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White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to condemn the increasing violence and threats by union members in Michigan, merely telling reporters Tuesday that “the president believes in debate that’s civil.”

When asked by a reporter about a claim by Michigan state Democrat that “there will be blood” should Republicans pass a union-choice law in Michigan, Carney professed ignorance and then downplayed the comment.

“I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said.

The union violence, which included at least one televised assault on a journalist, followed an Obama rally in Michigan Dec. 10, when he declared that right-to-work laws are a political effort to slash wages.

“These so-called ‘right to work’ laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics,” Obama told workers at an auto factory in Redford, Mich. “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money,” he said.

Obama also suggested that the new law, which gives workers the choice to opt out of unions in their workplace, is designed to provoke conflict for Republican gain.

“We’ve got to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics … [that] leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can’t all focus on coming together to grow,” Obama claimed.

Most Democrats oppose right-to-work laws because they tend to reduce the flow of workers’ monthly dues to unions. That financial cut weakens union leaders’ ability to shape elections and lobby against changes.

Obama’s Dec. 10 speech did not call for civil debate, or non-violence.

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» 19 Comments

  1. Chalupa

    December 11th, 2012

    Of course not…union goons are their core constituency.

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  2. Bad Brad

    December 11th, 2012

    It’s clearly us against them. HE NEEDS TO GET OUR GUNS.

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  3. old_oaks

    December 11th, 2012

    B-b-b-b-but, if you don’t join the union, who’s going to get you your job back when you’re busted by a news team smoking pot and drinking on your lunch hour?

    There’s only one private sector position I’ve had where that was acceptable behavior… Caddying, aka A Looper!

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  4. Wraith

    December 11th, 2012

    Condemn it? Hell, they probably bankrolled it.

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  5. Dadof3

    December 11th, 2012

    “These so-called ‘right to work’ laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics,” Obama told workers..

    His power is threatened by free people existing. Of course he sees it as political – it IS political to him.

    One can only see things as one understands them.

    He does not even pretend to understand freedom.

    :x

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  6. Debbie

    December 11th, 2012

    Barry’s pissed because the start of his 3-week Hawaii vacay might be off to a bad start.

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  7. grayscape

    December 11th, 2012

    They can’t denounce that which they support.

    Shitler had brownshirt goons….Oshitler has union goons.

    Distinction without a difference.

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  8. Kairn

    December 11th, 2012

    So, what is Obysmal’s definition of ‘civil’?

    We all know with lefties up is down, right is left, black is white.
    Civil is ________?

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  9. Nutjob

    December 11th, 2012

    “We’ve got to get past this whole situation where we manufacture crises because of politics … [that] leads to less certainty, more conflict, and we can’t all focus on coming together to grow,” Obama claimed.

    BWahahahahaha, what a statement from the king of manufactured crisis, coming from the political party who manufactured and escalated this one.

    Coming to together to grow…..I just spewed again, this dickwweed is the most divisive individual to ever hold office. His prior sentence was “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money”.

    Do these ignorant fucks even comprehend let alone listen to what he says?

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  10. Gracie

    December 11th, 2012

    @NutJob
    I completely agree. Obama WANTS us to attack each other. Divide and “conquer.”
    Why doesn’t anyone – anyone – say, “Hey union thugs, get your hand out of MY pocket.”
    In case the chosen one hasn’t noticed, there are people out there who will work for “less.”
    WE NEED JOBS, BARRY. Get your head out of your ass already.

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  11. Claudia

    December 11th, 2012

    ““I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said.”

    Oh, you mean like the left interprets a bulls-eye over a map meant that Sarah Palin wanted someone to shoot the congresswoman from Arizona? Like that, stupid? Huh?

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  12. old_oaks

    December 12th, 2012

    We need to just buy out the unions and the blacks like the greedy repukelicans we are!

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  13. yourfavoriteunkle

    December 12th, 2012

    We had better wake the hell up soon… They (repubs as well as dems) have us right where they want us… divided right down the middle. A very, very dangerous situation, to say the least. Those “created crises” the current talkin’ retard that occupies the White House speaks of ARE his number one method of political control. Like fine tuning a radio, all he has to do is feed “we the people” a little fear here and dab of illusion there and we remain divideed, unable to protect ourselves from the Leviathan that is our government, the frauds and grifters that populate our government and the tools like unions and other criminal organizations that support the government. We remain weakened because we choose to play by their rules rather than set the tone ourselves. Because we are divided we have no common cause. People who are weakened and have no common cause are easily led, then they are oppressed and eventually they are exterminated when they are no longer an asset… ask a victim of the halocaust if I’m wrong. Right now, we are getting ready for the being oppressed part.

    Deny the existence of politial correctness. SPEAK UP! It’s your right. The time for being polite has long past.

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  14. Bloodless Coup

    December 12th, 2012

    Terrorism is defined as…”The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property in order to coerce or intimidate a government or the civilian population in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

    Make no mistake about it, these Union Goons are TERRORISTS.

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  15. Ten Megaton

    December 12th, 2012

    Well, uh, I didn’t, er, uh, realize it was, uh, happening. Wait a minute. I can’t hear myself think.

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  16. Ten Megaton

    December 12th, 2012

    Let me guess. The Slacker was watching a basketball game while all this was going down.

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  17. Ten Megaton

    December 12th, 2012

    The arrogant left feels no need to defend their selves on this or anything else, but you have Lanny Davis on Fox floating a big turd comparing this to some of the Tea Party gatherings. WTF. I do not remember any brawls, threats, or anything of the such. Lying bastard.

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  18. Ten Megaton

    December 12th, 2012

    Forgive me Lanny if I took you out of context, stupid prick.

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  19. tucsondon

    December 12th, 2012

    See the story about Muzzy Bros. torture chambers. The asswipes are barely one step away from being just like them.

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