Although Willoughby and the more famous speakers came away unscathed, the loudly expressed hatred was another sign of left-wing desperation in the face of an overwhelming call from ordinary people to cut government spending on the federal and local level.
According to The Associated Press:
Counter-protesters surrounded them, banging drums, bellowing into bullhorns and ringing bells. Bitter arguments broke out along the edges of the two groups over everything from the size of government to corporate power.
But that benign description doesn't quite described what 3,000 leftist goons did.
Among other things, they shouted "Shame, shame, shame," "Tax, tax, tax the rich" and "Walker Is a Puppet of Koch and Rove," when Palin and Internet entrepreneur Breitbart spoke. They generally made a nuisance of themselves and, as is typical of the left, attempted to shout down the speakers.
But they seem to have saved their strongest venom for a 14-year-old girl. When Willoughby spoke, the attacks escalated. One woman, blogger Ann Althouse reports, kept shouting "Koch sucker," a reference to the role the billionaire Koch brothers play in funding the Tea Party. "Go home, go home, go home" the crackpots shouted as Willoughby tried to speak.
But the attack on Willoughby grew even worse. Another vicious leftist goon directly attacked young Willoughby with scatological language.. "Go home, you little brat," he shouted. "Who the f*** are you to lecture me, you little brat. … Do your homework, you spoiled spoiled little brat. Get a driver's license. Go back to your room…. Get a job, you little brat."
Not one of the 3,000 leftists attempted to silence the foul-mouthed thug.
The lefitsts even booed during the national anthem.
Breitbart gave as good as he got, the AP reported. He told the union goons to "go to hell."
In its glowing report of the rally, the leftist Progressive ignored the vile hatred toward, and verbal abuse of, a 14-year-old girl coming from its ideological confrères, much as the left ignored mass murder in the Soviet Union during the heyday of progressivism's hideous cousin, communism.