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Monday, May 17, 2010

SEIU thugs protest at home of Bank of America lobbyist

Via Breitbart

A group of SEIU and NPA thugs staged a protest at the private home of Bank of America lobbyist Gregory Baer and at the home of Chase executive Peter Scher this weekend.   The protest is one of a planned series of attacks against K Street organized through Showdown in America.  A massive protest is set to descend on K Street today.  It's shaping up to be full-scale Kabuki theater:
What:

On May 17, everyday people from across the country will come to Washington DC to draw a direct line connecting unaccountable corporations, their lobbyists, and the Members of Congress who do their bidding. The big banks and other reckless corporations have hijacked our democracy and ruined our economy, and we are coming to Washington DC to take it back.

WHO:

Members and leaders of National People’s Action, SEIU, Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO.

WHEN:

12:00 pm - Showdown on K Street, McPherson Square
Rev. Eugene Barnes, Board President, National People’s Action
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union
Leader from Jobs with Justice
Everyday Americans impacted by financial crisis

12:30 pm - March to Bank of America Office Next to Treasury

1:00 pm - Americans from across the country head to Capitol Hill to Reclaim Our Democracy.
Sounds like a real grassroots group to me.   I am sure they will get the same scrutiny the tea party protests endured from the media.  Maybe that will happen right after Nancy Pelosi calls them "astroturf."

The video of the protest held at the home of Bank of America exec Gregory Baer has already captured the attention of the progressive blogs who are too busy promoting the protest to note the irony in their own descriptions of the "staged" protest:
But before Main Street arrives on K Street, a fleet of yellow school buses and motor coaches delivered the demonstrators, clad in red, blue, and purple t-shirts, to a park in Chevy Chase near the home of Bank of America’s Baer. After a quick briefing, the throngs of protesters, hailing from Chicago, San Francisco, Staten Island, and other locales, gathered on Baer’s front lawn and marched to his front door. Members of NPA delivered a letter to a family member who opened the door. Baer, this family member said, wasn’t home. The letter, addressed to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, asks Moynihan to meet with groups "to address the critical problems facing our neighborhoods and our country—problems that were caused in part by Bank of America and that continue to fester due to Bank of America’s inaction."
Michelle Malkin  wrote about NPA's role in demanding "homeowner security" in the form of government loans to minorities in 2004.  It seems Bank of America along with the other targeted financial institutions were merely fulfilling the demands for guaranteed loans, now they are being demonized when those who received the loans can't repay them.  How are those donations to Democratic candidates working out for you Mr. Baer?

As you will see in the video, one woman is featured speaking to the group assembled at the home of Gregory Baer.  The woman claims she was called by a debt collector at Bank of America 30 minutes after she was informed her son died in a tragic car accident. I have the greatest sympathy for anyone who loses a child. That said, the woman's outrage that the collector did not offer her sympathies seems strangely unbelievable. Had I lost a child, I would have been in no position to take a phone call from anyone let alone recall exactly the wording a bill collector used in the call.

Were it not for the fact that every single demonstration organized on the left takes the same tone using a script borrowed from the Presidential pitch for health care, I would be inclined to give this woman the benefit of the doubt. Every speech has a villain. Every rally has a tragic story that is completely unrelated to the issue at hand.  More often than not, we find the speakers to be either props, frauds or some combination of both. 

Having run their course, for the time being anyway, with the insurance industry, it is time to turn to finish the hatchet job on the financial industry.   I guess we can expect to see more rent-a-mob protests on the lawns of financial industry executives in the days to come:


8 comments:

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  2. Thugs you call them.

    The real thugs are the fat cats pocketing bailout money and then throwing good Americans out of their homes and onto the street.

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  3. You. Are. An. Idiot.

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  4. Greg,
    The fat cats are repaying the bailout money last I heard from this administration. Should the American taxpayers fork over for every nitwit who thought they could afford a 500,000 home when they were making $50,000?

    When are the busloads of thugs showing up at the well-manicured lawn of Mr. Franklin Raines and the crooks at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were behind this whole fiasco? Even the TARP Director Elizabeth Warren has said Fannie and Freddie were responsible for a large portion of this mess. No one is waiting for her recommendations before legislating a slew of new bad laws to replace the old bad ones. Democratic economic policies always lead to fiasco. The whole give everyone and anyone a house whether they can afford it or not plan was entirely a Democratic plan.

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  5. Greg:
    As much as I was against TARP - it turned out to be the right thing to do. I know it may kill you to admit that President Bush was right, but turns out he was.

    TARP has actually made money for the treasury and probably saved the ecomony from being worse than it already is.

    You can continue to say the "big, bad banks" are evil. The reality is our economy would be completely stagnet without them.

    If you want to live in a country that gives to citizens without worrying about the effects, move to Greece. I will be more than happy to pitch in a few bucks for plane ticket.

    A big part of the reason we are in this mess is because organizations like ACORN and SEIU have wrongly convinced people that they are somehow owed home ownership. Not only home ownership, but a big home, that they have no way to pay for.

    We have spent millions helping people stave off foreclosure, and 9 months later they are facing foreclosure again. The government needs to stop throwing good money after bad on people who cannot afford the mortgage agreements that they knowingly signed. Not everyone can afford to own a home. There is no shame in living within your means.

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  6. Greg, you do realize this crisis was created because the Federal Government, passed legislation and told the banks to offer loans to people who couldn't afford to buy a pile of cigarette ash, let alone a home. I have had similar experience in the car sales industry. We were told to drive sales..then because we push so HARD..we get pissed off customers. customers who after we run their credit are told "sorry dude, I can't sell you that $35000 tricked out impala because you're credit history shows you wouldn't be able to make the payments on it. customers walk into the dealerships KNOWING this. Then they get even fuller of self righteous indignation when told "while I can't sell you the car you WANT, I can sell you this car, which you CAN afford. Therefore if you really do need a new car..I'd suggest this one..you'll be better off with the monthly payments" BTW that's a true story. guy wanted to buy a fully tricked out black on black Impala SS. Then got pissed when I told him his credit history, and his non existent paystub tells me he can't afford it, but that I could sell him the really nice cavalier[also tricked out but, only half the cost of the impala] or a base line impala. He walked out cussing and screaming..fracking moron.

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  7. I would like to organize a bus trip to Mary Kay Henry's home and see how she likes 14 bus loads of people trampling on her private property.

    SEIU is nothing but a group of thugs and it is time they get a dose of their own medicine.

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  8. THE PROBLEM IS YOUR DEALING WITH A BUNCH OF YANKEES. IF THIS HAPPENED IN TEXAS, WE WOULD OPEN FIRE FOR FEAR OF OUR LIFE AND BE TOTALY JUSTIFIED. ASK jOE hORN, HE HAD THE PO PO ON THE PHONE AND SAID LISTEN, I AM FIXIN TO SHOOT. BANG BANG BANG I DONT BELIEVE WE HAVE UNIONS HERE, IF WE DO YOU DONT HEAR THEM ACTING LIKE THE YANKS

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