Dem Congressman tells unions that they “need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody”

posted at 9:30 am on February 23, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Gee, I seem to recall when violent rhetoric was the bane of political rhetoric, at least when the Left was shrieking about the latent, seething violence of Tea Party activists and Sarah Palin’s campaign maps.  The media did a dog-pile on the Right when a lunatic in Tucson shot Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, spending the better part of a week scrutinizing Palin’s utterances and campaign artwork when the shooter’s schizophrenia was known well enough within hours of the massacre that killed six and wounded 14.  Now one of Giffords’ Democratic caucus colleagues tells a union crowd that they need to go out and “get bloody,” while pointing out Tea Party counterprotesters across the street:

A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.”

“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin union members. …

This is not Capuano’s first brush with violent rhetoric. Last month Capuano said, “Politicians, I think are too bland today. I don’t know what they believe in. Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”

But don’t worry.  The national media will be certain to highlight Capuano’s remarks and screech about civility in politics, right?  Right?  Don’t hold your breath, says the Media Research Center:

Last March, as thousands protested on Capitol Hill in the days before the passage of ObamaCare, CBS’s Nancy Cordes slammed it as “a weekend filled with incivility,” while World News anchor Diane Sawyer painted the Tea Party as a violent gang, with “protesters roaming Washington, some of them increasingly emotional, yelling slurs and epithets.” In August 2009, ABC anchor Charles Gibson complainedhow “protesters brought pictures of President Obama with a Hitler-style mustache to a town hall meeting,” failing to mention that the signs were produced by Lyndon LaRouche’s wacky fringe movement, not the Tea Party or conservatives.

Over the past several days, the liberal demonstrations in Wisconsin (bolstered by the national Democratic Party and President Obama’s Organizing for America group) have included signs just as inflammatory as the ones that bothered the networks during the health care debate, including several showing Governor Scott Walker as Adolph Hitler. Others have likened Walker to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin (“Scott Stalin”) and recently deposed Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak (“Walker = Mubarak”).

Another protest sign drew a cross-hairs over a picture of Governor Walker’s head, with the caption “Don’t Retreat, Reload; Repeal Walker” — an obvious parallel to a Facebook map posted by Sarah Palin last year, although that much-criticized graphic placed the target sights on maps of congressional districts, not any politician’s face.

Yet none of these signs in the hands of liberal protesters have drawn the slightest complaint from network journalists. MRC analysts examined all 53 ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news stories, segments and anchor briefs on the Wisconsin protests from Thursday, February 17 (when they first drew major national coverage) through Monday, February 21. While eight of the 53 stories (15%) visually displayed one or more of the signs described above, none elicited a single remark from the network correspondents.

Instead, network journalists actually suggested the “Walker = Mubarak” theme of some of the more inflammatory signs. On Sunday’s This Week, for example, ABC’s Christiane Amanpour linked Wisconsin to the uprisings against oppressive dictatorships: “Populist frustration is boiling over this week, as we’ve said, not just in the Middle East, but in the middle of this country as well.” So did NBC’s Brian Williams on Friday’s Nightly News: “From the Mideast to the American Midwest tonight, people are rising up. Citizens’ uprisings are changing the world.” NBC’s on-screen caption: “The Uprising at Home.”

Unions and the politicians in their pockets using violent rhetoric, and the national media blaming the Right for violence.  It’s business as usual The New Civility.

Update: Links and video are down at the moment; will keep trying to see when they’ll be back up.

Update II: A Republican deputy AG in Wisconsin tweeted on February 19th that security forces should use “live ammunition” to clear the capital.  His boss promised to review the matter and deal with it accordingly, calling it “unacceptable.”  Now, which of these statements using violent rhetoric will be more likely to make the evening news tonight?  And when will Nancy Pelosi do what Wisconsin AG Bryan Corbin has started to do?


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Wait till Rahm Emmanuel gets to the White House in 2017.

He’ll make the current Wrecking Ball look like Snow White or Mother Teresa!

PappyD61 on February 23, 2011 at 11:38 AM

You are already in big trouble for smearing HotAir with your gun talk, don’t you dare bring up Michael Vick./

Cindy Munford on February 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM

ah well. I’ll take my medicine when needed…

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:38 AM

This jackass is going to end up paying a price for his rhetoric–there will come a point when those he is lashing out against decide to fight back. It isn’t going to be pretty.
zoyclem on February 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Oh yes it will. It will be downright beautiful.

