Violence Breaks Out at Town Halls

Slapped

Slapped

Obama thugs have physically attacked conservatives at two town halls at St. Louis and Tampa on Thursday.

Six people have been arrested by St. Louis County Police including a reporter from St.Louis Post-Dispatch outside of a town hall hosted by U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan(D-MO). One Person was attacked alleged Obama supporter a members of SEIU (Service Employee International Union). Kenneth Gladney  an African-American conservative from St.Louis was attack by another an African-American Man as Gladney passed out flags that read “Don’t tread on Me”.

Victim of Tampa, Fla Town Hall attack

Victim of Tampa, Fla Town Hall attack

In Tampa, FL at a Town Hall hosted by Congresswomen Kathy Castor and Betty Reed (D-FL) where a man was attacked outside the Children’s Board building in Ybor City. Inside  a  two men were debating health care when the the wife of the Obama health care supporter  slapped the face of the man who opposed the proposed “public option” government plan.  Another man was was slammed into a wall   and had his shirt ripped and scratches on his chest.  Randy Arthur of Oldsmar,FL and his wife Kathy attended the Tampa town hall when he was attacked. He considering filing a compilaint with the Tampa Police.

Rep. Castor had left  15 minutes  into the meeting after being shot down from yelling.

Rep. Castor was disappointed in the violence and the reaction of town hall meeting through her spokesperson Ellen Gedalius ,”We said all along our role was to come and give an update on the bill in Congress,’

Gedalius said, “That’s what Betty Reed asked us to do … and that’s what we did.”

Congresswoman Reed said she planned the meeting, “I represent a number of people who ask questions about what’s going on with health care, so I thought it would be good to put on a meeting and have the congresswoman come in and give an update.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tampa Tribune

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3 responses to “Violence Breaks Out at Town Halls

  1. The Center Square

    “Obama thugs”? Now you have a duty to prove that Obama was behind this. Post your evidence here.

    http://thecentersquare.wordpress.com/

    • According to the Politico White House Senior White House adviser David Axelrod and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina told senators to focus on the insured and how they would benefit from “consumer protections” in the overhaul, such as ending the practice of denying insurance
      based on preexisting conditions and ensuring the continuity of coverage between jobs.

      They showed video clips of the confrontational town halls that have dominated the media coverage, and told senators to do more prep work than usual for their public meetings by making sure their own supporters turn out, senators and aides said.

      Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25891.html#ixzz0NXVljqfw

  2. The Center Square

    Your description and the larger piece from Politico sound perfectly sensible to me. I still do not understand the criticism. Okay, the Obama administration is helping elected official understand the merits of the plan. What on earth is wrong with that?

    http://thecentersquare.wordpress.com/

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