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Violence seeping into the Pro Union Rallies?

One guy is literally foaming at the mouth.

By Michael Goodwin

The Boiling Over of the Liberal Mind is on full display these days, and it is not a pretty sight.

Union protesters in Wisconsin compared Gov. Scott Walker to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other tyrants. A sign showed him in a Nazi salute and screamed, "Heil Walker." Another said, "Hitler, Stalin, Walker." Still another showed a swastika next to his name.

New York unions also reached back to World War II, although with a twist. "Wisconsin: Our Pearl Harbor," wrote John Samuelson, president of the local Transport Workers Union, which represents transit workers. He railed against "enemies of labor and democracy."

But Paul Krugman proved himself the master of disaster comparisons. The bid to trim union power reminds the excitable New York Times columnist of the invasion of Iraq.

His argument, as best I can follow it, is that privatizing services and weaning people off government is exactly what Iraq was about, and we did it in Chile 40 years ago, too. Or something.
Wherever you look, the bile runneth over. Beyond making fools of themselves with juvenile comparisons, the "social justice" crowd is inadvertently proving that public-sector unions are a privileged class. Touch them and you die from a thousand insults.

Answer Question

Asked by Carpy at 9:23 AM on Feb. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (28)
  • – collapse

    The police have no problems with the protesters, only conservative bloggers do

    or maybe Gov Walker went through with his plans to plany "trouble makers"....


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • I think like anything things there will get worse before they get better. I dont know why its always that way though. I dont want to see anyone get hurt, and I dont believe in conspiracies like they are plants either. There are good and bad in anything, and sadly when something like protests happen it tends to bring out the loonies too.

    Answer by gemgem at 9:27 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • One of the reasons why Unions will no longer be able to be violent, is cell phones with cameras and security cameras everywhere. In the 80's and earlier, complete anonymity and union coverups allowed violence to flourish. Now, it's all on tape. One reason the population is dwindling. Tactics are just no longer effective when prosecution follows.


    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:28 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Not surprised. Just watching (and seeing protests from the past) how union members picket and protest and how they treat 'scabs', it just looks to some on the outside that this is what they are made of. EFCA (card check) is their holy grail and what's happening now is a huge set back for unions.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:28 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Fpaming @ the mouth..LMAO! That's terrible JEEZ.It's unions for ya though..

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:30 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • that rabid freak has a CM account.
    and a fetish for little rubber duckies.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:40 AM on Feb. 28, 2011


    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:41 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • or maybe Gov Walker went through with his plans to plany "trouble makers"....

    Union protests have historically become violent. Especially foundry unions. I doubt any plants are needed.

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 9:45 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Riiiiight sweet...but the TEA party rallies are violent, hate filled things. Its a good thing these union people aren't being violent are carrying really ugly signs.........waaaiit.......


    Answer by momof030404 at 9:52 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • I saw they were attacking one of the news casters last night. Actually hit him. I'm on the bberry right now.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

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