Yes, this is real. Employees of the Sensata plant who had to train their Chinese replacements because Bain is shipping their jobs overseas went to a Romney rally in hopes of finally getting him to hear their pleas. Tom Gaulrapp explained, “(A)s we were being removed, his (Romney’s) supporters are scream—first they start a “U.S.A.” chant. And we’re like, “Yes, we agree.” And then they started calling us communists for trying to keep our jobs from going to China.”
Amy Goodman broadcasted from the tent city of Bainport on September 20 forDemocracy Now!. She interviewed Tom Gaulrapp, who has worked at Sensata Technologies for 33 years, about their hopes of getting Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to help save their jobs:
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This is something I’ve noticed about GOP supporters in general (OH NOES I MADE TEH GENERALIZATION!!!) as soon as someone starts disagreeing with them or their candidate, you are automatically a communist, socialist, a fascist or some lazy bum that wants to live off the government.
I suppose it requires less thought to just start screaming “slurs” at people than to actually think about what political positions they are supporting.