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.”
Firstly, oh, the irony in saying that throwing a coffee cup – at a human – is okay if it’s for human rights. Secondly, I suppose if throwing a coffee cup and “getting a little bloody” are just fine and dandy, it’s no surprise that union thugs decided that throwing phones and hitting a woman are just as proper. Oh, the new civility at work!
The woman he hit was Tabitha Hale, of Freedomworks. I know Tabitha personally and while I’m infuriated by her assault, most of all I’m so glad she is okay. Tabitha did not “ask for” this, as some on the left are saying. She did not “manufacture” this, as others are claiming. Tabitha, while a tough broad, is a tiny thing and a sweet thing who doesn’t go out looking for fights. She won’t back down from a confrontation, natch, but she doesn’t go looking for one. She’s thoughtful, insanely helpful, friendly and kind.
That matters not to the union thugs, however. For you see, she’s the wrong “kind” of woman. A vicious tea bagger, to boot! Tea Partiers and activists are always accused of being violent by the Left; it’s again a case of methinks they doth project too much. We aren’t the violent ones; we are the recipients of violence. It’s totally cool to assault people and hit women, you see, if you think they are stupid and icky. You get a “civility” pass then. Tabitha is the wrong kind of woman to the CWA goon and her co-worker is the wrong kind of Jew, apparently.
A “Bad Jew.” For believing in freedom, liberty and free markets. For not agreeing with union thuggery. And for not hating Israel. The Left believes that they are the arbiters of what you should believe, especially if you are in a boxed up little group that they strive to keep in lockstep by creating a permanent victim class. This was exemplified earlier today by another union, SEIU, at a rally in Denver:
In this clip an SEIU supporter asks the black Tea Partier, “Do you have any children that you claim?”
This man is one in a long line of people vilified by the Left for daring to have a mind of his own and not walking in lockstep with the false reality the Left has created. Tea Partiers are not only falsely accused of being violent, when in actuality they are the recipients of violence, but they are endlessly accused of being racist. But do you know what really is racist (the real kind, not the ™ kind )?
Attacking anyone of color for the simple act of thinking independently and assuming that all black people should think the same way. Constantly implying – or in this instance outright saying – that he or she is a “race traitor” or stupid for actually looking at facts in a given situation and making their own judgment (people CAN do that, you know, lefties) based on those facts. That does not suit! We can’t have pesky free thinkers fouling up our identity politics boxes!
This is the Left. This is what they do. I wonder if Nancy Pelosi will work up any faux-tears over these assaults and this violence like she did when she was wringing hands at the unfounded mere thought of Tea Party violence. Which never happened, by the way. We have endured years of being called every vile name in the book, of being accused of heinous acts, of being compared to Nazis, of being demonized as violent, irrational racists and of being called accessories to mass murder.
While only peaceably assembling and attempting to redress our grievances. Victims of violence, not the aggressors.
Is this what President Obama meant by “I want you to argue with them and get in their faces?” Is this the new tone, same as the old tone? Civility, my arse.