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Video: Hecklers try to climb onstage at Ryan event in Iowa ("Are you going to cut Medicare?")
Hotair ^ | 08/14/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 08/13/2012 2:52:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

If only his party affiliation were different, this would be a shining lesson for the media in how a rotten tone set at the top can drive the rank-and-file over the edge. Ah well.

Handled with aplomb by the candidate, but still uncomfortable to watch:

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."

As the boss emeritus notes on Twitter, USA Today describes the crowd reaction today as "spirited." More from Jim Geraghty, who's seen the Democrats run enough plays over the years that he can predict their defensive set for Ryan:

In the national media narrative – perhaps best illustrated by the shorthand of Jay Leno’s monologue, which presumes that the audience has the barest-bone familiarity with national figures – every Republican figure is reduced to one of three things: Old, stupid, or evil.

George H.W. Bush: Old. Dan Quayle: Stupid. Newt Gingrich: Evil. Pat Buchanan: Evil. Bob Dole: Old. George W. Bush: Stupid. Dick Cheney: Old and evil. John McCain: Old. Sarah Palin: Stupid...

Because Paul Ryan isn’t old, we will see an effort to paint him as either stupid or evil. You and I know that painting Paul Ryan as stupid is like trying to paint Bill Clinton as chaste. But we have also witnessed the rapid definition of an unknown Republican figure four years ago, and we know that right now, every Democratic official, commentator, talking head, and more than a few reporters awaken this morning with a new mission in life: define Paul Ryan.

He’s got to be evil, if only by process of elimination. The angry spectacle here makes me wonder whether hecklers might play a part in O’s strategy to define Ryan out of the chute over the next few weeks. The people in the clip appear to be freelancers — they’re the same progressive group that heckled Romney in Iowa last year — but that doesn’t mean the next hecklers have to be. Remember, according to no less than Nancy Pelosi, the people who showed up at the Democrats’ health-care townhalls in August 2009 to complain were astroturfers whose job was to create a false perception of popular opposition to ObamaCare. (Three years later, popular opposition to ObamaCare is a political fact of life.) This is how the Democratic leadership thinks. They’d like nothing more, I’m sure, than to see some irate protesters getting in Ryan’s face over Medicare at one of his events so that the media has a piece of useful viral vid to run with, and we already know how low Democratic campaigns are willing to stoop to harass Republican candidates. So why not send out some boisterous hecklers, to convince undecideds that this Paul Ryan character they’re hearing about is evidently so evil that average Americans might be driven into a sputtering rage by hearing him talk about premium support? It’s sound optics and efficient demagoguery. O’s inner circle might not be good at governing, but they’re good at that at least.

Exit question from the Obama campaign’s Tumblr account: “In case you missed all the excitement this weekend: Meet Paul Ryan, who is actually the worst.”

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KEYWORDS: 2012veep; heckler; medicare; paulryan; rudedems; ryan
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1 posted on 08/13/2012 2:52:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

the occupy roadshow?


2 posted on 08/13/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan needs to be faster on his feet..

You come up to me and ask “ARE YOU GOING TO CUT MEDICARE!?!?!?”

My reply would be “Why? Obama already did!”


3 posted on 08/13/2012 2:56:47 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrat women need to get out of the gutter ...


4 posted on 08/13/2012 2:57:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This “woman” got inches away from Ryan. There was another protestor who also said “We love dead Republicans” this is what we are dealing with here. Obama’s minions know they are months away from losing and it isnt going to be pretty. Obama’s zombies would rather burn this country to the ground than lose this election


5 posted on 08/13/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL - the guttersnip punched a volunteer? It’s going to be an interesting election... I assume the MSM will give these ‘ladies’ a pass...


6 posted on 08/13/2012 2:59:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Typical insane Democrat. There comes a time when these potential violent asses need to be clubbed and jailed.
7 posted on 08/13/2012 2:59:58 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

Astro turf, SEIU, Pro Obamacare townhall rioters, probably being paid left over porculus money.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Logical me
There comes a time when these potential violent asses need to be clubbed and jailed.

I was thinking more along the lines of spanked and sent to bed without supper...

9 posted on 08/13/2012 3:02:11 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: cableguymn

Heckler gets up on the stage they are inviting a knock down, not a clever repartee.

I don’t think these types of disruptors will help the dems at all, they will build sympathy for Ryan and contempt for radicals.

