Leftist tolerance: Beating opponents to a pulp.
Sen. Kedzie’s statement via Red State:
Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately. The individual returned the sign, however, a second person confronted and attacked Sean without warning.
Sean was wrestled to the ground by both persons, held down by a constricting chokehold, and struck repeatedly about the face and head. He nearly passed out from the chokehold and suffered contusions to his face and eyes. Fortunately, an alert neighbor heard the commotion, scared the individuals away, and called the police. My wife and I were awakened by a telephone call from Sean’s roommate that Sean had been taken by ambulance to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.
Sean was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital the same day. As this was a private family matter, we chose not to remark publicly about it and allow law enforcement to do their job. But we understand these types of incidents will eventually become public and questions will arise, particularly in my position as a state legislator.
Sean is still recovering from the injuries he sustained as a result of this beating, and we are confident he will make a full recovery. But obviously, as parents, we are shaken by this event and very troubled it was apparently initiated and motivated for political reasons.
Obama’s 2008 election marching order; “Argue With Friends and Neighbors Get In Their Face!”
Mark Belling interviewed Sean Kedzie on his program this afternoon.
Sean described the details of the beating and the extent of his injuries.
When Sean first engaged the two college-age males who stole his sign, they were about 20 to 30 yards away. He called to them, telling them to bring the sign back.
One guy apologized, saying he was really sorry. He put it back in the yard, as his friend came around the side of Sean. They both jumped him. He was choked and punched repeatedly in the head.
During the beating, the two males said things like, “F*** Romney” and “Romney sucks” and “Go Obama.”
The assault was so brutal that the emergency room physician treating Sean was concerned that he might have skull fractures or a fractured eye socket. He said his left eye was injured so severely that it was swollen shut and he couldn’t see.