As union violence escalates, Mich. House Dems delete tweet promising 'there will be blood'

Earlier today, The Michigan House Dems proudly quoted state Rep. Douglas Geiss’ oh-so-civil promise of “blood” over Michigan becoming a right-to-work state. Then they thought better of the tweet:

Yes, yes they did. Silly Michigan Dems. Don’t you know Twitchy is forevah?

The tweet was deleted shortly after union goons followed through on that threat by Geiss.

While the tweet is gone from the @MIHouseDems feed, it’s definitely not forgotten.

My screencap of @mihousedems ' deleted Tweet threatening... on Twitpic

Is an apology forthcoming? We won’t hold our breath.


Conservative radio host Dana Loesch wonders if the Michigan House Democrats are OK with the violence taking place in Lansing today.

Good questions.

  • ShelleyMG

    One of those supposedly maced by the Capitol police was my former congressman, democrat Mark Schauer. He was voted out and Tim Walberg voted back in. I guess he wants 15 more minutes of infamy.

  • FrancisMcManus

    Seriously? You’re worried about deleted tweet? How about the threat of violence? …or maybe they used the phrase as a metaphor, which does not constitute a threat.

    • Jay Stevens

      Well, to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a cigar is a metaphor and sometimes it is just a cigar. I am inclined to think that the threat IS a threat.

      • Vikki Prince Rosich

        cigar…. immediately I thought of… another honest *sarcasm*, Dem

    • Stranded in Sonoma

      Yeah. The threat of BLOOD was just another demmorhoid joke and their koolaidian supporters would know that and never take it to heart.

      I understand there is a bridge for sale somewhere in this country.

    • dennylee60

      Imagine if Sarah Palin said something like this (remember the targeting comment that cause the MSM to go crazy??), do you think it would come and go without causing a media storm? It seems that it is ok for the Dem to have all the metaphor they want but for Republicans/Conservatives all metaphor must be taken literally.

    • HannahJK

      Do the dems ever get the “or maybe” when republicans use metaphors/symbolism? hmmm

    • c2

      I’m sure your response would be perfectly consistent if a conservative said “There will be blood.” About anything.

    • TocksNedlog

      And exactly WHAT form would this metaphorical bloodletting take? WHO is going to suffer, and HOW are they going to be made to suffer?

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      They may have. But it sure as hell doesn’t sound like it now, does it? Anyway, unions have a long and well-known history of using violence and intimidation to get their way. Remember when racist SEIU Purpleshirts beat up the poor old black guy handing out anti-tax literature too near a rally for Sock Puppet?

      …or maybe you’re just a delusional apologist tool. Maybe you should just eat a Glock. (I mean that metaphorically of course ;- )

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      “there will be blood” what do you think that meant? Maybe another lady parts problem??

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No, we’re outraged over people actually being beaten up and property vandalized by jackbooted thugs. ;- }

      Doesn’t look like much of a metaphor now, does it? ;- }

  • stuckinIL4now

    Will the slimestream media even mention it? Will they show the slashed’n’trashed AFP tent or even mention that?

    • torpedoman2002

      It wouldn’t surprise me if they cover it but state it was the tea party that was
      doing the violence.

  • Netmilsmom

    In the “Battle of the Overpass” the union got beaten up which got Ford to sign with the UAW. Threatening “blood” will not change the mind of the people as it did back then. MI voted down every Union Proposition that came up this year. We see the Unions for what they are.

    • Hugh Jass

      And then Ford started locating all their new plants in RTW states!

  • Stranded in Sonoma

    Maybe we should notify these guys about the incivility of the MI house democrats.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Ha ha LMAO!!

  • dennylee60

    Violence is fine as long as it is done by the Left. Imagine the headline if Sarah Palin said something even remotely similar to this.

    • Michelle

      She did something very remotely like this – remember her ads with the crosshairs on districts she wanted the Tea Party to target – politically, NOT violently? The MSM went apenuts over it, suggesting she meant to use guns. There was NOTHING violent about her ads, but then this from the left….aww the disgusting smell of hypocrisy.

      • Hugh Jass

        Michelle – yes & the looney left shut up when Sean Hannity uncovered a DemocRAT party map that had targets over Republican districts that pre-dated the Palin map… The looney left got real quiet real fast!

        • Michelle

          Remember when, in 2008 and on the campaign trail, Obama said at a rally in PA: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”? Remember that? The press was too busy swooning over Barry to go ballistic over that comment – but we ALL know darn well, had that comment been made by a Republican, the media would have made it TOP NEWS, gone on for DAYS about it and have every political analyst dissecting it to pieces and going on and on … and on about the how violence and gun crazy the Right Wing, and how that comment implied death and killing Democrats!! But a Liberal said it…and the media remained silent.

  • Daryl

    I bet you want see that video on msm, msnbc, or cnn.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The second civil war is almost upon us. They have Michael Moore and Bill Maher. We have Ted Nugent and Chuck Norris. This should be fun…

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      don’t forget that we have Clint Eastwood too!

