Video: SEIU activists try to set ObamaCare opponents straight

posted at 2:55 pm on August 7, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

After the President himself talked about getting in people’s faces when they oppose his policies and setting up snitch lines at the White House, the only shocker in this video is that it took so long for townhalls to turn violent. The SEIU showed up in t-shirted uniform to a townhall meeting for Rep. Russ Carnahan in St. Louis, apparently intent on demonstrating union tactics in organizing elections if Congress passes Card Check. The video below shows the immediate aftermath of the attack, including the arrest of one of the SEIU’s thugs:

His excuse? After being berated by a member of the crowd for attacking a black conservative for opposing ObamaCare, the union thug replied, “He attacked America!” The same goon made a threatening motion to the vocal witness, but perhaps thought better of it when he saw the camera. Police eventually responded and started arresting a number of people, including one reporter on the scene:

Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don’t tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.

“It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.

Pay attention, America. This is a glimpse into the next three years of the Obama administration, at least using the same logic by which the Left accuses health-care reform opponents of “astroturfing”. If its policies get organized opposition, especially at events designed to allow for public debate, purple-shirted thugs will appear to crack heads and scare off the opposition.

And if nothing else, it’s a great look at how the unions will act once the secret ballot gets eliminated from organizing elections.


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Rebar on August 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Good job :)

Remarkable writing.

LimeyGeek on August 7, 2009 at 4:02 PM

SEIU ? What does it mean?

CynicalOptimist on August 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Then again, Stunted-Evolution Ignoramuses Union works just as well :)

Trafalgar on August 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Trafalgar on August 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM

+100

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM

SEIU ? What does it mean?

CynicalOptimist on August 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM

It’s a backwards-acronym for “Uninformed Ignorant Effluent Sludge”

LimeyGeek on August 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Thank you, Thank you. I’ll be playing this room the rest of the week!!

Trafalgar on August 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM

I noted that the alleged victim was helped by a (white) guy wearing a similarly-colored shirt. Were they in uniform? It’s also clear the SEIC people simply chose their (truly-dissimilar-because-they’re-differently-sized) purple shirts by mere chance, like two women arriving at a party wearing the same dress./sarc

Paging Dr Howard, Dr Fine, Dr Howard…Black man assaulted by a white…Paging Rev Sharpton, Rev Jackson…

~Lefty response to this in 1,000,000…999,999,999…~

Liam on August 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM

You know the charges will just get dropped!
Look at the Black Panthers!!!
Thank-You Hussein!!!!
The sleeping lion, sleep no more!!!

christene on August 7, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Rebar on August 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM

That’s not the one, but thanks for the link. I want to say it’s on page 10 or 11 of the hardcover, if I recall correctly.

BadgerHawk on August 7, 2009 at 4:06 PM

I’m going to find a town hall and go with my camera and my “I am Neda” t-shirt. I DARE those basij/SEIU thugs to tell me that I can’t question the Obama administration.

patriette on August 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Here’s the letter from Attorney David B. Brown on the brutal attack:

August 7, 2009

Dear Mr. Hennessy:

I am Kenneth Gladney’s attorney. Kenneth was attacked on the evening of August 6, 2009 at Rep. Russ Carnahan’s town hall meeting in South St. Louis County. I was at the town hall meeting as well and witnessed the events leading up to the attack of Kenneth. Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman. The three men were clearly SEIU members, as they were wearing T-shirts with the SEIU logo.

Kenneth was beaten badly. One assailant fled on foot; three others were arrested. Kenneth was admitted to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center emergency room, where he was treated for his numerous injuries. Kenneth was merely expressing his freedom of speech by handing out the flags. In fact, he merely asked people as they exited the town hall meeting whether they would like a flag. He in no way provoked any argument or altercation, as evidenced by the fact that three assailants were arrested.

We hope that Kenneth fully recovers from his injuries; however, he is in great pain at this time. We will be pursuing legal action at our discretion. This was a truly senseless hate crime carried out by racist union thugs. Regretfully, Representative Carnahan’s statements blaming Kenneth for being a disruptive force are wholly untrue and slanderous. We would like to think that an elected official in Representative Carnahan’s position would gather accurate information before carelessly rushing to judgment.

