August 17, 2009 1:00pm
This is pretty sickening stuff!
From Human Events: All across the country, left-wing extremists are disrupting congressional town-hall meetings with venomous attacks on anyone who voices their objections to Barack Obama's plans to socialize American health care.
At a town hall meeting with Rep. Kathy Castor in Tampa, Florida, as she was introduced, the reaction was overwhelmingly against her, with boos and chants of "You work for us." In the lobby, you could hear the counter of Planned Parenthood representatives shouting, "Healthcare Now." Shortly thereafter, violence erupted, where three big "goons" came out and started pushing and roughing up the people in line and in the hallway, at one point even using a chokehold on one of the people. Police officers on the scene did nothing to prevent the violence being perpetrated on these citizens trying to exercise their free speech rights -- citizens who far outnumbered those who were allowed to stay: http://www.rightmarch.com/obamacare-townhall.htm
At a town hall meeting with Rep. Russ Carnahan in St. Louis, Missouri, police arrested six people for assaulting constituents who were opposed to the health care takeover. As reported locally, "Kenneth Gladney, 38, a conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with 'Don't tread on me' printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack." http://www.rightmarch.com/obamacare-townhall.htm
Many Representatives have announced they won't be holding any town-hall meetings after seeing that their constituents are OPPOSED to the socialist "ObamaCare".