Liberals have spent the past half-century turning civil disobedience into a bizarre sort of industry. But, after who knows how many thousands of liberal rent-a-riots, this is only the second time in American history that actual TAXPAYERS are taking to the streets.

There’s one good thing about liberal education – or, rather, the lack thereof: The neohippies have absolutely no idea what they are in for.

logis on February 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I guess bifidis’ mom called him upstairs for lunch.

PB&J with the crusts cut off FTW!

fossten on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Hey bifidis!

Go flush yourself again, turd!

JeffWeimer on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Fort Sumter.

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Knott Buyinit on February 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Good points. The contention that Hollywood, media, music industry et al are solely profit-motivated has not been true for some time. We’re living in an age of ideology and “purity”, mostly driven by people who never lived through deprivation or anything like the system they seek to impose on all of us.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 11:42 AM

I will be cleaning and maintaining weapons tonight. Taking a full count of my ammo loads and identifying any shortages. We will be stocking up on food/water/gas.

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:06 AM

I’m going to guess that you’re an agent provocateur, trying to make right-wing Hotairheads look crazy? If that’s the case, can I say that you don’t really assist the progressive Oppressive cause with a fundamental and deliberately dishonestly post. I don’t agree with infiltration tactics coming from the right or the left.

bifidis on February 23, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Then maybe you can explain the difference between oppressive regimes overseas wanting to repress free-speech and the right to self defense and what the Oppressive – Left is doing around here.

BTW, just what exactly is wrong with someone being prepared?

Chip on February 23, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Unfortunately, most people will never know about this. The media is our enemy, and until they are taken down, the messages like this will never be seen by the majority of folks who get their news from anyone other than Fox or online.

silvernana on February 23, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Until the media are “taken down?” What the holy $&@! does that mean? Do you Hotairheads just sit here everyday, simmering in your myriad resentments and perceived slights and self-aggrandizing victimhood? That’s exactly why I don’t hang out at Kos.

Amazing how much the extremes of both parties are alike — in some ways.

bifidis on February 23, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Most people on here know what I mean. You’re overreacting a bit much, don’t you think? The three biggest enemies of this country right now are the media, the Dems, and the labor unions, and they all need to be destroyed. Put that in you pipe and smoke it, and by the way, feel free to leave this forum if you are so offended by the comments on here. Liberals are always offended by common sense.

silvernana on February 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM

If our votes don’t count then our words obviously don’t either. That means we’re going to have to use other means to stop the anti-Democrats revolution.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Liberals are always offended by common sense.

silvernana on February 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM

as well as by the truth

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Fort Sumter.

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Star of the West.

Chip on February 23, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Has anyone pointed out yet that it was an Indiana Deputy AG the made the stupid “tweet”. Not the Wisconsin Deputy AG.

The Indiana guy was referring to Wisconsin true, hence I’m believe the confusion.

Jason Coleman on February 23, 2011 at 11:55 AM

I’m??? PIMF

Jason Coleman on February 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Well, well – Look at what just showed up in my inbox, from Felonise senior senator Durbin, The Dick:

An assault on unions anywhere is an assault on working families everywhere.

Wisconsin’s tea party-backed governor, Scott Walker, has launched an ideological crusade against his own citizens’ collective bargaining rights. He’s using the pretense of a state budget deficit to curb the rights of teachers and other public employees in his state to unionize — rights we’ve recognized here in America for over 80 years to assure better working conditions and fairer compensation for all workers.

Fourteen brave Democratic state senators — backed by tens of thousands of ordinary citizens protesting outside the state Capitol — are boycotting a vote on the governor’s plan. We’re counting on these 14 state senators to prevent the most serious setback America’s labor movement could ever face.

I want them to know working families in Illinois and across the country welcome the “Wisconsin 14′s” boycott and stand with them, every step of the way.

Sign my petition to show the “Wisconsin 14″ we support their boycott and encourage them to continue standing strong to protect the rights of American workers.

Governor Walker is not setting out to fix his state’s budget. After all, he just enacted a sweeping tax cut that will make Wisconsin’s deficit worse.

No, at the behest of his big corporate backers, he’s setting out to break unions, clear and simple. Why else would he refuse to even sit down with teachers and state employees and work out a fair compromise — when union leaders have signaled that they are open to temporary wage and benefit concessions?

It’s because this whole debate is about who holds political power — the corporations or the people — and not budget deals.

In the wake of the Citizens United decision granting moneyed interests unprecedented power over ordinary citizens, the current showdown in Wisconsin marks a watershed moment in American history. If we lose this fight, Republican leaders throughout the country will move forward with their own plans to bust unions and further undermine the power of American workers to earn a decent living.

That’s why we must all rally behind the thousands of Wisconsinites protesting in the streets of Madison — and the 14 Democratic state senators who refuse to entertain a rollback of workers’ collective right to speak for themselves. These legislators are workers’ last line of defense, and it’s crucial we show them our support.

Show your support for the “Wisconsin 14″ as they stand strong against Governor Walker’s assault on American workers’ hard-earned collective bargaining rights!

Thank you for joining me in publicly supporting the “Wisconsin 14″ and their courageous boycott on behalf of every American worker.

In solidarity,

Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator

Way to stay classy, Dick.

MayorDaley on February 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Let’s hope his frail old a** is at the front of the battle line (yeah right). I’ll bet his Viagra hasn’t been working lately either.
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RalphyBoy on February 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM

The Democrats are in violation of the civil contract by which we use elections to settle our differences. If their illegal, un-American revolt doesn’t stop then the process by which we use to peacefully settle our differences will be defunct.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM

That’s the rub isn’t it? I don’t think the libtards, thugs notwithstanding, are prepared to think beyond what happens next when our civil contract is throughly broken. They failed to take our guns and yet they think they can bully the average taxpaying Joe by show of force w/o consequence or harm to themselves.

Ironically, even if they did take all the guns, I guarantee they will have thot wrong if they think they can get away with dominating the American spirit — it’d just take a little longer for us to strike back after they draw blood.

AH_C on February 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM

This will give you all some background on thug Capuano’s “skill-set”.

http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/11397/michael-capuano-thugma-calls-for-union-bloody-violence

vilebody on February 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM

If our votes don’t count then our words obviously don’t either. That means we’re going to have to use other means to stop the anti-Democrats revolution.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

It has been said there are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo.

flyfisher on February 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM

This thing is getting really ugly. I guess elections don’t matter any more.Thugs just take to the streets and threaten, and duly elected officials are supposed to just drop any law they deem an assault against “the working families.”Sounds more like Russia then the US.

sandee on February 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM

They’ve been looking for a conservative (prefereably ‘tea party’ person) to serve as a scapegoat for some time now. So when they finally do manufacture their Reichstag Fire, look for them to already have their Marinus van der Lubbe in place.

Eren on February 23, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Only a democrat could call a coward who deserted their state and shut down the government “couragous”.

GardenGnome on February 23, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Sorry –
prefereably = preferably

“They” = leftists

Eren on February 23, 2011 at 12:09 PM

The Democrats are in violation of the civil contract by which we use elections to settle our differences. If their illegal, un-American revolt doesn’t stop then the process by which we use to peacefully settle our differences will be defunct.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM

That’s the rub isn’t it? I don’t think the libtards, thugs notwithstanding, are prepared to think beyond what happens next when our civil contract is throughly broken. They failed to take our guns and yet they think they can bully the average taxpaying Joe by show of force w/o consequence or harm to themselves.

Ironically, even if they did take all the guns, I guarantee they will have thot wrong if they think they can get away with dominating the American spirit — it’d just take a little longer for us to strike back after they draw blood.

AH_C on February 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Do they believe we will capitulate to their rhetoric or do they expect violence, believing they will prevail?

flyfisher on February 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM

This thing is getting really ugly.
sandee on February 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM

This isn’t even the big story. The big story is how Republicans had no contingency for any of this. And still don’t.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Do they believe we will capitulate to their rhetoric or do they expect violence, believing they will prevail?

