Thread title: Dem Lawmaker-Get Bloody To Unions
Minor point, but the title's a tad misleading. IMHO, it should read Dem Lawmaker To Unions - Get Bloody
or Dem Lawmaker Says "Get Bloody" To Unions
|Quoting dxing (Reply 4):|
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.)
And here I thought in the aftermath of Tuscon we were supposed to refrain from using language that could incite violence in those that are supposedly less stable?
With all due respect, both of you are completely missing the point here. Yes, there have been and always will be heated debates among legislators, regardless of political affiliation and stances as well as arguments w/union heads. However, in the wake of last month's shooting in Tuscon, where 6 people were killed (including a 9-year old girl) because of one's 3 to 4 year vendetta against Rep. Giffords; is it really a good idea to use such language?
It's almost similar to somebody saying, "Let's smash an airplane on someone's home."
post-9/11. Side note: somebody attempted to do that near the White House (w/a single-engined Cessna) during the Clinton Administration.
|Quoting windy95 (Thread starter):|
We will see if the Main Stream Media carries this today and condemns him like the tried to do in the Gifford's shooting to the right.
Which quickly fell apart when it was discovered that the shooter's vendetta against Giffords PREDATED the Tea Party movement and was well before anyone outside of Alaska even heard of Sarah Palin.
BTW, The Boston Herald
DID pick up the story this morning in which Rep. Capuano now regretted his remarks:
Exerpt (1st two paragraphs):
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano expressed regret Wednesday for his choice of words at a Tuesday rally to support Wisconsin workers, after national and local Republicans pounced on him for “over-the-top and inflammatory rhetoric.”
“Congressman Mike Capuano must have lost the memo from President Obama and Democratic leaders who were demanding more civility in our political discourse and a toning down of incendiary rhetoric after the massacre in Tucson on January 8,” the Massachusetts Republican Party wrote in a Wednesday statement. “Yesterday, at a rally on Beacon Hill, Capuano couldn’t resist the urge to stir up a crowd of union members with a call for blood in the pursuit and protection of their political agenda.”
It's too bad that Mass. is only losing ONE Congressional seat during the upcoming redistricting process.
[Edited 2011-02-24 11:18:38]
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