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SEIU Thugs Want To ‘Stop The Violence’

In a shameless display of Olympian chutzpah, the SEIU is pretending to be the innocent victims of townhall violence at their website:

Stop the violence at health care town halls

By Dr. L. Toni Lewis, MD

August 7, 2009

Things are turning ugly. Town halls, which typically serve as open, safe environments to ask questions of elected officials, have degenerated into violent shouting matches.

Last night in St. Louis, Missouri, a reverend and member of SEIU was assaulted at a town hall. The incident, along with a town hall in Tampa, Florida, has been all over the radio and cable news shows. GOP operatives are rushing to paint it as SEIU "thug" violence. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Cable news channels are broadcasting images of neighbors turning against one another in chaotic, sometimes frightening town hall meetings. Incited by extremist radio and TV hosts, "teabagger" protesters are yelling and chanting talking points that span from radicalism to racism.

Enough is enough. Click here to sign a pledge for civil, honest debates about health care reform: http://action.seiu.org/townhall

It is extremely discouraging to see people treating one another like this. And it’s a reminder of how GOP scare-tactics ("the government will kill the elderly,!" [sic] "the government will choose your doctors!" or "the government will ration care!") use fear to overpower the truth.

We are at a turning point. To succeed, we will continue to elevate this conversation, distinguish ourselves from the opposition, and speak to our fellow Americans with respect and dignity. Where we disagree, we’ll invite discussion. And when we agree, we’ll work together toward a solution.

That’s the only way we’re going to solve our nation’s health care crisis. When it comes to quality, affordable health care, the stakes are too high to let shouting run the show.

Thanks for standing up.

Maybe if the hired thugs of the SEIU would stop attacking anyone who disagrees with them the violence would stop.

To succeed, we will continue to elevate this conversation, distinguish ourselves from the opposition, and speak to our fellow Americans with respect and dignity.

Hence the “teabagger” reference.

Where we disagree, we’ll invite discussion.

Here are members of the SEIU inviting ‘discussion’:

George Orwell is alive and well, is he not?

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

30 Responses to “SEIU Thugs Want To ‘Stop The Violence’”

  1. curvyred says:

    Well no thanks to the MSM, we know the real story.

    They can stuff it.

    If you access their creatively edited YouTube video you will see many comments that clearly illustrate very few people believe them.

    • JohnMG says:

      Just a question. Does anyone know if there are any municipal police organizations organized by the SEIU? Many civil employees are represented by them. How comforting would that be, knowing that the law-enforcement people responding to civil disturbances fomented by those thugs were represented by the self-same people?

    • curvyred says:



      International Brotherhood of Police Officers (SEIU affiliate)

    • TwilightZoned says:

      I went to U-Tube to read the comments. One blogger commented he/she had sent it to the WH as disinformation. I laughed myself silly! I hope more people start doing the same thing with any and all propaganda the goon squads put out.

    • bill says:

      Mr Gladney(I think that was how he spelled his name) was on FNC last night, and fingered the SEIU members that beat him. He said the police caught at least two of the SEIU members that beat him and called him the N-Word, which he said was another black man.

      In total 6 SEIU members were arrested, his lawyer friend said.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    TURNSPEAK PROPAGANDA – accuse your enemy of the very crime you’re actually committing.

    Turnspeak is a cognitive technique of propaganda. The turnspeak practitioner attacks an adversary. Then they turn it around and claim that the party being attacked was the attacker. Because the truth is the exact opposite of the information being disseminated it is psychologically difficult to counter and leads to confusion.

    Joseph Goebbels is often credited with the invention of the technique. In the 1960’s The Arab League turned it into an art form. Today we see turnspeak frequently used by the religious right as a form of self-victimization. A variation of turnspeak is the use of disingenuous descriptions that seem to conflate opposing positions into advocacy. It’s easier to persuade others to agree with an argument for something rather than against something. For example “pro marriage” and “protection of marriage” really mean anti-same-sex marriage

    • matrix12x says:

      Turnspeak…..This is exactly what I see every tie I try and read Huffington Post.
      Like Pro Chioce— is Anti-Life.

  3. proreason says:

    Maybe we’ll get lucky, and not only defeat Death Care, but also do some damage to the Union Brown Shirts.

    Imagine the increased wealth of the country if union thugs are no longer permitted to extort uneconomic compensation from businesses. That alone would provide funding to provide insurance to the handful of people in this country who legitimately have no health insurance.

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    When you have a naive’ fool whose background is community agitating and Chicago thug politics in charge of things .. an immature and emotionally sickened self engrandizing idealogist trying to run the show .. who ENCOURAGES his minions to go out and “get in their face” and hit back twice as hard .. why should anyone be surprised when it gets a little violent.

    I’m still thinking that’s part of what the little king wanna be wants. Then he can try to pull the pin on Marschall Law. How would that help fuel his quest for permanent and ultimate control.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      “Then he can try to pull the pin on Marschall Law. How would that help fuel his quest for permanent and ultimate control.”

