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August 7, 2009

Union Brownshirts Assault Patriots at Town Hall Meetings

The inevitable violence that accompanies all totalitarian power grabs has begun, with minions of the Community Activist in Chief dispatched to squelch the revolt of normal Americans at town hall meetings.

When Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) faced his constituents in south St. Louis County yesterday, Obamunist goons were on hand to back him up. About 1,000 protesters against healthcare nazification were locked out of the meeting, even as union thugs from the SEIU were allowed inside.

Outside the meeting, six arrests followed assaults on patriots. STLtoday reports:

Kenneth Gladney, 38, a 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 at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack.
"It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked," he said.

Via Gateway Pundit, here's video of the attack and its aftermath:

Union thugs from the SEIU were also deployed at a town hall meeting in Tampa:

Isn't it nice how the Moonbat Messiah united us as promised?

We've seen this movie before, in Germany in the 1930s. Obamunism is about to get very ugly.

On tips from AmericanToTheCore, Cheetah, V the K, Mark, Tony, and Chad.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 7, 2009 10:30 AM

Comments

The charges will be dropped

Posted by: mandy at August 7, 2009 10:47 AM

Hey, this is really depressing. I AM THE MOB, and NO UNION BOSSES ARE GOING TO BRING US DOWN.

The democrats believe that these mobs are organized... probably because that is what they do to get people to protest for them.

And, I think you should add this site to your blogroll... it's awesome. Especially the 15 Things you Must Read Before Voting.

http://charlescouger.com/national-politics/the-mob-v-the-elite/

Posted by: Ryan at August 7, 2009 10:58 AM

It must be quite a conundrum for the liberal spinmeisters that a man might have dark skin and be a Republican or conservative. Oh the horror... I can just see them spinning around like the Lost In Space Robot... sparks flying out of their bubble brains... that does not compute, that does not compute.

Posted by: IOpian at August 7, 2009 11:10 AM

A PUBLIC FORUM isn't owned by anyone except the taxpayers, and for citizens who are NOT police/peace officers to lock out/ harass/ and assault citizens who have a right to enter public property has to be a crime in that jusisdiction.

That fat bald guy with the beard held another citizen against a wall and prevented that person to enter lawfully. He has no authority to do that. The local police need to see that video and arrest him. We need to forward that last video to the police.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2009 11:20 AM

Since I live in South Carolina where the only unionized companies are UPS and the Post OIffice, I don't think we'll see much of this. However, if we do there'll be no spinning the thugs as local constituents. They'll be rolled down the highway faster than they can say SEIU.

If you see this happening anywhere, get involved. Don't be a bystander and let the true patriots suffer at the hands of these criminals.

Posted by: Tom at August 7, 2009 11:26 AM

Progressives have always been dumb wild animals. This is just more evidence to support that fact.

Posted by: J at August 7, 2009 12:25 PM

Posted by: TED at August 7, 2009 12:29 PM

this i've posted elsewhere:

mr. gladney, the man who was hit, thrown down to the ground and kicked by SEIU members was just on fox news with his attorney - he stated that one black man hit him and said, "what kind of nigger are you doing this?" mr. gladney was handing out patriotic buttons and flags. but because he wasn't following THE BLACK party line, he was ridiculed and beaten. SEIU members were BUSSED in and allowed into the town hall meeting.

only in america.

Posted by: nancz at August 7, 2009 1:14 PM

SEIU=NSDAP

Posted by: Alton at August 7, 2009 1:14 PM

The Liberal National Socialist Party is using the SEIU as their Hamas thugs.

We're just a BO breath away from seeing the National Guard posted at Town Hall meetings and Tea Parties.

Posted by: Fiberal at August 7, 2009 1:26 PM

Learn their tactics and adjust!

Got this off of a Free Republic thread:
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If you are planning on attending any meetings with a Congressman or Senator

HOW COLLECTIVISTS USE THE DIAMOND TACTIC TO SWAY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HOW TO THWART THEM

by G. Edward Griffin

In the 1960s, I came across a small training manual distributed by the Communist Party that showed how a small group of people – as few as four – could dominate a much larger group and sway the outcome of any action taken by that group. It was called the Diamond Technique.
The principle is based on the fact that people in groups tend to be effected by mass psychology. They derive comfort and security from being aligned with the majority, especially if controversy or conflict is involved. Even if they do not like what the majority is doing, if they believe they are in the minority, they tend to remain silent and resigned to the fact that the majority should rule. This being the case, the Diamond Techniques is designed to convince the group that as few as four people represent the majority. Here is the strategy:

1. Plan ahead of time what action you want the group to take: nominate or oppose a candidate, support or oppose an issue, heckle a speaker, or whatever. Everyone on your team must know exactly what they are going to do, including contingency plans.

2. Team members should arrive at the meeting separately and never congregate together.

3. Team players should arrive early enough to take seats around the outside of the assembly area, roughly in the shape of a diamond. They must not sit together.

4. The object of the tactic is place your people around the perimeter of the audience so that, when they begin to take action, those in the center will have to do a lot of head turning to see them – to the right, then the left, then the rear of the room, then the front, etc. The more they turn their heads, the greater the illusion of being surrounded by people in agreement with each other, and the more they will be convinced that these people represent the majority opinion.

I have seen this tactic used by collectivists at numerous public meetings over the years, and I have participated in it myself on several occasions when confronting collectivists in their own tightly held organizations. It works. The only way to thwart the Diamond Tactic is to always be prepared to match it with your own team.

