I must confess, after reading the following, it seemed like déjà vu all over again:
Hudson Patch: Western Wisconsin volunteers collecting signatures for the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker have allegedly again been met by aggressive opponents.
On Monday, a group of volunteers in Hudson said they were approached by a man who knocked over and tore their signs before urging a member of the group to "take a swing" at him, according to a police report. Hudson police cited Donald Rindo, 51, of Hudson with disorderly conduct and destruction of property.
Reached by phone Tuesday, Rindo declined to elaborate on the accusations. "I'm terribly upset that they would smear my name like that," he said. "I'm not going to smear their name and say anything about what they did or did not do."
Yeah, that’s right, Walker thug Donald Rindo is the victim here. Amazing? And that's just the latest in a long list of attempts by the fascist right wing to trash the First Amendment just so they can hold onto power:
The incident comes on the heels of similar episodes elsewhere.
On Dec. 18, a 32-year-old woman was arrested in River Falls for allegedly spitting on a woman who was collecting signatures for the Walker recall.
On Dec. 17, Pierce County authorities were called after a man began shouting at recall signature collectors in Elmwood, but the man left before officers arrived.
Also on Dec. 17, two men, ages 55 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct for allegedly spitting on people gathering recall signatures in the village of Arena, about 30 miles west of Madison.