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Tea Baggers… Meet The Union

08 Aug

Republicans are keeping up with their campaign to disrupt and harass Democrat legislators attempting to meet with their constituents in Town Hall Meetings. Members of the SEIU Union were present to represent their interests in supporting Health Care Reform. The result was a clash –

There is no video evidence of who may have thrown the first punch, but at least one hired Tea Bagger is complaining of a beat down.

Kenneth Gladney, 38, a self identified black Republican from St. Louis who  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 on Thursday night at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face.

“It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked,” Gladney said. On Friday, he said he had been hired by the Tea Party folks to hand out the flags and added: “I was attacked for something I believe in.”

It would appear Mr. Gladney decided to prostitute his race by providing some otherwise missing “color” to the Tea Bagger mini-riot, for money. It now is evident that the Tea Baggers, stung by criticisms of racism, are hiring local maladjusted black folks to provide some black faces in their audiences for cover. In view that their modus operendi is to violently disrupt and prevent American Citizens from meeting peacefully and discussing issues with their representatives…

The result is predictable.

What is also predictable is that the Tea Baggers will escalate with guns – simply because that has been the historical pattern for right wing groups of this ilk in the US.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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4 responses to “Tea Baggers… Meet The Union

  1. Cnu

    August 8, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    the prospect of impending escalation makes me palms sweaty…..,

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  2. btx3

    August 8, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    This has been coming for a while. The pattern has been that the right threatens violence, and the left caves…

    The problem comes when the left decides they’ve had enough of pandering to the ill behavior of the righties.

    This, by no means is the first time this has happened in this country. It’s really only been since the aftermath of the McCarthy era that the sort of political comity we’ve enjoyed over the last 60 years or so has been self-enforced.

    Party meetings and rallies used to be fairly raucous events, and thuggery wasn’t at all uncommon.

    The only question in my mind, is when does the right wing go back to terrorism, ala Timothy McVeigh and the Anthrax attacks.

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  3. Tafaraji

    August 8, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    and the church sang: “so glad I’m hear in jesus name oh lordy”

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  4. btx3

    August 8, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Yeah – Apparently the Tea Baggers are planning a “solidarity” rally for their newest “martyr”, Kenneth Gladney, who is playing this up for every dime it’s worth…

    Ya’ll know “It’s hard out there for a Pimp”!

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