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megimoo
04-18-2009, 06:41 PM
Barrett booed at Greenville Tea Party

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CONGRESSMAN, GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE, SUFFERS WRATH OF ANGRY CROWD FOR VOTING FOR BAILOUT, SUPPORTING STIMULUS

The message from folks in Greenville to Congressman Gresham Barrett was clear Friday evening: Voters are mad about the $700 billion bailout he voted for and the massive government stimulus package he is now supporting.

Barrett, a Republican, attempted to speak before an estimated crowd of 4,000 people at a Post Tax Day Tea Party in the Upstate only to be greeted by boos from most everyone in attendance.

None of the other speakers — including Gov. Mark Sanford, Sen. Jim DeMint and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer — were booed.

Protesters screamed “go home” and blew air horns during the duration of Barrett’s five minute speech. Some even turned their backs to him.

Messages on dozens of signs and hundreds of fliers also expressed a similar contempt for “Bailout Barrett.”

The gubernatorial candidate did his best to deliver his speech, but the crowd never let up.

“I know you’re mad, I know you’re frustrated, and I hear you,” a shaken Barrett said over the crowd. “You may boo, you may turn your back on me, but I’ll never turn my back on you.”

Barrett has come under heavy fire across the state for his bailout and stimulus support, something that will seriously hamper his gubernatorial bid. Especially with so much of the anger coming from his own backyard in the Upstate.


http://www.palmettoscoop.com/2009/04/17/barrett-booed-at-greenville-tea-party/

comments:

I was standing 10-12 feet from the front of the podium and Gresham Barrett was resoundingly booed through his entire remarks...he never batted any eye, however, and kept on with his script....but only those few in the very front heard as the booing was so loud and echoed throughout his entire
speech...suffice to say, he had to have gotten the message...”Hey Barrett, do you hear us now?!!!” He got what he deserved!