VLADRUSHKA by John Linton Roberson (c) 2022.
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07 August 2009
  Death Threats Over A Town Hall Meeting

This is where we are as a country, where the side that can't win elections decides to issue death threats over town hall discussions; in this case a union was the target, and wouldn't you know it, Rush Limbaugh was aiding and abetting this.

The Service Employers International Union was, as one aide put it, "deluged" with calls on Friday after several conservative media outlets accused the organization of trying to assault demonstrators who had showed up to protest Obama's health care agenda. Making it even scarier for union employees, the address of the union's St. Louis headquarters was mentioned on air by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Callers who reached both the front desk and the communications department compared the union officials to Nazis, union aides say. On Twitter, organizers of the town hall protest urged people to take pictures and write down the license plate numbers of attending SEIU officials. More alarming than anything else, angry callers and protesters pledged to take up arms against the union.

"If ACORN/SEIU attends these meetings for disruptive purposes, and you have a license to carry....carry," read one tweet.

"I suggest you tell your people to calm down, act like American citizens, and stop trying to repress people's First Amendment rights," one caller warned. "That, or you all are gonna come up against the Second Amendment."



Again, these people think we should trust them with guns? I didn't used to think their guns should be taken away. Now I do. Because it's obvious now the real reason they want their guns is to be able to intimidate others and to hell with democracy: it's lynch mob time.

And then there's the contemptible racist Philadelphia police officer who is now suspended for running an illegal background check on the president. As far as I'm concerned, the right wing in this country has lost any legitimacy politically and has turned into something akin to terrorists or the Mob.

It's quite clear that the GOP and the corporate interests who want no change in healthcare are amoral scum who are willing to use stupid people who are going insane at the thought of a black president to their advantage. Even if it means violence, as we saw at the Tampa town hall last night.

Time for RICO charges. That's what happens when you start organizing violence & intimidation, which are criminal, across state lines.

It's true this is no longer the same country, as some protesters claim, but not because of Obama. It's because of racist scum that blame everyone but themselves for their shitty lives.

Grow. Up. And realize: this doesn't help your...cause, whatever it is. It only shows us that you're criminals and cannot be trusted. That you cannot participate in a reasonable discussion. That you're nothing but hate-filled, bile-vomiting, bullying garbage.

Beyond contempt. I know you people. I grew up in the South. And I know what you're thinking. Is your next plan to send some night riders to try to pull Obama out of the White House and lynch him? If so, I look forward to the Secret Service cutting you down in a hail of bullets like the mad dogs you are. I spent most of my childhood hearing rhetoric from you about how the South shall rise again and feeling like the place I lived in didn't think it was part of America--a feeling that was only reinforced when I left the South and realized just how isolated it was. Are you Americans? Then why are you so proud to fly a traitorous flag? If you're proud of the stars & bars, you're not an American.

You're not Americans; fine. Then leave my country alone. Or just leave. We don't need you.

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