I suppose this could happen under any administration. But of course the media will not only ignore that it occurred during the Obama administration, they’ll just ignore it altogether since it doesn’t fit their narrative.
Remember last weekend when hundreds of SEIU thugs stormed the lawns of private citizens? (And no, they didn’t storm the home of that fraud Al Gore, or the GM executives who “paid off” their taxpayer loans with taxpayer funds, or the fat cats running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, or the millions of Americans choosing unemployment over productive work because they can.) They chose the home of a guy with ties to Bank of America, a lender that is asking people to repay the money they owe. Oh! The horror!
If you don’t watch Fox News or read the blogs you may have missed it. But it was ugly and scary for the families living in those homes. There were children there, by the way. Not that the left cares. Oh, and the houses stormed are owned by Democrat donors, not that the SEIU thugs care about that.
But here’s the worst part. They were there under the protection of the Washington DC police. Yeah, I know. WTF?
So, let’s sum this up: A caravan of SEIU buses receive a Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Department escort to a private home in Maryland where the protesters, from all appearances, violate Montgomery County law by engaging in a stationary protest. The Montgomery County police were not informed by their cross-jurisdictional colleagues of the impending, unusually large protest pending in their jurisdiction.
What’s up with that? Had the mob decided to torch the house, the D.C. police would not have been authorized to intervene. Not their jurisdiction. They’re just escorts. Meanwhile, a teenage boy is home alone, frightened by what’s happening outside his front door.
There’s something very wrong with this picture.
Don Surber asks: What is next Krystallnacht?
And Nina Easton, hardly a right wing flame-thrower, was one of the few in the media to report this. I guess when it happens in your own back yard things are really hitting a bit close to home. Her take:
Now this event would accurately be called a “protest” if it were taking place at, say, a bank or the U.S. Capitol. But when hundreds of loud and angry strangers are descending on your family, your children, and your home, a more apt description of this assemblage would be “mob.” Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise, and it worked-even on the police. A trio of officers who belatedly answered our calls confessed a fear that arrests might “incite” these trespassers.
What’s interesting is that SEIU, the nation’s second largest union, craves respectability. Just-retired president Andy Stern is an Obama friend and regular White House visitor. He sits on the President’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission. He hobnobs with those greedy Wall Street CEOs — executives much higher-ranking than my neighbor Baer — at Davos. His union spent $70 million getting Democrats elected in 2008.
In the business community, though, SEIU has a reputation for strong-arm tactics against management, prompting some companies to file suit.
And these bullies, these thugs, had police protection.
Welcome to Obama’s America.
Update: Thanks to News Real Blog for reminding us that BOFA has funded many left wing groups, some of those who received funding may have been on that lawn. Paying off the enemy never works. Oh, and the SEIU’s debt to Bank of America is a staggering $90 Million!