Sunday, August 09, 2009

SEIU Defends Thuggery


The Service Employees International Union blog has interesting take on the events of the last few days. More interesting than the SEIU point of view are the comments. One would think that all or nearly all comments would be from union members congratulating themselves for the great job they did at manhandling the Mob as regular Joe Citizen has been dubbed by the Obama administration.

But, not so. Even after apparently scrubbing all negative comments from the thread and archives, every comment as of 1:15 AM Sunday, Aug 9, 2009, is in opposition to SEIU and their actions at the Town Hall Meetings. "With 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas", you would think at least one could write a comment supporting their own union.

Here is a copy/paste of the article, the links, the video, and the existing comments:

5:08 PM Eastern - August 7, 2009

Stop the violence at health care town halls

By Dr. L. Toni Lewis, MD

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.

Watch the video with footage from these events: http://action.seiu.org/townhall




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,!" "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.

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Tags: Dr. L Toni Lewis, elected officials, GOP operatives, health care crisis, health care reform, health care town halls, healthcare reform, missouri, protest, protesting, st. louis, tampa, teabagger protests, town halls, violence


19 Comments

ChuckfromTacoma August 8, 2009 12:59 PM Reply

I must say, it is such violations of American citizens 1st Amendment rights as these attacks on protesters that make the 2nd Amendment so incredably valuable.
These actions have brought great shame to the union movement in this nation.

cudzoo August 8, 2009 6:23 PM Reply

"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."

During a conference call with SEIU members and Pres. Obama's HHS Secretary, Dennis Rivera called the town hall protesters "radical fringe" and told his "army" to fight "terrorist tactics." Does that sound like respect, dignity, or working together to you?

People at the town halls are average citizens. My MIL attended one. She's 84 years old and has been a democrat her entire life.

The problem for the administration is that these people are making themselves aware of what is in this abomination of a health care bill, which isn't about health care at all. President Obama himself said he wants single payer and that it had to happen in steps.

Some of the items in the bill include:

*Pg 58 HC Bill – Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances and a National ID Healthcard

*Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have direct access to your bank accts for electronic funds transfer

*PG 65 Sec 164 is a taxpayer subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations

*Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Government will create an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control

*PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans --- rationing of Healthcare

*pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill - Doctors/ AMA - The Government will tell doctors what they can earn

*Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill reduction of physician services for Medicaid

The American citizens are more aware of what is in this bill than our representatives, that's why the people are angry when the representative either does not know and is signing on anyway, or they do know but they are lying.

America is waking up and someone doesn't like it one bit!

SEIUisEVIL August 8, 2009 6:41 PM Reply

It's so funny how companies like this are the reason America is heading towards a dark hole. Bush may have started the path we are on, but Acorn, SEIU, and Obama are going to be the reasoon America Sinks. These people have this attitude like they are owed something. We owe you nothing, you assulted the man in the video, and then you spin and lie. I hope you nor the government never control my healthcare. You guys can't even run a simple cash for clunkers program. AMERICA HATES YOU SEIU. You owe us an apology for being corrupt. I AM REPORTING YOU TO THE BETTER BUSINESS BEREAU, AND WILL BE HAVING MY A LAWFIRM AUDIT YOUR BOOKS.

vikinaz August 8, 2009 8:31 PM Reply

clearing out comments?

When I was here earlier today, there were a LOT more comments!

Pretty much all negative towards SEIU…

Phillay632 August 8, 2009 9:14 PM Reply

Thanks for scrubbing your site clean of all comments, SEIU. While you're at it, why don't you scrub that ridiculous video full of lies. Here's the deal, if you truly want to "Stop the Violence at Health Care Town Hall Meetings", then don't allow your SEIU thugs to attend and beat up innocent people.

