Skip to comments.Romney gets in heated exchange with hecklers at Iowa State Fair
Posted on 08/11/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT by Nachum
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romneys (R) exchange with a few hecklers turned into something of a shouting match while he was stumping Thursday in Iowa.
Romney faced aggressive inquiries with a liberal bent at the top of the question-and-answer segment of his soapbox speech, which was organized by the The Des Moines Register and broadcast on C-SPAN.
He also waged a defense of low taxes for corporations with a response Corporations are people, my friend on which Democrats quickly seized.
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It probably wasn’t a heckler.
It was just an echo — Romney had changed his position by the time the sound made it back to him.
I believe this is all orchestrated by the Obama Administration to make Romney the candidate.
Yeah, but corporations are rich. That alone makes them evil. < / sarcasm >
Romney needs to get used to it. He has a lot to answer for.
My question to him would be:
How do you justify your pro-abortion stance with your religious Mormon beliefs?
“I believe this is all orchestrated by the Obama Administration to make Romney the candidate.”
Or even staged by Romney himself.
Group from liberal think tank ambused Romney, so says FOX
and each of those people has one vote.
LMAO Great reply!!!!
Isn't that an oxymoron?
More likely by Romney to demonstrate he has some fire in his belly.
Romney, and any other Republican running for President should continue to drive this point home. Corporations ARE people, and the success of those corporations helps the middle class by providing jobs, dividends, and pension payouts. Even for those corporations not offering pensions directly, their success allows 401(k)s, IRAs, annuities, and other retirement funds to pay out a good return for their holders--middle class holders.
This is also true for government pension plans.
Those wern`t Americans yelling at the RINO with no answers, those were Socialists screaming,
” What are you going to do to save Socials Security, Medicade and Medicare without cutting benefits !?”
THERE YOU HAVE IT.
’ I want my socialism, i want it all and i don`t want to pay for it or accept austerity cuts that match the math and real;ity ‘
HA! I love it.
Yes it is an oxymoron, but the hit was planned out. I am not a Romney fan, but he did well. I am sure more of these kinds of tactics will happen.
Romney is too dumb to realize this is just the beginning of the Lib Attack Squad unleashed by Obummer.
Yeah seeing the video on Fox it seemed like he set it up himself. It isn’t hard to find lunatic liberals in Des Moines. They are leeches on the system of course they don’t want their freebies taken away.
Romney also told the hecklers that if they wanted someone to raise their taxes, to vote for Obama. Since the type of liberal plants that haunt these Republican political events probably don't have a job, they pay little or no taxes and likely believe that 'only the rich' should pay anything but they are entitled to lots of 'government money'. Romney is a RINO and not 'my' candidate but he did respond fairly intelligently to these liberal hecklers, although it would have been better to just ignore them.
Don’t know why nobody seems to be able to say the obvious truth: Corporations don’t pay taxes, consumers pay taxes. Period. An increase in tax on oil is an increase on joe sixpack as he tries to get to work. “Consumers pay all taxes” should be the words coming out of everyone’s mouth.
He is just one of 61 million on food stamps who wants his freebies.
Set up or not, these left wing thugs are like the rioters in England. Greedy SOBs who should all be deported.
This is the candidate the Democrats want the Republicans to put up this time?
He has already been painted with a target on his forehead by the Democrat war room. But the duty of the Democrats is to get him nominated in the first place, which makes this early attack just a little curious. At this point, they should be keeping largely silent on Romney, and keep busy with putting little tarnishes of the rest of the Republican field.
But why I be explaining strategy to them? If they want to waste ammunition on Romney by premature attack, then they DESERVE to drain their war chest on futile activity.
Nah, Zero wants Romney to get the nomination.
Romney is completely unelectable with RomneyCare and a flip-flopping track record.
If anything, Obama would be propping up Romney now.
>>>It isnt hard to find lunatic liberals in Des Moines.
There’s a horde of them at the Des Moines Register. :)
I think you nailed it. I heard Dick Morris on O’Reilly last say that was what he needed to do during the debate, move right and get a bit louder to lock in the conservatives before Perry arrives on the scene.
All I can think of is all the grifters going nutty saying they don't have to pay for anything again now that Obama is President. They are going to be in for a big surprise when this economy goes belly up and their crazy checks from the government stops coming.
I am not a fan of Romney but I thought he handled the situation very well.
Myth needs to face aggressive inquiries from true Constitutional Conservatives. The libtards are already pretty much in his corner.
Now there is an oxymoron of epic proportions
Liberal ambush; this will be the entire campaign - attempts to scare old people into voting for the bankruptcy of the very programs they’re terrified to lose. Obama’s camp is going after him hard now. It won’t stop until Election Day. This stunt backfired though; Romney actually responded cooly and quite well.
Or romney care that he forced on Mass. And is now trying to run from. He’s a RINO, if he gets the nod, this conservative will write in Porky Pig, there will be no voting for the lesser of 2 evils, because romney is 0bama light. Both will destroy the USA with their socialism.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
Of epic proportions
You can’t possibly believe that!
Romney has had a temporary, conservative prosthesis installed in his tongue.
Liberals don’t think they feeeeeeeeeeel!!!!!!
Why would liberals attack Willard? He’s one of them.
They need to be put into mental hospitals and be treated with heavy meds. It seems like every lib they have on Fox foams at the mouth and then you have these thug agitators like the ones in Wisconsin. No jobs, just grifters looking for a handout and expect to continue to leech off the rest of us.
Watch for this tactic to become commonplace at all campaign events for any candidate perceived as a threat to Obama's re-election.
A leftist's idea of debate is to shout you down and make personal attacks on character.
Romney is capable of anything and such a stunt would be fairly typical of the crap he pulled.
Wasn’t Ozeroâs campaign goon say they were going to âkill Romneyâ before the election. These asses were plants to make Romney look bad...unfortunately Romney come out looking pretty good, and feisty! NOW, my question is will OZERO have the same confrontations/attacks as the reps on the camp trail?
“Corporations are people” plays into the hands of the left, who want to tax corporations (after all, every “person” should pay their fair share of taxes, right?)
What we should be arguing is that corporations don’t pay taxes. Any taxes on corporations are passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices. When the govt raises the tax on say the Colonial Bakery Co. what it is really doing is raising the tax of ever person that buys a loaf of Colonial bread in the grocery story.
Corporations don’t pay taxes—the customers of corporations pay taxes. That is the correct response.
First of all folks, forget about how you may personally feel about Romney. That isn’t the issue here. Two days ago it was reported in no less than three websites (Newsmax, Drudge, and Politico) that the BHO campaign strategy can be boiled down to just two words: Destroy Romney.
Which now brings me to my second point. Anyone who has been active in political campaigns knows full well that once Democrat operatives know where a GOP candidate is going to be (especially the perceived front-runner) they send hecklers disguised as ordinary citizens to harrass him.
The people at the Iowa State Fair who ganged up on Romney and shouted him down were no ordinary innocent citizens. They were Democrat Party goons and hacks.
Thanks. I was proud of that one.
“Several members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, which is known for confrontational politics, lingered in the crowd after Romney was finished speaking.”
Lesson Learned: You can’t placate Democrats by being moderate.
Did anyone see him “weasel” out of answering the man’s question?
HE NEVER DID!
All that he said was that he was not going to raise taxes...not the answer anyone was looking for.
Romney is slicker than greased owl poop and is trained to lie, contort a question and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give a direct answer to ANY question. He’s your typical “lifer” politician. He’s definitely NOT what we need.
Newsflash: Politicians lie and paper over.
Just thought I’d report that. You see, it tends to avoid future disappointments.