Left-wing Agitator Attacks Peaceful Tea Party Protest in NC

Seth Mann
Jun 11, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Why did Youtube pull this video?

H/t biggovernment.com:

The violent left has attacked conservative activists protesting big government, big spending and big bailout scheme proposed by Congress.  Tea Party activists in Tampa and St. Louis were beaten by left wing activists earlier this year.  Add Greensboro to that list.  This week, a group of local citizens in North Carolina protesting the Financial Reform bill and the Durbin BP Bailout amendment were accosted and then physically attacked by a left-wing activist who blamed George Bush for America‚Äôs ills.  Here is the video:

Obviously violence against peaceful protesters should never be condoned, but I do feel obliged to note that George Bush deserves a good portion of the blame for America's ills.  I thought people were done defending him?

Bonnie Kristian's picture

I completely agree. If we can't get everyone to admit that Bush was just as bad, then we will never make progress. Attacking Obama and blindly supporting Bush just makes people look like idiots to the opposition.

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Bush has nothing to do with this.  Violence is unacceptable.  I'm more interested in the double standard here.  Think what would happen if a Rand Paul supporter attacked a black couple at a pro-healthcare rally.

Bush has nothing to do with it.

Seth Mann's picture

Oh, I agree.  I was just interested that the Big Government write-up mentioned that.

Bonnie Kristian's picture

This is just two people arguing about their agreed dissatisfaction with the state of the world. Both people are angry and they are so caught up in the two party system that they can't see they have a lot in common. Most tea party people have bought into the two party system, so of course, republicans in office is the best answer. So sad...

Rachel Kania's picture

Completely agreed but I must reiterate the fact that had the tables been turned this would be frontpage news.

Seth Mann's picture

oh no its a left-winger!!! oh man. they're the worst!!! their immoral!!!

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I only use the term because that's what he is.  He's a union organizer, socialist and black liberation activist.  More here: http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/06/breaking-radical-union-orga...

Seth Mann's picture

Bonnie and Rachel have it right. Obama has  been in office for a year and a half; it's impossible and absurd to blame all of America's problems on him.

Jihan Huq's picture

True, but the point of this video is quite obviously the violence of the incident and the non-reporting of it.  Not the "it's all Bush's fault" meme.

Seth Mann's picture

Blah. Focus on political philosophy, not gotcha victimization.

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I believe this sort of behavior correlates with the attacker's anti-liberty political philosophy.

Seth Mann's picture

Granted, it is obvious that this video was POORLY edited. I'm not saying that the guy didn't push him. But it would seem to me that the camera man and his wife may have started it. Also, I love how it says ' The violent left' as if those on the left cause violence on a regular basis.... such BS. 

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