Wednesday, August 12, 2009

An Example of those Hate Mongering Town Hall Protesters

The "Angry Mobs" ™ protesting Obamacare have gone just too far as shown in this news article:
When Obama visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting "Obama is a terrorist!", the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis.
One protester even brandished a sign that seemed to advocate Obama's assassination. The man held a large photo of Obama that had been doctored to show a gun barrel pressed against his temple.
"OBAMA: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE," read the placard, which had an X over the word "ALIVE."
Another poster showed Obama's face with the words: "F--- YOU, MOTHERF---ER!"
A third sign urged motorists to "HONK IF YOU HATE OBAMA." A fourth declared: "CHRISTIAN FASCISM," with a swastika in place of the letter S in each word.
Although reporters from numerous national news organizations were traveling with Obama and witnessed the protest, none reported that protesters were shrieking at Republican donors epithets like "Slut!" "Whore!" and "Fascists!"
Frank Dulcich, president and CEO of Pacific Seafood Group, had a cup of liquid thrown into his face, and then was surrounded by a group of menacing protesters, including several who wore masks. Donald Tykeson, 75, who had multiple sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair, was blocked by a thug who threatened him.
Protesters slashed the tires of several state patrol cruisers and leapt onto an occupied police car, slamming the hood and blocking the windshield with placards. A female police officer was knocked to the street by advancing protesters, badly injuring her wrist.
The angry protest grew so violent that the Secret Service was forced to take the highly unusual step of using a backup route for Obama's motorcade because the primary route had been compromised by protesters, one of whom pounded his fist on the president's moving limousine.
All the while, angry demonstrators brandished signs with incendiary rhetoric, such as "9/11 - YOU LET IT HAPPEN, SHRUB," and "OBAMA: BASTARD CHILD OF THE SUPREME COURT." One sign read: "IMPEACH THE COURT-APPOINTED JUNTA AND THE FASCIST, EGOMANIACAL, BLOOD-SWILLING BEAST!"
Okay, it wasn't that hard to figure out that I just substituted Obama for Bush from this article. I could argue that this is just another example of the cover given to Obama versus what is given to Republicans, but what would be the point. The Media and the Left have zero credibility when they claim that they are "Shock-ed, Shock-ed" that anyone would use these sort of tactics.


moorcat said...

You seem to be saying that since this happened to Bush, it is OK to do it to Obama... Please tell me that isn't the extent of your argument.

I am ashamed of my country at this point. We have lost sanity in favor of partisanship. What ever happened to maintaining some semblence of reasoned responce or dignified action?


Steve said...

Moorcat, my complaint is the newly discovered desire to have a civil debate without acknowledging that we have been here before.
And you have to admit, what's going on now is much better than what was reported. Not to excuse, but to point out the hypocrisy of those who are calling protesters UnAmerican.

moorcat said...

First, I am not so sure that what is happening is better than what happened with Bush. I never saw anyone holding a sign with Bush's face overlaid with a target. I saw lots of calls for his impeachment, but no actual death threats.

While attending the Stevensville Creamery Picnic Parade this weekend, I saw one person walking in the parade with a sign depicting Obama with a target over his face.

I believe that the issue of Health Care has polarized people to the point that reasoned discussion has gone out of the window and that the Anti-Obama (insert name of any national government figure here), has gotten completely out of hand.

My wife and I were going to try to attend the Obama get together in Bozeman tomorrow until we saw on the blogs how many people are trying to organize a "protest". It will be a circus and because of it, people are not going to get a chance to actually interact with the President of the United States. What does that say for the "Good Old Party"? Are those actions OK because some democrats protested something in the past?