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Demonstrators Crash Romney Appearance [VIDEO]

Candidate relocates campaign stop after 150-250 protesters arrive at original venue; Rendell gives press conference at adjacent lot.

Update 6:30 p.m. ABC News reports that Romney greeted about 50 people at the other Wawa, including a Little League baseball team.

"We knew yesterday what they were going to pull," an unnamed Romney campaign aide told ABC.

Update 1:55 p.m.: Citing security concerns, Romney instead made a brief appearance before some members of the media at a different Wawa location on Route 309.

Update 1:15 p.m.: Media members at the scene have been told that Romney is no longer appearing at this Wawa location and will appear shortly at another location in the area.

Initial story follows.

QUAKERTOWN, PA -- Democratic protesters on Saturday threatened to disrupt a scheduled campaign appearance by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Wawa location outside Quakertown.

Between 150 and 250 anti-Romney protesters had gathered at the Wawa and in the immediate area, appearing to substantially outnumber Romney supporters shortly after noon. More Romney supporters were arriving as the candidate's appearance drew closer.

Romney was scheduled to arrive at the Wawa at 12:40 p.m.

Eyewitnesses said at least some of the anti-Romney demonstrators, led by former Gov. Ed Rendell, had arrived on a bus.

A large cluster of demonstrators, bearing signs and placards and shouting "hey, ho, Mitt Romney's got to go" thronged the Wawa parking area.

Rendell himself and a second contingent of several dozen people were visible in a gravel lot some distance from the Wawa. Rendell addressed that group from a lectern for several minutes. They then walked down the road to join the group near the Wawa.

Fragments of each group confronted each other.

"We are the 99 percent," shouted the anti-Romney protesters.

"USA, USA, we're the 100 percent," replied Romney's supporters.

