Right-to-work vs. Big Labor
Steven Crowder, Andrew Sullivan battle over Michigan law
- Duration 11:09
- Date Dec 12, 2012
Steven Crowder, Andrew Sullivan battle over Michigan law
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No not really sort of you'll -- a month.
Right yeah because it's the freedom every moment big shock to all other -- political benefits and yeah.
-- just didn't unions have negotiated I didn't ever really yeah.
And -- yeah.
Yeah yeah and -- -- -- now you want an insight into the ugly and twisted and dark soul of liberalism that as far as taking a look at the events in Michigan over the last 24 hours as everybody knows by now.
The Republican state legislature passed and governor Rick -- signed into law a right to work bill that horror of horrors it -- compulsory union fees.
And workers will no longer be required to pay union fees as a condition of employment as a result.
More jobs are probably gonna come to Michigan as a result this modest very reasonable growth oriented law.
Organized labor has gone insane and now resorted to violence which by the way is perfectly predictable sense.
As a national review puts it is so well organized its -- business model to mechanically.
While identify and use extortion it is in the nature of the -- -- trade to resort to violence when they're frustrated.
Now just the last 24 hours for example Fox News contributor Stephen Crowder was beaten by a mob having been punched repeatedly in the face.
Protesters wielding -- brought down a -- on representatives from the conservative group.
Americans for prosperity -- that's -- -- that was housing women and children and old people and bystanders.
They're also roughed up.
Had a democratic legislature by the name of Douglas Geist he declared on the floor of the Statehouse there will be blood there will be repercussions.
And then Jimmy Hoffa the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
He said he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into quote civil war.
Held on -- more on these threats coming up later in the hour.
So what -- -- to make of all this violence all this ugliness now several things point number one what's happening in Lansing is not an isolated event is part of a trend.
We've seen similar acts of violence happen in Madison Wisconsin.
There in response to governor Scott Walker's lawful and correct decision.
Then collective bargaining and state.
And we saw example after example sexual assault rape arson violence.
Even deprecating -- police car's -- in the Occupy Wall Street protests.
How the left is becoming increasingly vicious and violent in how -- conducts itself.
Believing they have a right to physically intimidate and even physically harm their political opponents.
-- this is the kind of stuff you'd expect to see in a banana republics not the United States of America.
How this needs to be condemned in the strongest language possible I'm more importantly the thugs committing these acts of violence they need to be restrained they need to be arrested.
Law and order -- to prevail if it doesn't this violence is gonna spread the -- there will be blood in the streets and at some point.
Some people may in fact die and that's of course we are currently not.
Five point over to the violence that we're seeing is in part a response to desperation by the labor movement they know that the stars are now aligned against them.
They know that their best days are in the past not the future and they know they're losing membership influence and power.
Even in states that are the birthplace of the labor movement.
As their power recedes there anger rises as their anger rises -- lashing out using very dangerous rhetoric and violence to trying get their way.
Now this is not gonna work.
-- point number three the mainstream media is once again showing an un -- double standard.
Tonight we're dedicating an entire segment to this point -- before.
President's ability President Obama who is so quick and eager to preach to Republicans in the country conservatives about the importance of respectful public discourse.
Never ever condemns in powerful terms the violence of the left -- to be sure Obama thankfully doesn't condone violence.
And here in the air he hints through his spokesperson that as a general matter -- doesn't like the violence but the criticisms.
Are as gentle as can be and never specific to groups like the labor movement.
That are committing these acts of violence so.
Why doesn't the president speak out in a forceful candid unvarnished and a direct way.
So we can rein in the excesses of his own allies in other words the people the groups after all.
That he has the most influence on now that's what he should do.
And it's what -- doesn't continue to do wow that's going to be a problem in America.
Joining me now Fox News contributor Stephen Crowder who as you know was at the -- rally yesterday along with the union supporter.
Andy Sullivan he is with blue collar corner dot com gentlemen welcome back to -- Hannity.
-- -- start week with an update yesterday because the -- has been attacking you'll die -- -- -- your injuries or capture.
I Ellison I'm fine I'm still tough enough to take the bad shot -- -- to Latin -- to have a view.
Union -- can throw at me I'm fine thank you for asking.
Okay now secondly we showed a video union guys collapsing that tent they're denying that -- -- not sure.
