"Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old 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 of the St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started. "
“It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.
"Top White House officials counseled Democratic senators Thursday on coping with disruptions at public events on health care this summer, officials said, and promised the party and allies would respond with twice the force if any individual lawmaker is criticized in television advertising."
Oh sure, that's not strong-arming. Not. At. All. (sarcasm)
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:22 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
"If right-wing protesters are going to show up and yell at their elected officials during town-hall meetings, then left-wing activists need to start coordinating with those representatives to provide them with "cover," says a four-page memo distributed by Health Care for America Now (HCAN), a coalition group supporting President Obama's recommended plans.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:32 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by BEXi at 9:16 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
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Answer by JonesboroGypsy at 9:38 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:39 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
“It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said. Sounds like here in cafemom answers!
Hrmmm, Physically attacked(is: St Louis) vs. verbally questioned on cafemom (unless it is an anon who tend to insult)..... I don't see the correlation, but hey... That's me. :o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:52 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by sunnymom3 at 9:59 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by PaceMyself at 10:22 AM on Aug. 7, 2009
Town Hall meeting attenders have every right to speak out, AND to arm themselves for protection if this is how they want to play. Touch me and DIE!
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Aug. 7, 2009