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Enraged Lefty Slaps Barrett for Conceding
National Review ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 06/06/2012 4:45:22 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Those warm, loving, kind-hearted leftists will turn on you so fast: last night an enraged supporter of Tom Barrett slapped him for conceding the race.

(HT: The Hope for America.)

I don’t recall – no pun intended – this sort of thing ever happening on an Election Night before.

I wonder how Democratic officeholders and their professional class feel about having a grassroots base that is, at least in some parts, psychotic enough to resort to physical violence upon their own candidates for acknowledging reality. At the time, Barrett trailed by about 10 percentage points or 200,000 votes; as of this morning, Walker won by 7 percentage points, or roughly 173,000 votes.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: civility; recall; slap; thebase; tombarrett; wisconsinshowdown
Video in original. She didn't look all that outraged to me.
1 posted on 06/06/2012 4:45:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Overblown story. Not sure why the Media is pushing this so much. I think she was playing around with him. The media is saying that tensions and emotions are high and people are showing it. I doubt it.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 4:46:58 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

3 posted on 06/06/2012 4:47:56 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: napscoordinator

Yes, it looked like a light slap. It wasn’t as if she hauled off and pimp-slapped him.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

5 posted on 06/06/2012 4:54:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: napscoordinator
"Overblown story. Not sure why the Media is pushing this so much. I think she was playing around with him."

Roger that. The video doesn't support the headline at all.

6 posted on 06/06/2012 4:55:46 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At the time, Barrett trailed by about 10 percentage points or 200,000 votes


Traditionally, the “Progressives” would have said they need a “Vote Shift” of 100,000.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 4:56:17 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: napscoordinator

Looks to me like a security guy took her away. That’s not just joking around.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 4:56:48 AM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It wasn’t the pretty smiling lady who slapped him. The face of the slapper looked angry and a bit deranged.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 4:56:54 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The “Sore Loser Club” made appearances on TV last night basically saying, ‘OK, Walker won, but just you wait - he’ll be in all kinds of legal trouble soon’. What is THIS all about?


10 posted on 06/06/2012 4:56:54 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Actually, it did. She's probably one of those people for whom political victory is the be-all and end-all of existence, and when the State of Wisconsin collectively flipped the bird at her heroes (OBama, Labor Thugs and Union Goons), she made Barrett the object of her rage.

Maybe if she accepted Christ as her Savior, she wouldn't have so much anger.

11 posted on 06/06/2012 4:57:50 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: napscoordinator
Overblown story. Not sure why the Media is pushing this so much.

Not sure why you're defending it. Just look at the woman's expression standing next her. That slap wasn't playful.

12 posted on 06/06/2012 4:58:51 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She looked mad to me....imagine feeling so self-righteous to think you can put your hand on someone else. That’s major boundaries issues that woman has. Boundaries is knowing where I end and where you begin. And Barrett is surrounded by a gaggle of similar people.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 5:01:37 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Yeah. The woman who hit him is obviously scolding him. Barrett's face is serious as he's talking to her and he looks away while he's talking - a sign that he wants the conversation to end.

She definitely is not just playing around.

14 posted on 06/06/2012 5:01:37 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Yes, it looked like a light slap.

No.. she slapped him pretty good.

15 posted on 06/06/2012 5:01:47 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

..the real story is, the Odungo slacky Barrett, with the DNC backing and the socialist lead teachers union FAILED....and Odungo knew it before last night....watch for more rats to jump ship as the Narcissistic in Charge melts down.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 5:02:47 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: circlecity

Look at the faces of the people around her. They look like they’re aghast at what just happened.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 5:04:42 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: napscoordinator
Overblown story. Not sure why the Media is pushing this so much. I think she was playing around with him. The media is saying that tensions and emotions are high and people are showing it. I doubt it.

You sound like a lib.