      Wow! Great point. Lincoln, whom Barry studied and emulates used martial law without the approval of Congress. What’s next…suspension of habeas corpus?

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Wouldn’t surprise me. This man is delusional and dangerous.

    • proreason says:

      MR, we have always been careful at S&L to distinguish between the violent aspects of Hitler’s madness and the megalomaniacal aspects, which the Moron demonstrates in spades.

      But the situation is changing rapidly.

      The Moron’s has clearly signaled to and encouraged his Acorn and Union Thug Brownshirts to intimidate the people (90% of whom appear to be over 50) who oppose him.

      When you combine his private army’s use of violence with his propaganda minister’s creation of a network of secret snitches, with his facist takeovers of the financial and auto industries, and his intended takeover of the health industry, it is absolutely clear that during his first 200 days he has implemented most of the key elements of the Nazi and other Facist and Communist regimes.

      And now the steps include the use of violence and spying to supplement political and financial threats and intimidation.

  5. catie says:

    Well, what a surprise. Their fearless leader was in McLean the other night telling us to shut up as well. What a classless act. Just got back from the salon, awaiting the obamatrons to come and knock on my door. Old “Rough & Ready” is at hand as well. It was very nice of my grandfather to leave me his shot-gun was it not?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Best thing about shot guns is you don’t really have to aim. Just level the barrel and “WHAMO” ……….. nothing left to do but clean up the mess!!

  6. jobeth says:

    They have a small notice claiming that the man on the ground is a reverend and member of of the union. Talk about bold liers!

    I saw this last night on the SEIU page and told my husband it looked like the video of the man attacted for selling his flags. Thanks Steve for putting them both together so we can compare them.

  7. bill says:

    I don’t recall any violence until the Joker’s SEIU thugs showed up.

    Has anyone ever heard of a modern US President with a band of thugs that he calls on the rough up American citizens? I think the last time this was done was FDR in the 30s.

    • jobeth says:

      Brings to mind, Matewan WV and Blair mountain during the coal mining wars.

      Poor miners were really in a bind there. The company was exploiting them and ignoring safety causing miners to be killed and suffer death due to black lung and the Union thugs were beating them up if they didn’t join.

      On Blair Mt the Feds sent in troops to quiet the miners (and unionists) and in Matewan the mining companies sent in detective thugs to bully and throw the miners out of company housing for joining the union.

      What a horrible time for the little guy.

      That was the only time in history I think a union had a reason to be. After that though they got so large and took over so much of the nations economy they became as big a thug as the companies had once been.

      Now as far as I am concerned there is NO need for unions! They just killed the goose that laid the golden egg…and that’s not enough for them!

  8. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    The ultimate hypocrisy. It’s the classic Jewish definition of chutzpah: A young boy murders his parents and then asks the court to have mercy on him because he’s an orphan. What is it about senators from Illinois that when they become president, they tear the country apart with their actions?

    • Clarissimus says:

      It’s hard to say, seeing as how Obama was the first US Senator from Illinois ever elected to the Presidency.

      And FWIW South Carolina and six other states seceded before Lincoln even took office. I suppose you would have preferred he just let them go?

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    I went to the pledge link and Thanked them for the opportunity to “Take back our Democracy”. I invited them to bring their peaceful SEIU thugs to Rocky Mount, NC next week for a Town Hall meeting. Me and my friends will be wearing our USMC t-shirts and they can wear their union blue SEIU t-shirts to the “Talk Fest”.
    “Taking back Democracy …….. one Town Hall Meeting after another!!”
    It’s worth it!!

    • JohnMG says:

      OOH-RAH, Devil Dog. I’ll be there with you in spirit!

    • Semper-Par-FI says:

      Right on Brother! You know that the left will accuse you guys of having aggressive high and tight hair cuts that radiate violence.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Haven’t worn a High-n-Tight in 30+ years. My friends and I are bikers that have served in the Corps. A few have hair and some have long hair, like myself. We may be in our 50’s but we are NO slouches.
      We won’t be looking for trouble but will hurl our selves into the middle of any fray caused by goons.

      Call it our “CIVIC” duty.

      “Still crazy……after all these years”
      Paul Simon

  10. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    LD, I hope it all works out for ya.’ Just remember to speak softly and carry a big stick.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      My “stick” are the other men who will be filling out those USMC T-shirts. My hope is they want to “TALK” it over. Hate to show up for a dance and no one there wants too!!

    • jobeth says:

      LD…make sure some people bring video cams and have them scatter all around so if something does happen it is clear who started it.

      CYA at all times.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      We will have our 6 O’clock covered, jobeth!
      Thanks for caring!!

  11. VMAN says:

    The thing that is most concerning is that when the police are called in who’s side will they come down on? If if escalates and the national guard is called in who’s side will they come down on. Will Obama call in the Black Panthers? Will he call in some other group that we are unaware of? Just a little note to all you Obama “Brown Shirts” out there it doesn’t end well for you.

  12. JohnMG says:

    Hey 1sttofight. Are you lurkin’ out there somewhere? Haven’t heard from you in a while.

    Just wonderin’……

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