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Need a job? Get Paid to Heckle

By GOPUSA Staff

You know those hecklers who show up at political speeches and rallies? It turns out that not all of them are political activists with an ax to grind. Some are actually paid to heckle, and the Obama campaign admits to doing it.

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.

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."

The Buzzfeed.com report goes on to note that 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." Not a bad payment to stand around and disrupt a Mitt Romney speech. Is this part of Obama's job stimulus plan?

Read the full story at Buzzfeed.com

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  1. johnsnareComment by johnsnare
    June 20, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    Typical left wing liberal scum bags.

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    • jrp34Comment by jrp34
      June 20, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

      This is all we could expect from criminals who are infesting our White House.

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  2. Mary SComment by Mary S
    June 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I don’t think this is shocking news for anyone, is it? And it’s also become apparent that the left is paying folks to monitor forums like this and provoke the regular contributors.

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  3. iratdComment by iratd
    June 20, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    1.Being paid by whom exactly.
    2.Is the unknown employer making all of the state and Federal deductions required by law?
    3.Are the employees declaring it on their taxes as required by law?
    4.If they are collecting unemployment did they report it?

    These questions need to be answered.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      June 21, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

      Soros

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  4. wedeyComment by wedey
    June 20, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Let Bill O’Reilly spout off on every occasion he can and say that the office of the Presidency deserves respect, and this kind of stuff proves my point. However, I watch O’Reilly every night and agree with about 85% of his comments, but I am not like the liberals, when I don’t agree with something, I am not afraid to speak out no matter who it is.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      June 21, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

      as to O’reilly, those who can do, those who can’t teach, those who can’t do either, become commentators.

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  5. John R Ritter JrComment by John R Ritter Jr
    June 20, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    The choice is clear, crooks or patriots who do you want running our country???

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  6. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    June 20, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    But are they being paid the same if they are a man or a woman?

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      June 21, 2012 @ 11:45 am

      That was my thought. Notice that “she” said they were being paid $7.25/hr while “he” said it was $17/hr. Nancy Pelosi justified paying men in her employ more than women. Perhaps Obama thinks men should be paid more as well. I guess they figure men can heckle louder or might be taken more seriously by us sexist Republicans.

      Sorry, I made the comment before I read the entire article. The Obama campaign was not the group paying the protestors. It was some group call Good Jobs Now.

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  8. pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
    June 21, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    “By the end of Romney’s remarks, most of the “Good Jobs Now” group was standing in the shade, chatting amongst themselves and letting their signs hang to the the ground. And while the Democrats aligned with the Obama campaign continued to shout at rally-goers as they filed out of the event, the other group of demonstrators made their way down the street and loaded on to a charter bus.”

    Maybe that is the reason these people don’t have real jobs. They consider “good jobs” to be ones where they stand around and visit in the shade as opposed to doing what they were paid to do.

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  9. Ron DavisComment by Ron Davis
    November 26, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    Now the GOP is paying people to heckle Obama.

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