Video: Hecklers try to climb onstage at Ryan event in Iowa

posted at 5:21 pm on August 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

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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Sorry backers got hurt don’t let it get you down….

God willing we’ll be seeing a LOT of Bambi backersd who broke the law going away soon….

and ladies and gentlemen THAT is not the behavior of a winning side’s fans.

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM

he needs to get used to this & formulate a smile & a come back. he is so cute that the smile would be dazzling & no one would remember the comeback

kelley in virginia on August 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Whatevah, the train is rolling and the astro-turf is getting torn up.

rob verdi on August 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Where’s the Secret Service on this one?

blammm on August 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

“In case you missed all the excitement this weekend: Meet Paul Ryan, who is actually the worst.”

Once again, in english?

lorien1973 on August 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

more than a few reporters awaken this morning with a new mission in life: define destroy Paul Ryan.

Fixed to reality

MississippiMom on August 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

It’s the donks who have declared war on the middle class.

Blake on August 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Does he have a security unit?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

So Ryan can handle the creeps just as well as Romney. Good to know.

If you’re going to try to heckle at events that have 10,000 other people there to shout you down, you deserve to get roughed up a bit by the police on the way out.

Gingotts on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Come see the violence inherent in the Left!

H.E. Pennypacker on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

With the goons of Obama and the feelings daddy’s sugar may be on short supply in the future, I am thinking I would want to be fitted for a Kevlar vest if I am Rx2.

hillsoftx on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Tom Highway would say: “Hold this microphone, boy. War`s been declared.”

ThePrez on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Children..from the whiny baby at the very top..to the juvenile supporters at the bottom…to the thugs and slugs in Trumka’s army ..to their enablers in the media.

HumpBot Salvation on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

God willing we’ll be seeing a LOT of Bambi backersd who broke the law going away soon….

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Let Eric Holder lead the way…

Gingotts on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

You forgot “white”, and if the candidate happens to be black then they are simply an “oreo” tool of whitey.

This is why I could never be in politics; if someone rushes me on stage they’re getting hammer-punched on the collarbone.

Bishop on August 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Yeah, this will work. Because everyone knows how much Iowa enjoys brass knuckle politics.

#Fail

aquaviva on August 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

…it’s the Chicago way!
…what?…we don’t know anything about it!

KOOLAID2 on August 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Together We Thrive™

right?

tom daschle concerned on August 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Nothing like a reasoned and thoughtful discussion of the issues, eh progressives?

RobertE on August 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I pray to God that nothing happens to Mitt/family/Ryan/family during this campaign. Good gosh, this might be horrible?
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letget on August 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

These people are the lowest of the low. No manners, no class. It’s going to be a tough slog until November 6.

JoAnn1965 on August 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

It’ll get a lot worse.

wolly4321 on August 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

..a little further on in this speech, there’s this old guy who kept yelling and gesticulating throughout the whole talk. But, to their credit, the folks in the audience essentially shielded him from the stage by holding the R/R signs to block his view.

Finally that IMMENSE Iowa State Trooper escorted the gent from the premises.

Gotta love it!

The War Planner on August 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Ryan hates women, grannies and the environment!

Live Evil!

profitsbeard on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Their fear is strong.

“If you are taking flak, you are over the target.”

MontanaMmmm on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I’m sure that the New Black Panther Party still have their pipes.

Do they need a security gig?

We know that Holder wouldn’t have a problem with anything that they did.

Hell, it may even get Romney/Ryan some black, Commie votes.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

It’s the donks who have declared war on the middle class.

Pretty much…the middle class expresses too much independence. The dem leadeship prefers a world in which there are only two classes: ruling (them) and servant (us).

hawkeye54 on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Their oops

MontanaMmmm on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Fairly typical of the left. if your message is at odds with theirs, they try to shout you down.

Eff’em.

44Magnum on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

a woman shouted, “Are you going to cut Medicare?”

Shouldn`t she ask Obama……… If he`ll do it again, I mean.

ThePrez on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I hope security is ready because get ready for much much more.

The left is convinced Republicans are cannibles, and they’re on the menu.

Speakup on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Stay classy liberal thugs.

22044 on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Stay classy liberal thugs.

