Well, we finally have a condemnation of union violence from the White House! Sort of!
The Hill reports:
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday responded to reports of violence at union rallies in Michigan earlier this week, as labor groups protested the passage of a “right-to-work” law.
Carney said he hadn’t discussed the reports with President Obama. ”I haven’t discussed reports like that with him, so I’m not sure if he’s aware of it, but we would deplore violence in any case,” Carney said Thursday.
Michigan State Police vowed to investigate all reported acts of violence during the protests, including one in which Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was attacked by labor protesters, according to the Lansing State Journal.
Note his use of the conditional – “we would deplore violence,” he stated, as if to say – not that anything “like that” has been proven (we sure haven’t seen verification of these reports on MSNBC or John Stewart,) in any case – as if to say – “hey, we may yet be able to pin the blame on the tea partiers…”
And really. Does he really expect people to believe that the President, (who had just traveled to Michigan the day before to support the unionistas protesting the bill) isn’t “aware” of what’s going on there with his union allies?
His good pal,Richard Trumka claims he visits the White House 2-3 times a week, and has “conversations everyday with someone in the White House or in the administration.”
But no, Obama’s just too busy with the extraordinary demands of his office to countenance such small, piddling things as AFP’s destroyed tent, or Steven Crowder’s chipped tooth and gashed forehead…
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers