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Florida AG Pam Bondi Accosted By Protestors At Tampa Movie Theater

Florida AG Pam Bondi Accosted By Protestors At Tampa Movie Theater

“The video they are choosing to share is of the least aggressive portion of the attack”

The “resistance” has had a busy busy week terrorizing Trump administration officials and Republicans across the country.  Gone are the demands for civility and insistence that dissent makes one “un-American” and “un-patriotic,” and in their place are unhinged mobs accosting Americans at restaurants, at their homes, and now, at the movie theater.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) was accosted in Tampa by screaming protesters at a screening of a documentary about Mr. Rogers.  They were screeching about ObamaCare, and the police were called to provide protection as they escorted Bondi from the theater.

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

A group of protesters accosted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi outside the screening of the new documentary about Mister Rogers at the Tampa Theatre on Friday night, questioning her about her recent actions on health care policy and her stance on immigration.

. . . . “What would Mister Rogers think about you and your legacy in Florida? Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions, Pam Bondi!” Maria José Chapa, a labor organizer, can be heard yelling to Bondi in the video. “Shame on you!”

“You’re a horrible person!” another protester shouts.

The protest organizer stated that they would have done the same thing no matter what movie Bondi was attending.

The Tampa Bay Times continues:

The organizers didn’t plan to confront Florida’s top law enforcement official Friday night, Heberlein told the Times in an interview. But when one of them spotted Bondi in the ticket line before the film, he said they knew they had to say something.

. . . .  Heberlein said that the movie’s depiction of Rogers’s work with children reminded him of what he sees as Bondi’s support for conservative immigration and health care policies that hurt the most vulnerable Floridians. But he conceded that he and his friends likely would have confronted Bondi no matter what film they were seeing.

“I feel like even if we went to see The Incredibles we would have said something,” Heberlein said.

It turns out there may be more to the incident than that released online by the unruly mob’s leader.

After this story was first published online Saturday afternoon, a Bondi spokesman recounted a much less pleasant story of the attorney general’s interactions with the protesters.

“The video they are choosing to share is of the least aggressive portion of the attack that transpired after police arrived to control the scene. What they are not sharing publicly are several previous encounters involving large men getting in the Attorney General’s face, spitting and blocking her exit,” the spokesman, Whitney Ray, said in an emailed statement.

“The Attorney General tried to have a conversation with these individuals, however, when it became abundantly clear that they were not interested in a constructive dialog but were only there to cause a scene, the attorney general tried to leave the volatile scene.”

Chapa called this version of events a “lie,” contending that there were no large men in her party.

It seems a bit odd that these incidents are directed at women.

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Not a big fan of Bondi. If I recall correctly she was not a positive influence on the Zimmerman/Martian case. It think it had to do with the special appointment of Angela Corey.

I question her judgement, but I don’t question the tactics that the left are using to attack people.

I think all this is going to flush more losers out from the rocks for easy disposal and sunlight.

    MTED in reply to MarkSmith. | June 24, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I believe that she was OK with Zimmerman, but negotiations the Martian side were delayed due construction overruns of their tripod invasion machines.

These protestors might want to rethink their strategy in Florida. Florida has very liberal use of force, including deadly force, in self defense laws. and, large man small woman as well as single person large group is a standard illustration of a disparity of force justification for use of force, including deadly force.

    txvet2 in reply to Mac45. | June 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Time for some bodies to hit the floor. We’ve bent over backwards to be accommodating. That has to end.

Colonel Travis | June 24, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Leftist control nothing of consequence in America except for a handful of states and various urban hellholes. Since they can never win via the argument, they lash out like a child.

It will get worse before it gets better.

Brownshirts funded by Soros? He was there when he saw how this is done.

We are in the escalation phase. How does this end? What leftist tactic could possibly follow this phase?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    The next tactic by the Left is going to involve killings of those who oppose them, working their way up to political leaders. They think that they will be able to get away with it, without retaliation. I think that they will find that there WILL be retaliation. And it will not be limited.

    Especially if the Left fails to take control of one or more Houses of Congress in November’s elections. Then either some of the known Republican turncoats will openly change parties to give the Left a majority, or the Left will simply turn to civil disorder.

    And the Second American Civil War will be on.

      Bucky Barkingham in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 25, 2018 at 7:41 am

      IMHO the next step will be attempting to “arrest” some government officials and take them before a “people’s court” to be “judged”. IIRC this tactic has been used in the past by Leftists in Europe.

Florida concealed carry law may save many lives of people who need to defend themselves.

I seriously doubt the protesters simply happened upon their victim. Republicans are being tracked by radicals and set upon and menaced in a systematic fashion.

I bet security cameras tell a very different story; the radicals staging at a meeting point in the parking lot and then rushing the victim.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Tiki. | June 24, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Tiki has it: OF COURSE the Antifa folks are tracking people. It’s how they knew where she was. This wasn’t a case of “someone” seeing her “stand in line” — there’s a line at a movie theater these days? No, that’s just an excuse.

    Follow the money. These Antifa goons have money — they travel, they have to eat, and they have to sleep (where?). Someone is paying them. Our current law enforcement and media won’t ask and answer these questions, but someone needs to put it out into the public domain.

    MSO in reply to Tiki. | June 24, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    The miracle of cell phones; just one person sees the target and calls 10 others who call 10 others and so forth. Simple, cheap and effective.

      “the miracle of cell phones”…

      You are 100 percent correct, MSO…
      Cell phone/social media created “flash mobs”…very easy to do.

This won’t stop until some of these leftist thugs are charged with assault and sent to prison. I would hope that an AG could make that happen.