Paul Ryan may have some debateable ideas on medicare, but just maybe the American people are starting to ask where we get these characters who scream and yell at him or even try to storm the stage.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: cableguymn; All
you're half right...what needs to be done is Ryan/Romney need to define these people as "obama supporters"...so he should've said "the obama supporters who just rushed the stage asked me is i will cut medicare even though their candidate of choice has already slashed $700 million from the medicare budget"...
11 posted on 08/13/2012 3:03:34 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SeekAndFind

The more they hate him, the better I like him.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 3:03:55 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SeekAndFind

The leftist are just filled with seething hate.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: cableguymn

“Ryan needs to be faster on his feet..
You come up to me and ask “ARE YOU GOING TO CUT MEDICARE!?!?!?”
My reply would be “Why? Obama already did!””

You are exactly right. Why is the Romney campaign on the defensive on this issue? The Obamacare bill has cut Medicare by over $700 million. Romney and Ryan should be running on the “save Medicare” platform and taking the issue straight to the Democrats.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 3:09:24 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Williams
I don’t think these types of disruptors will help the dems at all, they will build sympathy for Ryan and contempt for radicals.

Exactly!

How many independents did this act of stupidity turn away?

This kind of action only serves to energize the conservative base EVEN MORE!!!

15 posted on 08/13/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT by bayliving (What do you wanna bet that democrats go home at night and punch their pillows before they go to bed?)
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To: God luvs America

Excellent suggestion. I just wish the Republicans would listen to it.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:59 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Where’s Secret Service?


17 posted on 08/13/2012 3:11:59 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: SeekAndFind

This kind of stuff doesn’t sit well with Americans. That’s why I expect that the DBM will not show any of it in prime time. Just like they avoided showing the worst of OWS.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 3:12:20 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Williams

“I don’t think these types of disruptors will help the dems at all, they will build sympathy for Ryan and contempt for radicals.”

Agreed. Dims on crazy pills is not going to go over well with the suburban and senior voters who will decide this election.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 3:12:24 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: SeekAndFind

Look folks, Governor Scott Walker and several GOP Senators were exposed to the same lowlife, Democrat, Obamabot, dirt bags in his recall election in Wisconsin. the union thugs and gangsters pulled the same disgusting act. But......the people and voters of Wisconsin would have none of it!!! Believe me this hurts Obama and the Democrat Party more then it hurts Romney/Ryan.our lives!!!

Shades of 1930s Germany and the “Hitler” “Brown Shirts”. Make no mistake about it Adolf Hitler and Barack Hussein Obama are cut from the same cloth. America, wake up, or these protester, dirt bags, will be ruling you, your children and your lives!!! America should hang its head in shame.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 3:14:58 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: God luvs America
"their candidate of choice has already slashed $700 million" Billion! It's $700 Billion
21 posted on 08/13/2012 3:15:48 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Kenny

That’s what I would like to know..its scary knowing a whack job like that can come within inches of a VP candidate


22 posted on 08/13/2012 3:18:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GOPJ

These rabblerousers are clearly trying to provoke an angry response from Romney and Ryan, but they have handled it with humor.

They are also trying to provoke a violent confrontation with R/R supporters. They’ll try to start something and someone they know will be videotaping it, then they’ll send it far and wide on the social media and make the claim that R/R supporters are haters.

Anyone attending rallies needs to remind themselves to stay calm.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 3:19:06 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Shades of 1930s Germany and the “Hitler” “Brown Shirts”.

These are the Obama "Brown Shorts".

24 posted on 08/13/2012 3:19:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t Ryan get SS protection? My God, of all people, Ryan needs it. He’s already driving the Dems nuts and the campaign hasn’t even really started.

But if that dude in the suit on stage who didn’t move an inch is ryan’s protection, we’re screwed.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 3:21:40 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: the invisib1e hand

That was terrible. You couldn’t even understand what he was trying to say for the hecklers.
Why is Obama never interrupted like this?


26 posted on 08/13/2012 3:26:08 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: GOPJ

“LOL - the guttersnip punched a volunteer? It’s going to be an interesting election”


Another lesson in “civility” from the Dems. The corrupt MSM turns a blind eye as usual.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind

That Nineteenth Amendment might need another look-see.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 3:32:43 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: SeekAndFind

Commies are famous for assassinating candidates. Hope they have plenty of security.

Pray for America


29 posted on 08/13/2012 3:48:10 PM PDT by bray (Take out the commies in November!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure she only wanted to show him her vagina.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Those formerly employed as the security team should soon be replaced by a security team who will taser any unauthorized person who tries to get on the same stage as Romney or Ryan. No warning.

And extra batteries should be available if the taser batteries run down from repeated use.

