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Romney Supporters Clash With Protesters In Florida
buzzfeed.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 09/20/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SARASOTA, Fla. — Supporters and opponents of Mitt Romney faced off outside of the Republican nominee's rally here in an at-times-violent confrontation.

As hundreds of Romney supporters lined the sidewalk outside the Ringling Museum of Art, a group of more than 20 protestors carrying an effigy of Romney marched in and confronted them as both sides chanted.

One of the men leading the protest, organized by Occupy and Move-On according to demonstrators, repeatedly cut into the Romney line — drawing pushing and shoving.

“Get a job, I worked my 50 years,” shouted one Romney supporter at the demonstrators.

One man, wearing a yellow Manatee County Tea Party t-shirt squeezed the back of the protest-leader's neck, as other Romney supporters surrounded him.

After 20 minutes, the protest leader laid out a red carpet over several protesters and the man in the Romney costume walked over them. The leader then crowned "Romney" as the "King of the 1%," commanding the Romney supporters to bow before their leader.

"We don’t get paid to support out candidate,” shouted one woman.

“I’m proud to be one percent. I built everything I have," said the man next to her, also jeering the protest.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: leftwingnuts; moveon; moveonorg; occupy; romney

1 posted on 09/20/2012 1:12:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beware the 53% Gray Panthers!!!


2 posted on 09/20/2012 1:15:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
why is it always the same crap in the south part of my state?

Because many of the north east and Chicago liberal turds move down here and then want to make this state like their old state.

Would we ever see protesters on our side go to their rally and then burn effigy's

3 posted on 09/20/2012 1:18:55 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Beware the 53% Gray Panthers"

The leftists came, disrupted, and left intact. What is there to beware of?


4 posted on 09/20/2012 1:20:10 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Classic despicable Bolshevik street thug tactics.

I nevet thoutht I’d see it in this country.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 1:20:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“One man, wearing a yellow Manatee County Tea Party t-shirt squeezed the back of the protest-leader’s neck, as other Romney supporters surrounded him.”

I bet that the man in the yellow shirt was actually a member of The Obama-Soros financed OWS and the neck squeezing was a planned set up intended to make the Tea Party look violent.

Just take a look at the man in the yellow shirt, does he really look like a member of Tea Party?


6 posted on 09/20/2012 1:23:54 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lots of great pictures.

[GOP] “Greed Over People”

That sign wording sizes up the “creativity” of the anti-Romney protesters


7 posted on 09/20/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Free ThinkerNY
After 20 minutes, the protest leader laid out a red carpet over several protesters and the man in the Romney costume walked over them. The leader then crowned "Romney" as the "King of the 1%," commanding the Romney supporters to bow before their leader.

Weirdos. They have the minds of small children. I wish they'd hurry and grow up. They're really getting annoying.
What they need is a good slap on the ass. It worked for my kids.

8 posted on 09/20/2012 1:28:09 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Headline is inverted. The supporters were there and the Occupy clowns forced a confrontation. But the headline reads like the supporters attacked the otherwise peaceful protestors. More media used food.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: I see my hands
The leftists came, disrupted, and left intact. What is there to beware of?

Indeed, if they had disrupted and left bloodied up a bit, they'd think real long and hard about their next move. It's way past time for conservatives to take off the gloves and bust a few heads. IMHO

10 posted on 09/20/2012 1:31:07 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: meyer

Sounds like the movie Joe..


11 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:25 PM PDT by sakic
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Big bad Romney supporters "clashed" with protestors?

Sounds like 20 punks looking for trouble disrupted a Romney rally.

12 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“.........the protest leader laid out a red carpet over several protesters and the man in the Romney costume walked over them.”

Huh? I’m having trouble visualizing that statement.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: meyer

Sounds like the movie Joe..


14 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by sakic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Get a job, I worked my 50 years,”

Let me fix that....“Get a job, I worked my 50 years,...Oh! That’s right, because of Obama, you can’t find a Job!!!”


15 posted on 09/20/2012 1:39:23 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How is it this is not disturbing the peace or assault. What if the Romney supporters were instead waiting in line at a movie theater or restaurant and These OWS types came up and got in their faces shouting. Wouldn’t they be arrested. Why is it different because they are protesting. I bet police were standing there doing nothing. The police are paralyzed by the fear of being sued for violating first amendment rights of the protesters so they allow the rights of the Romney supporters to be violated in the name of free speech.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 1:42:14 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lots of great pictures.

