Rick Santorum gets Occupied and Glitter-Bombed….AGAIN!

We Knew it was coming, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy (sarcastic snicker).  Rick Santorum (wow it even feels creepy to type that name…lol), finally gets his. While greeting his supporters, following his third place finish in the South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum gets glitter bombed by “Occupy” protesters shouting “Hate Monger” and “Bigot.” Whether the protesters were actually affiliated with the Occupy Movement or Occupy Charleston has not been determined.

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Arrests In Iowa:Campaigns Lock Out “Occupy” Message (w/Video)

They didn’t come to get arrested. “Occupy The Caucus” activists said they just wanted to have the campaigns of Ron Paul and Barack Obama listen to what they had to say. But at both presidential campaign headquarters in the Des Moines area, Occupy was locked out and people were eventually arrested when they refused to move away from the campaigns’ front doors.

This video from the protest outside Democratic Party headquarters was shot and edited by one of Occupy’s supporters Roger Routh. He is also a journalist in the Des Moines area.

What did the group want to tell the candidates? In Occupy “mic check” fashion the crowd repeated their bullet point list as one of their organizers spoke.

“I asked our friends who are sitting in front of the door why they are here. And we have a list. We’re here to stop the global military empire. We’re here because there’s too money in politics. We’re here because we’re shut out of the two major parities. We’re here because the federal reserve bank is backed by debt and oil and war. We’re here because the National Defense Authorization Act is wrong”

People were then asked to come forward and say why else there were there today.

“Under Obama more immigrants have been deported than under the eight years of Bush”, said one woman. “Immigrants help fuel our economy and we shouldn’t use them as scapegoats.

Another woman said “I am here because education shouldn’t lead to debt slavery. That is wrong. That is sick. And we are one of the only free nations where that happens.

The Associated Press reports five protesters were arrested outside Ron Paul’s headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa and 12 more were taken into custody outside the Democratic Party headquarters in Des Moines.

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Movement in Motion – “Occupy The Caucus” Targets Iowa (w/Video)

Two of 2011’s biggest attention getters are about to collide in Iowa. All year, a pack of Republican candidates have been relentlessly campaigning for their party’s Presidential nomination. Those candidates are about to run into protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“Occupy The Caucus” organizers have promised not to disrupt the Iowa caucuses that happen on Tuesday January 3. However, they do plan to “occupy” the candidate’s campaign headquarters and appearances, letting them know they disapprove of how government is allowing greedy corporations to run the country and accumulate most of the wealth. Occupy supporters met a week ahead of the caucuses in Des Moines to start organizing their actions for the week.

As you can see in the video, participants broke up into candidate “preference” groups.The difference is that people were asked to stand not with the candidate they support, but with the candidate (Republican or Democrat) whose campaign headquarters they intend to occupy over this week. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 28 ? 30, supporters will go to campaign headquarters and try to ask the candidates “real questions”.

They say they will be loud, determined and heard. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, January 1 ? 3, they plan to “chase the candidates and their Wall Street cronies around the state of Iowa, dogging their heels at all their black-tie dinners and staged media events, drowning out their empty rhetoric with the strong, clear message of the 99%: We are taking American democracy back!”

The group’s website says “We?re taking our demands for true democracy and economic justice directly to President Obama and the GOP candidates, to the banks, and to the media. They?ve ignored each of us as individuals, but they can?t ignore us all.”

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MIC CHECK!!! – OCCUPY Des Moines gets vocal with Newt Gingrich; website OCCUPIED as well.

MIC CHECK!!!  Occupy Des Moines Mic Checks Newt Gingrich while he was receiving a key endorsement from Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulson.  Although small in number, Occupy Des Moines did a great job disrupting  Gingrich’s acceptance speech. A bad day all around for Newt Gingrich because he not only got heckled and embarrassed, but his campaign website got OCCUPIED as well.  In a clever bit of IP redirection, when you try to go to NewtGingrich.com, you will be redirected to various sites across the internet with negative stories regarding Gingrich himself.  I tried to access NewtGingrich.com’s site 5 separate times and ended up in 5 different places, from The Atlantic, Washington Post, Youtube, etc.  It is unclear who actually hacked the website, but kudos to them!

The consistent pressure on Newt Gingrich from all sides including from within his own party ,  has decimated his standing as the GOP front-runner, and the long-time political insider is now experiencing a free fall in the polls no so dissimilar to Herman Cain‘s demise.

Aliyah Shahid of The New york Daily News writes……..

Newt Gingrich‘s week just keeps getting worse.

The Republican presidential candidate – who has sunk in several polls over the past few days-was harassed Wednesday by Occupy Des Moines protesters during an endorsement event in Iowa.

Later, it got so heated that the ex-House Speaker was eventually chased down the stairwell of the state capitol and into his car, according to the Des Moines Register.

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Occupy Movement Steps Up Activism in Iowa with Pre-Caucus Focus on GOP Race

The Occupy movement is making its presence felt in Iowa ahead of the Iowa Caucus — the nation’s first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential elections. Demonstrators have targeted the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters and the “Obama for America” office in recent days, protesting measures being considered in Washington dealing with defense spending, a planned oil pipeline and jobless benefits. Next they plan to focus on Republicans who will be crisscrossing the state in the next two weeks seeking voters’ support. “We think that we have a right to — a constitutional right — to state our purpose and to call for, and to address grievances that we have with the government and the corporate control of the government,” says Hugh Espey, the executive director of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, a 36-year-old grassroots organization with some 4,000 members. “These sorts of protest are going to continue until we have a system that puts people before profits and communities before corporations.”

MIC CHECK! Ole’ Newt gets OCCUPPIED at the University of Iowa

Protesters interrupt Newt Gingrich during his speech at the University of Iowa.

Why the Occupy Movement is winning and scaring the hell out of the GOP/TEA

Now that Conservatives have employed Frank Luntz to fight OWS, Luntz said he’s “frightened to death” of the movement – and called on Republicans to be careful with the words they use – So after ignoring, ridiculing, and fighting OWS – isn’t it clear the movement is winning??  And when did the Republican Party hand over the power to pick it’s nominees to Rupert Murdoch? Turns out the Republican debate at the end of the month in Iowa will be hosted by none other than the Donald himself! In what will likely be the most-watched – and biggest train wreck of a debate so far – everyone is wondering just what kind of questions Donald Trump will ask the candidates?

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Ron Paul finally doesn’t get ignored as #OWS hijacks his campaign event!

Ron Paul seems to always say he gets ignored. Well, the invisible candidate finally got some attention when #OWS protesters ‘Mic Checked” a recent Ron Paul Campaign event.