31 posted on 08/13/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan To-Do List:
crush our enemies,
see them driven before us,
hear the lamentation of their women.
pick up gallon of milk


32 posted on 08/13/2012 4:02:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: bray
Precisely.

That would be the only 'legit' way the election could be postponed or canceled: the demise of the candidate. If I were R/R, I'd hire some topnotch private armed security to augment the SS. Perhaps there's some SAS or Mossad looking for something to do for the next 3 months....

33 posted on 08/13/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT by thescourged1
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Very insightful.

Not saying who, but a lot of good patriotic Americans are ready for a good turkey shoot, if the libs really want to go there.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 4:15:29 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: randita
It only happens if they can frame it and then spoon feed it to the sheeple.
If they don't cover it, it didn't happen.
35 posted on 08/13/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Turn off the Idiot box.)
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To: Soul of the South

I would go on to say “And for you, I also won’t cut Weight Watchers!”


36 posted on 08/13/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait! wait! wait! climbing on stage and medicare seems to be a bit off. Oh those young entitlement moochers


37 posted on 08/13/2012 4:37:41 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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Please visit The 300 FReepers with a quick $50 for FR FReepathon Challenge Thread!!
Or donate here. Let's wrap this up.



38 posted on 08/13/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Enten

LOLOLOL!


39 posted on 08/13/2012 5:23:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: bcsco; Charles Henrickson

What are their DUmmie screen names? If they think rushing onto a stage helps their cause, they must really be DUmmies.


40 posted on 08/13/2012 5:25:46 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here come the "Suicide Squads".
I wouldn't be surprised to see one of these wackos tie a rope around their neck and yell "For You Barack For You" and then hang themselves from the Washington Monument.


41 posted on 08/13/2012 5:40:03 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Falcon4.0

Sounds like Pay-Per-View to me...


42 posted on 08/13/2012 5:47:44 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Sarah Barracuda
This “woman” got inches away from Ryan.

I like how the headline said they "tried" to climb onto the stage.

43 posted on 08/13/2012 5:47:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Video: Hecklers try to climb onstage at Ryan event in Iowa ("Are you going to cut Medicare?")

These violent nutjobs are a serious threat to Ryans life. There needs to be an immediate implementation of a no tolerance policy for liberal idiocy.

44 posted on 08/13/2012 5:56:49 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Williams

My suggested reply was not for the heckler.. It was a sound bite for the evening news.


45 posted on 08/13/2012 6:18:26 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson; Cletus.D.Yokel

Marching orders. Paid help, bussed in to create a confrontation. Possibly from Madison. I would think the SEIU and Wisconsin teacher’s union is going to play this up as much as they can.


46 posted on 08/13/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco; PJ-Comix
Holy cow! I replied to PJ before I read this. Just proof of my tagline...
47 posted on 08/13/2012 6:26:27 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Why did IA state police respond? Doesn’t Ryan have SS protection now?

I want to know every last detail about the arrested woman, every overdue library book, her credit rating, every medication she’s ever taken, what her neighbors have to say about her... everything. They should enjoy no privacy, as Joe the Plumber enjoyed no privacy.


48 posted on 08/13/2012 6:37:22 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: randita
They are also trying to provoke a violent confrontation with R/R supporters. They’ll try to start something and someone they know will be videotaping it, then they’ll send it far and wide on the social media ...

Liberals don't have to use 'social media' they can call up CBS, NBC, ABC, or CNN. You're right - they'll try to pull us into a fight. They tried that at Chick-fil-A... and it didn't work. But your warning's important. We have to ignore them.

Ten thousand people showed up for Romney/Ryan in WI - and another 10,000 in North Carolina. Biden was in North Carolina too - 600 people came to hear him. We're better. We can ignore them...

49 posted on 08/13/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: GOPJ

In 2010, lots of Tea Party folks started showing up at town meetings challenging Dem incumbents on Obamacare and Porkulus. Then Rats (SEIU and other unions) started showing up as well and started confrontations with the Tea Party folks. They got violent in a few instances.

The stakes are extremely high, so I expect Rats to show up and disrupt all the R/R rallies. Their goal is to scare people away from going (no chance) and to be so disruptive that R/R can’t even address the crowds and decide it’s better to have smaller, controllable crowds in smaller venues.

Just like they hate the people who showed up at Chick-Fil-A, they also hate the people who show up in support of R/R.

They’re idiots if they think people are going to be cowed with these threats. On the contrary, it will make conservatives even more determined to publicly show their support.


50 posted on 08/13/2012 7:47:23 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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