Kenneth supports conservative ideals, although he subscribes to no particular political party. We are calling on the SEIU, Representative Carnahan, and President Obama to condemn the racist actions of these union thugs. In the days to come, we will be investigating whether these thugs are working at the behest of Representative Carnahan and how strong their alliances to various organizations–such as ACORN–may be.

We hope the St. Louis Tea Party and tea party organizations around the country will protest Representative Carnahan’s offices and also protest SEIU offices in every major city across the U.S. These Democratic strong-arm tactics must end now.

Regards,

Attorney David B. Brown

The St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is asking you for your help:

TELL THE SEIU THAT WE OPPOSE VIOLENCE

SEIU
5585 Pershing Ave.
Suite 130
St. Louis, MO 63112

PHONE: 314.367.0013
FAX: 314.361.8704

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clarobert on August 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM

SEIU= Thugs R Us

cmsinaz on August 7, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Pay attention, America. This is a glimpse into the next three years of the Obama administration,

NOTHING guarantees this will only last another 3 1/2 or 7 1/2 years, NOTHING!

allrsn on August 7, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Liam on August 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM

I think the white guy, pointing and yelling at the black guy in the union t-shirt, “You’re going to jail!” is racist. He must think black people belong in jail.

/MEGASARCASM

capitalist piglet on August 7, 2009 at 4:09 PM

SEIU= Thugs R Us

SEIU= Obama Thugz Brigade
or
SEIU= We be Thugz ‘n Sh!t

ted c on August 7, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Folks, if BHO does not come out tonight, (Fri), on national TV and demand that these goons stand down then he should be held responsible for the consequences! This is just like the start in Germany many years ago when the Brown Shirts started intimidating small groups or individual Jews and we all know where that led. This man has a God complex and only a dose of political whoopass will cure it. Godamnit, get active and e-mail, call or write your seators and rep. today! We have to win this war with the left and the LWM, (Left wing media), or our control and influence over our congressional members will be lost. Stand up for freedom ’10

inspectorudy on August 7, 2009 at 4:10 PM

got it rudy. will do –roger

ted c on August 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Gladney and his attorney just appeared Cavuto’s show. This is going to get ugly.

d1carter on August 7, 2009 at 4:12 PM

clarobert on August 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM

And the survey (as directed from the White House/Chancellery) says:

“The lawyer is just an ambulance-chaser so his letter is discarded as litter.”

Liam on August 7, 2009 at 4:13 PM

that ‘big guy’ Union Thug who got arrested seemed drunk. He would have gone down quickly if anyone hit him

As a rule, people who can’t stand or walk with swaying or wobbling don’t fight too god……

the cigarette hanging out of his mouth was a nice touch

an army sends its best troops in first; in Gang & Thug wars it’s usually this sort of slob who gets sent in first. So, get ready for Phase Two…….

Janos Hunyadi on August 7, 2009 at 4:14 PM

We will be pursuing legal action at our discretion. This was a truly senseless hate crime carried out by racist union thugs.

Attorney David B. Brown on the brutal attack

Go get them Mr. Brown, I am glad you were their to witness these atrocities to free speech and the right to demostrate yourself.

Lets get them all in jail, fined, on probation and community service.

Obama has told them to “get in our face” and called out the thugs that did this. Can you charge or sue him also?

allrsn on August 7, 2009 at 4:15 PM

….can’t stand or walk withOUT swaying or wobbling don’t fight too GOOD

Janos Hunyadi on August 7, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Can’t you see what is happening? They are marginalizing all opposition, planting disrupters, and trying to provoke violent reactions – then comes the REAL crackdown. This is how every dictatorship consolidates its power.

rockmom on August 7, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Exactly.

The concerned citizen in the video did it right. Denounce the thug, call on authority of law, garner supporters in the crowd, stay on the scene until the police arrive, and maintain arms length from the aggressive thug.

