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White House declines to condemn union violence in Michigan
Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2012 | Neil Munro

Posted on 12/11/2012 8:37:01 PM PST by Qbert

White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to condemn the increasing violence and threats by union members in Michigan, merely telling reporters Tuesday that “the president believes in debate that’s civil.”

When asked by a reporter about a claim by Michigan state Democrat that “there will be blood” should Republicans pass a union-choice law in Michigan, Carney professed ignorance and then downplayed the comment.

“I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said.

The union violence, which included at least one televised assault on a journalist, followed an Obama rally in Michigan Dec. 10, when he declared that right-to-work laws are a political effort to slash wages.

“These so-called ‘right to work’ laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics,” Obama told workers at an auto factory in Redford, Mich. “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money,” he said.

Obama also suggested that the new law, which gives workers the choice to opt out of unions in their workplace, is designed to provoke conflict for Republican gain.

“We’ve got to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics … [that] leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can’t all focus on coming together to grow,” Obama claimed.

Most Democrats oppose right-to-work laws because they tend to reduce the flow of workers’ monthly dues to unions. That financial cut weakens union leaders’ ability to shape elections and lobby against changes.

Obama’s Dec. 10 speech did not call for civil debate, or non-violence.

Obama has usually kept his distance from state-level conflicts.

He played little role in 2011 labor-relations battles in Wisconsin and Ohio, and kept a low profile in the October 2012 teacher’s strike in Chicago.

During the teachers’ strike, he called for a negotiated settlement between Democrats in the state government and in the teachers’ union. He called for negotiations, Carney said, because “it was in the interests of the children.”

However, Carney then choose to shift the subject from Michigan’s labor dispute by calling on other reports for questions.

“Let me move around,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: michigan; obama4violence; ohio; righttowork; unions; unionthugs; waronterror; wisconsin

1 posted on 12/11/2012 8:37:14 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert
When asked by a reporter about a claim by Michigan state Democrat that “there will be blood” should Republicans pass a union-choice law in Michigan, Carney professed ignorance and then downplayed the comment. “I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said.

Huh? Blood is ... well blood. Dems don't care as long as it isn't theirs.

2 posted on 12/11/2012 8:40:28 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Qbert
Obama has usually kept his distance from state-level conflicts.

...except when a white cop "acts stupidly",or some thug that "looks like his son" gets shot by his would-be victim.....

3 posted on 12/11/2012 8:40:46 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Qbert

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!...


4 posted on 12/11/2012 8:44:56 PM PST by Route395
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To: Qbert

5 posted on 12/11/2012 8:47:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Qbert

Meanwhile, the beltway GOP trips over themselves to dump on the Tea Party and conservatives. That, in a nutshell, is why the dims are winning and the GOP/RNC is losing.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 8:49:27 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Qbert

Jay Carney must have majored in dodging questions while in school. Does he EVER answer the tough questions??? NO!!!


7 posted on 12/11/2012 8:49:27 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Qbert

“Obama also suggested that the new law, which gives workers the choice to opt out of unions in their workplace, is designed to provoke conflict for Republican gain.”

There it is (The Template) any and all violence involving union members, is and always will be, the fault of Republicans.

Watch the media get on this like white on rice.


8 posted on 12/11/2012 8:52:55 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Qbert

A call for clarity -

So a FNC reporter got in a dustup, big deal.

And that was the most “VIOLENT” action of the day.

This was nothing, on the scale of things as many of the protesters were bussed in.

As America goes, this was amazingly peaceful.

Jesse Jackson even showed up, and it’s barely news.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 8:54:49 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Qbert

“We’ve got to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics … [that] leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can’t all focus on coming together to grow,” Obama claimed.


Words fail me...


10 posted on 12/11/2012 8:57:21 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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11 posted on 12/11/2012 9:07:43 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: quantim

"A call for clarity - So a FNC reporter got in a dustup, big deal. And that was the most “VIOLENT” action of the day. This was nothing, on the scale of things as many of the protesters were bussed in."

We shouldn't have to grovel to get the POTUS to condemn this kind of stuff.

12 posted on 12/11/2012 9:08:44 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
The time is rapidly approaching when Americans will destroy these communists thugs called Union leadership and some members.
13 posted on 12/11/2012 9:09:21 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum

Thanks for your continued vigilance.


