(Mic) Check Yourself: Ron Paul Town Hall Gets Occupied

November 21, 2011 11:01 PM ~  
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"Mic Check," a man shouted at the end of Ron Paul's visit to Keene, New Hampshire on Monday afternoon. And so it began.

“We are the 99 percent,” a man's voice said, followed by a repeat of each sentence by a loud group. “We will be heard. There are criminals on Wall Street who walk free. There are protesters in jail. There is something wrong with this system. We are the 99 percent. We will be heard.”

The problem is nobody in this Occupy group bothered to check into Ron Paul's positions. He voted against TARP and the bank bailouts they are fired up about. He has led the fight to audit the Federal Reserve and literally wrote the book on ending the fed. A lone voice in most cases, Paul frequently rails against corporate and lobby influence over Washington. So why, exactly, were these occupiers "mic checking" at a Paul event?

Paul's response to the interruption? After letting them finish, the Texas Congressman jokingly asked, “Do you feel better?” He then went on to explain to the protesters how he shares their frustration with a government that favors the wealthy and ignores the average citizen.

“If you listen carefully, I’m very much involved with the 99. I’ve been condemning that 1 percent because they’ve been ripping us off. The people on Wall Street got the bailouts and you guys got stuck with the bills and I think that’s where the problem is.”

I realize occupy is a leaderless movement but this is where having a leader would have come in handy. A leader would have researched Ron Paul before staging a protest at his town hall. Instead, they make the Occupy movement look even more uninformed.

via (Mic) Check Yourself: Ron Paul Town Hall Gets Occupied ~ New World Radical.