If Bush was willing to call our citizens Vigilantes for watching the open US Border to refer unlawful crossings to the Border Patrol, and he played Mr. Nice Guy to the current Mr. Pantywaist, you know how bad Obama will bring down all the federal forces on anyone that can be framed.

Case in point, Clinton’s annihilation of the Branch Davidians he burned outside of Waco, TX. Note well the media coverage that the vast majority of Americans swallowed whole. No evidence to prove the victims’ guilt. But everyone needs to think twice about their own recollection, as no doubt, we think it would never happen to us. We’re not crazy like they were. We needn’t worry, given our media looking out for our best interests./

Since Obama has announced there is no jihad or global war on terror, we really must get Homeland Security dismantled ASAP, as we are its target.

As if the feds weren’t too powerful already, States Rights!

maverick muse on August 7, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2009 at 4:01 PM

With ….stabbing…..satire no doubt.

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Fighton03 on August 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Those SEIU t-shirts come in a wiiide range of sizes. So those are ‘the great unwashed’.

Monica on August 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM

NOTHING guarantees this will only last another 3 1/2 or 7 1/2 years, NOTHING!

allrsn on August 7, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Are you having apocalyptic visions of Presidential Elections via Card Check too?

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2009 at 4:17 PM

SEIU = Obama’s Brown Shirts.

Wait for kristallnacht becuase that’s where we are headed next. Gird your loins!

TheBigOldDog on August 7, 2009 at 4:17 PM

Fighton03 on August 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM

You’ve got a point there.

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/08/alg-calls-for-special-prosecutor-re-obamas-union-thugs-.html

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned the brutal beating of activist Kenneth Gladney in South St. Louis County, MO, at a town hall event sponsored by Congressman Russ Caranhan (D-MO) by SEIU members who Wilson said “appears to have been sent out purposely to intimidate the crowd and instigate violence.” Wilson said that a Special Prosecutor would need to be called “to investigate the possibility of White House complicity in this union thuggery.” The White House told representatives and senators ‘punch back twice as hard’ against opposition to Barack Obama’s government-run health care initiative, and “clearly some of their followers took the message to heart,” Wilson said.

izoneguy on August 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM

This will not end well.

grapeknutz on August 7, 2009 at 4:20 PM

This blood is on the hands of Dear Leader…he is fanning the flames of oppression and violence.

d1carter on August 7, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Absolutely right. If Bush had ever said “punch them back twice as hard” or demonized his opponents and sent out his thugs to confront them, he would have been absolutely crucified in the press.

Where is the press? We have a President who is ramping up tension, instead of trying to calm it down and show respect to his opposition. This President is disgraceful. A pure, utter, disgrace.

I seem to recall Michelle Obama saying that Barack was going to “heal our souls”. Is this behavior healing our souls? He is a divider, not a uniter.

JohnInCA on August 7, 2009 at 4:20 PM

capitalist piglet on August 7, 2009 at 4:09 PM

It looked like the yelling white guy was yelling at another white. This is at first acceptable but then negated because the yelling white guy is obviously in cahoots with the uniformed alleged victim and said victim’s similarly-uniformed bodyguard who is obviously also in cahoots and paid by the insurance/industrial complex.

I see your /MEGASARCASM and raise you three megatons.

Liam on August 7, 2009 at 4:21 PM

SEIU ? What does it mean?

CynicalOptimist on August 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Then again, Stunted-Evolution Ignoramuses Union works just as well :)

Trafalgar on August 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM

lol..nice

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Obama seems to like to engage in violent rhetoric. Here are some examples:

“I want you to argue with them and get in their face”.

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,”

“I’m skinny but I’m tough”.

“Punch back twice as hard”.

“I don’t want the folks…to do a lot of talking. I want
them to get out of the way…”

Someone really needs to intervene and tell him to knock it off and at least try to act like he’s the President. He’s stoking a powderkeg instead of diffusing it. I for one do not want to see any violence erupt as a result of the irresponsible behavior of our elected leaders. As we have tragically seen, there are many unbalanced people out their that do not need any pushing. Obama needs to learn that he’s not the President of Southside Chicago.

