Bob McCarty Writes
April 29, 2010
If Deputy Police Chief Ron Dreyer’s objective Wednesday afternoon was to provoke Tea Party activists to violence during President Barack Obama’s stop in Quincy, Ill., his efforts fell flat. The video below proves what Tea Partiers have said all along: “We’re not violent!”
According to a Quincy Whig-Herald newspaper account published after the event, Deputy Dreyer said he sent in more than a dozen members of his “Mobile Field Force” — men dressed head to toe in riot gear — only after a crowd of some 200 Tea Partiers failed to move when asked and then began singing “God Bless, America” and the national anthem. Not true. I was there.
In reality, those Tea Partiers — from Missouri, Illinois and Iowa — rallied peacefully outside the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center while the president was inside, delivering a Wall Street-bashing speech.
And who heard that speech? It was a mostly liberal crowd that included at least four busloads of supporters brought in from Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Chicago. Astroturf.
FYI: More videos to follow.