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James Kephart Jr. June 25, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Smedley, Fat tax of 17% for everyone would devastate the poor. And most "rich people" pay a whole lot more in taxes than people think. How do you feel about rich folks buying tax free government issued bonds (you know, because the government needs their money so badly that they offered tax free interest income on those willing to load it to them) and then people, maybe yourself, wanting to change the rules of the game after it started? I.e. Now that the government has the rich folks money, they want to make them pay taxes on the interest even though they got the money by promising not to tax the interest! Self respect... I don't care how many bazillions a person has, if the government borrowed his/her money on the pretense that they would not have to pay taxes on the interest, then that is the way it is. Maybe the government should not flush so much money down the toilet so as to have to offer such bonds in the first place. Just a thought...
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 25, 2012 at 08:42 PM
A flat tax would be awesome !! Once all the bums who pay no taxes started to pay them, they might be concerned about how federal money is being spent. Right now, 45% of pay no tax, so what the hell do they care what the tax rates are... in fact, they will probably get money from the government in one form or another. This is what the Democrats give us. Free loaders.
Tired of Hypocrisy June 25, 2012 at 08:53 PM
As an aside, I have never met or employed an "honor role" (sic) student who received "strait A's" (sic). If the professed resume put out above is true, the "Private school" and "Ivy" that the person attended needs to overhaul their English departments. Obviously spelling is not part of the curriculum. Odd how some do not realize how transparent they are.
Smedley June 25, 2012 at 09:13 PM
A flat tax would not devastate the poor. The tax would start at a minimum amount. No tax up to a base income. How could the rich not like it if they are already paying more? The democrats give us freeloaders? The republicans also give us freeloaders. Although they not be the same ones.
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM
You have no idea what you would have done if you were n 1940's Germany. The very real threat of being captured and tortured by the S.S., then executed, might have kept you from being quite so heroic as you claim.
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 25, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Do you know what a caps lock key looks like?
James Kephart Jr. June 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM
okay then, but that is a "flatter tax" not a flat tax. And the rich would love a 17% flat tax. Most of the "rich" ($300K and above per year) are paying 25% of ALL EARNINGS to the federal gov't. "Most" means that "as a whole" or "on average". Most folks making 40K to 100K per year pay about 15%.
diana kunselman June 26, 2012 at 03:33 AM
@Liberals are losers, what kind of a remark towards me was that? Just who do YOU think you are? I am a conservative and this is BS coming from your post concerning what my moral character is. I would never have stood by and watched people slaughtered. My father served under Patton, was a color guard at his funeral. I have stood up to people all my life, and I would not has turned a blind eye.
Smedley June 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
A very good friend of mine who passed away recently was born in Germany. Her father died in the war. They didn't tell the civilians what was really going on. Told them a bunch of propaganda. Told them everyone loved them. Sort of what our government is doing to us today. The truth is the last thing you will get from the main stream media in the US. 6 large media corporations now control all the media in this country. My posts now are all subject to "pending approval". Who is pending approval? Is it the Patch?, Tony?, Big Brother? I believe I will be leaving the patch I don't like the fact that someone has to approve my posts. Here we are in kindergarden again. http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 26, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Ya right. You have stood up to people all your life because you didn't have to fear for you life. Not quite the same in Germany in the '40's. You are clearly more brave than all the Germans who were not willing to risk imprisonment in a concentration camp, torture and execution. I am so sorry to have suggested you don't really know what you would have done in Germany. You are one of the true brave individuals.
ALBERT R. SCHWEINSTEIN June 27, 2012 at 02:18 AM
AT LEAST THEY WILL ALL HAVE A CHANCE TO "ROB US BLIND" EQUAL OPPORTUNITY "THIEVERY" THEY ARE ALL LIARS AND THIEVES! IT'S A FINE ART TO BE ABLE TO CHOSE THE 'LESSER' OF TWO EVILS! THE CYCLE CONTINUES! WHAT WE GONNA DO? FACT: OBAMA NEVER STOLE MY PENSION...FACT: OBAMA TRIED TO GET EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN...FACT: GAS PRICES ARE DOWN A BUCK A GALLON...FACT: NEW ROADS N BRIDGES EVERYWHERE...FACT: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR WELFARE "CRACK" BABIES, THEN ADOPT A FEW...OR PAY FOR A FEW "CONDOMS" IT'S A "HELL" OF A LOT CHEAPER IN THE LONG RUN!
ALBERT R. SCHWEINSTEIN June 27, 2012 at 02:18 AM
AT LEAST THEY WILL ALL HAVE A CHANCE TO "ROB US BLIND" EQUAL OPPORTUNITY "THIEVERY" THEY ARE ALL LIARS AND THIEVES! IT'S A FINE ART TO BE ABLE TO CHOSE THE 'LESSER' OF TWO EVILS! THE CYCLE CONTINUES! WHAT WE GONNA DO? FACT: OBAMA NEVER STOLE MY PENSION...FACT: OBAMA TRIED TO GET EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN...FACT: GAS PRICES ARE DOWN A BUCK A GALLON...FACT: NEW ROADS N BRIDGES EVERYWHERE...FACT: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR WELFARE "CRACK" BABIES, THEN ADOPT A FEW...OR PAY FOR A FEW "CONDOMS" IT'S A "HELL" OF A LOT CHEAPER IN THE LONG RUN!