      • Ann Smith

        And Jon Voight.

        • Sith’ari Jule

          Also something to think about. After 10 years in the Navy working with specops. I never once met a liberal SEAL.

        • Sith’ari Jule

          Also something to think about. After 10 years in the Navy working with specops. I never once met a liberal SEAL.

    • Alan Pugh

      “They” have the entire working class. You have sycophants and a handful of cops, until they learn which side of your scam they’re really on.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Oh how sweet! It’s trying to talk, just like a real little boy!

      • Lord Foggybottom

        The *entire* working class? Really? So the entire working class is 53% of the country? Amazing statistic. And a *handful* of cops? Really? How many cops are ex-military?The ones who sit on their ass all day doing paperwork? Or the ones with SWAT training? Douche.

        • Alan Pugh

          Calling me a douche as a point of rational debate? I’m sorry, I didn’t realize I was on a conservative site, but you’ve made your point loud and clear. I’ll see myself out.

      • TundraThunder

        We are more in numbers than you think!

        We are also the hunters and sportsmen and women.

        We will defend ourselves, while you and yours will expect others to defend you!

        • v1cious

          I remember you guys saying the same thing before the election. How did that work out?

          • Hugh Jass

            Pretty well… Republicans minted control of the House, which is control of the purse strings… notice how the vile, vapid Bag-O-Botox, Pee-losi did not return as Speaker!

      • BossyBlonde

        LOL @ working class. The only thing they work at is trying to figure out who to scam out of their money next

  • Booker

    Funny how all the flak Gov. Palin got for the target signs on her website, but libbies, once again are silent here.

  • Tyler

    Look up the Supreme Court case U.S. v Enmons. This allows unions to be violent without breaking the law

  • forgottenpatriot

    What happened to “Make Love Not War”, you damned hippies?!

    As I always say, if there is a civil war in this country, it will be the evil ones who fire the first salvo. That’s alright though; The (constitutional, libertarian, conservative) RIGHT has no problem with sounding the last!

  • Alan D. Willingham

    The whole argument for unions is absolutely wrong. The American people
    should be Free to Choose where to work and what organizations if any
    they join. If working conditions were really not safe, no intelligent
    person would choose to work there. The argument insists that Unions are
    for people not smart enough to make life and death decisions about
    their own safety, and that you will inflict harm on anyone intelligent enough to exercise their own Freedom to Choose. First of all, that is taking advantage of the least
    intelligent people in the country by forcing them to join a union so
    money can be taken from them. NOT by business, BUT by UNIONS who take
    advantage of working people (according to the necessity argument) not bright
    enough to know how to protect themselves from such abuse.

    • BaconHotline

      The argument for unions is crucial to the coffers of the communist party (CPUSA)!

  • ember

    Well apparently the gov’t needs to step in and take this situation in hand. Those poor union thugs are suffering from a lack of blood flowing to their brains. They need the feds to provide better fitting hardhats. The ones they have now are constrictive and causing brain damage. Help us, Congress, please!

    As for the deleted Tweet…what else does one expect from those suffering from lack of backbone and minuscule testes?

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    this just shows how scary these big unions have become.

  • Brett McMicken

    everything bad that ever happened was blamed on bush; therefore, this is obama’s fault. if he would stop practicing hate and divisiveness, we could come together as a country.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Where the H*&$% were the police??? Were these idiots charged?

  • al1949

    Michigan may well see rioting when the bill is signed into law by the govenor. Obama at that point should be arrested for insighting a riot! Afterall he went there and stuck his nose in business where it did not belong, showing support for the unions. Maybe he can invite all of those pro union protesters to the whitehouse for a beer!

  • al1949

    When I first saw this I thought it was a joke. Apparently The unions can get away with about anything, perhaps even murder if it furthers their cause. Thanks Tyler for pointing this out.
    United States v. Enmons, 410 U.S. 396 (1973), was a controversial United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that violence, if carried out in furtherance of a labor union’s objectives, does not violate the law according to the extortion and robbery provisions of the federal anti-Racketeering Act of 1934 or the Hobbs Act.

    The case involved a labor strike in which union members fired rifles at three utility company transformers, drained the oil from another, and blew up an entire company substation. The labor union in question was seeking a higher-pay contract and other benefits from their employer, the Gulf States Utilities Company. The Court decided that the union involved was immune from prosecution because their violent acts were in pursuit of a legitimate union objective.

  • BeeKaaay

    More proof that Leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty and love violence.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    LOL, check it out! Little Cindy Lou Who is home from fifth grade!

    ;- }
    In case you missed it, Little Cindy, these stormtrooper-esque hooligans did exactly that, and caused both personal mayhem and property damage. They are felons who should be jailed.

    /And I bet you’d love being their jailhouse ho, huh? ;- }