Why should they? Just look at the classless two we now have in the wh!
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letget on August 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Totally off topic, but Ryan maybe be abusing the ” wristband day” – in every place I’ve been to, you are supposed to buy 1 wristband/child. He’s implying 1 wristband for all 3 kids.

Scandalous!

lorien1973 on August 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

You gotta love the lefties.

Heckling Ryan about Medicare….
people who are in there Twenties and maybe, thirties….
heckling about Medicare.

They’re absolutely brainwashed.

WisRich on August 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Damn, those women look like someone shaved the azz end of a donkey and released them at the fair.
Forget the bouncers, they need beast nets.

AllahsNippleHair on August 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

At the end of the video, the last one trying to get on the stage in the white sweater looks like Jody whats-her-name from code pink. The one who went to Afghanistan for Bambi. If so, then Ryan is right about “not from iowa” as she’s from California.

gh on August 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

tweetus interruptus?

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Together we thrive™, I thought us Tucson folks and Sarah owned that. Libs still use it here.

wolly4321 on August 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

These clowns won’t be happy until someone is seriously hurt or worse.

I guess this is that “get in their faces” King Obama requested.

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

there s/b their

WisRich on August 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Why isn’t anyone asking where the h*ll the secret service was?!!

PrincipleStand on August 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Oh, how the tides have turned.

Remember this gem?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWR5wyoIM68

JackForce on August 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

gh on August 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I think so to.

MontanaMmmm on August 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

What those like the disrupters here don’t understand is that they lose more votes for Obama than they gain by behavior like this. Can you imagine how many times we would see this on the news if a Republican or Tea Party person tried to climb on the stage while Obama or Biden were speaking? Can you imagine how we would be lectured about civility by the president and other liberals? But civility is a one way street for them. Only Republicans/conservatives/Tea Party members have to be polite and civil while they can be as vile, hateful, disruptive, and untruthful as they like.

lukjuj on August 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Lird your goins, this is just the beginning. After Ryan destroys Biden in their first and last debate and then lays waste to TFGRP’s criminal actions, the human trash who want everything for free will figure it’s all-in time.

Bishop on August 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Where is the Secret Service? They should have been assigned on day 1.

nitzsche on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

The Lefties’ constant lies, slime, hate and incivility will backfire on them.

bayview on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

In case you missed all the excitement this weekend: Meet Paul Ryan, who is actually the worst guy we could possibly face. The POTUS has already sharted his drawers twice over this pick.

took a lil’ artistic license with that one…../

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Went to the Obama tumblr thing. The lies and distortions never cease to amaze me.

Anyone know what they are talking about with the claim that Ryan wants to ban birth control and invitro?

Most of the junk I’d heard before, but that was a new one to me.

MississippiMom on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Typical liberalists: shut down opposing speech at any costs. How do I know the two gals were liberalists? Easy, did you see them?

the new aesthetic on August 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM

They’re scared and throwing a tantrum

Daemonocracy on August 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM

As an Illinois-raised native Iowan-I loathe Iowa lefties.
Stupid schmucks.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It doesn’t matter. Voters have absorbed months of negative crap about Romney and Obama’s numbers are worse, not better, for all the spending and all the effort. Slinging more mud about Ryan will only dig Obama’s hole even deeper.

MTF on August 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Romney and Ryan better have at least a half dozen prepared responses to bring up during the convention, because they’re going to get barraged by these moments. It will make for awkward tv initially, but if they’re prepared for it they’ll turn it around on its head.

Judging by how Romney has handled these on the stump so far, he’ll be prepared.

stldave on August 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

was his Secret Service detail hoggin’ back at the Motel 8 wishin’ they was livin’ the High Life back in Colombia??????

(Ican sayz “hoggin” because both me and my wife are from Iowa)

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Why isn’t anyone asking where the h*ll the secret service was?!!

PrincipleStand on August 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

http://moelane.com/2012/08/13/rsrh-good-thing-that-obama-supporter-in-iowa-didnt-have-a-knife-huh/

MontanaMmmm on August 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

What exactly was their plan once they got on stage? Breakout in a little Broadway song and dance?
Must not have thought that one all the way though.

lowandslow on August 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

IMO this is no way for BHO to win indies. Crazies at a rally don’t reflect well on the One on whose behalf they are being crazy.

