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Romney gets in heated exchange with hecklers at Iowa State Fair
The Hill ^ | 8/11/11 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 08/11/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT by Nachum

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s (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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1 posted on 08/11/2011 11:12:04 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
He also waged a defense of low taxes for corporations with a response — “Corporations are people, my friend” — on which Democrats quickly seized.

Well, he's right. Corporations are just groups of people.
2 posted on 08/11/2011 11:14:28 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum

I believe this is all orchestrated by the Obama Administration to make Romney the candidate.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 11:16:16 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: arderkrag

Yeah, but corporations are rich. That alone makes them evil. < / sarcasm >


5 posted on 08/11/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Nachum

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?


6 posted on 08/11/2011 11:17:08 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Dengar01

“I believe this is all orchestrated by the Obama Administration to make Romney the candidate.”

Or even staged by Romney himself.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: All

Group from liberal think tank ambused Romney, so says FOX


8 posted on 08/11/2011 11:17:48 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: arderkrag

and each of those people has one vote.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 11:19:27 AM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: Jewbacca
"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."

LMAO Great reply!!!!

10 posted on 08/11/2011 11:20:16 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
“liberal think tank”

Isn't that an oxymoron?

11 posted on 08/11/2011 11:20:47 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: Dengar01

More likely by Romney to demonstrate he has some fire in his belly.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: Nachum
He also waged a defense of low taxes for corporations with a response — “Corporations are people, my friend” — on which Democrats quickly seized.

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.

13 posted on 08/11/2011 11:20:53 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Nachum

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 ‘


14 posted on 08/11/2011 11:21:58 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Jewbacca
It was just an echo — Romney had changed his position by the time the sound made it back to him.

HA! I love it.

15 posted on 08/11/2011 11:22:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: McGruff

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.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 11:23:03 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Nachum

Romney is too dumb to realize this is just the beginning of the Lib Attack Squad unleashed by Obummer.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 11:23:32 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Jewbacca

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.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 11:23:42 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Nachum
I'm not a fan of Mitt Romney but he responded to a liberal plant with a completely accurate comment that corporations are made up of people, not just buildings. Of course, when a corporation fails, people get hurt. Ask General Motors employees. Oh, wait.

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.

19 posted on 08/11/2011 11:24:13 AM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Lou L

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.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 11:24:43 AM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: Jewbacca
The heckler looks like Huckleberry Finn, where the hell do these leeches come from?

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.

21 posted on 08/11/2011 11:26:45 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 11:27:19 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Zathras

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.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 11:27:40 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Dengar01

>>>It isn’t hard to find lunatic liberals in Des Moines.

There’s a horde of them at the Des Moines Register. :)


24 posted on 08/11/2011 11:29:46 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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25 posted on 08/11/2011 11:30:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Brookhaven

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.


26 posted on 08/11/2011 11:30:30 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Jim Scott
I agree I cannot stand Romney however these leeches make me absolutely sick to my stomach. I work for a living so what? I can subsidize some loser on welfare who "works" for a liberal think tank (code word for Obama campaign headquarters)

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.

27 posted on 08/11/2011 11:30:47 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Nachum

I am not a fan of Romney but I thought he handled the situation very well.


28 posted on 08/11/2011 11:32:14 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Nachum
Romney faced aggressive inquiries with a liberal bent...

Myth needs to face aggressive inquiries from true Constitutional Conservatives. The libtards are already pretty much in his corner.

29 posted on 08/11/2011 11:34:32 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
liberal think tank

Now there is an oxymoron of epic proportions

30 posted on 08/11/2011 11:34:52 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Nachum

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.


31 posted on 08/11/2011 11:35:14 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: submarinerswife

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.


32 posted on 08/11/2011 11:36:54 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Jewbacca

^5


33 posted on 08/11/2011 11:37:33 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: McGruff
“liberal think tank”

Isn't that an oxymoron?

Of epic proportions

34 posted on 08/11/2011 11:37:33 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Jewbacca

You can’t possibly believe that!


35 posted on 08/11/2011 11:39:34 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Nachum

Romney has had a temporary, conservative prosthesis installed in his tongue.


36 posted on 08/11/2011 11:40:09 AM PDT by pallis
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To: McGruff

Liberals don’t think they feeeeeeeeeeel!!!!!!


37 posted on 08/11/2011 11:41:07 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Nachum

Why would liberals attack Willard? He’s one of them.


38 posted on 08/11/2011 11:41:17 AM PDT by lurk
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To: tallyhoe
Liberals don’t think they feeeeeeeeeeel!!!!!!

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.

39 posted on 08/11/2011 11:43:02 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Nachum
The Obama socialists are perfecting their "in your face" tactics as they ramp up for the 2012 campaign.

Watch for this tactic to become commonplace at all campaign events for any candidate perceived as a threat to Obama's re-election.

Obama Video: "I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

A leftist's idea of debate is to shout you down and make personal attacks on character.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's small change)
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To: tallyhoe

Romney is capable of anything and such a stunt would be fairly typical of the crap he pulled.


41 posted on 08/11/2011 11:44:24 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum

Wasn’t Ozero’s campaign goon say they were going to “kill Romney” 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?


42 posted on 08/11/2011 11:45:05 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Lou L

“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.


43 posted on 08/11/2011 11:45:45 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: Jewbacca
"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."

So true!!

44 posted on 08/11/2011 11:47:01 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Nachum

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.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 11:54:55 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: onyx

Thanks. I was proud of that one.


46 posted on 08/11/2011 11:55:07 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum
Not sure who all they were. But the group mentioned here is a obnoxious, ACORN type group who I have strong dislike of.

“Several members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, which is known for confrontational politics, lingered in the crowd after Romney was finished speaking.”

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/08/11/romney-to-hecklers-vote-for-someone-else-if-you-want-taxes-raised/

47 posted on 08/11/2011 11:59:00 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Nachum

Lesson Learned: You can’t placate Democrats by being moderate.


48 posted on 08/11/2011 11:59:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

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.


49 posted on 08/11/2011 12:02:33 PM PDT by DH
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To: DH

Newsflash: Politicians lie and paper over.

Just thought I’d report that. You see, it tends to avoid future disappointments.


50 posted on 08/11/2011 12:04:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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