So much that is obviously troubling here. This is not a protest, it is intimidation of a private citizen….and effective, apparently, as even the police were too scared to make arrests or break up the gang of thugs. Just imagine if a Tea Party or similar right-leaning group conducted such an assault: it would be covered on all major networks ad nauseum, asinine “hate crimes” charges would be filed, hell, martial law would probably be adopted. Luckily right-leaning political discontents are smart enough to know that intimidation and hate is only accepted by liberals when it ooozes from liberals. Good luck trying to find this story anywhere but on blogs, Fox, or Big Journalism. And like true Alinskyites, SEIU attempts to kill the lone, coincidental messenger.
Gee, I can help but wonder if this “protest” has anything to do with the 90 million SEIU owes Bank of America? And if SEIU sees fit to protest at this little dude’s home, why not ball-up, take it a step further, AND PROTEST AT OBAMA’S HOUSE. That would make some sense, I guess. But not really. SEIU is protesting BOA home foreclosures, all while BOA is working closer with Obama than any other bank to ensure consumer “protections” (quotes mine. Government protections are subjective at best). Idiot thugs.
Big Journalism has been all over this, including the odd detail that D.C. cops evidently escorted the Purple People-BeatersQuote: to the Bank of America executive’s home in Rockville, Maryland. Fox News regular Nina Easton was on the scene, with good reason: She lives right next door.
Last Sunday, on a peaceful, sun-crisp afternoon, our toddler finally napping upstairs, my front yard exploded with 500 screaming, placard-waving strangers on a mission to intimidate my neighbor, Greg Baer. Baer is deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), a senior executive based in Washington, D.C. And that — in the minds of the organizers at the politically influential Service Employees International Union and a Chicago outfit called National Political Action — makes his family fair game.
Waving signs denouncing bank “greed,” hordes of invaders poured out of 14 school buses, up Baer’s steps, and onto his front porch. As bullhorns rattled with stories of debtor calls and foreclosed homes, Baer’s teenage son Jack — alone in the house — locked himself in the bathroom. “When are they going to leave?” Jack pleaded when I called to check on him…
Now this event would accurately be called a “protest” if it were taking place at, say, a bank or the U.S. Capitol. But when hundreds of loud and angry strangers are descending on your family, your children, and your home, a more apt description of this assemblage would be “mob.” Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise, and it worked-even on the police. A trio of officers who belatedly answered our calls confessed a fear that arrests might “incite” these trespassers.
According to Easton, Baer is … a lifelong Democrat. For her trouble in reporting on this, she’s naturally been smeared by the left. As for why SEIU is singling out Bank of America for thug tactics, supposedly it’s a protest of foreclosures by banks generally but Big Journalism notes that the union apparently owes BoA $90 million, which, per Easton, means $4 million in outstanding interest and fees. Terrorizing an exec’s family might make them think twice about being too insistent in collecting. CLICK LINK TITLE AND SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO.
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