his low budget Security Service
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:26 PM
Aug 2012

He cut everything else, remember?

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

bucolic_frolic

(43,733 posts)
14. Sets a bad precedent, I'll agree, but ...
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:34 PM
Aug 2012

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.

LibDemAlways

(15,139 posts)
10. He might as well get used to it. You don't author a plan to dismantle the
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:29 PM
Aug 2012

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.

DallasNE

(7,411 posts)
17. Were These Romney Supporters?
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:39 PM
Aug 2012

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.

hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
24. The proof is whether or not those women were arrested or just hustled out of sight.
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:49 PM
Aug 2012

Only 1 trooper standing by?

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
55. They should really be all over his ass about abortion rights and birth control.
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 08:00 PM
Aug 2012

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

maddezmom

(135,060 posts)
31. updated the OP - same group that heckled Mittens that prompted "Corporations R People"
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
Aug 2012
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.

Lucy Goosey

(2,940 posts)
20. This makes me so happy
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:43 PM
Aug 2012

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

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
56. I've been to events where the GOPers heckled with loudspeakers
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 08:14 PM
Aug 2012

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.

 

Panasonic

(2,921 posts)
26. Ryan has earned every derision
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:54 PM
Aug 2012

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)

truth2power

(8,219 posts)
27. Ryan says people from Iowa and Wisconsin are respectful...
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:54 PM
Aug 2012

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.

Stuart G

(38,486 posts)
32. It might have been set up by the Right Wing, to use in an ad..
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:09 PM
Aug 2012

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.

maddezmom

(135,060 posts)
33. he wasn't a set up, here is an update from TPM
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:11 PM
Aug 2012

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

 

DionDem

(77 posts)
52. Not to mention, heckling Ryan
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:19 PM
Aug 2012

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

woo me with science

(32,139 posts)
36. There should be massive protests everywhere he goes.
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 04:18 PM
Aug 2012

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.

Bluzmann57

(12,336 posts)
48. Well, it's like this
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:20 PM
Aug 2012

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.

 

DionDem

(77 posts)
49. As my Mom always told me . . .
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:53 PM
Aug 2012

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

 

WinkyDink

(51,311 posts)
40. You know what distresses me NO END? "Chants of 'USA! USA!'" AKA: "Democrats are un-American."
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:22 PM
Aug 2012

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.

Courtesy Flush

(4,558 posts)
44. The chants of "USA" can be used as a tool for us
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:39 PM
Aug 2012

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.

Bluzmann57

(12,336 posts)
47. People like her make me proud to be an Iowan.
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:16 PM
Aug 2012

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!

Lint Head

(15,064 posts)
54. So, now the end of free speech is a Romney/Ryan plan.
Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:41 PM
Aug 2012

Obama generally lets hecklers speak. Even in the Congress.

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