18 posted on 06/06/2012 5:06:13 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It wasn’t the pretty smiling lady who slapped him. The face of the slapper looked angry and a bit deranged.

Yep. Smiling Lady's expression goes from smile to shock while she is looking at and listening to the little woman that slapped him.

Wonder what public sector job the slapper holds?

19 posted on 06/06/2012 5:06:59 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It wasn’t the pretty smiling lady who slapped him. The face of the slapper looked angry and a bit deranged.

Yep. Smiling Lady's expression goes from smile to shock while she is looking at and listening to the little woman that slapped him.

Wonder what public sector job the slapper holds?

20 posted on 06/06/2012 5:06:59 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: circlecity
"Overblown story. Not sure why the Media is pushing this so much. I think she was playing around with him." Roger that. The video doesn't support the headline at all.

I think you're another lib.

21 posted on 06/06/2012 5:07:47 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
"She's probably one of those people for whom political victory is the be-all and end-all of existence"

Probably a DUer. They were absolutely undone by Walker's victory.
22 posted on 06/06/2012 5:07:59 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Looked genuinely serious to me...the short woman, barely visible, comes right up to him and lays a slap on the face. IMHO, she looked very unhappy with the man.


23 posted on 06/06/2012 5:09:01 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That was not a slap.


24 posted on 06/06/2012 5:10:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: ILS21R
"I think you're another lib."

Quit thinking - you're obviously not used to it.

25 posted on 06/06/2012 5:13:09 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: napscoordinator

The woman who slapped him looks nutz and you can see the people around her giving her nervous glances before security takes her away. Also, his cheek turns red, so I don’t think it was exactly a playful slap.

These lefties are really unhinged.


26 posted on 06/06/2012 5:14:17 AM PDT by livius
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To: Chode
just sent it off to Rush....
27 posted on 06/06/2012 5:19:48 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: circlecity
"I think you're another lib." Quit thinking - you're obviously not used to it.

Says the guy who can't see reality. Too bad your boy lost last night. Sucks to be you.

28 posted on 06/06/2012 5:19:54 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: livius

**These lefties are really unhinged.++


Check out the video in reply #2 on this thread.

The Most Disappointed Barrett Supporter In Wisconsin (Video)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2892017/posts


29 posted on 06/06/2012 5:23:29 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: ILS21R
"Says the guy who can't see reality. Too bad your boy lost last night. Sucks to be you."

My guy won in a landslide. I guess it's difficult to understand people can see some things different from you and still be conservative. Perhaps you would be more comfortable in the Taliban.

30 posted on 06/06/2012 5:24:10 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ILS21R

You sound like a jerk...Oh no not sound you are a jerk. Go away you liberal freak.


31 posted on 06/06/2012 5:35:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thanks for sharing the link...that was pure gold. Watched it twice ‘cuz libtard tears are delicious.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 5:36:27 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Bushbacker1
Look at the faces of the people around her. They look like they’re aghast at what just happened.

Amazed how people just watch and ignore. On this one I would have reacted.

33 posted on 06/06/2012 5:36:27 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: Doogle

I would LOVE to know what speech Barrett had ready if he had won!!

Let’s guess:

I proclaim victory over the hard-line right-wing gun lovers! Now let’s finish the job by removing the scum of conservative filth that remains as a stain on the People’s Republic of Wisconsin ! ! !

But instead, he’s asking Walker to “Please work with us to bring the people together.”

The libs are all two-faced bastards...


34 posted on 06/06/2012 6:06:12 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: N. Theknow

Probably a teacher.


35 posted on 06/06/2012 6:10:49 AM PDT by Catmom
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To: Huebolt

...within minutes of Christi’s victory in Jersey rats were screaming “work with us” ..it’s nothing new
same when Congress went GOP....first thing out of Pelosi’s crowded mouth, “they have to work with us”


36 posted on 06/06/2012 6:16:46 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: livius
"These lefties are really unhinged."

