Video: Union members tear down AFP tent at right-to-work rally in Michigan

posted at 1:23 pm on December 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

Two clips via Lee Stranahan and Liberty News Network, respectively, of the union id unleashed after RTW passed the Michigan House this morning. One of the reliable perks when Republican legislatures try to rein in union power is watching the left’s “civility” sanctimony instantly dissolve into more traditional forms of direct action practiced by labor. The “new tone” demagoguery of tea partiers after the Tucson shooting was fraudulent from the word go, but days like this remind you just how fraudulent it was. Case in point, some Democratic cretin went so far as to warn on the state House floor this morning that “There will be blood.” Here’s Steven Crowder live on the scene to prove him right, claiming he got a few fistfuls of “new tone” for his trouble:

One open question: Did they target AFP specifically, because it’s Koch-affiliated and an ardent opponent of big labor, or did they target it just because it was there and not part of The Cause? Wouldn’t be the first time that liberal heroes couldn’t control themselves outside an AFP event.



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You have got the faces of every single one of these gutless union thugs on video! Turn the video over to the police and to the FBI and have every single one of these assclowns arrested and thrown in jail for assault with intention to inflict bodily harm! To Hell with the damned unions and their thuggery! Enough is enough! FIGHT BACK!!!! If these cowards who attack women and children want a 2nd Civil War, let’s give it to them!!!!

pilamaye on December 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Move along, no thuggery to be seen here…

Oxymoron on December 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I’m surprised Union work rules allowed these union members to tear down the tent. That would normally require a special group of tent-tear-downers. Not just anyone is allowed to tear down a tent. If you have the wrong union members tearing down the tent, the union may file a grievance. I am appalled at this work-rules violation, just appalled.

STL_Vet on December 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

This is either the time for a lot of people to bring a lot of guns along, or none at all.

MelonCollie on December 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Slime bags, all of them.

TX-96 on December 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM

So Democratic politicians stir up the hornet nest, threaten violence and blood, the unions follow through with action, and the politicians try to pull back their comments by deleting their Twitter post.I’m hoping that if a suit is ever brought by AFP the politician is joined to it.

Remember the media hooplah when Gabby Giffords was shot and it was blamed on Sarah Palin’s crosshair map that was released months prior which did not call for violence? This politician actually IS calling for violence which was thereafter delivered.

Sadly, this will most likely just be another old headline next week even though we see an uptrend in this kind of violence.

Eprider on December 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I can understand why there were such jubilant cheers towards the end of the first video.

Quite an accomplishment for union workers to knock down a tent.

Reaps on December 11, 2012 at 8:57 PM

This country fought to kill Nazi pigs like this during WWII.

redware on December 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM

“Yeah expected this typical mindless response from the typical conservative “patriot”. One guy screaming on a street corner is a loon, hundreds marching on UAW headquarters is a cause.”

ClassicCon on December 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM

And, yet, here you are, banging your spoon on your high chair, hurling Fruit Loops, screaming at people to “wake the fvck up” then saying “China, Putin and UN will come in with a ‘peacekeeping’ force,” and telling posters that they are, basically, “muffins” while you are a real man of action (TruCon©, too, I bet).

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Gotta keep on typin’
That boy has got to stay on top

And be a keyboard hero, got stars in his eyes
He’s a keyboard hero, got stars in his eyes
Yeah, keyboard hero, got stars in his eyes
With that one keyboard, he’ll come alive
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Resist We Much on December 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I haven’t seen a Union Hack work that hard in a long time, if itweren’t so cold out I bet those fat asses could of broken a sweat.

Now since the left has established its OK to move in next to Palin, to publish Zimmermans address and to bus thugs to the Homes of AIG execs scaring the crap out of their kids, I think since OBlammy named the game someone should publish the punchers name and address.

ConcealedKerry on December 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I don’t normally advocate thinning the herd, but this is above and beyond free speech…..we may take close note that the Federal court in Chicago ruled favorably today on CC….not all humans are created equal…

DevilsPrinciple on December 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Obama incited these pigs and is now refusing to condemn their violence. I wonder what mission he’ll assign them next. These are very dangerous times.

rplat on December 12, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Their mothers would be So-o Proud.

TimBuk3 on December 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Were ANY arrests made (arrests of these Union thugs) & if so how many? I have not heard anything about holding these thugs accountable!

easyt65 on December 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

“Obama incited these pigs and is now refusing to condemn their violence.”

Remember how when it suited his own purpose he played the part of ‘CIVILITY POLICE’, only to deflect criticism of his administration/the DNC? Now that he has been re-elected, he is playing the part of ‘Instigator-and-Chief’.

easyt65 on December 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM

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