OxyCon on August 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM

You’ve got a point there.

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM

I do try to stick to the topic.

Fighton03 on August 7, 2009 at 4:23 PM

It’s a good thing I’ve been exercising.

I’m ready.

madmonkphotog on August 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Obama directing/inciting physical violence, with racial slurs, (now a HATE CRIME) ,should mean that Articles Of Impeachment should be done right away.

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM

OxyCon on August 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Somebody needs to go through all his speeches and pull out all these incitements to violence.

TheBigOldDog on August 7, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Heard on Rush the guy who founded SEIU also founded ACORN.

1930s – brown shirts
2000s – Purple or Red tee shirts.

TheBigOldDog on August 7, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Articles Of Impeachment should be done right away.

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM

You’d never make it stick. The Senate are lapdogs.

LimeyGeek on August 7, 2009 at 4:27 PM

By the Left’s own standards Obama is PERSONALLY responsible for the violence.

Gird your loins people because I fear this is just the beginning.

TheBigOldDog on August 7, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Look at how the Left has banned Michael Savage from Britain, and Hillary diddling herself rather than defending his rights.

Yes, by their own standards, Obama is to blame for inciting violence. He could be charged for such, except that he’s in the occupied Oval Office defecating.

His redux poster came out just in time, Sociopathic Socialist Joker.

maverick muse on August 7, 2009 at 4:28 PM

…“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”…
OxyCon on August 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Did Obama really say that? I never saw that before. Can I get a link or other news report on it I can send/link to friends and family, if you would?

Thanks!
Liam

Liam on August 7, 2009 at 4:28 PM

OxyCon on August 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Also, don’t forget that when Obama expressed outrage against the AIG execs, his ACORN thugs picked up on the dog whistle and loaded people in buses to intimidate the execs. The execs also begged Congress to not release their names because of all of the death threats.

When Obama demonized the secured creditors of Chrysler and said, they were holding out for a “government handout” and he “didn’t stand with them”, they started receiving death threats.

When Obama says “get in their faces” and “punch back twice as hard”, his ACORN and union thugs know exactly what they are expected to do. This President knows what he’s doing with his rhetoric. He’s sending messages to his thugs to intimidate and incite. Disgraceful behavior for a President.

JohnInCA on August 7, 2009 at 4:33 PM

SEIU ? What does it mean?

CynicalOptimist on August 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Hope and Change

bloggless on August 7, 2009 at 4:37 PM

I see deliberate provocation aimed at triggering over-reaction which will bring the crackdown. Be smart. Don’t take the bait. Keep cool and keep the cameras running.

Kenosha Kid on August 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM

I agree. Having someone pull out a gun at one of these events is just what the left is panting for us to do. Our most powerful and effective weapon right now is the camera. Record everything.

inmypajamas on August 7, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Outrageous.

Terrye on August 7, 2009 at 4:38 PM

I see deliberate provocation aimed at triggering over-reaction which will bring the crackdown. Be smart. Don’t take the bait. Keep cool and keep the cameras running.

Kenosha Kid on August 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM

I agree. Having someone pull out a gun at one of these events is just what the left is panting for us to do. Our most powerful and effective weapon right now is the camera. Record everything.

inmypajamas on August 7, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Excellent advise. Since many of the goons are union people, we already know were dealing with people with ape-like intellect, so keep the camera rolling and film them acting like animals.

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 4:42 PM

You’d never make it stick. The Senate are lapdogs.

LimeyGeek on August 7, 2009 at 4:27 PM

I know, but it was fun thinking about it for a minute.

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 4:43 PM

HOw about the quote where Obama says I’m the only one standing between you and the pitch forks. When he said that, I remember wondering if he was trying to threaten or incite people to violence against each other.

bloggless on August 7, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Country leader calls in uniformed thugs to thump the opposition.

Shees. This is sooooo Germany 1932 .

kurtzz3 on August 7, 2009 at 4:47 PM

I will be surprised if the cops that arrested these folks won’t be in trouble now.

workingforpigs on August 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Just what I was thinking. But I’d be surprised if anything much happened the the SEIU thugs.

