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White House Fails To Condemn MI Dem Threats

From the Washington Examiner:

Democrats threaten violence on Michigan House floor

By Conn Carroll | December 11, 2012

“There will be blood,” State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right to work state.

Needless to say, Mr. Geiss is a Democrat.

“I really wish we had not gone here,” Geiss continued. “It is the leadership in this house that has led us here. The same leadership that tried to throw a bomb right on election day, leading to a member switching parties, and came in at the 11th hour with a gotcha bill. For that, I do not see solace, I do not see peace.” …

But do you remember how the news media and the rest of the Democrat Party attacked Republicans and talk radio for their violent language?

Instead, when asked about Mr. Geiss’ comments, Obama’s spokesperson, Jay Carney, said: "I’m not sure that they mean what some would interpret them to mean."

And Mr. Geiss was not alone in making threats. From the Politico:

Jimmy Hoffa: ‘Civil war’ looms in Michigan

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | December 12, 2012

Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa is predicting a “civil war” in Michigan in the wake of Gov. Rick Snyder signing a right-to-work bill into law.

“This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state,” Hoffa said on CNN on Tuesday. “We’re going to have a civil war in this state.” …

Again, where is the outrage at such violent language?

“What they’re doing is basically, betraying democracy,” Hoffa said. “If there’s any question here, let’s put it on the ballot and let the people of Michigan decide what’s good for Michigan.”

Someone needs to tell Mr. Hoffa that this was on the ballot last month. And the unions lost in a landslide.

But just as Messrs Geiss and Hoffa have threated, there has been plenty of violence.

From Fox News:

Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan

December 11, 2012

A Fox News contributor was punched in the face during a pro-union protest Tuesday in Michigan, one of a series of confrontations between union demonstrators and opponents on the day the state Legislature approved so-called "right to work" legislation that unions oppose.

Steven Crowder, a conservative comedian and Fox News contributor, had spent the day questioning demonstrators, and video he posted on YouTube showed some of them becoming verbally aggressive, with one telling him, "get the f— out of my face!"

Another protester can be seen later in the video punching Crowder in the face before being restrained by another man.

Where were the police?

Crowder later posted photos on his Twitter account showing a chipped tooth and "minor cut on forehead." He told the website TheBlaze.com that the scuffle started when protesters tried to tear down a tent set up by conservative organization Americans for Prosperity.

"They were trying to tear down the tent and people were trying to pull them off. … And as they did that, a few people tripped,” he told the website. “This guy tripped over a tent peg and then got up and hit me.”

The Lansing Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokesperson said police would have further information on the incident some time Tuesday night.

Imagine the outrage if something like this had happened at a Tea Party rally?

Earlier Tuesday, two people were arrested after trying to get into a Michigan state building where Snyder has an office.

By evening,dozens of state troopers in riot gear swept protesters away from the building. State police accompanied by sheriff’s deputies on horses moved shoulder-to-shoulder to clear the area across the street from the Capitol. Some people who refused to move were physically picked up.

In fact, a former Democrat US Representative from Michigan, Mark Schauer, was pepper sprayed by the police. Undoubtedly for singing ‘Kumbaya’ too loudly.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “White House Fails To Condemn MI Dem Threats”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    Community Organizing 101: Union thuggery & assault, physical intimidation and media spin.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    Democracy worked. Obama forced through Obamacare, and now so did the Republicans in Right to Work. What’s the problem?

    Every time the democrats get their way it’s “The will of the people!”

    And when they don’t, they run to the courts.

  3. captstubby says:

    “Michigan’s unions are asking voters to approve a referendum on the ballot this November, known as Proposal 2, that would lock a series of labor protections into the state Constitution, including the right of public sector unions to bargain collectively and a prohibition against the legislature’s enacting a “right to work” law. ”

    In a major blow to Michigan unions, voters rejected a proposal that would have amended the state’s constitution to guarantee public and private-sector employees the right to organize and collectively bargain at the polls Tuesday. Proposal 2 failed at the polls with 58 percent of voters opposing the measure and only 42 percent supporting it,

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