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ObamaCARE Supporters Attack Protesters?

"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.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:15 AM on Aug. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "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.

    And Guess who is on HCAN’s board?~ SEIU.  And WHO was at the event, to provide a strong arm cover? hrmm...SEIU? I guess when you give Obama over 60 mil, you have to protect your investment. jmo


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:32 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Predictable. :(

    Answer by BEXi at 9:16 AM on Aug. 7, 2009




    Answer by chickaboom73 at 9:30 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!

    Answer by JonesboroGypsy at 9:38 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • I wondered how long it would take for the true mob to show up. Conservatives (of all parties) have what has been fairly calm meetings up to now. Yes, they have gotten loud but not physical. Bring in the supports and a fist fight breaks out. Speaks well of the more liberal thinking of all parties doesn't it? Just one more point to support the feeling that democrats are bullies who rule through intimidation. You can send this "fishy" email to

    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

  • What is this world coming too?

    Answer by sunnymom3 at 9:59 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is afraid of its people." John F. Kennedy

    "When even one "American" -- who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril." -- Harry S. Truman - (1884-1972), 33rd US President August 14, 1951 Source: Address at the Dedication of the New Washington Headquarters of the American Legion

    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

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