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Ryan Heckled By Group Who Heckled Romney

From Reuters:

New campaigner Ryan under fire from hecklers and Obama

By Sam Youngman | Tuesday Aug 14, 2012

(Reuters) DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican Paul Ryan got a taste of the rough side of a presidential campaign on Monday when protesters heckled him and President Barack Obama accused him of blocking emergency aid to drought-hit farmers…

Dressed in a checked shirt, Ryan bantered with fairgoers but his first solo campaign speech was interrupted by a small group of demonstrators.

In chaotic scenes, hecklers standing at the front of a large pro-Ryan crowd shouted "Stop the war against the common good," prompting Republicans to shout back and swear at them.

You see? It was the Republicans who swore.

One of the protesters rushed onto the small stage where Ryan was speaking. She was grabbed by three state troopers. Police said one of the protesters punched a volunteer fair worker.

The woman who stormed the state had been wearing a Romney T-shirt. She had been brought their by the same radical leftist group who heckled Romney at the same Iowa State fair even last year. (See below.)

Details that no one in the news media have bothered to report.

"It’s funny because Iowans and Wisconsinites, we like to be respectful of one another, and peaceful of one another and listen to one another," Ryan said. "These ladies must not be from Iowa or Wisconsin."

In fact, according to the Democrat front website, Talking Points Memo, this ‘grassroots’ demonstration, “was organized by Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, which is the same group that heckled Mitt Romney at last year’s Iowa State Fair, prompting his famous response that ‘corporations are people.’”

Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, is a Marxist organization that counts among its “friends and allies” the National People’s Action, which is a Chicago-based Saul Alinsky inspired community organization dedicated to “progressive social change” and “economic and racial justice.” The Iowa Citizens group also lists as its friends, the Center for Community Change, which is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains radical activists.

By the way, one of the other protesters from this group who rushed the stage while Ryan was trying to speak is a former priest and current "Christian anarchist," according to Wikipedia:

Frank Cordaro

Frank Cordaro (born 1951) is a peace activist and co-founder of the Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker group. He frequently attends protests and gives lectures at school and community events in Nebraska and Iowa. He was a Roman Catholic priest from 1985 until leaving the priesthood in 2003 for personal reasons, including his wish to be released from the vow of celibacy.

He is known as a Christian anarchist and frequently participates in peace rallies involving civil disobedience. He has been sentenced to at least eight six-month terms in federal jail for trespassing onto military bases and federal buildings during demonstrations, most often at Strategic Nuclear Command at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska…

None of which has been reported by our news media, even though all of this information is readily available. But those kind of details might undercut the optics of some everyday hardworking Iowans who are furious at what Paul Ryan wants to do to them.

And our mainstream journalists do not report anything that might undercut the Obama campaign’s optics.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Ryan Heckled By Group Who Heckled Romney”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “…and frequently participates in peace rallies involving civil disobedience.”

    Could this be any more ironic?

    “Yes…I stand for peace” <>

    “But you just hit me”

    “Yes, only through ‘civil disobedience’ can I get you war-mongers to understand…I must now go set a police car on fire while I simultaneously trigger the bombs I’ve left in that Christian daycare center”.

  2. Anonymoose says:

    The media just gets their sound bite about protestors heckling Ryan in a “chaotic” scene as the Republicans “swear” at them and that’s all they want. Never mind it was a small group of professional protestors, never mind they really weren’t representing the local people who were there. The “open minded” independent voter hears more negative coverage, and that’s all that matters. You never seem to hear of radical Right groups sending protestors to Democrat speeches, but a lot of them assume it’s done anyways.

    A really good expose could be written on these “grassroots” organizations that conveniently all say the same message and have lots of money out of the blue, and the groundwork has been done by DiscoverTheNetworks, but they prefer to pretend it’s a true movement of the people. I remember one of my liberal friends was gushing over a video posted by some environmental group about how these organizations were a sign of a mass revival of “awareness” and saving the planet and yada-yada.

    And they go peddling their bicycles to the organic foods market and living in communal houses with their eyes deliberately closed. Nothing anyone says or does will convince them they’re being pulled along on a string; it’s something they will only have to see for themselves, that what they believe so strongly is all a lie–but deep down I think the fear of that is what keeps them from ever questioning their reality.

  3. untrainable says:

    “Stop the war against the common good,” War against the common good? What war? What common good? The only war I see is the progressive war on the truth. And the only common good I can fathom at this time is getting liberals and marxists and communists (Oh My!) out of American government.
    The “common good” is a phrase that has been used throughout history to cover everything from the usurpation of liberty to attempted genocide. There is no common good when an elite class decides what’s good for the common. Common, in this context, refers to the rest of us. The rabble who can’t afford to pay $25K/plate for a rubber chicken dinner and the privilege of giving up their free will to worship at the altar of hope and change.
    The intellectual vacuum that these people demonstrate is astounding. The most intelligent thing they’ve done makes a mockery of the very idea of a common good. They are getting paid to be a$$holes in public. They are using their god-given talents to personally enrich themselves.
    I find myself wondering… do you think if I asked one of these empty heads to spread around the “a$$hole cash” in their pockets in the name of the “common good”, they would punch me and run, or kick me and run?

  4. GetBackJack says:

    Pope Paul VI, during the Second Vatican Council wherein Communism was found to have made it’s way into the Church’s hierarchy – “The smoke of satan has by some fissure entered the sanctuary.”

    Frank is the result. A ravening wolf of hate masquerading a man of peace.

  5. wirenut says:

    I just love how the progressive’s, dismiss private trickle down, to their twisted all government hammer-down. I did’nt build this,,,, they did!
    This house of cards is about to fall, and I got two good hands to rebuild it as our founders intended. This is just the start of indecency by the left.


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