Will Obama Bless Michigan Union Violence With Silence?


The capitol in Lansing, Michigan is beset by union protesters upset at the impending passage of right to work legislation, a stunning turnaround in a state long seen as a bastion of organized labor.

The union protesters are behaving themselves about as you’d expect. Which means they’re attacking anyone who disagrees with them. Here’s video of union thugs ripping down a tent set up by Americans for Prosperity, which was on hand to rally in favor of the law (via Jonah Goldberg).

Here’s more showing union protesters attacking those recording the protests:

Now some are wondering if Obama will respond to this violence, or if he’ll condone it by remaining silent?

Remember all the hand-wringing from the left and the media about the supposedly violent tea party protests (at which no actual violence occurred)? Remember Obama and his allies using the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson to suggest that conservatives were creating a “polarized” atmosphere which lends itself to violence?

Don’t expect any of that concern to be directed at union thugs and their protests in Michigan.

Update: A Michigan Democrat promises, “There will be blood” if right to work law passes.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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