KCBS in San Francisco reports:
A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign opposing President Barack Obama was attacked in San Francisco’s North Panhandle neighborhood, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
Initial police accounts had indicated that the man had a sign supporting Obama, but witnesses later said it was an anti-Obama sign with a Hitler mustache drawn over the president’s face…
A man and woman approached the victim, tore the sign and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.
The attackers also kicked the man in the hand, O’Leary said.
The SFPD captain said he did not know whether the victim was a supporter or opponent of Obama, but a witness who was in the area Monday said the victim was a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, a left-wing political activist who opposes the president.
I’m not sure LaRouche can be categorized as left- or right-wing. His wing is in a direction that doesn’t exist in three-dimensional space. But his lackbrained acolytes are the ones the news cameras always focus on when they need a story about Those Crazy Teabaggers, so it’s nice to see some media recognition that LaRouchies don’t represent the Tea Party. Or any other Earthlings.
As crazy and stupid as these guys are, they have the right to express their demented political opinions without being attacked. Apparently, San Franciscans can tolerate anything but dissent.