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Occupy jerks help Romney again

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If Gingrich is taking advantage of the media’s inability to change, anticipating their behavior and making it work for him, Romney seems to be doing the same thing with a group that’s even more blinkered and irresponsible than the media. (If that’s even possible!) The LA Times reports from Ormond Beach, FL:

Mitt Romney opened an aggressive new phase of the Republican presidential campaign as he cruised into Florida on Sunday night — casting Newt Gingrich as an unethical politician whose temperament and unreliability led to his ouster as speaker of the House in the 1990s…

At one point during his outdoor rally at a building supply company, Romney was interrupted by protesters chanting, “We are the people.” He quickly dismissed them.

“No, actually, these are the people,” Romney shouted back. “These are the people; you’re the interrupters. We believe in the Constitution. We believe in the right to speech. And you believe in interrupting. Take a hike.”

They won’t be saving a seat for ol’ Mitt at the Algonquin Round Table, but sometimes bluntness is better. You’ll never go wrong with Republicans by telling protesters to put a sock in it:

If you want to listen to that on a loop for the rest of the afternoon, like I plan to, click here.

Jim Treacher