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Friday, August 7, 2009

The Chicago Way

Congressmen have been getting an earful from their constituents for a few weeks now and for the most part it has been a one-sided picture. There have been young professionals that see their futures at risk. Middle aged folks who see their parents and themselves at risk. And, seniors who have seen Solyent Green and Logan's Run. All seeking answers about things that people say are in the health reform bill. The bill is so huge that Congressman had to be briefed on how to respond to questions. Except for some yelling it has been robust but peaceful. Enter the President's hand-maiden's SEIU and ACORN. SEIU contributed more than 65 million to his campaign and expects to be paid back. ACORN’s voting fraud activities, which are now under investigation, were instrumental in winning several states in the primaries and the general election. In St. Louis you have violence and thuggery by SEUI and ACORN designed to portray these events are rowdy, disrespectful and without merit. The President's two hand-maidens have decided to take physical action. That is their job. The President cannot win the healthcare debate with the facts so "get out of the way," as he said in Virginia. Until SEUI and ACORN entered the picture it was just yelling. Now it’s assault. A young black man was hospitalized in St. Louis. The St. Louis event marks the first time that “supporters” in the form of thugs wearing SEIU and ACORN t-shirts showed up. It was a throwback to the old union days when instigators would start fights to break up protests or beat up opponents. It’s the Chicago way and one that Obama is familiar with. Our representatives must read this bill. You must tell them to do it.