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

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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