Hot Air has this charming story of unions and left-wing intimidation tactics, as a mob of SEIU “protesters” gather on the front lawn of the private residence of a Bank of America executive, terrifying his son. An account of the mob by Fox News contributor Nina Easton, who lives next door, is included:
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…
Now this event would accurately be called a “protest” if it were taking place at, say, a bank or the U.S. Capitol. But when hundreds of loud and angry strangers are descending on your family, your children, and your home, a more apt description of this assemblage would be “mob.” Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise, and it worked-even on the police. A trio of officers who belatedly answered our calls confessed a fear that arrests might “incite” these trespassers.
Par for the course of leftist politics. Violence and intimidation are standard tactics employed by the left, which can’t seem to gather popular support for its policies through reason and open discussion. So it relies upon terrorizing the teenage son of a bank exec to get its message across.
Of course, the story is much more interesting that that: it appears that the SEIU is specifically targeting Bank of America because the SEIU owes BoA some 90 million dollars. So not only is this a model of political intimidation, but a financial one as well.