Capuano 'regrets' blood in the streets remark

Rick Moran
Massachusetts Representative Mike Capuano's comments about it being time for union members to take to the streets and "get bloody" are receiving quite a bit of attention nationwide today.

No doubt his sentiments inspired the goon outside of FreedomWorks offices who was protesting...something. The video shows he attacked a FreedomWorks employee, hit her with a sign, and threw her phonecam.

Capuano has apologized for his chilling call for violence:

After Republicans took aim at his rhetoric, Capuano issued a statement expressing regret for his language, although at the time it drew wild applause and cheers from the throngs of union supporters.
"I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech," he said in a statement. "I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words."

Capuano also referred to a vastly outnumbered throng of Tea Party counter-protesters as "a couple of nuts in the background who want to take it all away from you," waving his hand dismissively in their direction. Throughout the three-hour rally, rank-and-file union members traded heated barbs with the Tea Party backers. Some clashes nearly escalated into violence and resulted in police intervention. In one case, a pro-union rallier spit in the face of one of the counter-protesters, who set up camp near the rally.

"May have gotten the best of me...?" What a simpering expression of "regret" from this lout of a congressman. His rhetoric was designed to elicit violence - and the union thugs saw it as such.

Aren't you pleased with the new tone of our debate since the president's Tucson speech? 

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky





Massachusetts Representative Mike Capuano's comments about it being time for union members to take to the streets and "get bloody" are receiving quite a bit of attention nationwide today.

No doubt his sentiments inspired the goon outside of FreedomWorks offices who was protesting...something. The video shows he attacked a FreedomWorks employee, hit her with a sign, and threw her phonecam.

Capuano has apologized for his chilling call for violence:

After Republicans took aim at his rhetoric, Capuano issued a statement expressing regret for his language, although at the time it drew wild applause and cheers from the throngs of union supporters.
"I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech," he said in a statement. "I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words."

Capuano also referred to a vastly outnumbered throng of Tea Party counter-protesters as "a couple of nuts in the background who want to take it all away from you," waving his hand dismissively in their direction. Throughout the three-hour rally, rank-and-file union members traded heated barbs with the Tea Party backers. Some clashes nearly escalated into violence and resulted in police intervention. In one case, a pro-union rallier spit in the face of one of the counter-protesters, who set up camp near the rally.

"May have gotten the best of me...?" What a simpering expression of "regret" from this lout of a congressman. His rhetoric was designed to elicit violence - and the union thugs saw it as such.

Aren't you pleased with the new tone of our debate since the president's Tucson speech? 

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky