The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | December 12, 2012 | 19 Comments

Lee Stranahan returned my phone call today. He was in Lansing, Michigan, to cover this week’s union goonfest for, and he told me the story of what happened to Clint Tarver.

Clint is a beloved local figure, his hot dog stand across from the Michigan state capitol being a sort of institution, a landmark. “This is not a guy who’s about politics,” Lee explained. “He’s about hot dogs.”

Americans for Prosperity hired Clint to serve hot dogs at their tent on the capitol grounds, where AFP officials were presenting the pro-freedom side of the right-to-work argument. And when the union goons decided to assault the AFP tent, Clint became a target.

Union Thugs Shouted Racial
Slurs At Hot Dog Vendor While
Trashing His Business

Good Lord. Of course, they have no sense of shame, but are they also completely lacking a sense of irony? I mean, the Left has spent nearly four years building their “Tea Party is racist” meme, and the AFL-CIO brutes — who were nearly all white, as Stranahan reports and video verifies — decide they’ll just waste all that liberal media propaganda in order to terrorize a guy whose only “crime” is serving hot dogs?

ABC, NBC, CBS, KKK — “civil rights” means whatever liberals say it means, and if you question their judgment, you’re the racist.

UPDATE: Those racist right-wing teabaggers have already raised more than $17,000 to help Clint Tarver.

UPDATE II: Well, I’d been planning a separate blog to comment on Patterico’s further explanation of the accuse-the-accusers strategy, but then a despicable progressive Michigan blogger did a “Marcy Wheeler” on Clint Tarver which can be briefly summarized: His wife is a Republican and he was selling hot dogs to wingnuts, so he deserved it and besides, Breitbot distraction!

Will the last honest liberal leaving Michigan please turn out the lights?