The Chicago Way 2009

The Obama administration unveiled its strategy for dealing with the eruption of populist protest against the health care cramdown to Democratic Senators yesterday: It will punch back twice as hard. What does that mean? During the campaign, Obama invoked Jim Malone’s lecture to Elliot Ness in The Untouchables: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a fundraiser in Philadelphia. Obama omitted Malone’s gloss on the lesson: “That’s the Chicago way.”
Jim Hoft documents the contribution of the friends of Barack Obama to the doings outside the Rep. Russ Carnahan townhall in St. Louis yesterday. The friends of Barack Obama also turned up yesterday at the townhall featuring Rep. Kathy Castor outside Tampa Bay, Florida.
The mainstream media will dutifully report the emergence of Obama’s thugs as representing a lapse in civility on the part of those who are revolting against Obamacare. The truth is that it represents the imposition of “the Chicago way” on the resistance.
JOHN adds: Here is the shocking video of union thugs–self-identified by their t-shirts–attacking peaceful “tea party” protesters last night in St. Louis:

Over the remainder of the summer, police are going to have to keep a close eye on paid Democratic Party activists (i.e., union thugs) to prevent serious, potentially life-threatening violence from taking place.

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