Sebelius cheers thugs & a GREAT photo essay

There is offensive language on this video, so if that bothers you, you are warned. To my way of thinking the physical violence is more offensive:

Source: The indispensable Hot Air

The day after the attack on a fellow selling buttons and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags (and which immediately preceded this event), Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a conference call to the SEIU, during which she greeted her union “brothers and sisters” and said “keep doing what you’re doing!”

Culture of Corruption, anyone? By the book.

From time-to-time I get commenters telling me what a horrid Catholic I am, because I don’t like the policies and practices of our president, and I don’t delicately mince my words about it. I seem to lack “nuance” or something.

I wonder if Catholic Sebelius’ tacit endorsement of physical violence and intimidation bothers these folks as much? Oh, wait, let me anticipate the response: “Obviously Sebelius could not possibly have known about the previous night’s beating, video of which was all over the internet, or she would have chosen her words differently, because no reasonable person could ever believe that she would actually be endorsing thug-tactics, which were probably staged and false, anyway. And there were no so-called “thugs” running interference in Tampa, either!”

That about cover it?

Okay, now, this photo essay is breathtaking – you’ll want to send it around:

So, Sebelius tells the unions to keep doing what they’re doing, and then Nancy Pelosi (another Catholic with life-issue-learning disabilities) who called the protesters “Astroturf” who “carry swastikas” (ahem) gets some help with GENUINE top-down-manufactured, David Axelrod-designed Astroturfing by her own team. Check it out, and see just who is being “organized by powerful interest groups” (and community organizers) and who are the grassroots protesters.

Some captions:

…an organizer from Organizing for America, which is the successor organization to Obama for America, which was Obama’s campaign organization. The organizer is demonstrating the use of a bullhorn to a man who appears totally unfamiliar with its use. For a grassroots campaign, this sure is organized! . . . This is the first time in my life that I can recall a government in North America organizing protests of one group of citizens against another. This is standard operating procedure in countries with left-wing governments.

This clinic is adjacent to Denver’s day laborer pickup street, Park Avenue. Being fluent in Spanish, El Marco asked these guys “¿hablan ingles?” “casi nada” was the reply from our amigo on the left. I asked him if he could tell me what the signs said. “¿Quien sabe?” (who knows?) was all he said to me, with a big grin. I’m kicking myself for not asking them how much they were getting paid to support the grassroots.


Check out the organizer’s “puppet,”
meant to accuse the grassroots folks of being same. If it were not so demented, so dishonest, so disingenuous, so insulting and so very, very troubling, it would be hilarious. Of course, there is nothing hilarious about people “getting in their faces” ala Obama’s campaign command, and blasting out their ears with bullhorns.

“My organizer called me.” I said “You’re kidding.” She said, “No, look: he’s right there -pointing to the guy with the bullhorn – he’s from Organizing for America.” At this point, a number of the astroturfers departed, including Laura. She told me that transportation was waiting to take them to Nancy Pelosi’s next event at Highlands Ranch.

What unconscionable dishonesty from Nancy “I-think-they’re-astroturf” Pelosi. Everything she and her party says they hate, they are. Everything they accuse the opposition of doing, they do. I can’t even call it “projection” because in truth, projection is often innocent and unconscious. There is nothing innocent or unintended in their duplicitousness. This is such breathtaking dishonesty that it makes Bill Clinton at his lying worst look like a piker, like a mere Tom Sawyer.

Meanwhile, based on nothing more than their Obamalovin’ hate and the goofball numbers they can pull out of their asses, the increasingly whacked and utterly indecent Chris Matthews and his guest decide that hey, 45-65% of these protesters? Raaaaaacists! Yup. Yup. Yup!

So, you see, if you oppose Obamacare, you’re a bad person; if you’re a bad person, you can be labeled anything the left and the press (but I am redundant) want to label you. If you protest this president’s policy and the way he and his minions are going about suppressing dissent, then you are raaaacist. And if you suggest that Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy Pelosi are organized-movement cheerleaders you will probably be called a seeeeexxxist.!

I am waiting for some gay/lesbian/transgendered community organizer, astroturf-participant or member of congress to wade into this debate with an accusation that opposition to Obamacare is somehow opposition to gender-tolerance, so we can be called hoooomophobes, too, and win the Racist/Sexist/Homophobe Trifecta of Nasty Namecalling and Libelous Labeling – an award the left generously and incessantly enjoys handing out to the stupids on the right

What creepy, creepy people.

And if you don’t like that, if you think I’m a baaaad Catholic for spelling it out, well I feel absolutely no need to confess anything more than my contempt for what is going on in this country under the guise of false “hope” and nefariously dishonest “change,” and for the busy little useful idiots who carry this disease like wide-ranging cockroaches.

So, you should probably flag me to the government. And go ahead, report me to the pope, too, after you shake your head sadly and tell me how “disappointed” you are in me.

I am more than disappointed in you. But you know what? I’ll still never thug you up.

Related:
Additional assaults in Missouri: “We’re from Chicago” gets into townhall while constituents are kept out Watch the whole series of videos.
John Leo: Nancy’s Nazi Shock; Did She forget the Bush years?
Boston Globe Tiptoes toward the truth about tax increases
Malkin: Nancy Pel-occhio
Dana Show: Great pics, keep scrolling
Steyn: Brooks Brothers. Mel Brooks. Springtime for Hitler. Swastikas.
JWF: Democrats hold “stealth” meetings
Moran: “Who is the statesman and who is the political putz”?
Brutally Honest: Constitution…Bill of Rights…Whaa?
Gay Patriot: Obama the Unifier
It took six years: not six months
Talk over him, don’t allow him to answer anything completely, offer juvenile demands…and berate himYeah, that’s the Chicago Way
Reason: Where are all the dissident artists?. You know, that’s a problem. If artists have no more angst because they love everything in Obamaland, their art will die. But there is some hope for them – seems the recession is not over.
Running out of:Other People’s Money

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  • YogusBearus

    I’m becoming disabused of the notion that these folks are all that smart. The only thing that would explain their total tone deafness is that they assume we rely on the MSM for news.

    Union thugs, private jets, oh please….

  • culperjr.

    Does anyone else get the uncomfortable feeling that we have seen this particular scene before? I am thinking of the part of “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” where the corrupt, machine politicians are attempting to stifle the genuine, grassroots support for Jimmy Stewart’s character.

    I fully expect to hear of Boy Scouts with little red wagons being roughed up by union goons any day now. And I can only imagine what pathetic little toadies like Chris Matthews would say about it, and how the Scouts brought it on themselves.

    I weep for my country.

  • cathyf

    I dunno, yogus, maybe it’s just that THEY rely on the MSM for news…

  • chuck

    I guess I’m a horrid catholic too.

  • GM Roper

    My Methodist roots go back all the way to a circuit rider with John Wesley. I went to a Catholic University however and am sincerely glad that I had that education to round out my faith. Having said that, I do not think beloved friend that you are a bad Catholic, rather that you are a courageous Catholic standing up for your beliefs in life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    The Obama campaign to establish the “health care reform” (they really mean health insurance reform – but they are progressives so they forget that words mean things) includes the termination of real life (abortion) and the requirement that seniors like me get counseled to avoid life giving treatments and just agree to get on the iceberg.

    Let me counter that with the opening lines of Dylan Thomas:

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Keep up the good works

  • http://none Darrell

    You’re my kind of Catholic.

  • Joseph

    Okay. Let’s add these quotations:

    At a meeting in Des Moines, Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, was interrupted several times by people in the audience shouting criticism and questions, even though he said he didn’t expect Iowans to take part in what he called “scare tactics, misinformation and obstruction.”

    “As we have seen in recent days, opponents are pulling out all stops to kill the reform effort. This is a shame,” Harkin said.

    But his words didn’t stop some in the estimated crowd of 200 from disrupting the meeting, where uniformed police officers were present. Des Moines police said no one was arrested.

    At one point, a man from the audience yelled: “This is not health reform, this is control, control over our lives.”

    AP August 9, 2009

    And this one:

    The latest occurrence was at back-to-back town hall meetings held by Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., which got so raucous police had to escort people out.

    Dingell vowed Friday to push ahead with Democratic-led efforts to extend coverage to all, saying he won’t be intimidated by protesters.

    As free as this speech is, it is also something else: coat trailing. You may not be familiar with the term, but its where you deliberately try to make someone step on your coat for the purpose of starting a fight.

    Now this is all good clean fun and let those who don’t want to get in fight watch where they step. But when the people who are trailing their coats start whining because they got their noses bloodied, it doesn’t impress me in the least.

  • Gina
  • Gina

    where you deliberately try to make someone step on your coat for the purpose of starting a fight

    So, the man standing outside the town hall peacefully handing out flags was asking for it. Gotcha.

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  • Whitehall

    On that Chris Matthews segment about all of us “racists” hypothetically uncomfortable with a black man in the White House, let me add that I would volunteer for, donate to, and vote for justice Clarence Thomas for President. In a heartbeat.


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