Romney supporters tell Occupy protesters to ‘get a job!’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 11:39 EDT
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'Occupy' heckles Romney in Iowa. Image: Screengrab.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being “mic checked” by Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday night at one of his last campaign rallies ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

While speaking to to about 600 people in Clive, Romney was interrupted by protesters reportedly associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“Mic check!” on protester yelled, followed by something about Romney’s corporate ties.

But before the demonstrators could finish their point, they were cut off by Romney supporters chanting, “Mitt is it! Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!”

“Citizens United is not part of the Constitution!” the protesters continued.

“Get a job!” a Romney supporter yelled back. “Go to work!”

“Hey, you guys, isn’t it great to live in a country where people can express their views?” Romney said, laughing.

Watch this video from Iowa Politics, broadcast Dec. 2, 2011.

(H/T: Think Progress, Iowa Politics)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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