The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is the union involved in the St. Louis town hall arrests. I went to their site to see what they are about. It didn't take long to understand.
This video (actually on their site and hosted on YouTube) is priceless. Towards the end, I was actually expecting to see them clip to SEIU=Jesus / TeaPartyProtestors=Satan. I really haven't seen anything like this before... At least not posted on a representative organization's web site. SEIU members should be ashamed of their leaders for posting this kind of progaganda.
Here is the SEIU Site Link where the video is posted.
Here is the SEIU Home Page Link.
This is what they are saying on their web site:
"5:08 PM Eastern - August 7, 2009
Stop the violence at health care town halls
By Dr. L. Toni Lewis, MD
Things are turning ugly. Town halls, which typically serve as open, safe environments to ask questions of elected officials, have degenerated into violent shouting matches.
Last night in St. Louis, Missouri, a reverend and staff member of SEIU was assaulted at a town hall. The incident, along with a town hall in Tampa, Florida, has been all over the radio and cable news shows. GOP operatives are rushing to paint it as SEIU "thug" violence. That couldn't be further from the truth.
Cable news channels are broadcasting images of neighbors turning against one another in chaotic, sometimes frightening town hall meetings. Incited by extremist radio and TV hosts, "teabagger" protesters are yelling and chanting talking points that span from radicalism to racism. Enough is enough.
It is extremely discouraging to see people treating one another like this. And it's a reminder of how GOP scare-tactics ("the government will kill the elderly,!" "the government will choose your doctors!" or "the government will ration care!") use fear to overpower the truth."
If anyone wants to know what really happened and what is really going on...
Here are some links:
» Gateway: Tea Party Protesters in St. Louis, Six Arrested Including SEIU Members
» Fox: Town Halls Turn Violent in Tampa and St. Louis & Houston & Detroit & Denver
» Politico: Obama White House to Democrats: ''Punch Back Twice as Hard''
» YouTube: Kathy Castor - Healthcare Town Hall Meeting in Tampa
Lindsey Williams - Actionable Intelligence
2 years ago