Who are the real thugs? Democrats attack congressional town hall protesters as "Brown Shirts" -- likening taxpayer activists across the country to Hitler's storm troopers. But it's the Big Labor hoodlums clad in identical purple shirts -- the uniform of Service Employees International Union members -- who own the mob label.
Margarida Jorge, a former SEIU organizing director who now serves as national field director for the deep-pocketed, left-wing coalition Health Care for America Now, sent out a memo to her foot soldiers last week on how to counter Obamacare opponents. "You must bring enough people to drown them out and to cover all our bases so as to marginalize their disruptive tactics," she exhorted.
At town hall meetings in St. Louis and Tampa, Fla., last week, purple-shirted SEIU members engaged in physical confrontations with critics of the Democrats' healthcare takeover plans. Assault victim Kenneth Gladney, beaten while passing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags, is turning the tables on his SEIU assailants. The black conservative activist announced Tuesday that he's filing hate crime charges against the union goons in Missouri.
These were the first outbreaks of violence since the summer recess began. And that's no coincidence. SEIU president Andy Stern, the militant social worker turned union heavy, boasts of his organizing philosophy: "[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn't work, we use the persuasion of power."
These hateful Obama worshippers are violent and racist. And Obama is cool with that. So are the Democrats. And the Big Media, who see, hear and speak little or no evil about the Purpleshirts.
Behold. The. Left. Oh, of course, they call themselves "Progressives". They claim to be nice people who hate no one. They lie. Just like Obozo.