It's hard to believe those people think other people should be used as their slaves because, somehow, they "deserve" a free ride. What makes these people think others should pay their bills for them?

Why do they think, somehow, they have more rights than those who work for a living? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Beggars shouldn't be the choosers? Shouldn't they be at least a little bit grateful for what the politicians have stolen for them?

There was a time when beggars didn't want to be beggars, and they'd do anything they had to to find work. Today, it's just another left wing life style choice.

17 posted on 09/20/2012 1:43:18 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: manc

“Would we ever see protesters on our side go to their rally and then burn effigy’s”

No, that would be a hate crime. But burning some rich white dude..........no problem.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 1:47:03 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: NonValueAdded
Headline is inverted. The supporters were there and the Occupy clowns forced a confrontation.

Right, I was thinking the same thing, and I had come to that conclusion even before reading the story (as you may have, as well). Funny how I've conditioned my mind to correctly translate bias like this. It's like being a foreign language interpreter, I guess.
19 posted on 09/20/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Demanding Romney Supporters bow down?

MAN, THAT’s JUST FRIKKEN HILARIOUS, coming from worshippers of Bowing Barry!


20 posted on 09/20/2012 2:21:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Think it's violent now, just wait...if the kenyan wins another term, I think conservatives will do more than just type about their disapproval.

The Kenyan must go.

21 posted on 09/20/2012 2:26:54 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where were the police for this. This was not peaceable assembly, but disruption and confrontation.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 2:53:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“HAEVENS”? It’s like I wrote before, Democrats have no immune system defense against stupidity. It spreads through them like wildfire. The CDC needs to issue them a warning.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 3:03:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those protesters under the red material look like an IHOP breakfast.....pigs in a blanket.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“After 20 minutes, the protest leader laid out a red carpet over several protesters and the man in the Romney costume walked over them. The leader then crowned “Romney” as the “King of the 1%,” commanding the Romney supporters to bow before their leader.”

But theyre ok with Obama flying to Vegas to meet and greet campaign donors who can afford the 5 figure entry fee.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 6:40:27 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
ROFL!!!


26 posted on 09/20/2012 6:54:01 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I was at the rally today. There were police everywhere. I missed this bit of excitement, but it was a handful of protesters, 1 guy with a bull horn yelling stupid stuff. Moveon.org woman was the nastiest and angriest. The bull horn guy was obsessed with homosexuality, he kept accusing people in line of being gay and hiding it from their families. The main crap I heard before and after the rally was about Mitt releasing his tax returns. There were some protestors inside the rally that screamed about tax returns.

It was really pretty lame and Romney supporters just laughed at them, mocked them, and told them to get a job. We yelled that if they wanted to see what a tax return looked like, they should get a job and file one. Hee Hee.

News is reporting a few hundred supporters....LIE.....there were many THOUSANDS. Traffic was a nightmare. I waited in line over an hour to get into the rally.

It was hotter than H*LL but the crowd was wound up and Romney gave a good speech. He got alot of loud applause and cheers.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clash? This wasn’t a clash: they all left with the same number of teeth they came with.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 7:07:13 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (things that make you go hmmmmm)
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To: meyer

My theory, consistent with your call to action, is that LIEberals have never had to suffer the consequences of their hateful words or bullying activities.

IOW, they have never had a can of whipass opened on them.

I agree with you — smacking down a LIEberal just might cause him/her to be somewhat more circumspect in their words & actions.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 10:41:28 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I bet that the man in the yellow shirt was actually a member of The Obama-Soros financed OWS.......................... Naaaah, he was one of the Tea Party folks just trying to get the other guy’s attention. I would like to see the scene unedited before I accuse anyone. Judging from the looks of all the cameramen, I don’t think they were there to support Romney. I missed it if it was on the news, and we live in the Venice Sarasota area.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 8:17:57 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think we’re going to see more street battles w/ the brown shirts attacking real USAians. If you don’t know what a brown shirt is, I suggest you read up on the rise of the National Socialists in Germay during the 1930’s.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 9:19:44 AM PDT by veracious
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