A fact well documented in the historical record. The shooters and bomb throwers have always been Leftists. It was truly fortunate that the woman wasn't carrying a blade or a gun. If this is any indication, we should all prepare for a prolonged spittle flinging shriek of the deranged in November.
37 posted on 06/06/2012 6:20:05 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
“It wasn’t the pretty smiling lady who slapped him. The face of the slapper looked angry and a bit deranged.”

---------------------------- And, he pulled back, indicating it was the outraged supporter he was recoiling from, not the pretty lady.

Would have been great if it was really close up so one can see the whole deal.

Crazed.

38 posted on 06/06/2012 6:33:01 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow, amazing! She could have hit him harder, but that was definitely a real slap. He leaned over to reply emphatically to the short woman, and she hit him. The other woman was partially screened from the slap, and didn’t react immediately. Also the gray-haired man who was smiling took a moment to register what had happened.


39 posted on 06/06/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by GJones2 (Woman slaps Barrett after defeat)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I wonder what the breakdown was with the absentee ballots. Maybe they thought that once the margin of victory was known, they could discover enough uncounted absentee ballots for Barrett to pull it out.

Like "Landslide Lyndon" in the 1948 Senate primary.

40 posted on 06/06/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: napscoordinator
While the polls had closed, there was at least one polling place in Milwaukee where there was a glitch and people were still waiting to vote.

The woman slapped him and then stuck her finger in his face and forcefully scolded him for conceding while there were still people voting.

My guess is that she is a public union employee. The unions picked their candidate early in the process - Kathleen Falk - and spent a lot of time and energy demonizing Tom Barrett leading up to the primary. They knew that Tom Barrett is no friend of the unions and that he would give them lip service at best. So when Barrett beat Falk in the primary, all they could do was get behind a man they didn't support because he was all they had left. When Barrett conceded, I think that poor woman lost it. To her, not only had Barrett stolen the recall election from the unions, but he then went on to give the state right back to Scott Walker and he didn't even bother to fight to the bitter end.

If this woman is married, I feel real bad for heusband.

41 posted on 06/06/2012 7:14:16 AM PDT by HusbandMan
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To: GJones2

From what I read, she said she wanted to hit him, he said he’d prefer a hug, leaned down to hug her, and she hauled off and hit him.


42 posted on 06/06/2012 7:24:41 AM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: HusbandMan
If this woman is married, I feel real bad for husband.

He or she will be looking towards many, many nights of "not now, I have a headache!"

43 posted on 06/06/2012 8:18:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Politicalmom

Now that you mention it, I can see that he might be leaning over to hug her (not a wise thing to do with a stranger who is arguing with you).


44 posted on 06/06/2012 8:55:33 AM PDT by GJones2 (Woman slaps Barrett after defeat)
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To: COBOL2Java
He or she will be looking towards many, many nights of "not now, I have a headache!"

Actually, she is going to be walking around with a very large chip on her shoulder for a very long time. Just about anybody in her path can expect ill treatment from her, but I really pity the person or people that might share a home with her.

45 posted on 06/06/2012 10:05:15 AM PDT by HusbandMan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Yeah, she slapped him good, reeeel good.
46 posted on 06/06/2012 10:11:47 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: GSWarrior
You don't mess with Lefty.


47 posted on 06/06/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good Heavens! The guy was actually bursting into tears over the possibility of Barrett’s loss. Has anybody checked the hospital ERs today?


48 posted on 06/06/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by livius
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To: PowderMonkey

I think we’ll definitely see a lot more violence in this election cycle. I usually work as a poll-watcher and the only times I’ve ever been concerned in the past have been in situations involving Dem voters, who even when they are in the majority and are pretty sure they’re going to win, always seem primed to go off. I’m not sure I’m going to work the polls again this year.


49 posted on 06/06/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius; Mich Patriot

I thought that was the best video of DUmmies in action.


50 posted on 06/06/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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