I invite you to gaze, if you dare, upon the grim visage of the Quincy Tea Party, who greeted President Obama’s appearance in sleepy Quincy, Ill. by skulking about the streets outside the Oakley-Lindsey/Quincy Community Center like so many rabid hyenas, perversely singing “God Bless America” and the National Anthem.
I ask you, gentle reader, are these women a grave national security threat? Or are they the gravest national security threat in the history of this republic?
Thankfully, a local SWAT team (pictured at rear above, and below) was called in to control the horde’s manifest bloodlust. Ordered in by their superiors, at the behest of the Secret Service, and with only their wits and steel-reinforced Kevlar body armor to protect them, these brave men traveled into the very heart of darkness, and there stood face to face with Death himself.
Listen to how one intrepid reporter from the Quincy Herald Whig described the highly-volatile scene:
There were a few tense moments when the crowd moved west down York toward Third Street after the president’s motorcade arrived. A Secret Service agent asked the crowd to move back across the street to the north side.
When the crowd didn’t move and began singing “God Bless, America” and the national anthem, Quincy Deputy Police Chief Ron Dreyer called for members of the Mobile Field Force to walk up the street.
The officers, mainly from Metro East departments near St. Louis and dressed in full body armor, marched from the east and stood on the south side of York facing the protesters.
There was no physical contact, and the officers did not come close to the crowd, but there were catcalls and more than a few upset tea party members, including a woman who shouted, “This is communism!”
Of course, even the most debased of terrorist jackals have their propagandists, so it should surprise none of us that these Tea Partiers, who even now walk the streets free men and women — reader, one could be standing behind you at this very moment! — would infect our blogosphere with their bilious counter-programming. Listen as one of them gapes its maw in a crude facsimile of speech:
We did everything the local police asked. We moved where they directed us. We moved when they asked us to. We double-checked that we were in an acceptable place on the street. We did not disobey the police and stand and sing God Bless America as some kind of protest. We stood on the corner and sang because we were told it was OK to stand on the corner and sing. That report is a complete whitewash for the Obama Administration’s overreaction to old ladies with American flags.
And, if the Whig-Herald wants us to post video of the entire event… We have it and We will post it. [emphasis in original]
Indeed, in further proof that their barbarism knows no bounds, these Tea Partiers have posted video of their menacing provocations — part calling card, part warning of things to come: