Hate Crime in St. Louis? Obama Backers Beat Up Black Critic of Health-Care “Reform,” Use Racial Slurs

by Hans Bader on August 9, 2009 · 2 comments

in Healthcare, Labor, Legal, Personal Liberty, Politics as Usual, Sanctimony

Kenneth Gladney, a black critic of Obama’s health-care plan, was beaten, kicked, and called racist names by members of the SEIU, a corrupt and powerful left-wing union that backs Obama’s plan, leaving him wheelchair-bound and too weak to speak. This apparent hate crime took place at a St. Louis “town hall” meeting. SEIU members are bused in to town hall meetings called by liberal lawmakers in order to create the illusion of grassroots support, and intimidate would-be critics.

To curry favor with the corrupt SEIU, the Obama Administration has betrayed union workers by gutting federal regulations that help uncover corruption by union leaders and their misuse of union members’ dues. The SEIU spent over $60 million to elect Obama.

Although the federal deficit has exploded, due to massive new government spending, the Obama Administration wants to pile on even more federal spending, including a health-care “reform” proposal predicted to cost at least $1,000,000,000,000 ($1 trillion). In reality, Obamacare will likely cost far more than predicted, the way past health-care expansions always have.

One of Obama’s own advisers says the Obama Administration’s health-care plan will harm people with insurance while raising their taxes. CNN says Obamacare will take away 5 freedoms. It will also destroy many affordable health-care plans while breaking Obama’s campaign promises.

ObamaCare also contains subsidies for left-wing community organizers, and preferences for illegal aliens, who are exempt from its taxes and penalties, but may be able to access its benefits due to lack of meaningful eligibility verification safeguards.

The Obama Administration has a glaring double standard when it comes to hate crimes. It has turned a blind eye to hate-crimes committed by liberals, such as voter intimidation in Philadelphia by black panthers who included a Democratic official and Obama poll-watcher. Yet it has advocated reprosecuting in federal court other people found innocent of hate crimes in state court, taking advantage of a loophole in constitutional protections against double jeopardy.

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