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Racist Attack At Townhall Meeting (Update)

Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t an “extreme right-wing mobster” doing the attacking. The scene was a townhall meeting in St. Louis, MO. The report is from the St. Louis Dispatch:

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.

So now we have violence introduced into these meetings where none existed previously.

And what’s been the only change?

The mobilization of unions to counter the protesters from the right.

Yeah, nothing can go wrong with that plan, can it?

UPDATE: Video of the attack.

Listen at about the 1:00 mark when one of the thugs that attacked him claims that Gladney “attacked America”. Also note that the black guy who runs away in the beginning is wearing a union tee-shirt as is the guy who is eventually arrested.

Freakin’ amazing.


11 Responses to Racist Attack At Townhall Meeting (Update)

  • So now, the malevolent side of Obama is shown to us. We have a President that incites violence among the citizenry. It seems apparent now, that he would use any and all means available to him, for inducing his brand of change. 

  • “Yeah, nothing can go wrong with that plan, can it?”

    It sounds like it is proceeding exactly as expected, quite frankly. Counterplan; bring cameras and get their mugs on Flickr and YouTube, just like your update.

  • Where’s Doktor Erb to explain to us what really went on here?

    • I would have thought what was going on was obvious even to dense righties. Both sides do it, so it’s completely understandable that these dedicated SEIU members got a little over-zealous.

      And no, I don’t have to offer any links that show the other side doing the same thing, so stop asking that! I tell you, both sides are morally equivalent! I decree it!

      As our dear President with his Christlike visage has told us, the people who made the mess need to get out of the way so he can clean it up. These thick rightie, obstructionist malcontents in this video and many others I’ve seen this week are getting in the way of Obama’s glorious march to leftist salvation, usherhing in a world where there will be no want or need for healthcare, and in which citizens are relieved of making tough decisions because we wise leftists will have boards of dedicated, intelligent bureaucrats who make those decisions instead. So while it’s regrettable that some of them get their heads knocked in, you’ve got to understand that Obama can’t be shackled by such people. He must be allowed to rise above the failed policies of the past, because otherwise America is in irreversible decline because of it’s wasteful, consumerist culture fostered by Reagan.

      Thank goodness the Bush regime is over (finally!) and ideas like yours and those people in the “tea party” videos are getting pushed aside. And if the pushing gets a little violent sometimes, well, you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.

  • SEIU thugs just getting their practice in for “card-check”

  • Where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?

    I want to see the union guys brought up on hate crimes.

  • The ROOT caouse of all of this hatred againt the reforms are that its comming from a Black man,  about 40 to 45% of whites actually voted for him and they feel like a “Minority”.