On Sunday The Blaze posted a list of SEIU organized protests scheduled in state capitals around the country. Boston was one such location and yesterday union members and friends gathered to rally their support for the protests in Wisconsin. The Dorchester Reporter was there to cover the event:
With a captive audience of core Democratic voters at their feet, U.S. Reps. Edward Markey, Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch took turns rallying a pro-labor crowd, defending the collective bargaining rights of teachers, nurses, postal workers and other unionized workers.
It should shock no one that Democrats in Massachusetts were leading a rally for union members, but the language from one elected official slid into questionable territory as Congressman Capuano told the cheering crowd:
“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
The local paper added this chilling observation:
The crowd cheered and hooted for each Congressman as they spoke - the tougher the talk, the louder the reception.
A quick check of Congressman Capuano's YouTube channel reveals that these comments have not yet been posted. It was less than two months ago that Mr. Capuano was on a TV report praying for AZ Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot by a crazy man, alleged at the time to be sparked to action by the heated rhetoric of our current political discourse.