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Forum Post: OWS Shout Down in Iowa

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 11:23 a.m. EST by aahpat (1407)
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Gingrich hecklers plan more agitation, raising concerns about civil discourse


"Protesters heckled and chased Newt Gingrich and his wife as they left the Iowa Capitol on Wednesday, a turbulent scene that Iowa political leaders fear could be replayed again and again before Jan. 3, jeopardizing the civil discourse tradition of the Iowa caucuses.

The leaders say they’re gearing up for a showdown.

The protesters — some involved with the Occupy movement — say they plan to attend candidate appearances, stand up, scream questions and disrupt the events."

Having learned from the rude mob tactics of the tea party that were so effective in the 2012 campaigns the left is now descending to the level of the right-wing.

Too bad. But it was only to be expected.

I am just a little confused. There have been OWS involved 'political activities' in Wisconsin, Ohio and now Iowa. Is OWS political or not?



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[-] 0 points by Muppetmaster (62) 10 years ago

Children do this when they do not have anything of substance to stand on. Where is the shout down of democrats? after all OWS claims to be free of partisanship.

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 10 years ago

So you didn't see any of the dozens of tea party attacks at town hall meetings of Democrats in 2010. It forced many Democrats to cancel town hall events out of fear for their safety and the safety of the public.

I don't like seeing any mob actions at (small "d") democratic events. But it has been the right-wing that has dominated with the use of this aggressive bully tactic for several years. They do the same on these forums.

Disrupting democratic political events is a right-wing bully tactic. And should be left to them as a trademark of right-wing contempt for democratic politics.

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 10 years ago

we are what we are.

are you ready?

change is coming

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 10 years ago

Devolution is change too.

[-] -1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 10 years ago

yes it is -

and the repelican party is right on track

devolution into nothingness

the repelican party is DONE