Phillay632 August 8, 2009 9:18 PM Reply

The video on this site is distorted propaganda. In reality, if you watch the full video of the incident, you will clearly see that the SEIU members attacked an innocent black man. You will also see that the SEIU members are the ones who are arrested when the police arrive. It's convenient that SEIU leaves that part out in its version of the video on this site. Since you scrubbed the video, I'll go ahead and post it again. Judge for yourselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpfU_AC7Ls

Patriot Act August 8, 2009 9:30 PM Reply

Hmmm, there must have been a website malfunction because my previous comment disappeared. No need to restore from backups, I'll just post it again:

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Wow. I can't believe you included the St. Louis violence clip in your little propaganda video. You do realize, don't you, that the clip clearly documents an assault by one of your union members. If you replay the video a few times and watch closely, you can see that at 1:03, the guy in the blue union shirt rushes into the picture, grabs Mr. Gladney (in the brown) and violently throws him to the ground. An unmistakeable assault. Way to go!


Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 9:48 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 9:49 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 9:49 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 9:50 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 9:59 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 10:01 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Patriot Act August 8, 2009 10:21 PM Reply

By the way, you really ought to fix your website so that users don't get an "Internal Server Error" page every time they post a comment. That's why you're getting so many duplicates - people are retrying. Are you having trouble finding a qualified union software engineer to work on the site?

Chicago Democrat August 8, 2009 11:35 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

Chicago Democrat replied to comment from Patriot Act August 8, 2009 11:36 PM Reply

SEIU/ACORN has hi-jacked the system and will need to cease the non-sense if the Democrats expect any accomplishments. What has happened can not and will not be tolerated. It is very sad that we have been decieved as a party and elected an official whom refuses to follow the will of the people. Very,very sad. SEIU obviously does not have the support it claims and time will tell as the group disbands. What a shame!

unionslayer August 8, 2009 11:43 PM Reply

Socialist
Evil
Invidious
Unscrupulous

Take it down again, thugs; I'll keep posting it.

Dissent is patriotic, not just for leftists.

kennj1975 August 9, 2009 12:04 AM Reply

You all are some out-and-our BLATANTA LIARS!! You must think everyone in america are SHEEP! The real victim of that attack was doing nothing more than trying to sell "Don't tread on me" flags. He was a black gentleman and one of your membvers (wearing your groups tshirt) instigated the attacl asling him "what kinds of N****R are you to not support this". Then SEVERAL of your members proceeded to beatt and kick him.

Who is the racist now you hypocritical SOB's!!!!

kennj1975 August 9, 2009 12:05 AM Reply

You all are some out-and-our BLATANTA LIARS!! You must think everyone in america are SHEEP! The real victim of that attack was doing nothing more than trying to sell "Don't tread on me" flags. He was a black gentleman and one of your membvers (wearing your groups tshirt) instigated the attacl asling him "what kinds of N****R are you to not support this". Then SEVERAL of your members proceeded to beatt and kick him.

Who is the racist now you hypocritical SOB's!!!!
Gateway Pundit attended the St Louis Town Hall meeting and has excellent posts on events of that day:
Dems Sneak Union Thugs into Carnahan Town Hall - 1,000 Tea Party Taxpayers Locked Out

Black Conservative's Attorney Sends Out Letter After Brutal Attack At Carnahan Town Hall Meeting

SEIU OBAMA-SUPPORTER SMASHES WOMAN TEA PARTY PROTESTER IN FACE (Video)

And the on-going aftermath:

Hundreds Show Up to Protest SEIU Thuggery & Violence In St. Louis (Video)

Pretty sad when your own union members won't write in support of the thuggery of that union while the union itself uses and distorts the video made by the Patriotic opposition which has made all the video records widely available on the internet so everyone can judge for themselves. Oh, maybe that's why union members aren't writing supportive reactions and comments on the union blog.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is frightening to think how ugly all this could really get. Don

Indigo Red said...

I spoke with my 85 yr old mother last weekend and she is very worried about the possibilities. Not just for the deadly violence that could come about during the debates, but the medical killngs after. She knows very well from her own reading of HR3200, that her health care will essentially end. More frightening for her is that mine will nearly end, too.