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Entitlement Thugs, Collectivist Goons, or Brown Shirts?


Take your pick. Isn't it time we start using a more accurate description for union members and those who champion their cause?

There seems to be plenty of evidence to justify this new definition of unions; from illegal strikes, to calls for more strikes, to vandalizing the state capital, to 'we know where you live' intimidation, to 'hitler-izing' a governor, to democrat legislators shutting down a state government, to threats against republican legislators, to an elected democrat's cry for blood in the streets...

But, surely, these are isolated examples of just a few progressive nuts among an astro-turf cast of thousands. Correct?

Will we, as Conservatives, wallow with the likes of democrat race pimps, Leftist liars, network propagandists, and alinsky-ites to demonize an entire movement based on the 'uncivil' behavior of a rabid few??

Yet, the hits just keep on coming. Literally.

CWA union thug assaults young female FreedomWorks activist (video). "They threatened and yelled, then hit me with a sign and threw my phone. But none of us were hurt."

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, a unionist attacks a man who supports WI Gov. Walker. It was all caught on tape.

But, wait. There's more.

From Rhode Island: An enraged unionist screams "I'll f**k you in the ass, you faggot!" while accosting a cameraman filming at a pro-union rally. Apparently, this enraged unionist was also vocal homosexual.

Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, but once again, some Progressive did not get that 'new civility' memo.

Perhaps it is time we start using a more accurate description for union members and those who champion their cause, but it's probably not wise to smear an entire angry, dirty, and violent movement with labels like 'entitlement thugs, collectivist goons, or brown shirts.'

I was thinking "Bolsheviks."


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There was a comment on one ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

There was a comment on one news blog the other day from a Kool Aid drinker. Saying all those people protesting in Madison were from Wisconsin. This morning the local rag had a piece about several "local" college professors who were in Madison 'to show their solidarity with fellow union workers'.

I'm questioning the local college as to how these "professors" are getting paid - seeing as they are not in the classroom - and the college is in session.

How about 'Jack boots for C... (Below threshold)
914:

How about 'Jack boots for Change' or Unioncornist's?

The urge to save h... (Below threshold)
kevino:
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
H. L. Mencken
I feel for the MSM.<p... (Below threshold)
Hank:

I feel for the MSM.

So much to ignore.
It must be overwhelming at times.

As I've said before - Purpl... (Below threshold)
Tim:

As I've said before - Purple is the new Brown.

Hank, lol - the MSM isn't i... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Hank, lol - the MSM isn't ignoring the news nearly as much as people are ignoring them.

Shining examples of ... (Below threshold)
Kenny:


Shining examples of cilivity by the left.

I blame James H and ryan a.

I'll be sure to tell my 2nd... (Below threshold)
Johnny Test:

I'll be sure to tell my 2nd grade son's teacher that she's a thug.

If you hide behind a thug, ... (Below threshold)
epador:

If you hide behind a thug, what are you?

A WI teacher?

I still remember the Town H... (Below threshold)
Oldpuppymax:

I still remember the Town Hall meeting last year which featured a number of ARMED Tea Party members. Strange, but there were NO antics by union thugs or leftist hoodlums.

Johnny Test may not tell hi... (Below threshold)

Johnny Test may not tell his son's second-rate teacher she's a thug -- but I'll bet New York City to a single brick she is.

The main problem for a lot ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

The main problem for a lot of these guys is EDR - Erectile Dysfunction Rage. Because if you can't satisfy the girl (or gay cameraman), then you just beat them up. Also - ignorance that your benefits actually cover Viagra is no excuse.

And don't forget the "live ... (Below threshold)
James H:

And don't forget the "live ammunition" tweet from a Republican now former prosecutor in Indiana. And the town hall commenter in Florida who asked when somebody will shoot Obama.

I used to pounce on this stuff and wring my hands about civility, but I am mostly numb about this sort of thing now. Aside from an occasional cynical comment, I don't blow the civility whistle anymore. People will do what they do. And the politically active don't really care about civility when they take umbrage. They just want to keep score.

So let them. I will be over here playing trumpet with my buddy Nero on the fiddle.




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