I wonder if most African-Americans will wake up and realize that these Leftists are NOT their friends but rather are their true enslavers. When will they get tired of daring to be themselves/think their own thoughts and have others call them “Uncle Toms” and “Oreo cookies”?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 7, 2009 at 4:52 PM

I predict another “MORE COPS ACTING STUPIDLY” COMMENT.

bloggless on August 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM

I predict another “MORE COPS ACTING STUPIDLY” COMMENT.

bloggless on August 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Actually he may be stupid enough to offer:

“Resistence is futile.”

Yoop on August 7, 2009 at 4:58 PM

I predict another “MORE COPS ACTING STUPIDLY” COMMENT.

bloggless on August 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Gee, and I was just starting to hold my breath for the president to say his activists acted stupidly….

cackcon on August 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM

When the big union goon got bailed out and reported to his boss, he asked, “da,Hey Bbbboss, I done gooder, didn’t I daaa”

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Shouldn’t President Obama be prosecuted of inciting this?

29Victor on August 7, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Scientists now studying the IQ of a union goon and goat to see which is higher.

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 5:14 PM

Union Goons Rocky & Mugsy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComYu6OiUp4

Jeff from WI on August 7, 2009 at 5:17 PM

I will be surprised if the cops that arrested these folks won’t be in trouble now.

workingforpigs on August 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM
Just what I was thinking. But I’d be surprised if anything much happened the the SEIU thugs.

I wonder if most African-Americans will wake up and realize that these Leftists are NOT their friends but rather are their true enslavers. When will they get tired of daring to be themselves/think their own thoughts and have others call them “Uncle Toms” and “Oreo cookies”?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 7, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Those were St Louis County cops, not city cops. They should fare better. City cops would have arrested the victim for bleeding on a public sidewalk.

TBinSTL on August 7, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Liam @ 4:28 playing coy? Thank bloggless for reminding you of the record.

June 14, 2008, 5:13 pm
Obama: ‘We Bring a Gun’
By The New York Times

Senator Barack Obama was fund-raising Friday night in Philadelphia. But he was talking about “the Chicago way.”

Channeling the mob drama, “The Untouchables,” Mr. Obama said in reference to the general election rumble with the Republicans: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

maverick muse on August 7, 2009 at 5:20 PM

OMG Matthews is calling everyone racists at tea party protest!

“Drug them up with sodium pentathol how many are ok with a black president?”

“About 40%”

broker1 on August 7, 2009 at 5:20 PM

In my earlier post, I forgot to sign it…..
.
PALIN’S FAULT!!!111!!1!

TBinSTL on August 7, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Obama says I’m the only one standing between you and the pitch forks. When he said that, I remember wondering if he was trying to threaten or incite people to violence against each other.

bloggless on August 7, 2009 at 4:46 PM

BOTH.

Point is, the best way to steer clear of a trap is to avoid taking bait. Maintain arms length distance from aggressors. Bring your cameras and stick close to your friends so you’re all covering each others’ backs.

maverick muse on August 7, 2009 at 5:23 PM

I saw this on FoxNews. The O-Brown Shirts have started their terror campaign.

Mojave Mark on August 7, 2009 at 5:30 PM

This will not end well.

grapeknutz on August 7, 2009 at 4:20 PM

About whom or what are you writing this comment?

ExpressoBold on August 7, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Hillary diddling herself
maverick muse on August 7, 2009 at 4:28 PM

I did not neet to have that image planted in my brain. Now I have lost all appetite for dinner

bill30097 on August 7, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Point is, the best way to steer clear of a trap is to avoid taking bait. Maintain arms length distance from aggressors. Bring your cameras and stick close to your friends so you’re all covering each others’ backs.

maverick muse on August 7, 2009 at 5:23 PM

And don’t forget: Mr. Glock is your friend.

Paging Capt. John Parker – your time has arrived

bill30097 on August 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM

I’ve been saying for over a year that the shrieking, hyper-emotional left was going to start killing people at some point. A lot of people rolled their eyes at that. I’m looking more prescient every day, if I do say so myself.

Django on August 7, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Please take a camera to every meeting. These people are wicked and evil.

mobydutch on August 7, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Service EmployeesIntlUnion
I never get the Interntl, is that their chavez connection?

ginaswo on August 7, 2009 at 6:42 PM

oh maverick not dragging Hill in again please, lets focus on TOTUS?

ginaswo on August 7, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Jeff
that is my all time fave Bugs Bunny
thank you!

ginaswo on August 7, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Courtesy of the dirty filthy liar. Thanks again scum bag.

highninside on August 7, 2009 at 7:15 PM

The will of Obama and his thug party vs the will of the American people.
It’s starting to look like we’ll all end up on the sidewalk sooner or later. By the time Nov 4 comes around, we might risk our lives just going to vote.
What other choice do we have? Where will we be able to run an hide? I’d rather die standing on my feet than shot bending on my knees.
Funny,, I always wondered what it was like to live in pre Nazi Germany and witness your nation going to hell.
Never thought I’d actually get to live something like that.
Welcome to hopenchange.

JellyToast on August 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Brown Shirts/Purple Shirts. Very little difference. (BTW- they refer to themselves as the “Purple Army”)

LASue on August 7, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Someone really needs to intervene and tell him to knock it off and at least try to act like he’s the President. He’s stoking a powderkeg instead of diffusing it. I for one do not want to see any violence erupt as a result of the irresponsible behavior of our elected leaders. As we have tragically seen, there are many unbalanced people out their that do not need any pushing. Obama needs to learn that he’s not the President of Southside Chicago.

OxyCon on August 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM

This is what community organizers do!!!!!!!!! They divide & conquer it’s in the Alinsky playbook!

xler8bmw on August 7, 2009 at 7:23 PM

The Rebellion against the Obamite Empire has begun.

wildcat84 on August 7, 2009 at 7:23 PM

My husband does not follow politics, but this really hit home for him tonight…he is flabbergasted

cmsinaz on August 7, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Ummm, does anybody think this union thuggery behavior is going to be taken lightly by the rest of us? Could it be that these dimwits actually think this behavior is not going to harm their chances of having a future in this country. Does anybody want to go out and buy union made products right about now?

Here in my home, we are going to stop shopping at places that are unionized; period, end of story. Doesn’t matter which union is alright and which union is evil; FU to all unions.

These people under estimate the will of the American people. I still can’t believe that a US President called upon thugs to attack the rights of citizens in a free society. Talk about stupid, narcissist, evil, behavior unbecoming of this office…

BTW: Where’s Shipley hiding?

Keemo on August 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM

NO DEATH PANEL!!!

Sapwolf on August 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM

JAMES MANNING, WARNS OBAMA THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RISE UP!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo1yeSJ6zrM

izoneguy on August 7, 2009 at 7:33 PM

You know, it makes the Flag@Whitehouse.gov address a lot less funny.

GunRunner on August 7, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Fox did a story tonight where a solar farm was being greenmailed by a labor union. The labor union sicked the environmental lawyers on the labor farm. 57 lawsuits I think. Some Calf. politician was exlpaining how it was fair to do that and that other Green job providers had signed the labor agreements instead of being greenmailed. Friggin sickening.

Conan on August 7, 2009 at 7:36 PM

I expect history to repeat itself and all charges will be mysteriously dropped.

allrsn on August 7, 2009 at 7:39 PM

This is early 20th century Germany. Union thugs using violence and intimidation under call from their leader Obama.

We.Must.Fight

darwin on August 7, 2009 at 7:54 PM

SEIU ? What does it mean?

CynicalOptimist on August 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM

They’re the highly trained janitors union. Well, not just janitors – they also have kneecappers, and goombas.

Squiggy on August 7, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I just got home from work and scanned this thread. Where are my favorite trolls? I expected them to be here defending SEIU. Has anyone seen them on one of the threads today?

Red State State of Mind on August 7, 2009 at 8:13 PM

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