President Obama was proud to talk of his relationship to the renegade SEIU union and it's leader Andy Stern during his campaign for president, with Stern claiming SEIU pumped over $60 million to ge him elected. Obama even named Stern to the National Debt Commission though he had no economic background or experience.
Once he was elected the SEIU had a free pass to the White House and Stern made more visits there the first year of Obama's presidency than anyone else in America. His union was hired by Obama, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and many other Democrats to provide security at the health care town halls, a move that got them accused of beating up a handicapped citizen attending a town hall in Ohio.
Perhaps in frustration with the president for the lack of progress on the SEIU radical leftist agenda, the union began picketing banks that benefitted from the bank bailout, and that is acceptable public protest. More recently they have begun picketing private homes of people associated with banks and this past week outside Washington 14 busloads of SEIU people descended upon the private property of a BOA executive, Gregory Baer in Maryland.
Baer just happens to live next door to Nina Easton, the Washington Bureau Chief of Fortune Magazine, who observed the mob scene from her front window across the street. This is what she reported.
“Last Sunday, on a peaceful, sun-crisp afternoon, our toddler finally napping upstairs, my front yard exploded with 500 screaming, placard-waving strangers on a mission to intimidate my neighbor, Greg Baer. Baer is deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), a senior executive based in Washington, D.C. And that — in the minds of the organizers at the politically influential Service Employees International Union and a Chicago outfit called National Political Action — makes his family fair game.”
"Waving signs denouncing bank ‘greed,' hordes of invaders poured out of 14 school buses, up Baer's steps, and onto his front porch. As bullhorns rattled with stories of debtor calls and foreclosed homes, Baer's teenage son Jack-- alone in the house--locked himself in the bathroom. ‘When are they going to leave?' Jack pleaded when I called to check on him."
"Baer, on his way home from a Little League game, parked his car around the corner, called the police, and made a quick calculation to leave his younger son behind while he tried to rescue his increasingly distressed teen. He made his way through a din of barked demands and insults from the activists who proudly ‘outed' him, and slipped through his front door."
" ‘Excuse me,' Baer told his accusers, ‘I need to get into the house. I have a child who is alone in there and frightened.' "
The journalist called the protest "a mob."
Is this the legacy and are these the tactics Obama expected from his primary union backer? Why has the president and all Democrats, who were quick to condemn the Tea party protestors even though they were never involved in illegal activity nor the violation of privacy like the SEIU, not condemned this renegade union for unlawful tactics?
Why did the liberal media, who reports the most trivial of liberal trash about Sarah Palin and others on their hit list, not report the news about their own people ignoring the rights to privacy granted to all Americans? Today in America we have dual standards when it comes to reporting and when it comes to lawful behavior. Apparently the waiver from criminal indictment for unlawful acts from the Obama Administration is a $60 million campaign contribution.
And by the way, even though the SEIU claims they gave Obama over $60 million, they only reported $32 million on federal campaign reports. Why has the Obama gang not investigated the public boasting by Stern and the SEIU about the $60 million which would amount to about $30 million in illegal spending according to the federal laws you and I are required to follow?