Based on the news that health care events are edging into violence, an anti-health care reform protester in New Mexico named Scott Oskay
is calling on his hundreds of online followers to bring firearms to town halls, and to 'badly hurt' SEIU and ACORN counter protesters.
Popularized in part by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, the hashtag symbol he's using, #iamthemob
, has gone viral on twitter, appearing several times a minute according to a recent search.
Anti-reform activists have scheduled a protest
outside SEIU Missouri offices tomorrow, and officials there are taking these threats seriously. Late update
: Looks like
they're also getting death threats by phone.