Union Protestor Calls for Legislators to be “Tarred and Feathered”
Yesterday after the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee passed the contentious “Right to Work” bill 8-5, Democrats protested that Republicans refused to allow any amendments to the bill. Under House Rules, Committee Chairman Doug Gutwein, was in the right to refuse any amendments to the bill. This might lead anyone to believe that amendments won’t be offered to the bill. They will (most likely during third reading), but Democrats missed the deadline to submit amendments.
It should also be noted, that if Democrats had not walked out, they would have been able to submit amendments to the Joint House and Senate Committee hearing last Friday. But in an utter disregard for anything remotely resembling a coherent thought, Minority Leader Pat Bauer and most of the Democrats walked out, preventing a quorum and preventing their participating in a hearing that lasted over five hours and produced quite a bit of testimony.
But the fireworks weren’t done with the Democrats. Before the gavel even fell on the hearing protestors erupted on the House Floor claiming everything under the sun you’d expect to hear from a union protestor. One even called for legislators (presumably only the Republican members who voted for the bill) to be “tarred and feathered”.
See below: (takes place around 45 second mark)
While that phrase may have lost meaning in modern parlance, being tarred and feathered is a most gruesome and heinous act that some have considered to be almost as bad as crucifixion. So what exactly does is mean to be tarred and feathered? I present the following clip from the award winning HBO series John Adams, based off of the biography of one of our Founding Fathers and second President written by David McCullough. I warn you. This scene is very graphic in its detail (quite possibly not safe for work), but is an accurate portrayal of what it was like to be tarred and feathered. It involves being stripped down and having boiling hot tar poured all over the body, then being covered with feathers. The offender is then carried off on a rail, presumably, out of town.
Is this kind of radical extremism REALLY what union protestors wish to see happen to our elected officials?