Election 2016: Keith Ellison: ‘I would love to see Elizabeth Warren’ run
This, my dear readers, is the quote of the day. It comes very early in the video – within the first 30 seconds or so:
Via NiceDeb, who writes:
This exchange is from a video uploaded onto YouTube, Madison, WI, 3/3/2011. Some tea partiers had strolled over to the pro-union side to have “dialogue” and found the pro-union protesters less than accommodating. After a tea partier bemoans his rights being infringed upon by high taxes, the pro-union guy asks earnestly, “Why do you have a right to your money?”
Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?
On the other hand, guess who has volunteered to help clean up outside the Wisconsin capitol building after union diehards trashed it? Evil Tea Partiers. That’s what I call real “New Tone” in action. Unlike this (bolded emphasis added by me):
(Columbus, OH) The volatility surrounding the collective-bargaining debate spilled into the night Wednesday when police were called to a German Village restaurant after a group verbally accosted a gathering of Senate Republicans.
After the vote on Senate Bill 5, seven Republican senators, including President Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond, grabbed dinner at the Easy Street Cafe. As the lawmakers neared the end of their meal, a group of five to 10 union supporters angry about the passage of the bill hours before burst into the restaurant and began shouting.
The commotion eventually led to pushing and shoving with the restaurant staff and owner, before police arrived to calm the situation as a police helicopter hovered overhead. No senators were involved in the physical altercations, and no charges have been filed.
“It could have (gotten physical),” said Sen. Frank LaRose, 31, a Fairlawn Republican who served as a Green Beret. “The group was agitated and they were shoving the owner, and he had nothing to do with this.”
LaRose said it didn’t take special intelligence training to notice that while the lawmakers were eating, a woman walked past the window several times, poked her head in the door and got on her cell phone.
“It was planned,” LaRose said. “They gathered as a group and waited until they had about 10 people before they caused a disturbance.”
When the group burst into the restaurant, the woman, Monica Moran, deputy director of public affairs for SEIU District 1199, raised her hands in the air, yelled “Can I have your attention?” and then shouted “something nasty,” LaRose said. Soon after, the rest of the group of men and women joined in with a chant.
Sick. Maybe the national media will get around to saturating the airwaves with the news about the routine instances of union thuggery, harassment, and violence we’ve seen over the last few weeks … as soon as they can quit salivating over Charlie Sheen, and as soon as they get over their obsession with the unfounded belief that it’s Tea Partiers who are the angry, violent types, an obsession that likely will be over on the 12th of Never.