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Eric Cantor Booed, Heckled by Tea Partiers in his Own District


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VIDEO: Marco Rubio heckled at tea party summit in Florida




Marco Rubio spoke at the Defending the Dream forum, a tea party summit in his home state of Florida. Who could be a better audience for him than a bunch of Floridian conservative homies, right?


He got booed and heckled by influential activists.

Via The Hill:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) faced hecklers angry with his leadership on immigration reform at a Friday Tea Party summit in his home state. 

According to reports, Rubio was met with cries of "No amnesty!" as he gave an address during the opening session of the Americans for Prosperity's Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando.

Some in the audience continued to shout throughout the address and booed him when he finished. 

Rubio has been ducking the immigration issue and continued to avoid the topic in his speech. Instead, he fed red meat to ravenous Obama haters by slamming the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

But his position as one of the chief architects of the immigration reform measure that passed the Senate earlier this year has drawn fierce criticism from conservatives, some of whom say he has sold out since getting elected to the Senate with Tea Party support.

Nothing says "GOP outreach" like turning your backs on immigrants looking for a fair and reasonable pathway to becoming productive, tax-paying United States citizens.

Oh that's right. They tend to vote Democratic. Moving on...


Grieving father of Newtown victim heckled by gun "enthusiasts"


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Nothing says "Freedom! Liberty! Second Amendment rights!" like gun zealots hiding behind their First Amendment right to heckle a grieving parent of a slain child. The father of 6-year-old Newtown shooting victim Jesse Lewis grew up around guns, just by the way.

That appalling Moment of Wretched Vulgarity took place at a legislative hearing on gun safety.


"The Second Amendment!" was shouted by several gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.

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"There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened," said Heslin, who grew up using guns and seemed undisturbed by the interruption of his testimony.

The Senate Majority Leader, who is also co-chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, threatened to empty the room if there were any further outbursts or audience "chatter."

The utter disdain and disrespect of gun lowlifes "enthusiasts" like those at the gathering for those whose lives had been devastated by death at the point of a firearm is beyond appalling, to say the least.

They should expect nothing but contempt in return.

Here's who you dishonored, hecklers. Be proud:

Jesse Lewis, 6

Please go here for the whole story.

H/t: Angie Coiro


VIDEO: Paul Ryan heckled at Iowa State Fair about killing Medicare, war on middle class



Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gets heckled as he stumps alone in Des Moines, Iowa, at the state fair.

Those hecklers knew lies when the heard them. WaPo:

Are you going to cut Medicare?” one woman screamed from a few yards in front of Ryan.

“Stop the war on the middle class!” yelled an older, bespectacled man.

Ruh-roh, Little Eddie Munster Ryan's alienating older voters.