14 posted on 12/11/2012 9:12:34 PM PST by Loud Mime (Conservatives refused to unite; now we pay the price!)
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To: Qbert
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15 posted on 12/11/2012 9:16:40 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Qbert

Why would 0bama condemn the violence? He went to MI the day before to demagogue a state issue. He used his bully pulpit to set fire to the situation.


16 posted on 12/11/2012 9:17:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Loud Mime
Thanks for your continued vigilance.

Thank you. :)

17 posted on 12/11/2012 9:19:52 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Qbert

“Let me move around,” he said = Give me a little wiggle room.
“Let me move around,” he said = Let me dodge the question.
“Let me move around,” he said = I’m only squirming around like this because I have to make a pee pee.


18 posted on 12/11/2012 9:22:55 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: quantim
So a FNC reporter got in a dustup, big deal. And that was the most “VIOLENT” action of the day.

Except for getting out knives and cutting the tent ropes, yanking the poles out and then tromping all over it with people and equipment inside.

Except for threatening to shoot the FNC 'reporter.'

19 posted on 12/11/2012 9:23:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Qbert

If obama had a union rep, he/she would look just like these thugs. Oh, that’s right, these are his kind of people.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 9:36:16 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude looks kinda angry. Wonder why.. Didn’t he just get re-elected??


21 posted on 12/11/2012 9:39:12 PM PST by daugs2
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To: Qbert
The unions are the "civilian army" the Kenyan was telling us about back in 2008. The Knuckledragging Nazi corpse.

I do appreciate it that the commie union thugs have stopped their charade with the American flag. Watching commie bastards dragging my flag around as one of their props REALLY pisses me off.

22 posted on 12/11/2012 9:53:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Imagine the reaction if Tea Party people had brought clubs and pitchforks and stabbed a few Union Goons? What would the MSM say? What would Obama be saying? He would be at the hospital holding the bandaged hands of the Union activists in there beds. The Police would have been right there (Note: Police all belong to a Union).


23 posted on 12/11/2012 10:28:18 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Qbert
Obama also suggested that the new law, which gives workers the choice to opt out of unions in their workplace, is designed to provoke conflict for Republican gain.

“We’ve got to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics … [that] leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can’t all focus on coming together to grow,” Obama claimed.

God is only going to stand for so much of this before balling up His fist and proclaiming "It's smiting time."

24 posted on 12/11/2012 10:54:58 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: lodi90

What in the world does that have to do with the violence in Michigan? Nothing!


25 posted on 12/11/2012 11:01:06 PM PST by dsutah
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To: TigersEye
Yeah. he's given the word. It's on. If you aren't ready, don't say we didn't warn you.

Just remember, while many of us are willing to give all for the Republic Boehner and the rinos aren't willing to give up lunch.

26 posted on 12/12/2012 1:28:07 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: quantim

I agree it could have been a whole lot worse and probably would have been if organizers hadn’t worked to settle the crowd with playing at prayer.

The reason they work to keep them under some sort of control is because they know that real widespread violence will end them permanently. If there had been a riot, I guarantee there would be at least 3 more states rushing forward with RTW legislation today.

Fight smart, it pisses them off.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 3:21:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Qbert

“These so-called ‘right to work’ laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics,” THE SO-CALLED PRESIDENT told workers at an auto factory in Redford, Mich.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 6:06:28 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Qbert

“We’ve got to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics”

Yes HE does.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 6:09:26 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Qbert
Choice is good for abortions but not good unions?
30 posted on 12/12/2012 7:01:49 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Qbert
Why should Republicans & Independents support a Union who financially only support Democrats 100% of the time.
31 posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:49 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TigersEye

That’s been called inciting violence or inciting a riot. It’s a crime to do that. “Revenge”, you know.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 8:15:04 AM PST by virgil
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To: Eagles6
Just remember, while many of us are willing to give all for the Republic Boehner and the rinos aren't willing to give up lunch.

As long as things stand as they are I consider it to be an 'every man for himself' situation now.

33 posted on 12/12/2012 1:23:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: virgil
That’s been called inciting violence or inciting a riot.

0bamugabe has done a lot of that all along.

0bama the Uniter!

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A President who uses his bully pulpit to mock and taunt Americans, who incites his followers to be confrontational, creates an atmosphere of incivility and violence.

34 posted on 12/12/2012 1:52:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Take care of those that you love and build from there. That’s how it is.


35 posted on 12/13/2012 12:05:16 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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