It’s difficult to say what this liberal/leftist insanity can produce but it’s time to exercise your Constitutional rights and prepare to defend yourself, your home and your family.

rplat on February 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM

The neohippies have absolutely no idea what they are in for.

logis on February 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

It is easy for Capoanus to be “hardcore” in MA. He is surrounded by neohippies, graybeards, aging radicals looking for a cause, union thugs, MA payroll hacks, and the generally clueless bubble people that radiate outwards from his district in Cambridge. But, I do agree with your point.

roy_batty on February 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”

Make me a sammich, b!tch. That’s my human right.

pedestrian on February 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Law and order is breaking down, on the border and in the interior. The world is in turmoil. Our votes have routinely been overturned by the judiciary. Our voices are extinguished by the Lame Stream Media that instead heaps blood libel upon us. Now our votes are being ignored by the Democrats who are trying to start a socialist revolution to overturn the will of the voters.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Rush is on the case now.

petefrt on February 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Fort Sumter.

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Aaahhh…

IIRC wasn’t that the exact same spot that President Abraham Lincoln began his War of Northern Aggression on the South.

Do you think we are doomed to repeat that historical event because Dear Leader and the Dems have tin-ears?

belad on February 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM

By the way, the R word is no longer being filtered for obvious reasons. Please use it responsibly so that we can keep it.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Go bloody them?

Everything can be cured, but society has to do it right in order to survive as a civilized entity.

You can’t arm the batter with .45 cal sidearms in order to stop the pitcher from throwing bean balls. It would work real fast – but it would be the end of baseball.

Liberals, follow the rule of law when it doesn’t work for you as well as when it does. You can’t just treat it like you do with truth and God – use their invoke their names when it’s convenient to help your cause.

Don L on February 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

WTF…….Ya, its too bad the Republicans actually believe in the rule of law and expect elected representatives to act as responsible adults, what a shame.

dmann on February 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM

is it wrong to tell the troll that you’ll go “michael vick” on him if the cat keeps beating him down so badly??

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Darn it! My current troll saw that as I stepped away from the computer and ran screaming out the door. I just finished training this one too.

darwin on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Law and order is breaking down, on the border and in the interior. The world is in turmoil. Our votes have routinely been overturned by the judiciary. Our voices are extinguished by the Lame Stream Media that instead heaps blood libel upon us. Now our votes are being ignored by the Democrats who are trying to start a socialist revolution to overturn the will of the voters.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

More like the jig is up. I believe we are witnessing the Dems national death throes; much thrashing about but it’s over and… they know it. Dying animals are dangerous though and until it finishes, be wary.

roy_batty on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

This isn’t even the big story. The big story is how Republicans had no contingency for any of this. And still don’t.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Republicans always overestimate the honor and dignity of Democrats.

SKYFOX on February 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Do they believe we will capitulate to their rhetoric or do they expect violence, believing they will prevail?

flyfisher on February 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Well now, surely you don’t expect me to show my hand? ;) It’s obvious they expect to win the future, alas they don’t have the slightest clue about human nature (inalienable rights) & self-determination.

I know, let’s ask Bifida, crr6, grow fins, ses-longword Proud Rino etc what they believe. As for AnnieInCA — but to read her lately, you’d hardly believe that she used to be such a ‘liburl’ like the aforementioned — I bet she could shed some light on what our oppresive would-be overlords believe. LOL.

AH_C on February 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Perfect summary. Thanks.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM

More like the jig is up. I believe we are witnessing the Dems national death throes; much thrashing about but it’s over and… they know it. Dying animals are dangerous though and until it finishes, be wary.

roy_batty on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I think so too, but now is no time to grow complacent.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Darn it! My current troll saw that as I stepped away from the computer and ran screaming out the door. I just finished training this one too.

darwin on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

sorry dude. I guess I owe you a 6 pack of 4 Loko?

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 12:36 PM

The neohippies have absolutely no idea what they are in for.

logis on February 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Really? What are they “in for”? I’m genuinely curious. The awesomely fearsome payback of Mitch McConnell? John Boehner? They’re doing this because they know — as an article of faith — that there is NO ONE — NO ONE — on the establishment Right who will do anything about this. And if someone tried, the Left has the media to smother or libel them.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM

sorry dude. I guess I owe you a 6 pack of 4 Loko?

ted c on February 23, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Nah, it’s ok. That one rarely bathed. Good riddance.

darwin on February 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Oh, this is totally, completely different. In the case of the Republicans, they were using metaphors which preceded violence by someone who probably was completely unaware of anything any Republican had said. So, obviously, a great deal of screaming and whining and hammering on the table was necessary to make some kind of connection, and a great deal of mud had to be thrown in order to get any to stick.

