Calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama is not only a lonely and thankless task, it can also be a dangerous one. San Francisco’s CBS affiliate is reporting two people attacked a 29-year-old man holding an “Impeach Obama” sign on Monday morning in the city’s North Panhandle district. Eyewitnesses say the man peacefully protested on Fell Street when a man and woman ripped the man’s sign, threw his anti-Obama literature on the ground, and stomped on his hand.
The CBS station says San Francisco police originally reported the incident as an attack on an Obama supporter.
Initial police accounts had indicated that the man had a sign supporting Obama, but witnesses later said it was an anti-Obama sign…
A man and woman approached the victim, tore the sign and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.
The attackers also kicked the man in the hand, [Police Captain Denis] O’Leary said.
…The witness, Wayne Friday, a former San Francisco police commissioner and local journalist, said he was stopping by the Bank of America at Fell and Broderick streets and saw a sign that read “Impeach Obama” with a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache.
…The two attackers, who had dogs with them, fled south on Broderick Street before officers arrived, and hadn’t been located, O’Leary said.
The SFPD is reportedly baffled by who would do such a thing:
The victim said the pair made “no mention of a political affiliation,” O’Leary said. “It’s just unusual that they took offense to him and his sign.”
Yeah, I couldn’t imagine their political affiliation. Undoubtedly, it is only a matter of time before the media pin the beat down on a rogue member of the San Francisco Tea Party….
The fact is left-wingers are not above operating with the tactics of the brownshirts. They continually incite violence against their political foes, while simultaneously presenting their foes as the font of all political violence. Their tempers remain on a perpetual hair-trigger because they listen only to fellow left-wingers and one-sided media coverage of the violent, evil, racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, heterosexist, speciesist hatemongers who make up the conservative movement.
It was only a matter of time until that demonization and anger boiled over.
As of this writing police are still trying to find the attackers. Witnesses described the pair as an “Asian” male (presumably East Asian: Japanese, Chinese, or Korean) “who was wearing a gray baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and dark jeans” and a white woman “about 5 feet 6 inches tall with long, curly brown hair.” The SFPD asks anyone who may have information about the perpetrators to call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.