:richb Watch: At forum, white man destroys black woman's Rosa Parks sign, woman is escorted out
As if the health care debate were not out-of-control already ... This one's sure to get your blood boiling.
At Sen. Claire McCaskill's health care forum on Wednesday, reports surfaced of an angry, black woman being removed from the meeting. Video showed a woman being escorted out of the town hall by a number of white police officers, drawing a wave of cheers from the crowd.
But, this is a case where initial reports and even video simply did not show What Really Happened.
This video was pieced together by Democratic strategist Peter Glickert, who posts on the Hating Not Debating blog. Watch: The woman's poster was of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. As you can see in the video, it was rolled up and placed in a chair in front of her. When she reached for it, that was just too much for one wingnut. He stole the sign from her, then apparently tore and and crumpled it up.
And the audience cheers her removal. One of the purported attendees, a blogger by the handle "Angry Black B!tch," sheds some light on the mood of McCaskill's audience that day:
A lot of people in attendance weren’t Obama or McCaskill supporters before healthcare reform. This wasn’t about McCaskill losing support…it was about people who did not support her, do not support her and will not support her telling her why they did not support her, do not support her and will not support her.
A lot of the folks in attendance were confused. President Obama was portrayed on signs and pamphlets as some sort of Nazi, socialist, foreign born, communist, Muslim, euthanasia enthusiast, fascist who wants to tyrannically impose new environmental standards to perpetuate the dangerous myth of global warming all the while teaching the wee little babies about birth control in pre-school and plotting to knock off Grandma. These people seem to be scared sh!tless by the Obama presidency.
Many of them are on Medicare…like Medicare…don’t want to see Medicare go away, but are opposed to government healthcare coverage options.
-- Stephen C. Webster The Raw Story