This must be more of the ‘new civility’.
From Michelle Malkin.
……Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed right-to-work legislation into law. The death threats against him are pouring in. The Left is blaming the conservative victims of union violence, as usual. The progressive climate of hate is always our fault. Today’s column sets the Democrats’ call for blood in the context of Obama-era union violence and incitement.
He helped build that.
……This week, menacing union goons unleashed threats, profanity and punches in Michigan, which is now poised to become a “right-to-work” state. Obama met the initial outbreak of violence with the same response he’s given to every other union outbreak of violence under his reign: dead silence.
On the floor of the Michigan legislature on Tuesday, Democratic state Rep. Douglas Geiss thundered: “We’re going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations, and there will be blood. There will be repercussions!” Geiss referenced the Battle of the Overpass, a violent 1937 incident between the United Auto Workers and corporate security officers for the Ford Motor Company. Dozens of union activists were beaten.
But Geiss wasn’t crying victim. This was clearly a signal to the brass-knuckled Big Labor bosses, whom Obama egged on during his Monday visit to the state. Obama inveighed against right to work with his usual class warfare dog-whistle. The thugs heard it loud and clear.
As the Michigan House voted inside to approve right-to-work legislation allowing workers to choose whether or not to join/fund unions as a condition of employment, protesters outside the state Capitol ambushed a tented information booth sponsored by the pro-right-to-work state chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Angry union mobsters were filmed cursing and screaming just before the attack.
One hurled an unidentified object at police officers. Another screamed at a citizen journalist filming the chaos: “Freedom of speech this, you fuckin fascist asshole!” Several peaceful AFP members and supporters were stomped on and punched while trapped under the tent as the labor operatives chanted: “This is what democracy looks like.” Young Michigan conservative activist and YouTube entrepreneur Steven Crowder was beaten by at least two union assailants while trying to protect the tent and those inside.
Union thugs have a habit of assaulting anyone who confronts their corruption. They harass businesses for the “crime” of backing the “wrong” political candidate, they show off their frothing hatred, racism, and bat-shit crazy behavior when they gather in mobs, and they’re teaching these methods in college.
Specking of frothing union racism, a bunch of the goons attacked a black hot dog vendor, Clint Tarver, and called him “Nigger Uncle Tom!” as they demolished his cart. Conservatives—that awful racist group that wants to put black people back in chains—raised more than $9,300 in little more than 24 hours to help Mr. Tarver recuperate from his loss.
Obama, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the NAACP are strangely silent.
AFL-CIO union pig Richard Trumka is Jimmy Hoffa 2.0, with all the necessary credentials.
If union members still believe that their leaders are looking out for their best interests, look at the way they treat you. Look at the way they’ve priced you out of work and driven jobs out of the United States. Ask yourselves if you appreciate being mugged for dues, and used as a political pawn.
The non-union people are hitting back and states are protecting their right not to be bullied by union gangsters.
- Morning Bell: Unions Losing in Their Last Stronghold (heritage.org)
- When thuggery is OK (politico.com)
- The shrieking in Michigan isn’t about workingmen’s wages, but campaign coffers. That is why there is blood.” (maddmedic.wordpress.com)
- An Unholy Union (personalliberty.com)
- Jay Carney: “We Would Deplore Acts of Violence at Union Protests” (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Bozell: It’s ‘Absolutely Outrageous’ That ABC, CBS, NBC Are ‘Censoring Footgage’ of Union Thug Violence in Lansing (newsbusters.org)