[Updates at the bottom of this posting. Most recent update at 7:41 pm CST]
On Thursday, August 6, the White House call to arms by Deputy Chief of Staff David Axelrod, “punch back twice as hard“, at the growing grass roots movement opposing government single-payer health care produced the first violent incident later in the day. During a Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan at Bernard Middle School gym in south St. Louis County, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members dressed in dark purple shirts, though they look blue in the video below, attacked a black American protester by savagely beating him. The protester ended up in the Emergency Room of St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.
From the article:
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 [St. Louis] 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.
A previous American Catholic article accurately foretold the coming violent reaction from the liberals.
(Biretta tip: Seton Motley of NewsBusters)
Update III: A video of what occurred inside the Carnahan Town Hall.
Update IV: Neil Cavuto of Fox News interviewed Kenneth Gladney, the American that was savagely beaten by SEIU Blueshirts. Mr. Gladney was asked if he was put up to this, which Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer find it impossible that backs and hispanics can make up their own minds, and Mr. Gladney emphatically state “no”. He just wanted to be part of the process. Another liberal bubble burst that blacks and hispanics want to work hard as Americans and don’t want money handed over to them hand over fist. (Biretta tip: Matthew Balan of NewsBusters)