You would there at a video speed I was there and.
Yeah well there's so much here to think people can try and say I edited video took -- out of context.
Okay what about the hours upon hours of footage from hundreds of different cameras online right now you can Google search it and find more footage than you can watch in a lifetime this occurred over the course of twentieth thirty minutes.
-- with hundreds of people.
Paring down the tent with -- women in marriage yelling -- down one more tank -- tear down one more tank costing them out making death threats at all over the Internet legal and I encourage you to.
All right -- you're saying Steve is asking a simple question.
And you see the reaction this all the punches.
You saw the ten come down old people were there women in -- my question to you you you claim he's inciting the smiles.
Well listen first off that tape was very well edited -- happens who sees some footage.
Where it looked that he actually pushed a guy down to the ground and that was the fellow that was actually striking him.
And that's the way of it to me and if that was the case or what we we just showed I think that they be talking about we're going how does that give -- like almost no you're missing the last segment that I saw in the room and in the -- all -- -- expand -- -- and fact we had try I saw that guys back go down and then he came up wolf is yes there is what does that.
Steve did and didn't attack in the -- with a little -- isn't taking it.
-- are you doing.
The -- -- you don't.
You deserve you -- you want us there you have these are all -- -- union -- swallowed babies are babies flailing before being put to -- They are violent that was not an isolated event look around you -- and that's why the us.
-- he should be so proud taking it you know taking potshots at these people what terrified about losing -- hot -- and livelihood.
Okay that's what you're doing -- -- these people are desperate.
-- are scared.
And people including the leadership.
Are taking advantage of them and using them and believe me I don't I don't advocated by many in this violated -- -- -- push anybody.
I thought I looked at New -- you sent me the raw tape and I looked at a number of times it right I got the unedited -- OK so I look.
Yeah unedited tape -- that.
It with the melee there people every one was grabbing and pulling and trying to keep attempt for being torn down OK that was -- melee now listen if I.
I walked up to someone put my face in their face and say unions -- nanny nanny boo -- that still doesn't merit four shots of the face as far as people being afraid these union thugs being -- you know what they should be afraid.
And they should be afraid because unions threaten their own job security you look at manufacturing job in the United States the single greatest threat to your job security your job being shipped overseas or your company being shut down is a -- or any union that -- this company with costs that they can't -- here.
Hey Stephen you know what I need to be schooled by U.
Okay I've been in this business -- are no -- one as well first off let me explain something about unions.
Okay including the studio I'm sitting in right now I built.
Okay my friend and everything from a financial setup up -- Yankee -- gradually has been built by union labor.
So stop demonizing them they're not the ones that Jordan -- and their -- and demonized OK the people or closing this labor.
Dispute is the leadership and of course at -- about the end of it it's a good -- again.
Well I'd let let me go to Elizabeth -- -- -- again but let me go to specific issue because you're one of the few union people actually.
Criticizes leadership and -- when I agree with you but here's the question.
They are forcing you can't work at a company in less you you join the union.
That you don't want to join paid delusional wanna pay.
And they take the leadership takes money and -- the political parties -- wanna donate to.
What's wrong with the right to work why would you be against freedom of choice I think that's a little too extreme the right to work as far as as far as altering.
-- you know what I would be -- I think the way the unions are set up right now.
Is is almost like a dictatorship it's a single party rule.
And I think right now the GOP is missing out on a golden opportunity I wish somebody from the Republican Party.
Would reach out to unions and have a competing.
Up party to two advocating representation I mean just think about -- you -- why do you union guys I've heard take on leadership.
It was what they do to rank and file money what they do with rank and file money is.
I -- -- -- -- -- -- OK -- and unions have become parasites in this country who keep their host a lot to look at GM they look for new -- the taxpayer right now on Michigan.
These parasites are looking for new host and that's forcing Michigan citizens who do not want them there to be thrust into unions that they don't want to join.
Stop blaming the from the rank and file union member did not the ones that are close in this that they the leadership summit because they are did a taxi.
After Stephen had his hands on his back and the guy got up not knowing how to hit and -- we -- -- and children it's not me.
Hundreds of people who were in a tent come on man let's be honest I know -- flame -- is a cancer patients everywhere.
-- more dramatic that's great -- -- -- -- thank you both for being with us.