Wisconsin GOP Senator Chased, Surrounded, Trapped By Protesting Mob

If you’re like me as you watch this video taken by Madisonian, Phil Ejercito, you will angrily be wondering  where the dang police are.

Allahpundit reports:

The savior here, in the orange union t-shirt and sportsjacket, is Democratic Rep. Brett Hulsey; behind him, with white hair and glasses, is Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman. Watch and try to imagine what might have happened had Hulsey not been there.

Attention MSM: ^^^^^That is what an angry, hateful, threatening mob looks like. F-Bombs and other assorted vitriolic rhetoric, threatening, crowding behavior, invasion of personal space…

The tea party protesters in the video below were also protesting a bill they didn’t  like. But that’s where the similarities end. The Congressional Black Caucus chose to walk through that crowd, rather than use the underground tunnel, to go on some sort of vanity walk to the Capital, perhaps  hoping to provoke an incident. Unlike Senator Grothman, who was simply trying to get into the building,  the CBC chose  to walk straight through the tea partiers,  who reacted by lustily booing, (like they had booed the white Dem congressmen), and continuing to chant, “kill the bill”. That’s the message they had traveled to Washington to convey, after all. You don’t hear any f-bombs, or racial slurs. And they didn’t crowd them like the stalking Madison protesters mobbed Grothman:

That is not what a hateful, threatening mob looks like.

Hat tip: Hot Air

Cross-posted at Left-Wing Institute For Public Discourse

UPDATE: A little thought experiment from Da TechGuy:

For those who want to defend this as “democracy in action” lets play a game: Pretend that Sen. Grothman was an abortion doctor and the crowd around him were opponents of abortion. How many times would this video be replayed? Would even Charlie Sheen being found in bed with Gaddafi and Snooki be able to keep this from being the media story of the week?

More from Brent Bozell: Opinion: Whitewashing Wisconsin’s Protests:

For example, a Media Research Center study of 53 Wisconsin stories on ABC, CBS and NBC found that only eight stories visually featured signs comparing Gov. Walker to Hitler, or Mussolini, or Stalin, or Mubarak, or Satan. More incredibly, not a single network anchor or reporter addressed whether that kind of signage was civil or appropriate. And only Fox covered Capuano’s “get a little bloody” remark.

Now, compare this to how tea party protests have been covered, and you can see a glaring double standard at work.

These same media outlets spent two years obsessing over every over-the-top tea party sign and mere accusation of uncivil behavior.

Do you remember the claims that tea party activists intentionally spit on Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (a charge he backed away from) and that tea partyers yelled the N-word at black congressmen (which no one could produce on video)? The mere accusation, the mere suggestion was enough for blanket network coverage.

Jim Hoft interviewed the Senator after the incident. Grothman holds no hard feelings against the protesters whom he calls “nice, jolly college students”.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, Conservative Hide Out, and Da TechGuy, and Neptunus Lex, thanks.

10 thoughts on “Wisconsin GOP Senator Chased, Surrounded, Trapped By Protesting Mob

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  3. The Tea Party demonstrators are civilized people who pick up the trash after demonstrations. The union thugs and goons are a bunch of overpaid hippies who are stoned and probably in a do-nothing slacker job where they do a layabout routine all day long.

    I’d be interested in how many of these union criminals are from out-of-state. And where ARE the police? Even if the Madison police have gone over to the mob, aren’t there Capitol or State Police contingents able to protect the elected legislators of the people?

    The WI taxpayers are being ROBBED and these criminals want the Bernie Madoff style Ponzi scheme to continue.


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  5. WHERE were the police?

    THEY should be fired.

    This is horrendous.

    Anyone with a scintilla of crowd awareness of crowd psychology knows this man was in danger as he got to the doors.

    And sorry all you sweeties … a crowd surrounding a man — who is simply walking to do the job he was elected to by the sane Badgers — a crowd yelling “F*ck you!!!” doesn’t get a pass because it makes the “peace” sign.

    You have collectively lost your minds. It is you who should be ashamed. Brag to your kids in twenty years that you tried to pin a man against a building in an out of control angry crowd so you could get the taxpayers to fund your health care and retirement.

    You’ll be real heroes. /s


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  7. If anyone ever wondered why the term “thug” always seems to follow the word “union,” this mob serves as evidence the two words are joined at the hip. I hope the taxpayers of Wisconsin see exactly what they are paying for – and hold firm to cutting state spending (and perhaps eliminating some jobs, starting with the folks who called in “sick” and spent the time mobbing up the state house.)


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