Skip to comments.'There Will Be Blood' - Union Violence in the Age of Obama
Posted on 12/12/2012 11:48:03 AM PST by IbJensen
Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to "make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." He Who Heals advocated "a more civil and honest public discourse" in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson massacre. As usual, though, the White House has granted Big Labor bullies a permanent waiver from the lofty edicts it issues to everyone else.
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 f'n fascist a**hole!" 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.
Of course, this is just more of the same twisted "civil and honest public discourse" of the administration's union protection squad:
--May 2010: The Service Employees International Union buses in 700 workers from 20 states to storm Bank of America deputy general counsel Gregory Baer's neighborhood and terrorize his youngest son while at home alone in Chevy Chase, Md. The tactic is straight from an SEIU intimidation manual on using community groups to "damage an employer's public image and ties with community leaders and organizations."
--September 2010: AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka praises Nancy Pelosi for taking Obamacare and driving "it down the Republicans' throats and out their backsides."
--August 2011: Striking Communications Workers of America declare "open season" on Verizon. Dozens of cases of sabotaged cable lines are reported.
--September 2011: ILWU bosses lead a "Days of Rage" protest at Port of Longview, Wash., taking a half-dozen guards hostage, sabotaging railroad cars, dumping grain, smashing windows, cutting brake lines, threatening a local TV station and blocking trains in violation of a judicial restraining order.
--February 2011: A Communications Workers of America union thug is caught on tape striking a young female FreedomWorks activist in Washington, D.C.
--February 2011: A Providence, R.I., union supporter says to a cameraman: "I'll f**k you in the ass, you faggot."
--February 2011: Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts revs up Big Labor goons by urging them to "get a little bloody."
--March 2011: Racist SEIU supporters in Denver, Colo., taunt gay black tea party activist and entrepreneur Leland Robinson, who criticized teachers unions at a Capitol rally, by calling him "son," telling him to "get behind that fence where you belong," and jeering, "Do you have any children? That you claim?"
--March 2011: In Madison, Wis., an unhinged crowd of AFSCME, UFCW and SEIU union protesters corner a Wisconsin GOP senator shouting, "F**k you!" and "Shame!"
--August 2011: In Boston, local IBEW 827 storms Verizon Senior Vice President Bill Foshay's neighborhood. Union members scream, "We're here to fight" in front of his private residence on a weekend afternoon.
--September 2011: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa screams: "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out..."
--December 2011: Union-endorsed port protests in Oakland, Calif., Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston cause massive commerce disruptions, lost wages, property destruction and untold injuries. A year later, ports are shut down on the West Coast during the busy holiday season, and another set of union port strikes -- spearheaded by the violence-prone ILWU and ILA -- threaten the East and Gulf coasts at the end of the month.
We should "do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations," Obama lectured just over a year ago from his politeness pulpit. In the age of Obama, it's Opposite Day 365 days a year.
We should have no doubt that THERE Will BE BLOOD on the streets.
This nation is divided in part due to this evil Administration who ventures into this state to stir the pot while the Michigan govenor and legislature,does the right thing. Agitating, and calling it community organizing, is the main Obama expertise in his short, but lousy, resume. This creep who the malcontents of this once great nation call president had absolutely no business going into Michigan to undermine that state's lawful government.
Germany of 1930′s will Look like a child's game compare to what is coming down the pike and will take place in our country.
Are we going to succumb to Obamas vision of the complete transformation of the country he despises? Are we to be mandated to wear burka as well? Anything is possible while this great satan sits in the White Hut when he's not off to a vacation at our expense!
Yes there will be. But only one side has all the guns. The other has the military if they are willing to follow orders and not turn on them.
“O” is walking us, inch by inch, to a state of overt and perpetual civil strife...it will be the new normal. However, I don’t think anyone is supposed to notice or comment on what he’s doing.... it wouldn’t be nice. (sarc)
Look at the ME... that’s the scenario for us... The US will be a newest third world s%$t hole!
WSJ: Michigan would become the 24th right-to-work state and it could be the best thing to happen to its economy since the internal combustion engine.
Is it just me or does it seem we have had more violence, not only here, but worldwide since obama got access to the checkbook?
“—February 2011: A Providence, R.I., union supporter says to a cameraman: “I’ll f**k you in the ass, you faggot.”
Oh, the irony is lost on these people.
Come on now. Michelle Obama didn’t really write this, did she?
No... I have thought the same thing.
This country is in a funk... Like it has the flu.
Top that with the drought.
Everything is upside down...
This is indeed “what democracy looks like”.
I have nothing but contempt for those union scumbags who sell out this country to support their communist union masters. I was in a union for 20 years but it only took me 2 years to see how worthless and corrupt the union was. Giving up your principals and sucking communist ass is far too high a price to pay for whatever service the union provides. It’s not worth it, not even close.
When union thugs (excuse the redundancy) and “occupy” protesters commit violent acts, the media pays no attention, and democrat administrations refuse to prosecute them.
So yes, there will be more violence (by the left) and it will not be prosecuted.
Our representatives voted for all this!
“Yes there will be. But only one side has all the guns. The other has the military if they are willing to follow orders and not turn on them.”
Problem is Conservatives are playing defense. When they went on offense with the Tea Party, they kicked butt.
“.....THERE Will BE BLOOD on the streets.”
It is unfortunate that it has come to this in America. However, with Obama, his democrats and the MSM in power, I remain surprised that it has taken so long to get here.
So, LET THERE BE BLOOD. This is what they wanted, this is what they are insisting on, this is what they voted for and THIS IS WHAT THEY DESERVE.
I will watch their riots and the destruction of their lives from my mountaintop, on my television and from the comfort of my easy chair.
I believe that you will find out tha the other side has more than their share of guns and not near as bashful about useing them as our side is.When the time comes, you will also learn that the military, and police will do as they are ordered.
When they riot and get violent, they aren’t going to discriminate between 0bama voters and resistors.
They’re going to beat up everyone and tear up everything.
So, yes, the “O” supporters will get what they voted for.
I wonder what would happen if the union thugs were given a taste of their own medicine? Would they “get it” then? Nope — you cannot fix stupid.
I just noticed that, thanks to you.
Michelle Malkin wrote this, but how Obama got posted as the last name is either one of life’s mysteries, or the moderator’s classic sense of humor.
“Yes there will be. But only one side has all the guns.”
This is inaccurate. I assume you’ve not been to many gun shows lately.
Gangbangers have weapons. Lots of them. Frequently, they have fully automatic weapons which are military specs or knockoffs thereof. The Latino gangs often have military training, and some of our own ‘homies’ do too, thanks to the past half generation of Sand Wars. Also, the day the balloon goes up federal armories could be opened up to arm such dregs.
What most of them lack is discipline, IQs that exceed low normal, and a reason to fight that goes beyond immediate self gratification or brute animosity.
It used to be that they also lacked teamwork, but I believe the ‘flashmob’ phenomenon is, to be blunt, training.
Do not underestimate your enemy or he will bury you.
Our Founding Fathers would have started shooting by now. Hell, they would have been finished by now!
BRING IT BITCH!!!
We know where you live.
CWII pot-not-boiling-but-beginning-to-knock ping
No they won’t. Maybe police in blue states. Down here most police will be on our side. The military, up in the air, the good American boys like mine who just got out after 3 tours each are being replaced with .. well let’s just say replaced, but I still think the military will be divided and sit it out.
Yes, I’m afraid that there will be blood. But I can guarantee you that when they start this fight (as they probably will), I will be absolutely relentless in my opposition. I’ll make Sherman’s March look like a high school pep rally.
These freeloading deadbeats have made themselves the enemy of productive people. All we need is the spark.
“Is it just me or does it seem we have had more violence, not only here, but worldwide since obama got access to the checkbook?”
All we needed to know about Obama was told to us by Alan Keyes. Obama is a distillation of the culture of death. Now he is the position which most greatly amplifies the void that is within him and his ilk.
Mark my words, a second American civil war will more likely happen because of threats such as this. Remember that gun sales have gun up over the last couple of years.
I am not surprised that gun sales have gone up bigtime the last couple of years.
Now you know why gun sales in this country has gone up BIGTIME the last couple of years.
Both factions are buying too. The Crown already has a lot of stocks, however.
The thugs committed any number of felony crimes. I know the answer, but, I will ask the question anyhow,”Why were no arrests made?”
I won’t, but, I can only answer for me.
Truer words have never been written.
This is the 64 million dollar question. Could the armed forces turn against the very same crown? It could happen, you never know.
I truly believe if it reached that point (economics probably will drive us there) we would at best go the way of the Soviet Union, and have *relatively* peaceful dissolution, where the unpaid and unmotivated military remained in barracks for the most part.
More likely we would go the way of Spain in the Spanish Civil War, with LEOs and the military splintered and divided.
I disagree with many FReepers, and think the majority of the LEOs and the military would attack whatever civilian targets they were told to attack.
Civil wars are always closer margins and bloodier affairs than either side anticipates.
If we reach such a point of collapse, I hope we are as fortunate as the people in the former Soviet Union.