…And it has begun already.
Yesterday, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit reported on the DNC’s supplying what you might call shock troops to counter the “mis-statements and lies” (read: honest questions and concerns) that many citizens are asking at some of the ObamaCare townhall meetings taking place around the country. The types of goons that are being “recruited” consist of the new left’s usual suspects: thugs from SEIU, the AFL-CIO, Organize for America, and pretty much anyone else who wants to gin up an altercation.
“Our representatives are under attack by Washington insiders, insurance companies, and well-financed special interests who don’t go a day without spreading lies and stirring up fear. We need to show them that we’re sick and tired of it, and that we’re ready for real change, this year.
“Please come to the Health Care event and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform.”
Well, that pretty much spells it out, doesn’t it? Common citizens, when they disagree with the President and Congress, are accused of being under the influence of nebulous special interests, and are not to be allowed to ask questions else they’ll be shouted down (at best). Notice the careful wording–nothing you can point to would incite violence when taken separately, but taken as a whole, it seems to be a clarion call to drown out the opposition, whatever it takes. No doubt there will be a few union goons stationed at strategic places to “keep order” during that meeting.
That was yesterday.
Today, the situation has already escalated in St. Louis, where a black conservative was hospitalized after being attacked while handing out flags at a Russ Carnahan town hall event. Six people have been arrested on suspicion of assault, resisting arrest, and/or disturbing the peace.
Reading Jim Hoft’s latest report, the whole event is fishy: union supporters had reserved seating, while a thousand or so tea party taxpayers were denied entrance. Read Jim’s entire piece, as well as the comments. It’s well worth it.
A line was crossed at that meeting last night in St. Louis, and we may not be able to un-cross it for a very long time.
Conservatives aren’t looking for a fight, we’re looking for resposible government for America, which does not include bankrupting the country, drowning it in foreign debt, or socializing our health care system. The St. Louis town hall meeting was the first one that had outright violence. Let’s hope it’s the last.
We don’t want violence, we won’t throw the first punch. But if attacked, we will fight.