After Van Jones and other progressive organizers called for rallies nationwide this past weekend, the unhinged left continued their “civil” tactics amid the passage of Governor Walker’s (R-WI) anti-union bill.
While they accuse conservatives of being “fascist,” “mean-spirited,” and “oppressive,” it is public sector union members who must learn a thing or two about manners and upholding decency.
Below are proven examples why the Left is mired by hypocrisy, intolerance, and an unabashed embrace of violence.
Case #1: Assaulting and disrespecting a reporter is revolting, not noble.
Fox News is the most-watched and trusted name in news, regardless of what liberals and the MSM spin. Protesters continually shouted “Fox lies!” and interrupted this reporter on the job. Talk about reverence for journalists…unless they are affiliated with Fox News.
Case #2: Blatant intolerance.
If blacks, gays, Hispanics, and other groups commonly swayed by the Democratic Party retreat to the TEA Party Movement and Republican Party, they will be faced with vicious scorn. From Gateway Pundit:
A pro-public union SEIU rally turned ugly today outside the Colorado Capitol in Denver.
The Colorado union supporters started out the day chanting, “Tax the rich!”
But later the unhinged SEIU thugs accosted a gay black tea partyer.
This verbal assault lasted for several minutes.
In this segment the pro-union leftists asks this black tea partyer,
“I just want to know how you can vote against your own best interest.”
Case 3: When disgruntled about imminent budget cuts, calling effective governors “fascist” will hurt your cause:
This assault on unions is not fascist or oppressive. Americans are taking massive cuts to their pay and are suffering from financial hardships. Union members continue to whine and complain that they’ve been attacked. News flash: these unappreciative leeches should expect to pay for themselves. It is time to opt out of babysitting thugs, socialists, and communists.
One columnist, who is anti-Walker, pointed out the idiocy surrounding this name-calling in the Daily Cardinal:
The individuals who make such comparisons are just desperate for ammunition. They find the slightest similarity so that they can justify their argument. Perhaps Hitler didn’t like unions. Maybe Obama’s health-care system has slight similarities to Nazi Germany’s social policies. But that’s not the point.
Case #4: Fleeing your state and reneging on governmental duties shows weakness, not strength.
The “Wisconsin 14”–Democratic state senators who deliberately put the vote on Governor Walker’s bill on hold–have embarrassed their state and their constituents. WI voters voted for change in November 2010-the change Governor Walker promised while campaigning and subsequently delivered this past week.
Case #5: Shoving your fellow citizens is impolite, not honorable.
In Sacramento, Calif., this past weekend, a TEA Partier was repeatedly shoved and pushed around by an SEIU supporter.
The opposing rallies were divided by 10th Street, west of the State Capitol. All was peaceful, until members supporting unions crossed the street.
An amateur videographer caught a shoving match on tape. The video showed a face to face argument right before Richard Andazola, 28, of Stockton, shoved a tea party activist.
“He bum rushed across the street, came right at us, swung his bullhorn at me, hit me in the hand and then put his hand around my throat and started choking me,” Rodney Stanhope of Placerville said.
The video doesn’t show the choking incident, but clearly shows the shoving. Because of it, Sacramento Police officers cited Andazola for battery.
FreedomWorks employee and conservative activist Tabitha Hale was attacked by union thugs as well.
From Big Government:
Tabitha Hale, a FreedomWorks employee, got in a heated exchange while filming a union member outside of her office when she was attacked by the thug. We at Eyeblast personally know Tabitha, and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and is definitely not an instigator. Not to mention hitting a girl is one of the most cowardly things a man can do.
Just imagine if a Tea Party member were caught on video doing this. All the major media outlets would been looping this for the next 6 months.
…and a cohort was called a “bad Jew” for not siding with unions.
Clearly, union thugs need to learn some etiquette. Maybe anger management while they are at it. How about some medicine to calm their nerves? Check out this gem below:
Until then, the real agitators cannot go unnoticed.