Monday, October 11, 2004

Demonstrations

I'm sure you've heard of the demonstrations that happened last week. John Fund has an opinion piece out today that discusses them.

One of the most interesting things in the article was the response from AFL-CIO spokesperson Esmerelda Aguilar, she says,

Republicans are "trying to politicize [the Orlando incident] and exaggerate the event." She maintains that all of the demonstrations "were peaceful protests" designed to call attention to new Bush administration regulations on overtime pay.

"peaceful protests"? Old people being shoved about, a mans wrist being broken, windows being shot out and people breaking in and stealing computer hard drives. Does that sound peaceful to you?

These people are not helping their cause. If anything, they will scare off potential voters. Can anyone say disenfranchisement?