I can’t find any useful information about the claim that Bondi is trying to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. I think the “logic” is that joining a lawsuit to invalidate the AFA is the same as trying to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Although the success of the lawsuit would have that effect, all of the Republicans I know of are in favor of health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. So one would like to think that the success of the lawsuit would be followed quickly with health insurance legislation which would preserve the protections.

However, the Democrats seem to be willing to blow up everything (including people with pre-existing conditions) unless they get single-payer government healthcare. So I think that’s what is motivating the thugs.

Frankly, I’m fairly certain that neither party has a clue what to do about health insurance. I think the problem is on the health care cost side of the equation, and I don’t see anyone looking at it seriously. Expensive new technology, perverse incentives caused by sloppy legislation, massive paperwork requirements. Madness.

I’m sure I’m not the only one in Florida with a loved one who has a pre-existing condition who would be financially and physically devastated by the loss of the protections.

She has been doing everything she can to slow the roll out of Med Pot. Med pot got 71% in 2016. Trump got 49%.

What ever happened to the will of the people?

    Well isn’t that interesting. The will of the people is not very popular among “populist conservatives”.

    And here I thought Republicans were in general smarter than Democrats. I may have to revise my opinion.

      Voice_of_Reason in reply to MSimon. | June 27, 2018 at 6:57 am

      what does your policy disagreement with Bondi have to do with people harassing, threatening, and possibly assaulting her?

      your entire post, including your reply to yourself, is stupid and irrational, and seeks to deflect the issue.

“It seems a bit odd that these incidents are directed at women.”

Not at all. there are 3 factors driving these attacks.

1. There are lots of high ranking Republican women to attack. The “party of the war on women” theme was always a lie.
2. Opportunity. Trump himself (and the women closest to him) have Secret Service protection. So the left goes for secondary targets who actually dare go out in public without bodyguards.
3. Cowardice. Leftists won’t go after anyone who they think might fight back. They want (apparently) soft targets who they can scream at without fear.

    healthguyfsu in reply to irv. | June 24, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Yep, they are acting like a cult (like Scientology for instance). Who do scientologists disdain more? The unenlightened ones or the ones that leave the fold?

    In the minds of the leftist cult, they OWN women because of their virtue signaling and claiming feminism and social justice and so on.

    mrGAB444 in reply to irv. | June 25, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Apoplectic left revealing who they are, they can’t deal with it. Their attacks on conservatives, Trump and his supporters keep backfiring in their faces, this strategy will too.

    ‘Are you suffering from Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder (TARD)?’
    http://www.disclose.tv/news/are_you_suffering_from_trump_acc...

    “if Trump wins a 2nd term…would that make them RE-TARDS?”

The animal rights people stopped attacking me shortly after the public records section of the local paper reported that the county had issued me a pistol purchase permit (NC requirement at the time).

The fact that they are singling out women (are they suggesting that they are weaker?) is a tactic that could be employed against them.

Halcyon Daze | June 24, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Mr. T, wearing a MAGA hat, is walking down the street or in a restaurant. Mr. H comes up and gets in their face. Mr. T fears for his life, pulls a pistol and shoots Mr. H.

We’ve been tiptoeing around it, but it’s the 800 pound gorilla in the room.

healthguyfsu | June 24, 2018 at 6:46 pm

Any coincidence that these attacks escalate on the heels of no charges against the DC rioters?

DieJustAsHappy | June 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Is America going through a nervous breakdown, or is all this being over-played by the media?

OwenKellogg-Engineer | June 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm

I don’t think sprinklers will work in this situation.

Lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits.

Follow the money: it’ll probably lead to soros, styer, the DNC, etc.

Then, sue them as a class.

The diversitists and abortionists are marching for dignity and life or something.

“I guess we’re heading into an America with Democrat-only restaurants, which will lead to Republican-only restaurants. Do the fools who threw Sarah out, and the people who cheer them on, really want us to be that kind of country?”

Yes, Ari, yes they do.
Their mantra is “better to rule in hell than serve in heaven.”

I think the American people need to read (reread) “The Anatomy of a Revolution” by Crane Brinton. We seem to be following the script.
Revolutions (violent) are not pretty.

It would be ironic if Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family sued the Restaurant for “Denial of Service” and Political Discrimination. Discrimination works both ways….

The last time I checked, it wasn’t legal to yell “fire” in a crowded movie theater. Maybe “Mad Max”ine Waters can be sued or prosecuted for Inciting any Riots that occur because of her words. Of all the things you can do to those in power, suddenly taking that power (money) away is the most scary to them…

Actually, I think that the leaders of the left would be quite happy if some of their thugs were beaten or shot. The leftist media would saturate their news reporting with it.

The best strategy is to allow this to continue while using alternative media to inform as many voters as possible about what is going on.

Let the leftist thugs be the first to resort to violence. Yes, they already have, but our side has been negligent in doing things like pointing out the connection between movie theater and restaurant thugism and the inevitable escalation to violence such as the baseball field ambush by thug Hodgkinson.

Interesting that all demos so far have been against women–now we will wait and see how well this tactic plays out against Christie; Mattis; North; Giuliani; Pence; et al–remember folks, FLA SYG is still in effect !!!! ABJ

Interesting that all demos so far have been against women–now we will wait and see how well this tactic plays out against Christie; Mattis; North; Giuliani; Pence; et al–remember folks, FLA SYG is still in effect !!!! ABJ

Voice_of_Reason | June 27, 2018 at 6:53 am

Bondi’s boyfriend should have protected her. her security detail should have arrested the people screaming at her and getting in her face – i’m pretty sure every state has laws making that kind of behavior a form of assault or harassment..

if the police don’t start protecting conservatives, conservatives are going to have to start defending themselves with force.

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