I also hope the Secret Service steps it up to stop this.

…every Republican figure is reduced to one of three things: Old, stupid, or evil.

Geraghty is so right, but he forgot to mention Reagan, for whom the Dems had to use all three labels: old, stupid and evil. This, however, hasn’t worked—the final blow has been the books containing documents hand-written by Reagan—so they decided to try to claim commonality (laughable).

INC on August 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Maybe Ryan could carry a bat like the one Obama was holding when he spoke with the turks. He can start his speech by sayin’ what the next leftie is gonna get if they think they gonna bust his groove and rush his stage.
/skullcrackin

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

It’s been said already but….

Where the HELL!!… is the S.S.??????

Seriously..if this doesn’t trigger a high alert to the GOP that the left will push “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY” I don’t know what it will take.

Goof Grief!!!!!!

katy on August 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Civility.

Del Dolemonte on August 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Ryan stayed on message and used them as an example of the utter desperation of the Democrats at this point. Can’t win on principle or argument so they have to try to do it by force. I especially love the part at the end when he said he was used to that in Wisconsin.

flytier on August 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen state troopers protecting candidates. Is this normal?

Mark1971 on August 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“I remember when I had my first beer.”

Ryan can use that, sadly, not Romney.

29Victor on August 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

uppereastside and libfree are packin them up some glitter bomz

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Where is the Secret Service? They should have been assigned on day 1.

nitzsche on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Watch it again.
They were there. To his left and right beside his backdrop. Two big black guys.
Hecklers are not their job.

NeoKong on August 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Woah…hey…alright…she must not be from Iowa,” said a dumbfounded Ryan as the woman got on stage.

“dumbfounded”….LOL. Somebody needs to buy the jourolist a thesaurus.

Looked more like he was amused and laughing his arse off as he watched the old liberal cow try to climb on stage. Guess she was in a hurry as she was due at the 4H milking exhibition in 5 minutes.

HumpBot Salvation on August 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

“I remember when I had my first beer.”

Ryan can use that, sadly, not Romney.

29Victor on August 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Romney has said that he tried beer one time when he was a teenager. I think he said he smoked a cigarette once too.

Mark1971 on August 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Look Secret Service. This sh!t can’t happen, no matter the candidate. Some doofus rushes the stage and you better be curbstompin them into dogsh!t. If not, what the hell are you good for?

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive.
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried.
Take her down now, don’t want to see her face
All blistered and burnt, can’t hide my disgrace.

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice.
Gotta see ‘em make ‘em pay the price.
See their bodies out on the ice.
Take my time.

Am I evil? Yes I am.
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am.

Newest campaign song for Ryan.

lol

Brian1972 on August 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

The protesters were on sugar highs from all of those elephant ears and funnel cakes

RSbrewer on August 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Watch it again.
They were there. To his left and right beside his backdrop. Two big black guys.
Hecklers are not their job.

NeoKong on August 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

When they rush the stage they are no longer hecklers.

Mark1971 on August 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive.
Thankless little b!tch, for the tears I cried.
Take her down now, don’t want to see her face
All blistered and burnt, can’t hide my disgrace.

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice.
Gotta see ‘em make ‘em pay the price.
See their bodies out on the ice.
Take my time.

Am I evil? Yes I am.
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am.

New campaign song for Ryan’s events. lol

Brian1972 on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Wow…that looked like it was a little too close for comfort. The SS needs to get a grip on this yesterday.

lynncgb on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I want to know who these people are and who is backing them…
I blame the thugs from Chicago…

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Better buy myself a dictionary.

“journolist” politically accurate spelling..not Funk & Wagnalls version.

HumpBot Salvation on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Hey. Ed and Tina Korbe went to the Iowa State Fair 2 yrs ago and had them some fried butter. Maybe this chick was mixing fried butter and bath salts????

#itcouldhappen

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

If Paul Ryan was a Doom, the women would be fighting each other to get a spot right in front of the stage so they could stare up into his crystalline blue eyes and screech over his dashing good looks, which is of course how the slimestream media would be promoting him while they were drooling and falling all over themselves to get the one-on-one interview of a lifetime.

