Reminiscent of the white-hooded Ku Klux Klan showing up to terrorize families in their homes, the Service Employees International Union (SIEU) and a Chicago group called National Political Action showed up at the Maryland home of Greg Baer, deputy general counsel for corporate affairs at Bank of America last Sunday.
The White House has yet to denounce the muscle flexing by their SEIU buddies whose purpose was to intimidate the senior bank executive and make him an example to all those who might oppose the Democrats’ new finance bill now headed for conference with the House and Senate.
Baer wasn’t home that Sunday but his 14-year-old son was home alone. And frightened.
Now why have a protest and not invite the media?
Well, not the real media anyway.
The far-left Huffington Post was the only media invited along for the show to ensure narrow coverage of the terrorization of the Baer family in their own home. David Duke would be proud.
The only reason we’re finding out the real story is that Nina Easton of CNN lives next door to the Baer family. Oops!
“Waving signs denouncing bank ‘greed,’ hordes of invaders poured out of 14 school buses, up Baer’s steps, and onto his front porch. As bullhorns rattled with stories of debtor calls and foreclosed homes, Baer’s teenage son Jack — alone in the house — locked himself in the bathroom. "When are they going to leave?" Jack pleaded when I called to check on him.
“Baer, on his way home from a Little League game, parked his car around the corner, called the police, and made a quick calculation to leave his younger son behind while he tried to rescue his increasingly distressed teen. He made his way through a din of barked demands and insults from the activists who proudly "outed" him, and slipped through his front door.
“‘Excuse me,’ Baer told his accusers, “I need to get into the house. I have a child who is alone in there and frightened.”
You can read Easton’s full, harrowing account of the terrorization of her neighbors here.