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Romney Heckled by Gay Rights Activists in Miami

By Javier Manjarres

The pro-amnesty for illegal immigrants movement was out in full force in Miami as it used several public Republican primary events to stage their protests.  Senator Marco Rubio was heckled last Friday, and now it was Governor Mitt Romney’s turn have his stump speech interrupted. The group of younger activists that heckled Romney were also pushing the equal rights agenda, not just the pro-amnesty issue that Rubio’s ‘fans’ interrupted him with.

To his credit, Mitt Romney played it cool and ignored them.  Later on at his evening rally in Pompano Beach, Governor Romney told me that he just doesn’t bother with rude hecklers, and he laughed after I told him the story about my interview with the Rubio’s hecklers last week.

Here is the video of the Romney’s hecklers, and my follow-up interview with the three of them- their answers are not suprising.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. honeygetoverit January 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

    He IGNORED them? That’s not a very presidential reaction, after all, even Rubio addressed them…? NEWT 2012!

  2. Sandi Trusso January 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

    There IS NO Constitutional right to behavior choices, and there is no right to normalize that which is abnormal. There is not now, nor has there ever been any proof that homosexuality is normal, or that they were born this way (unless it is among a tiny percentage of birth defects). No other birth defect has ever been normalized. We help those who were born with defects, and we love them, but we do not pretend that a defect isn’t a defect.

    • mark norris January 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Doesn’t sound very loving to me Sandi.Do you hate gay people?

      • Karl Newman January 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        Rejecting someones ‘lifestyle’ does not equal hate, especially when that ‘lifestyle’ violates societal norms and is detrimental to the lives of the practitioners.

        • mark norris January 31, 2012 at 8:09 am

          That response can go both ways. How many Gays have been hurt both mentally and physically by thinkers like you and Sandi. Why do you think its your job to worry about some one else’s personal life. Worry about yourself and all the mistakes you’ve made in your own life and I doubt you’d have time for all this nonsensical thinking.

  3. braffle January 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

    They are for Obama more than they are for their illegal lovers! If they were Republican why not Ron Paul? He doesn’t want to deport anyone?

  4. mark norris January 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    On the illegal issue their wrong, undocumented doesn’t sound any less illegal, and on the gay rights issue they could be right but blending the two to water each down wont work. Make Ron Paul our next President and solve all these issue’s with the constitution. Ron Paul in 2012.

  5. Indignant January 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Sandi, you are an ignorant cunt and an embarrassment to Americans, Republicans, and women everywhere.

    • Andy January 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      You are the embarrassment.but I won’t lower myself by mud-wrestling with a PIG. You will enjoy it and I will just get filthy!

  6. Andy January 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Mit did the right thing by ignoring the hecklers. They are not interested in discussion…just disruprion. It dosen’t do any good to get into a mud-wrestle with a pig…the pig will enjoy it and you will just get all DIRTY!

  7. Nicki-S January 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Indignant: You don’t have much of an argument if all you can do is resort to disgusting names for those who disagree with you. You are among those who claim to be so tolerant, but you are not. It’s obvious that liberals think only they are right on any issue. You want to force your ideals on everyone else and give them no room to make their own case. You lost your battle when you dredged up female gutter insults. Earn your right to be heard by discussing your opinion with civility and facts. At the present, most of the people in the U.S. disagree with you. You haven’t won your battle.

  8. Rich55 January 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    What a bunch of Christians you folks are.
    What ever happened to “judge ye not lest ye be judged thyself”?
    What ever happened to “hate the sin, love the sinner”?

    What do you all think Jesus would think today of the way you folks treat others in His name?

    • mark norris January 31, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Lucky for them that Jesus loves the little children!!

  9. Timbo January 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Are there no moderators here? There are certain words that are never OK. Your mother, wife, sister, or daughter could be reading this article and the comments. Have some manners.

    • elizabeth dunn February 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      See my comments below.

  10. Mia January 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This article is inaccurate and obviously biased. I was present, and in fact, Romney addressed the activists. You can see that clearly in this video.

    • elizabeth dunn February 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Spot on observation! Mitt Romney’s biggest challenge in this primary is battling the vitriolic anti-capitalism expressed by “self-described” Republicans.

      BTW, Javier, with all due respect, perhaps you should institute a ban on foul language used on this site. Four-letter words are not only unnecessary, but bring down the caliber of the conversation and discourage thoughtful, intelligent commentary.

    • elizabeth dunn February 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Spot on observation! Romney’s biggest challenge in this primary is the anti-capitalist sentiment expressed by “self-described” Republicans.(Never mind the Dems!)

      BTW, Javier, I would recommend some rules regarding four-letter words that lower the quality of discourse on this site and discourage rational and intelligent conversation.

  11. Don39 February 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Me on the same side as gays, will wonders never cease!

  12. elizabeth dunn February 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Sorry for the double post!

  13. Judy Newberry October 21, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Elizabeth Dunn from Raben & Feldman & Assoc .?

  14. Judy Newberry October 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Elizabeth Dunn once from Raben & Feldman Assoc., ??