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VIDEO: GOP Sen. Rob Portman protested at panel discussion for supporting Medicare, Social Security cuts


Remember Republican Senator Rob Portman from Ohio? For some time, there was talk of his becoming Willard Romney's running mate. That never happened. Instead, he chose this guy:

That "hurt a little" budget plan inspired this tweet:

Voters didn't like his ideas, and they expressed their disapproval at the ballot box.

Now, remember the town hall disruptions by the tea party back in 2009? If not, go here, because they're a little like the video below. Today Portman and a few other lawmakers and policy experts were part of a panel discussion on the fiscal cliff crossroads. However, the senator was interrupted by about a dozen protesters (who were nowhere near as rowdy as the tea baggers often were) who stood up, one by one, to challenge his support for GOP anti-social program policies like their Kill Medicare plan.

Turnabout's fair play:

Think Progress:

Things only got more tense once the protestors were escorted from the room. The cameraman captured Ed Haislmaier, a senior research fellow from the Heritage Foundation, shouting angrily at the crowd, and it appears that another individual tried to grab the camera before the footage cuts off.


Barney Frank: GOP "decided apparently that they benefit from virulence, hatred, disruption"


By GottaLaff

Earlier, there were disruptive shouts of "Kill the bill!" from a protester in the House gallery. How did the GOP respond? They applauded, cheering him on. Aren't they the perfect role models for our youth?

Barney Frank had a thing or two to say about that embarrassing display:

You have dozens of Republicans standing and applauding and cheering on a guy who was disrupting the proceedings and resisting court officers. It’s really disgraceful.” [...]

"These clowns are out there encouraging a violation of the law. They’ve decided apparently that they benefit from virulence, hatred, disruption."

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), downplayed yesterday's Tea Tantrumers' racial and anti-gay slurs and their spitting on African American lawmakers.

Another fine American.

Barney Frank was none too thrilled with him, either:

Any movement in which Steve King and Michele Bachmann are among the leaders is probably not going to meet high standards for civility or coherence,” Frank said.