ALBERT R. SCHWEINSTEIN June 27, 2012 at 04:07 AM
SOROS NEVER STOLE MY PENSION FUND...CLOSED MY PLANT...MOVED MY JOB TO CHINA! DIDN'T GET A "BOOT IN HIS ASS" AFTER "ONE TERM" AS GOV., AND HE'S NOT A "MORMONITE"! "NEED I SAY MORE"?
ALBERT R. SCHWEINSTEIN June 27, 2012 at 04:13 AM
SO SOROS "SCREWED" OVER A FEW SMALL COUNTRIES? WHAT DOES HE DO THAT WALL STREET DOESN'T DO EVERY DAY? EVERY HEAR OF A DAY TRADER? OR "FUTURES"? OR "E-TRADE"? ARE YOU JUST JEALOUS YOU DIDN'T THINK OF IT? DID HE "NUKE" JAPAN?...FIRE BOMB "DRESDEN AND HAMBURG, DEMOLISH IRAQ AND AFGHANASTAN? STEAL LAND FROM THE INDIANS, FRENCH, SPANISH? NOW GO CLEAN THE LITTER BOX...KITTIES GOTTA "POO"!
Kaemme June 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Dear Hypocrit, that's all you got? Really? So sorry to tweak out your perfect English knowledge with minor typo's while writing very fast at a very early hour of the morning. I do hope your sensibilities can see past human error. God help those you do hire or meet should they not equal your perfectionistic nature. Your poor wife and kids. You probably scar lots of people for life with your unwavering standards. I wouldn't ever want to work for you, and I choose to be transparent as my way of life. Makes lying impossible, everyone clearly understand my positions, and NOT a hypocrite as you so despise. Grow up, your picayune (spelled correctly) pettiness makes you look like a girl, and very unbecoming.
Kaemme June 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Define 'Bum". Who are these 45% besides the rich with tax shelters, trust funds, and off shore accounts hiding their wealth? FYI, taxes are taken out of government checks, or the IRS will catch up with them. So I guess you believe the IRS doesn't do its job. For people collecting government funds, they most likely payed into that pot of money at some point in their lives. Why not get back the money from the government when you need it? It's that person's money!!! That's why it's collected, for when you need it.
Kaemme June 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM
D's are not against "voter ID". They are against purging the books of registered voters who have legally voted for decades, imposing new rules that have never been used in prior elections that make it impossible for many to obtain said "ID", and spend lots of time and/or money in order to meet the new R rules they make up at a whim, thus jeopardizing their constitutional right to vote. By the by, it's "rallies" not "rally's"! Romney, not Romeny.
Kaemme June 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Diana, I know you won't answer this question session. It's your avoidance tactic because you don't have answers. But please tell me this: Panhandlers??? There are actually people coming there to stand on corners and beg for money? Call the cops then! What are they high 5-ing about? Do you know? How do you actually know one took in 4K a month? Because they said they did? And if they did, good for them and the kind people who are willing to help out a fellow man. What would Jesus do? And most of all, please connect the dots for me on panhandlers and Obama using our tax money to re-elect himself...which BTW is not true!!! That's illegal and I'm sure someone would know about that if he did. Super PAC, heard of them???
Kaemme June 28, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Chill out babe, I wasn't directing Satan comments at you, but the other person name calling people who don't agree with her views. I wasn't even on this post when Albs posted that. I am a liberal, I do not go after religion except for the right to practice whatever you choose, I have never blasted any Christian on here, and while I completely agree with separation of church and state, I have invoked the name of Jesus repeatedly here on this thread by trying to point out one simple truth, Jesus was a liberal, and to keep refocusing all the nastiness here by asking people what would Jesus do.
Kaemme June 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Oh Diana, you can't get rid of me that easy!!! Thanks for the more name calling, you're a real sweetheart. I didn't miss you while I was off this post. Not looking to flourish here, or dominate by bullying as you do. I look to flourish in my own life, thank you very much.
Mike Shortall Sr June 28, 2012 at 01:26 PM
"Impossible for many to get IDs"?!? Seriously ... That's laughable. Difficult, inconvenient, time-consuming ... sure. "Impossible" in VERY RARE cases not many. If it were "impossible" The Philly Inquirer would be plastered with each individual "impossibility". If it means enough to them to vote, they'll get the IDs. State and Congressional Reps and Senators have offices just for reasons like this. You can be sure that if the Affordable Care Act required a photo ID for free health insurance, there would magically be no problem getting one.
ALBERT R. SCHWEINSTEIN June 28, 2012 at 02:51 PM
"BIG BROTHER" IS DEFINITLY WATCHIN! JUST WAITIN FOR "THE MITTEN-ETTES" TO GET THE "666" STAMPED ON THEIR FOREHEADZ! IT'S ONLY A "MATTER" OF TIME! THEY'LL HAVA "BROWNIE" N OFF TO THE "ALPO/FANCY FEAST" FACTORY! "ADIOS MAMA-CITAS"!
ALBERT R. SCHWEINSTEIN June 28, 2012 at 03:07 PM
