Shocker: Anti-Romney Hecklers Getting Paid


I know Democrats promised economic stimulus and job creation, but this is ridiculous:

The protesters popping up at Mitt Romney’s rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday look like run-of-the-mill grassroots liberals — they wave signs about “the 99 percent,” they chant about the Republican’s greed, and they describe themselves as a loosely organized coalition of “concerned citizens.”

They’re also getting paid, two of the protesters and an Obama campaign official told BuzzFeed. …

Neither of the representatives agreed to give their names, but two protesters said they were getting paid to stand outside for the rally, though the wage is unclear: one said she was getting $7.25 per hour, while another man said they were being paid $17 per hour.

Meanwhile, about 50 feet away, another protest had been organized by local Democrats in conjunction with the Obama campaign. A campaign official told BuzzFeed they had nothing to do with the other group — which he said he believed they had been sent by the labor-backed “Good Jobs Now” — and confirmed that they were being paid.

I want to point out that the man in this story is getting paid $17.00/hour while the woman is getting minimum wage, $7.25.

I think our friends on the left have a “war on women” problem.

Anyway, here’s Romney responding to some of the protesters. Romney has been guilty of encouraging his supporters to heckle Obama and his surrogates – up to and including his campaign bus being driven around an Obama event honking – but at least he hasn’t stooped to paying his hecklers. Yet, anyway.

At a time when America desperately needs adult leadership, this is shaping up to be one of the most childish campaigns on record.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Spartacus

    The Obama campaign needs to hire enough of them to make the unemployment numbers drop a point or two, otherwise they’re toast in November.

    • JustRuss

      That would require them being paid above rather than under the table.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    This must be obama’s jobs plan

  • $8194357

    Unspent green union stimulus slush fund monies going to the “cause” of the moment, huh.
    Paid cloward/Piven cannon fodder?
    Whats happening on the left these days…They used to do it for grass and ass…

    • borborygmi

      Grass would lead to a rather mild heckle and the ass will get you the drip drip drip of stds .    Hey Mitt …….boo job killer…..lets go get some oreos. 

      • $8194357

        Sparkie says the munchies are a lie gurgle..
        Ever know him to be wrong?

  • borborygmi

    HE is too freaking cheap to pay his hecklers.  Hecklers paid no doubt by dnc through contribution (free will contribution)   What do you have against capitalism.

    • two_amber_lamps

       Obviously they’re kinda stupid to be telling the world how “grass-roots” “99%’er” they are…  but then time and again the useful idiots dime themselves out.

      Maybe this guy’s available?

      • borborygmi

        I suppose we could play which side has the idiots….but since they are on both sides it seems pointless.

        • two_amber_lamps

           $17 bucks an hour is good money there borby…  you probably shouldn’t pass this up.

  • Snarkie Sparkie

    Oh.  Poor widdle VICTIMS.  Again.  Some more.

    • two_amber_lamps

       Hey there spark ol’ boy…  $17 an hour is some serious cabbage.  You might wanna consider it?  Just think that’s like 1/2 a gallon of your favorite swill an hour, all for heckling a capitalist?  Bonus!

      On your mark, get set…….    Sparkie!

  • sbark

    Many more instances of Left wing attacks on “freedom of thought”………
    Google says it got more than 1,000 such requests from governments around the
    world. “It’s alarming,” says the company’s senior policy analyst Dorothy Chou,
    “not only because free expression is at risk, but because some of these requests
    come from countries you might not suspect — Western democracies not typically
    associated with censorship.”

    “U.S. agencies,” according to CNN, “asked
    Google to remove 6,192 individual pieces of content from its search results,
    blog posts or archives of online videos, according to the report. That’s up 718%
    compared with the 757 such items that U.S. agencies asked Google to remove in
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    yup………that is the same Google left wing mouthpeices that receives 6.9 billion in govt Welfare……..not subsidies………welfare. Say which search engine does Say Anything Blog use?

  • sbark

    So the Left wingers heckling the gradeschool children for singing a patriotic song in NY are also getting paid…….this is all coming from more G.Soros money——basically the biggest superpac of all……….
    gradeschoolers…………….well, at least the Left Wingers are picking on someone with the same mental capacity.
    did I hear the kids counter with USA USA USA chants………

  • awfulorv

    The Bloomberg poll says Obama leads Romney by 13 points. Someone must tell Mitt to stop punching babies, kicking the old ladies in the shins, and urinating on stage. Or tell Bloomberg pollsters to conduct their polls somewhere other than OWS encampments.

    • Spartacus

      HEH, maybe Romney should go to NYC & Oakland drop trou and take a dump on a police car, from what I hear that’s what makes you one of “them” in those towns. Somehow I feel that suddenly the Occutards would no longer be the “spontaneous” little darling of the Democratic party that Nancy Pelosi purred like a retarded kitten over and would suddenly manifest into an evil wing of the Rethuglican tea party, wait for it on MSNBC.

    • realitybasedbob

      The Bloomberg poll was of likely voters. Some say this is a more accurate way to measure public sentiment. We shall see.