On Sunday, September 3, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Tea Partiers marched with the Wheeling Township Republicans at the town's Labor Day Parade
. Upon passing the home of AFL-CIO member and retired Buffalo Grove Fire Department Lt. Larry Andres's house, they were harassed by Andres and his friends watching the parade at his property on Bernard Avenue.
Lt. Andres and his comrades, clutching overflowing plastic cups and wearing stickers to support Democratic candidate Brad Schneider
, shouted "Republican-free zone....Go union!!"
and the sexually explicit epithet, "move along Tea-baggers!!!"
Lt. Andres, a pillar of the Buffalo Grove community, was given a "lavish" retirement ceremony in 2007, which included the presentation of an American flag from Buffalo Grove fire chief Tim Sashko. He has been quoted as leaving the public sector at age 56 in 2007 to pursue an acting career in a "Scrooge" play
We stopped to find out why these individuals were so hostile to the Tea Partiers marching in the parade, but all we could get out of these goons were the usual responses, "They [the Tea Parties] breed hate....They are against everything we stand for."
But when questioned about any specific examples, these agitants were, as usual, not prepared to give a coherent answer. You can see how things went downhill quickly, in the following video.
Is this an example of how the Tea Party "breeds hate," or the how the unions do?
Cross Posted at: Rebel Pundit