Video: Protester spits in Romney supporter’s face in Wisconsin

posted at 7:33 pm on August 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

The spitter’s exactly whom you’d expect: An 83-year-old woman. Wait, what?

Over at the Corner, David French theorizes on leftist incivility:

The heartland of American leftism is less intellectually diverse than any large conservative community in the United States. The entire cities of New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are less politically diverse than your average Evangelical megachurch…

It is a truism of American life that unless a conservative turns off all technology, grabs a gun and a dog, and heads for the hills, he will be exposed to an avalanche of liberal thought and ideas — in education, television, movies, and the Internet. Liberals, by contrast, can and often do live lives isolated from conservative thought, and their ignorance of our ideas is starting to show.

Intriguing, but maybe inapposite in this case. Thanks to Scott Walker and Paul Ryan, Wisconsin liberals are getting a snoutful of conservative ideas these days. Or is that the whole point — that reality’s finally crashing in after decades of epistemic closure and the more excitable types can’t quite cope?

Two clips for you, one of the spitting and the other, via Ace and Liberty Chick, of an impromptu tutorial by left-wing protesters for Obama staffers in Oakland on the joys of Occupation.

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I am a long time lurker, rarely post here, so let see if I can make a linky work here for the offending video

brn2rde on August 17, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Fantastic video.

Thanks so much for posting.

It truly deserves its own HotAir post. It’s that good.

You built it!

It will play all day with the apartment porch door wide open.

KirknBurker on August 18, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Not a good turnout for Ryan at The Villages in Florida today. Looks to be maybe 1/4 – 1/2 of what Sarah Palin got in 08.

gumbyandpokey on August 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Ryan will do OK. But that crowd in 08 at the Villages was simply enormous for Palin.

KirknBurker on August 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Someone in another forum noted that the reason the crowd might be smaller is that when the rally started, it was already 85 degrees. The old folks had to stand in that hot weather for hours. And the same poster noted that many of those people have arthritis, etc., so of course they will not be raising and waving their hands about like a much younger crowd.

Another factor-the Ryan rally started relatively early in the day (10 AM?), which means that those oldsters had to get up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for hours. When Palin spoke there in 2008, her rally was held in the late afternoon. Seems to me that more people would show up for a rally later in the day, especially older folks.

She also spoke there a full month later than Ryan’s appearance today, which could have also impacted the turnout. It was a full month after she had been introduced to America, not a short 7 days as is the case with Ryan.

Del Dolemonte on August 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM


My observation here is … what’s the big deal?

Look man … is Willard holding REVIVALS or “rallys”? A revival kind of means you shouldn’t be there unless you drank the kool aide but in a two way exchange of ideas that woman’s ideas and questions were relevant no matter what her motivation for asking them were.

We crash liberal functions all the time and applaud our people when they do.

Now … one old lady gets right into the face of another old lady – the lady tells her to get out of her face and then spits on her. Not “hock a loogey” kind of spitting – she just blows a bit of saliva off her lips at the lady.

And we’re all outrageously outraged?!

Petty guys – you can do bettter.

HondaV65 on August 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I’m impressed that at her age, her right to an abortion is worth fighting for!

2ndMAW68 on August 18, 2012 at 12:17 PM

… she just blows a bit of saliva off her lips at the lady.

HondaV65 on August 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Wow, you could tell that from the video? She merely had a bit of saliva on her lips and blew it at the lady?

Your contrived minimalization of the event needs a few more adjectives of understatement; perhaps “just blows a bit of saliva softly off her lips…”, or “just blows a bit of rejuvenating saliva…”, or “just affectionately blows a bit…”

I mean, if you’re going to make crap up in order to express your outrageously outraged outrage at someone else’s outrageous outrage, you need to work it perhaps a bit harder than your already obvious strenuous attempt. Just saying.

Midas on August 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

But, let’s win the damn election first. We can discuss policy later.

KirknBurker on August 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I can get on board with that statement.

At this moment, Romney and Ryan (and teams) are busy meshing together their plans and concepts for bringing our nation into something we all recognize(d) …. I’ll give them time for that.
At THIS moment in time, they need to shatter the lies and shed light on the truths of this hell-hole of an administration and it’s policies, JUST TO BE HEARD, even !!
It’s an uphill battle, but as we help, in the trenches, it can be done.
I have a lot of faith in these guys’ abilities, wisdom, and resolve.

Do I think they can eliminate a lot of the problematic agencies in one fell swoop ? maybe not.
But, with Congress, too … NOT FUNDING THEM will be a great start.

pambi on August 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Was that Betty White, video wasn’t to clear.

la.rt.wngr on August 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Wow. Three pages. Say, you know who hasn’t spoken up?

The problem is the silence from the “pro-liberty” folks on police brutality and government overreach until they became the target of these kinds of policies.
libfreeordie on December 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM


Hot Air/Conservative media silence on the Libor scandal shows who the right really looks out for. Meanwhile there was wall to wall ACORN-gate coverage.
libfreeordie on July 10, 2012 at 7:01 AM


GOP Congressman attacks an honored military vet who sacrificed her limbs in American wars there is absolute silence… and you should be ashamed.
libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM


Because conservatives who complain… were dead silent when…
libfreeordie on April 10, 2012 at 12:20 PM


the NYPD targets living African American men for crimes they have not committed. Conservatism is silent.
libfreeordie on May 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM


Y’all are *silent* on the diamond trade.
libfreeordie on April 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Posted quite a bit on other threads in the last couple of days though, eh libfree?

rogerb on August 18, 2012 at 8:33 PM

From spitting in the face of someone who disagrees with them on planned parenthood to last week where a lone gunman who opens fire on a group that believes in traditional marriage….the Progressive lack of civility & tolerance is growing, and Obama seems to be getting that personal ‘army’ he said he wanted…

easyt65 on August 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM