The debate over Right To Work legislation in Michigan reached a crescendo today as the Michigan State legislature met in the state capital of Lansing to vote on the bill that passed Michigan’s State Senate just a few days ago…and everyone had to get in on the controversy. President Obama was in a Detroit union shop yesterday pushing his ill-conceived Fiscal Cliff plan, and he of course had to throw a punch at the state’s pending Right To Work legislation:
And by the way, what we shouldn’t do — I just got to say this — what we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. We shouldn’t be doing that. These so-called “right to work” laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics. What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.
Never mind the fact that labor unions are a major factor in the bankrupting of American cities and businesses. It was the labor union that was responsible for the downfall of Hostess just a few short weeks ago.
It didn’t take long for the union protesters to get violent. They were a “passionate” mob to begin with, yelling and cursing at anyone and everyone who disagrees with them, but today the liberal mob got riled up to the point that they tore down a tent set up by pro-Right To Work group Americans for Prosperity and danced and stomped on it while people were still inside. Conservative activist Steven Crowder, who was there solely to do “man on the street” interviews of protesters, was assaulted by two union thugs.
And it isn’t like the Democrats and union activists have been subtle in their threats of violence. One Michigan Democrat stood on the House floor and said “There will be blood.” And it was definitely not a movie reference. He went on to say “We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.”
Union thugs tear down AFP tent:
Steven Crowder is attacked:
Steven Crowder speaks out about the assault:
Just another peace-loving union activist:
Thankfully, Fox News covered the violence; pretty sure they were the only major media outlet that did.
More footage of the mob tearing down the AFP tent:
A union thug throws something at police who are trying to rescue a pro-RTW person from the mob:
Make no mistake: this is not just a union protest. This is Occupy. So much so that some of the union organizers involved in the Michigan protest were also organizers for the Occupy movement. The only thing missing today was a cameo from Bane.