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Massachusetts politician to the Wisconsin protestors: “get a little bloody”

February 23, 2011

  Yesterday protesters in Massachusetts held a “rally” to show that they stand in solidarity with the cowardly Democrats in Wisconsin who fled the state rather than vote on a controversial issue which they are sure to lose. Several Massachusetts politicians showed up to the event to speak to the protesters and one of them was Michael Capuano–who ran in the Democrat primary in the special election to replace Ted Kennedy before losing to Martha Coakley.

  Representative Capuano had some interesting words to say at that protest:

Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary

  Was he actually calling for bloody protests and violent revolution? Of course he wasn’t; he was simply engaging in political rhetoric and was not speaking literally when he made this statement. But we must not forget the lesson that the Democrats and their all too willing accomplices in the media tried to teach us in the aftermath of the Arizona shooting. We were soon being lectured on the new call for civility and were urged to tone down the violent rhetoric and vitriol.

  Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and the Tea Party members were blamed for the Arizona shooting because of the language that has been used in calling for the defeat of our political opponents. The media and the Democrats simply ignored the fact that Democrats have long been engaged in the same type of language because of their hasty and lustful desire to pin the actions of a madman on the right wing.

  We were told that while most normal people understood that this rhetoric was not to be taken literally, there were people out there with mental problems who would not understand that this was figurative language and these people might be insighted to violence because of their own lack of understanding and mental comprehension.

  And so while Michael Capuano was not calling for actual violence he provides us with yet another example of a Democrat who doesn’t feel it is necessary to follow the same guidelines when speaking about his opponents that his party feels the right wing should adhere to. Apparently civility is a one way street.

  Michael Capuano has since issued an apology for his violent and irresponsible imagery but the fact is that his words were out there for everyone to hear, and if there was a mentally unstable person listening than his apology will not help–he may have already planted the seeds of violence in the mind of some mentally deranged person. At least that is the lesson that the left taught us after the Arizona shooting; and if someone is beaten on the streets of Wisconsin, what do you think the odds are that anyone in the media will try to make the link between Michael Capuano words and the actions of a thug?

  The media won’t make the connection and none should be made, but that was not the case in the aftermath of the Arizona shooting when the media had the Tea Party and its supporters in their crosshairs. All I am asking for is a little consistency here.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 8:53 pm

    Do as I say not as I do.
    What more can we expect from these….!


  2. February 23, 2011 11:45 pm

    When leftists make statements like this, they’re designed to spark a fire inside their zombie like followers who sometimes take language like this literally. This is dangerous ground because the left tends to embrace the idea that change can only occur at the end of a baseball bat. What deeply disturbs me about all of this is once again the MSM is turning their back on another leftist outburst. This is getting old…but predictable.


    • February 24, 2011 7:33 am

      The media will always ignore stories like this when it will shine a bad light on the left and it is predictable, but it still gets frustrating. We fought for two years to bring change to this country and we did it through the democratic process last November and the left has been unable to deal with this. They are not waiting for their chance in two years to get their message out and win people back at the voting booth–the feel that is too far away–so they are looking to intimidate people and “urge” them back to their side right now.


  3. LD Jackson permalink
    February 24, 2011 7:09 am

    So much for civility in public discourse.


    • February 24, 2011 7:34 am

      So true Larry! For a group of people that feels as if they can lecture us they sure do have a hard time following their own advice.


  4. February 24, 2011 9:30 am

    It sure looks like things are coming to a head. I fear our fate is in the hands of the Supremo’s. I sure wish I had more faith in them to follow the Constitution as written.


    • February 27, 2011 8:23 pm

      Right now I think we are okay with the SC but we are not far off from losing that majority.


  5. Deb permalink
    February 27, 2011 12:18 pm

    Wow! I am so proud to live in Mass. Not only do the pols really care about the constituents, they have more class than we thought possible. *sigh*



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