Will Obama Condemn Racist Union Thugs?

George Joyce
The attorney for Kenneth Gladney, the young African-American man brutally beaten by at least three SEIU members at Democrat Russ Carnahan’s town hall meeting in St. Louis, has called on President Obama, the SEIU and Rep. Carnahan to condemn the union thugs’ racist actions.

In a letter to the St. Louis Tea Party Association, Attorney David B. Brown vividly describes Mr. Gladney’s tragic encounter with the SEIU’s blue shirted storm troopers:

“Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, and then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman.”

One could without much trouble distill the essence of the above passage into two words: Liberal Fascism.  Maybe Nancy Pelosi really is telling the truth about the presence of Swastikas at these town hall events.  

While Mr. Brown says “[t]he SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face” Mr. Gladney has so far failed to receive the same attention from the White House that Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates received after getting in the face of a police officer in Cambridge.

Let’s see.  Two union members yell racial slurs at a black man and then punch him in the face, and so far neither President Obama, nor Rep. Carnahan or the SEIU has condemned the union thugs for “acting stupidly.”

In these hyper-partisan times nothing will fester more than a perceived double standard.


The attorney for Kenneth Gladney, the young African-American man brutally beaten by at least three SEIU members at Democrat Russ Carnahan’s town hall meeting in St. Louis, has called on President Obama, the SEIU and Rep. Carnahan to condemn the union thugs’ racist actions.

In a letter to the St. Louis Tea Party Association, Attorney David B. Brown vividly describes Mr. Gladney’s tragic encounter with the SEIU’s blue shirted storm troopers:

“Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, and then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman.”

One could without much trouble distill the essence of the above passage into two words: Liberal Fascism.  Maybe Nancy Pelosi really is telling the truth about the presence of Swastikas at these town hall events.  

While Mr. Brown says “[t]he SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face” Mr. Gladney has so far failed to receive the same attention from the White House that Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates received after getting in the face of a police officer in Cambridge.

Let’s see.  Two union members yell racial slurs at a black man and then punch him in the face, and so far neither President Obama, nor Rep. Carnahan or the SEIU has condemned the union thugs for “acting stupidly.”

In these hyper-partisan times nothing will fester more than a perceived double standard.