Protesters Paid to Heckle Romney Speeches


Buzz Feed caught up with a few protesters following Mitt Romney around to heckle his speeches and found out that at least some of them are getting paid.

At the candidate’s afternoon stop outside a bakery in DeWitt, a group of about 15 protesters stood behind a police barricade, a few of them chanting in support of Obama. Asked why he was protesting, a man dressed in a grim reaper costume pointed a reporter to a pair of “designated representatives” standing in the shade.
“I can’t talk, you gotta get one of those people over there to talk to y’all,” he said. “They’re the ones who can talk to reporters.”

Neither of the representatives agreed to give their names, but two protesters said they were getting paid to stand outside of the rally, though their 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. (Read More)

Paid or not, Romney seemed to get the better of these protesters at a campaign stop in DeWitt, Michigan.

Heh! No wonder he said he’s not going to tell his own supporters to stop heckling. Apparently, he’s not as thin-skinned as President Obama.

In the speech above Romney mentioned the problems over in Europe, and it reminded me of an image MUT posted in a piece about the Democrats being in panic mode. I’m thinking those Greek columns are an omen of what four more years of an Obama presidency will bring us. Yikes!

Update: As for what the policies of big spending and government dependency are doing to Greece – it ain’t pretty.

Update 2: POH Diaries linked, and has a nice fresh new look, as well as a great graphic.

Update 3: Linked by the Minority Report – thanks!