This, on the other hand, is just a straightforward call to violent action. And since it’s a Democrat, there’s really nothing to see here. Move along.

morganfrost on February 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

The other obvious place where law and order has broken down is in the halls of government, in reference to both corruption and the walk-outs.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM

I’m sure he didn’t mean Loughner-style bloody. He probably wants them to sacrifice animals in the public square, is all.

hawksruleva on February 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM

That’s Senator Michael Capuano, courtesy of the super-true Tea Partiers. I’m going to love looking at his ugly mug for the next six years. Thanks, guys.

swamp_yankee on February 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Dem Congressman:
“Just like Egypt Libya!”

You want union thugs to get bloody? Capuguano (spelling intentional), ya moron? That can be arranged. Be careful what you ask for.

LegendHasIt on February 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Repeating what I heard elsewhere; what if this is what 0bama and his crew wants? Violence erupts all over and then 0bama declares martial law and then takes over everything.

Mirimichi on February 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Has he been reported to the AZ ‘civility’ commission of Bill Clinton and the elder Bush et other crazy company, yet?

To watch the leftie mold in plain sunshine is hilarity and reality.

In a real fight they’d we wiped out, same as in their ‘beloved’ Sharia.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

How can a protest to keep the status quo be considered an uprising to change the world?

That doesn’t even make sense. At least not to normal people.

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

ButterflyDragon on February 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM

The national media will be certain to highlight Capuano’s remarks and screech about civility in politics, right?

No, they will be covered with Obama-guano. May they suffocate from it, all of them.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM

0bama declares martial law and then TRIES to takes over everything.
Mirimichi on February 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Fixed it for you.

You gotta have the ‘martial’ on your side, to make Martial Law work. 0bama does not have the necessary force OR the testicles to make that irrevocable step. He no doubt dreams of it, but it will never succeed in a direct confrontation like that.

His only chance is to destroy the economy so that the people are too hungry and cold to fight him.

LegendHasIt on February 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”

So I guess that means its perfectly OK if we throw a couple of piping hot cups of SHUT THE HELL UP! in butt-ugly your face, huh Capuano, you moron Democrat thug!

pilamaye on February 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM

His only chance is to destroy the economy so that the people are too hungry and cold to fight him.

LegendHasIt on February 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

And that, is why everyone needs to keep sending emails, FAXes and phone calls to the Rs and Ds in DC and your own State House reminding them that their job is to put the brakes on this clown.

belad on February 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

It’s so funny to watch these bitter reactionaries in Wisconsin cling to their pensions and unions.

J_Crater on February 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

His only chance is to destroy the economy so that the people are too hungry and cold to fight him.

LegendHasIt on February 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Exactly! He’s in a two-year sprint to ruin us.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Please let this communication confirm and memorialize the terms and conditions you have outlined are accepted.

Tangerinesong on February 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Bing.

Jaibones on February 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM

From his own blowhard bio:

Michael Everett Capuano is serving his seventh term as a Representative in Congress for Massachusetts’ Eighth District, which includes Cambridge, Chelsea, Somerville and approximately 70% of Boston. He is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Committee on Financial Services. In November of 2006, Mike was appointed to head the Transition by then Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as Democrats prepared for a majority role in the 110th Congress. In January of 2007, Speaker Pelosi appointed Mike to chair the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement. In March of 2008, a resolution establishing an Office of Congressional Ethics was passed, involving non-Members of the House in ethics matters for the first time in history.

(All emphases min.)
.
He’s a blowhard with authoritarian autocratic impulses and no control over his arrogant mouth.

