Skip to comments.Alinsky 101: Left Accuses Conservatives of Being Violent Against Themselves in Michigan
Posted on 12/12/2012 12:48:07 PM PST by Kaslin
Yesterday we brought you news of union members in Michigan becoming violent against conservatives. First, there was the tearing down of a large Americans for Prosperity tent while women and elderly people were inside and then conservative activist Steven Crowder was punched in the face four times and threatened with murder. Now, straight out the Saul Alinsky playbook, the Left, the Teamsters Union and MSNBC's Ed Schultz are accusing AFP of tearing down their own tent down and are accusing Crowder of provoking union workers to attack him. The Teamsters have gone so far as saying the protest in Michigan was peaceful until disruptive right-wingers turned it violent. More from Twitchy and Twitter:
Dubious claims? Right, those four sucker punches Crowder took in the face, resulting in a forehead cut and chipped tooth, sure are dubious. The same goes for the loud cheers from union workers after they ripped down the AFP tent. You be the judge.
UNIONS ASSAULT ON CAMERA!!
http://youtu.be/RNbL3_zhRWQ>AFP MI Tent comes down at Right To Work Rally pt 2
Predictably, the Left is also saying the first video above was selectively edited to make union members look bad.
Fox News contributor Steven Crowder is working overtime on the effort to create a violence narrative, claiming to have been punched repeatedly and promoting a video spliced and edited to the point of hilarity—you're not supposed to figure out that in between the obvious cuts, Crowder is provoking people into yelling at him.
From the Teamster's blog:
Peaceful protests follow RTW4Less passage; Koch lackeys try to smear protesters; automakers concerned.
And here is MSNBC's pathetic attempt to spin the story:
But one eyewitness tells MSNBC.com he thinks there may be more to the story. Thomas Duckworth, a Michigan resident and lifelong union member, said he’d been at the AFP tent earlier in the day, when he noticed a man in an NRA hat. Later, he said, he saw the man deliberately loosening the ropes holding the tent up. Duckworth acknowledged that labor supporters had cheered the tent’s collapse, but suggested that AFP had deliberately helped initiate the it, in order to depict their adversaries as an unruly mob.
Right, AFP loosened the ropes so union thugs could cheer at its collapse. It's totally normal for peaceful people to cheer when a massive tent is collapsing with people inside of it......not to mention the videos above show union workers rushing the tent before its collapse. These are Alinsky tactics 101: accuse your opponent of what you're actually doing.
This video shows a union protester of cutting up the collapsed tent and handing out pieces as souvenirs.
Cutting Up AFP Tent on Michigan Capitol Lawn
Last night Crowder went on Hannity to talk about his experience.
Steven Crowder speaks out on assault at union protest
Ed Schultz was given $200,000 by unions in 2011. He admits he is a whore but says at least he isn’t a crack whore.
Crowder needs to file charges against everybody that was there. Demand a RICO investigation. AFP needs to sue Schultz for defamation. Keep throwing lawsuits until one sticks.
And if none stick, well then, violence is a mighty strange thing to stop.
Hey Ed! Did you really shoot your hunting dog in a drunken fit of rage? That’s what everyone in Fargo says.... Just want to clear that up. You know, set the record straight. I did run into the second guy on the scene who was pretty sure that’s what happened.
Why did your ex-wife Maureen have a restraining order against you? Were you a wife abuser? Did you pay her (and how much) to seal your divorce records?
“I was in the student section at each home game where one of our favorite chants was Ed shot his dog. Ed shot his dog etc. The announcers booth was right behind the student section and he had no problem hearing us and it used to send him into a rage. Hes not very respected in his home market, if he didnt have his national show, hed be out of a job.”
“If it were up to me I would say send Fast Eddy his money back. We all see through his attempt to slither back into the Bison faithful like the snake he is. Like everyone is just supposed to forget how he jumped on the Sioux bandwagon a few years ago and had nothing but bad things to say about the Bison.......
Oh yeah and he shot his dog too!!!”
“Ed shot his dog! Ed shot his dog!
That one never get’s old! We will never forget!
Whoooosh!!! -the sound a whiskey bottle makes as it flies through the air.
Slap! Slap! Slap! -the sound of Ed’s hand as it strikes his wife”
“case number 09-93-C-00131: Maureen K. Zimmerman Vs Edward A. Schultz (its under Civil, Family & Probate Case Records).
You can click on the case number and get a list of all the events and orders of the the court in that case (even though the file is itself was apparently sealed on 2/25/04.
1) the divorce began in 1993 and was granted in 1999.
2) All kinds of interested events and orders on the list:
a) 11/2/1995: Ex Parte Temporary Protection Orcer (CCto CC Sher &FGO PD).
b) 11/2/1995: Application for Domestic Violence Protection Order
c) 11/16/1995: UCID Hrg Desc: Protection Order
3) Reference to Contempt proceedings: one on 11/30/1995 where Ed got himself a continuance according to
Sorry Joeremi, Im not backing down from my claim. Its been well known in Fargo about Ed Schultz and his ex wife Maureen Zimmerman. He beat his ex wife and has a history of violence including the for of mention with a woman in the bar.”
MAUREEN K ZIMMERMAN VS. EDWARD A SCHULTZ
Case Type: Divorce Date Filed: 01/26/1999 Location: Cass County Judicial Officer: Marquart, Steven L
11/02/1995 Converted Event Codes Doc ID# 72 (EXP01 ) EX PARTE TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER (CC TO CC SHER. & FGO. PD) 11/02/1995 Application Doc ID# 71 APPLICATION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER
11/16/1995 Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: PROTECTION ORDER Result: Hearing Ended
11/30/1995 Motion/Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: CONTINUED CONTEMPT HEARING 09/11/1995 Continued to 11/30/1995 - Continuance - Schultz, Edward A Result: Hearing Ended
02/18/2004 Motion Doc ID# 105 MOTION TO SEAL FILES AND RECORDS 02/18/2004 Affidavit Doc ID# 102 CONSENT AND ADMISSION FO SERVICE OF DEFENDANT TO SEAL FILES AND RECORDS AND WAIVER OF RIGHT TO FURTHER NOTICE
America is truly a land of opportunity when big time loser windbags like Ed Schultz can have both a network TV and national radio show simultaneously. I know his TV ratings are in the toilet but I can only imagine how miniscule his radio numbers are. Lefties have no stage presence or sense of humor and it’s little wonder they can’t keep and retain a loyal audience.
#2: Maybe Ed is a “cracked whore”, politically and medically speaking.
I once met people who sounded just like him when I was covering a Nazi/Klan rally. Guess old Ed just forgot to put on his sheet when he does his shows.
Wonder if he has had his rabies shots since his dog won’t need them any more?
According to several people, Ed Schultz is apparently quite dangerous with a gun and his fists. See posts above.
Ya just can't fix stupid and you can't present facts to these ignorant troglodites
Current link to the Divorce records, in which restraining orders were issued against Ed, and the records were much later sealed right when Ed was going national with his show:
I want to see these goons arrested!! NOW!! The video of the goons pushing the tent over and cutting it up tells the whole story!!
Crowder should be ashamed of himself, attacking those union fists with his face like that.
Anyone protesting the left needs to be legally armed. Pepper spray these thugs and they will go down crying like babies.
He needs to be out of a job!
No he doesn't, he's already on record as saying he doesn't want to resort to lawsuits. Instead, he's issued a challenge to that Tony Camargo for a man on man fight or face prosecution.
I'd pay to watch that.......
Let me try to understand. The Left comes in and literally destroys the place while hurting people. Then the Left blames the people they are destroying and hurting. Can’t quite wrap my mind around that Alinski or not.
Even if Crowded incited a person to violence, he didn’t , there is no excuse in any society on earth for throwing the 1st punch.
There are unintended consequences for it not the least of which somone protecting their right to life and meeting that aggression with an even greater force to end the threat...
Me, idduh pit that mangy dude down like a rabid dog....
Townhall.com’s mobile site sucks! Adware makes it nothing but annoying.
Townhall.com’s mobile site sucks! Adware makes it nothing but annoying.
I am getting no Adware. Maybe you should invest in better protection
What adware are you talking about? I am not getting any
Well, he's a crack hoe now. Crack hoe, crack hoe, crack hoe -- Hey, Fat Boy, are you reading this? Crack hoe!
They only need a loyal audience of one: George Soros.
Right. Who are we supposed to believe? The liberal union supporters or our lying eyes? Also, who was it in the Crowder film that was ranting that they had a gun and had used it to kill people? Anyone else hear that?
Creep-up boxes on smart phone, cover a third of screen, do ‘t go away, annoying. I expect better from them.