An elected official has called for blood in the streets. At a pro-union rally in Boston on Tuesday, Rep. Michael Capuano called for workers protesting in the streets to “get a little bloody when necessary.” This isn’t just rhetoric, it’s plain incitement to riot. Where is the FBI? The Civility Police?
From the Dorchester Reporter:
“This is going to be a struggle at least for the next two years. Let’s be serious about this. They’re not going to back down and we’re not going to back down. This is a struggle for the hearts and minds of America,” Capuano said, referring to the Tea Party counter-protestors as a “couple of nuts in the background.”
“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,” he continued.
Nobody said grappling power away from labor unions with 80 years of entrenchment behind them would be easy. Another of the speakers at the rally was Rep. Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat and former local iron workers’ union president. He compared the Tea Party, who by the way has every right to speak its mind in the public square, to “Alice in Wonderland.”
“There’s a difference between compromise and surrender, and the governor of Wisconsin wants us to surrender….,” Lynch said. “There are two visions of America here. There’s the Tea Party vision and the vision of the American worker.”
Who comprises the Tea Party, Mr. Lynch? Only managers, bosses, wealthy elites? I think not. The Left consistently uses hate speech to rile up its supporters. Just this morning Glenn Beck played a cute little country tune from the SEIU. The words sound a lot like Capuano’s. “We got to smash them [bosses] to the ground.”