"PATTON" GOT "WACKED" BY "EISENHOUR" HE WOULDN'T "SHUT" HIS "PIE HOLE" ABOUT WANTIN TO "SMOKE" DA "RUSKIEZ"! IF THEY'D LET "UNCLE ADOLPH" ALONE HE'D HAVE TAKEN OUT STALIN...SORT OF LIKE US "KING GEORGE" TAKIN OUT "SADAM", HE'D HAVE "WACKED" THE "IRAN-SKIS" AND NOW WE WOULDN'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THEM! "SADAM" WAS OUR "BOY" AND SO WAS THE "SHAH" AND "ANWAR SADAT" AS WELL! AND NOW WE EXPECT THE "GERMANS" TO BAIL OUT THE "GREEKS" N "SPAIN"? WE "FIRE-BOMBED" THEM BACK TO THE "STONE-AGE" AND NOW LOOK? THEY ARE "BACK ON TOP" AGAIN! AND POOR "BRITAIN" HAD TO SELL THE "CROWN JEWELS" TO PAY THE "RENT"! MAYBE THE "QUEEN MUM" AND HER "POSSE" SHOULD GET A "JOB" AND NOT "SPONGE" OFF THE POOR INNOCENT "BRIT-OCKS" AS IF "DUNKIRK" DIDN'T TELL US ENOUGH! WE "PISS N MOAN" ABOUT FEEDIN OUR "POOR" AND SEND "BILLIONS" OVESEAS! LET'EM "SINK OR SWIM"! IF THE "CHILDREN IN AFRICA" ARE STARVIN...LET THE "RAPPERZ" SELL A "LAMBO" OR SOME "BLING" AND SEND A FAT CHECK TO "FEED-EM" OR IF THE "JEWS" IN "TEL-AVIV" R STARVIN...LET WALL-STREET N HOLLYWOOD SEND A FAT CHECK AS WELL! I'M SURE "BEN BERNAKE" N "GREENSPAN" COULD SPARE A FEW "MILL" AS WELL! MAYBE EVEN "MITTENZ" COULD "DROP A DIME"? $100 MILLION IN ATTACK ADS AGAINST HIS OWN "PEEPZ" THAT COULDA FED "LOTTSA" HUNGRY "JEWS"!
diana kunselman June 29, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Kaemme, and all the SOCIALISTS on this thread, why don't you get on a boat to to Europe and go live in the socialist countries and leave this democratic country alone. You all want to change what so many people fought and died for so you can impose your socialist leftist lifestyles on this country. And K. you have a smart mouth, you think you are sooooooo intelligent, you may be able to quote and blather but you don't know anything about REAL LIFE. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. YOU ARE A TAKER. You think YOU decide whom I help and who I do not. Because I do not like panhandlers then I am not generous??? You are an idiot and have the same mind set as the empty suit we have as POS. I did not miss you at all and do not respect you and your kind.
Kaemme June 29, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Diana, I love this country, it's constitution, freedoms and liberties. I live here because I AM NOT A SOCIALIST! Name calling again! I do know about real life, whether you agree with my way of thinking or not. Life has changed, too bad you don't like change or can't keep up. I've lived in many states, worked in many states, and have traveled extensively around this world. I have seen more than you ever will. I am not the problem. NOR am I a taker. I have given to my fellow man more than you ever will, I save lives and I care for the rich and the poor equally, I volunteer and donate to those in need because it's the right thing to do. What have you done??? This is NOT a world of only looking out for yourself, you will die lonely, sad, and unfulfilled. Life is about serving your fellow man, helping those in need, and having a conscience. TODAY your boy, CJ Roberts agreed with that in a BIG way. PLEASE, I am begging you, tell me what we democrats wish to change that so many people fought and died for. And thank you for the compliment on my smart mouth. I am smart, and unlike you, I can verbalize my ideals and answers well. I am far from an idiot. Today, victory was won in the name of the right thing to do...no matter your politics. It's CONSTITUTIONAL, and here to stay.
StGabes June 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM
@Kaemme You just proved your ignorance, CJ Roberts thinks obama care is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, but since Obama care is a tax that's the only reason why it have been upheld. Your boy The Commie - In - Chief has just imposed another HUGH TAX on We The People.. You can say Good-Bye to mostly all the small businesses with 50 people, So mister 1%er himself has just destroyed another one of our Freedoms, The freedom to chose.... It's time for you to wake up!!!!! You said a Victory was won in the name of the right thing to do? How's that? How could you possibly think this is the right thing to do? It's just another tax burden.. And Honestly Kaemme you don't sound all that smart, it's mostly the dems that are destroying our freedoms one by one on a daily basis. I'm not saying that the Repubs. aren't cuz they are as well, especially Bush and the stupid ass TSA. And I guess you didn't get the memo, but almost all the democrats are socialist's... So the way I see it, you're a Socialist as well... http://www.restoringamerica.org/socialists_in_congress_II.htm @Diana just for the record we are NOT a Democracy, we are a REPUBLIC!!! But I def. agree with you that all the Socialist need to get out of our Country and sooner rather than later...
StGabes June 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM
You need to stop yelling It's inappropriate and annoying, not to mention a lil childish... Your grammar sucks as well. You sound like a fool!!!!!
James Kephart Jr. June 29, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Here we are. How much longer will we last! 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy.........."The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years."
diana kunselman June 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Kaemme, ?????? The democrats believe in WEALTH DISTRIBUTION. They want to tell you HOW to live your life, what utilities you NEED, what to EAT, etc...on and on and on..... CONTROL THE POPULATION FOR YOUR OWN POWER. Maybe you should have stayed in one of those countries you claim to have lived..this is not freedom and SOCIALISM IS NOT FREEDOM IT IS CONTROL. @stGabes..very intelligent..thanks for reminding me, we are a Republic. I will add did you notice how Kaemme always seem to think he is so much more intelligent than others?

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