ExpressoBold on February 23, 2011 at 2:12 PM

This seems like the perfect opening for Republican lawmakers in WI to propose open/concealed carry, and reciprocity with other states…

After all, responsible people should be able to protect themselves from those calling for violence in the streets.
[cue video of crazy union thugs calling for blood]

Should be a PR nightmare for Dems…

dominigan on February 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM

This isn’t even the big story. The big story is how Republicans had no contingency for any of this. And still don’t.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Like I mentioned above, they should call a press conference and point out that because of the union calls for violence, they feel protections should be afforded to our responsible citizens… and will begin fast-tracking a 2nd Amendment bill.

dominigan on February 23, 2011 at 2:22 PM

His only chance is to destroy the economy so that the people are too hungry and cold to fight him.

LegendHasIt on February 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

The flaw in that plan became abuntantly clear to Louis XVI, right before he lost his head.

Bambi better come up with a better plan.

orbitalair on February 23, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I’m starting to think we need to explain to Democrats by saying: “Shut up”. That seems to be the only thing they understand.

scotash on February 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

“Blood” in the streets you say? Good idea, and this piece of goat dung should lead the pack into the streets.

rplat on February 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Hope they come to my street.

davidk on February 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

The Democrats are in violation of the civil contract by which we use elections to settle our differences. If their illegal, un-American revolt doesn’t stop then the process by which we use to peacefully settle our differences will be defunct.

FloatingRock on February 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM

You’re absolutely correct with one exception; we’ve past the point of the civil contract being broken/defunct.

And not only at the WI level, but at the national level as the Obama administration rushes headlong still implementing Obamacare despite being informed not to by a federal judge (yes, I know other judges have said it’s Constitutional, but that doesn’t matter – until it is appealed by a *higher* judge, the ‘unconstitutional’ ruling stands).

So this administration has openly broken it’s oath of office, is behaving unconstitutionally in open defiance of the judiciary, and we are in a ‘Constitutional crisis’ with a broken government and civil contract.

That is present/past tense – the contract has been and is broken.

Liberals/Democrats are showing us that elections don’t matter. Law doesn’t matter. They are not now and have no intention of honoring the civil contract in the future, and demonstrate daily with continued action and increasing scope as more of them in other states that this is there intent.

What we should be doing next is no longer a mere mental exercise or philosophical discussion, and should no longer be “off the table” or otherwise unmentionable. It should not only be ‘mentionable’, but *required* conversation at this point.

Midas on February 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Of course, not his blood…

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

“Politicians, I think are too bland today. I don’t know what they believe in. Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”

Obama got Kadaffy steaming?

chickasaw42 on February 23, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I guess bifidis’ mom called him upstairs for lunch.

PB&J with the crusts cut off FTW!

fossten on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Uncrustables. The new whole wheat, of course. Love ‘em.

bifidis on February 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM

The three biggest enemies of this country right now are the media, the Dems, and the labor unions, and they all need to be destroyed.

I guess you’re trying to make your Hotairhead brethren look crazy, right? I’m confused.

feel free to leave this forum if you are so offended by the comments on here. Liberals are always offended by common sense.

silvernana on February 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Offended? LOL. I am deeply entertained.

bifidis on February 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM

fossten on February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Not old enough. S/he is still on mommy’s tit – see the name? When s/he grows up, s/he will be on the goverment tit.

Shay on February 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Fvckwad may have forgotten who has the guns, the brains, and the offices.

Kralizec on February 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I am deeply entertained.

bifidis on February 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Bifidis is deeply entertained.

Kralizec on February 23, 2011 at 9:51 PM

A whole group of people that make me sad to be an American. Racist, violent, looters and moochers. Go away. You aren’t workers. You are leeches.

Aquateen Hungerforce on February 24, 2011 at 4:56 AM

Ed needs to update his update. The deputy AG is from Indiana, first off, but he’s been ‘terminated’. Yep, the spokesman said that public servants were to be held to a higher standard. Nauseating…

pannw on February 24, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Why is it that FLOATERS like this are always ready to send others out to show the color of blood instead of leading and showing the color of their blood?

My guess is, this steaming pile is afraid to really get his hands dirty, because he knows he is on the wrong side of this argument. I hope people of Indiana wake up soon and get rid of the disaster.

belad on February 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Get bloody eh? (sound of racking shells) That could be arranged….

G-man on February 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM

It’s not violence if it is done for the right cause.

It’s justifiable rage.

The MSM tacitly (or overtly) condones such noble mayhem.

profitsbeard on February 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

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