Never take a meeting for granted, especially if something important is scheduled to transpire, such as nomination of officers.
Even a simple gathering to hear an important speaker can turn into a nightmare if opponents send in hecklers.
So, always plan for the worst and be prepared to spring into action with comments from the floor such as: “I want to make it clear that these people do not speak for me. I am in total opposition to what they stand for. In fact, I would like to ask them to identify themselves. Who are you? Why did you come to this meeting? What is your agenda?”
If comments such as this are heard from three or four people around the outside of the room, the meeting will be very exciting, but the tactic will be defused.

Posted by: Bill at August 7, 2009 1:57 PM

All the more reason to ban unions. They're an anachronism from the 19th century, and only hold back economic growth nationally and for their membership. The only beneficiaries are...the union bosses.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 7, 2009 2:10 PM

Randy Arthur stands outside a town hall meeting - his shirt torn in a scuffle.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/aug/06/protests-passions-roiling-town-hall-meeting-health/news-metro/

Democrats prove yet again that their philosophies are incapable of withstanding debate.

Posted by: J at August 7, 2009 2:36 PM

"Bill at August 7, 2009 1:57 PM"

That only works in civil meetings. Only a few REAL participants were alowed in that meeting in Tampa, when they closed the doors, there were DOZENS of empty seats which were filled by SEIU brought in through the side doors.

Hopey McChange AUTHORISED these goons, YOUR token president, Liberals! If you don't speak against this crap, you must be FOR it.

Posted by: KHarn at August 7, 2009 2:42 PM

Holy crap!

King Kong Bundy!!!

Posted by: BUNS! at August 7, 2009 3:24 PM

KHarn,


Liberals ARE for this. That's what they do. They will not speak out against violence in defense of free-speech or anything resembling a constitutional republic.

All first principles of liberal socialism are incorrect because they are based on someone's fanciful idealism, and therefore have to ultimately be supported with violence.
Pure liberal socialism is fueled by racism and muscle; and make no mistake: liberals are now and always will be proud and mindless fascists.

Jay Guevara has an excellent idea: Get rid of unions.
Even Frank Zappa, radical liberal, hated unions.

They are America's brownshirts.

Posted by: Fiberal at August 7, 2009 3:27 PM

Obama's dingo ate my baby!

Posted by: S. Palin at August 7, 2009 4:58 PM

No one wants violence. We're supposed to be better than that. The US is not some banana republic where change occurs by the bullet instead of the ballot. I just hope we make it to the 2010 elections and the current pack of rats is voted out permanently.

It's a good thing that the protests over socialized medicine are happening now. Bringing the regular folks together will make some of the truly outlandish proposals such as repealing the 2nd Amendment next to impossible if this power grab goes down in flames.

Posted by: Son of Taz at August 7, 2009 5:27 PM

RE: Posted by: S. Palin at August 7, 2009 4:58 PM

WTF, troll? You'd probably FEED your baby to a dingo if Obama asked you to, dumba$$.

Posted by: TonyD95B at August 7, 2009 5:34 PM

I think the funniest part about this whole thing, is how juvenile America looks, public debate is reduced to a shouting match, its like everyone taking after their favorite talk show hosts, too bad intellectual debate is so boring for everyone to watch, that they need their information spoon fed to them thru some hollywoodisque bastardization of the news, with some colorful wording sprinkled on top to make it more entertaining for them... this is no surprise its come to this to me. Maybe its just me, but the more I follow politics, the more pissed off I get, its like watching two sides root for their favorite football team. And about as intellectual.

Posted by: PhilKll at August 7, 2009 6:52 PM

The Democratic controlled US Government has stated that the debates are over, and if you want to debate on merit, you are a Nazi Terriorist.

The new message is “If you vote for Cap and Trade or for Nationalized Health Care, you will be voted out at your next election!”

Posted by: Oiao at August 7, 2009 8:45 PM

Time for these labor unions who hire those brownshirt thugs to be held totaly liable and the unions and their bosses to be brought under RICO laws and these unions totaly shut down and the bosses sent to prison for life

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at August 7, 2009 9:14 PM

Too bad he did have a gun and put a bullet through the head of that thug

Posted by: Flu-Bird at August 7, 2009 9:16 PM

If you go onto liberal websites they are calling for people to get arrested for speaking their minds at these town hall meetings. They are accusing people of being a bunch of rednecks-talk about marginalizing a whole group of people. The bigotry is amazing.

When did ACRORN/ACLU get arrested for having a protest? When did free speech become a liberal person's right not a conservative/independent person's right?

These union thugs only know violence and will try to threaten fellow American citizens not to speak up. This is the time to call for their heads and sue them for their assault on a African American gentleman trying to feed his family by selling flags/pins.

Posted by: Carla at August 7, 2009 10:49 PM

American capitalism gone with a whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/107459-0/

Posted by: Bill at August 7, 2009 11:06 PM

That only works in civil meetings. Only a few REAL participants were alowed in that meeting in Tampa, when they closed the doors, there were DOZENS of empty seats which were filled by SEIU brought in through the side doors.
KHarn at August 7, 2009 2:42 PM

That why the suggestion to arrive early if possible, if they only allow a few in then cover all possible entrances and get video documentation of your civil rights violation! But of course Comrade Holder would probally see to it personally that it's taken care of properly(round filed)

Posted by: Bill at August 7, 2009 11:20 PM

Also tell the door goons that you whole heartedly are in support of the death care bill and crap-n-tax!

Posted by: Bill at August 7, 2009 11:24 PM

Back some years ago in PHILADELPHIA a brother and sister were roughed up by TEAMSTER hoods while protesting the appearence of WILLIAM THE FINK they sued the phiadelphia branch of the TEAMSTERS and won a big ruling

Posted by: EON THE TERRIBLE at August 8, 2009 7:05 AM