Love the thug mentality. Please, tell me how you're all about the worker while you stomp all over his hot dog cart biz.—
Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 12, 2012
As Twitchy reported, violent union goons spent the better part of yesterday protesting Michigan’s newly passed right-to-work legislation by destroying property and throwing punches. Clint Tarver, Lansing’s “Hot Dog Guy,” found himself in the middle of it all, and when the smoke cleared, his hot dog stand was nothing more than a pile of debris.
Not only was Tarver’s stand destroyed, but he was the target of vile racist epithets.
Where is the Left to decry the vicious racism?
Oddly enough, no word from them yet.
Indeed. This story most definitely echoes the Kenneth Gladney beating. In 2009, Gladney was verbally and physically assaulted by SEIU thugs outside of a health care town hall meeting in St. Louis. His crime? Distributing “Don’t tread on me” flags. In Tarver’s case, he wasn’t even attempting to make any sort of political statement; he was merely doing business (he had reportedly been hired by Americans For Prosperity to provide catering for their tent, which was also destroyed). And, as we saw with the Gladney case, Tarver’s beating has been thoroughly ignored by the mainstream media, if not outright denied.
Don’t bet on it.
Loesch spoke with Tarver this afternoon on her radio show. His account of yesterday’s events is heartbreaking — and utterly infuriating:
His mere existence set those thugs off. Is it any wonder unions have developed a reputation for vicious bullying?
Tarver’s gracious conduct and composure in the wake of union brutality has certainly earned our admiration.
A page has been set up to collect donations to help rebuild Tarver’s business:
A worthy cause, indeed. Michigan GOP State Senator Joe Hune is also pitching in:
Unions may not truly understand what it means to help our fellow man, but it’s heartening to know that there are people who do. Wonderful.