The TV broadcast media would be staring dreamily off into the distance, recounting the days of JFK and Camelot and purring over a return to those grand times–and those would be the ones who didn’t even live through it (or they’d know the truth). I can’t even begin to speculate on where the tingles would be running through Chrissie Matthews–and never mind that Ryan’s not even the presidential candidate, who they’d encourage to abdicate his nomination and step aside for Ryan. Let’s face it–that’s where their real envy lies.

stukinIL4now on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I’ve said this a few times already, and it bears repeating: the Left will stoop to violence together their way in this election. If Obama loses, we will see a violent change in power for the first time.

Bigurn on August 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

whatever happened to “sniper overwatch”???

target
target down

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Direct action has been in the Left’s toolkit for 100 years. The IWW were early proponents.

but our agitprop press will work hand and glove with them to create the story

A story of the downtrodden and the white oppressive capitalist overlords who want to steal more their birthright…and there are signs that the downtrodden and poor are rising up, speaking truth to power

r keller on August 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

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.

I don’t know about that. He looked a lot better than she did. She just looked stupid. If someone went at Obama or Biden like that they might well be shot, or at the very least tackled.

Terrye on August 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Ryan is sending them over the edge as expected. They just needed that last little push.

This crap failed in WI, it failed with OWS, and it will fail now.

forest on August 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

They’re scared and throwing a tantrum

Daemonocracy on August 13, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Expect them to lower and debase themselves even further in the coming months as it becomes clearer and clearer that doomsday approacheth for Team Hopenchange.

squint on August 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

hey, you know what. Maybe the R2 team can now joke about how they’re excited to use stuff like drone strikes and things against the peeps. You know, like the Jonas Brothers and Code Pink.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

You will love this Ryan v Biden video http://tinyurl.com/9jx36w4

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If I was Ryan I would have said

“Get your fat-ass off the stage before it flips over and kills everyone in the front row.

But that would not have been very presidential… which is why I was not on the short list for VP’s

Cubz_Fan on August 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

When Santorum came to Tucson I was up front. I’m here to tell ya he had ex SF dudes that were wired for sound. Not knocking Ryan, just making a suggestion. No way that would have happened at the event I was at. If I scratched my forehead, Rambo for real was looking me square in the eye.

wolly4321 on August 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

He’s a class act!
I wonder if he’s tried the fried butter at the fair. I have to try that sometime. Haven’t been to a state fair in awhile.

JellyToast on August 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

the fuse is lit. the leftards are coming unglued. Picking Ryan, a good friend of Scott Walker, is a Drano slow drip of unmitigated pain and suffering for them. They hate it because he’s from WI and he’s good lookin, a stud, smarter than their talking points robots, and he’s got a hot wife who likes being a hot wife.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Finally The LSM can use this video as proof of how violent the Tea Party is, wait…..what?

antipc on August 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I think I see libfree and inthemiddle!

wargamer6 on August 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

i have a feeling those gals don’t shave their armpits.

GhoulAid on August 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I want to know who these people are and who is backing them…
I blame the thugs from Chicago…

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

MontanaMmmm on August 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I’ve said this a few times already, and it bears repeating: the Left will stoop to violence together their way in this election. If Obama loses, we will see a violent change in power for the first time.

Bigurn on August 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

No we won’t.

We’ll see a legal transfer of power, and prosecutions.

This is a Constitutional Republic, I trust the military and the majority of LE to follow the law.

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

the fuse is lit. the leftards are coming unglued. Picking Ryan, a good friend of Scott Walker, is a Drano slow drip of unmitigated pain and suffering for them. They hate it because he’s from WI and he’s good lookin, a stud, smarter than their talking points robots, and he’s got a hot wife who likes being a hot wife.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Yessir.

The pick was a genius one.

Mitt has ‘em cornered and it is driving them crazy.

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I think I see libfree and inthemiddle!

wargamer6 on August 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

They’re sure not commenting. Must be them.

itsspideyman on August 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Yeah, expect a lot of crazed, quasi-demonic behavior as this goes on.

HB3 on August 13, 2012 at 5:58 PM

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