Michael Capuano (Thug-MA) calls for union “bloody” violence

At yesterday’s State House rally of the gimme guys and gals, Congressman Michael Capuano (Thug-MA) called for the protests to get a little “bloody”.  The Hill has the story, which was originally reported by State House News Service.

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) fired up a group of union members in Boston with a speech urging them to work down in the trenches to fend off limits to workers’ rights like those proposed in Wisconsin.

“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going,” Capuano said, according to the Dorchester Reporter. “Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”

Wait a minute, isn’t this the same Michael Capuano who in January called for civility?  The Boston Globe reported he did.

“What the hell is going on?” said Representative Michael Capuano, a Somerville Democrat. “There’s always some degree of tension in politics; everybody knows the last couple of years there’s been an intentional increase in the degree of heat in political discourse. . . . If nothing else good comes out of this, I’m hoping it causes people to reconsider how they deal with things.”

Or is it the Michael Capuano that a short month later called for politicians to be a little more violent.

“Politicians, I think are too bland today. I don’t know what they believe in,” Capuano said. “Nothing wrong with throwing a coffee cup at someone if you’re doing it for human rights.”

Or perhaps he is the Michael Capuano who threatened to kill a neighbor’s dog in 1993.

On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1993, Michael E. Capuano, then the mayor of Somerville, was tossing fly balls to his 9-year-old son in a Tufts University field while a trio of unleashed dogs – two rottweilers and a golden retriever – romped nearby.

After asking the owners to keep a closer eye on the dogs, Capuano returned to his son. The dogs edged closer. Capuano tossed another fly ball. And when his son became so distracted that the ball hit him in the face, Capuano had had enough.

Seizing a baseball bat, he stalked off toward the animals, only to be intercepted by Tracey M. Brown, a lifelong Somerville resident and the owner of one of the rottweilers.

“Nice lesson you’re teaching your son,” Brown recalled saying. “The way you solve a problem is to pick up a bat. Why don’t you try solving your problem with words?”

Remember, this is the guy the progressives are giddy about taking on Senator Brown.  Gimme a break.

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  1. We all know Mike Cap has had anger management issues.  His words weren’t out of line with the light assult and property damage conservative activists received from Union members.  

    Probably not even-tempered enough for the Senate.  

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

    This was shot at yesterday’s Unionpolooza event at the State House.

  3. capuano is a reflection of the people who voted him into office.not surprised by the call for blood,he would only make a call since he is not man enough to follow through on his own words.kind of sounds like that p.o.s.state senator moore saying that people should be tossed into boston harbor,another “man” asking people to due their dirty work for them.now i know why they call themselves liberal,there realy are not men!could the governors executive order on bathrooms be directed towards these “men”.

  4. will try to hound Capuano out of office for this.  I’m sure of it. 😉

  5. He’d be Governor had he had the guts to run in 2006. His career has peaked, he just doesn’t realize it…

  6. Sarah Palin and her the evil “target” map?

  7. Go look at what the nimcompoops over at BMG are saying about this.  Many are trying to suggest that Capuano was using a British word that really means nothing more than getting one’s hands ‘dirty’.  They are all dismissing this as a silly little misquote.  

    What it is in reality is Capuano telling his thugs to get in people’s faces.  I don’t think for a minute he is telling his union thugs to hurt anyone, but simply to intimidate them so they know who is boss.  And, I think that is actually worse than the alternative, because it is so subtle.

    When a duly elected representative of the House tells union goons to get a little bloody, he is really telling them to use their own discretion as to how forceful to be.  Sadly, they will be too forceful…

  8. At least, in an uncharacteristic way, the Globe actually covered this story. Their story, and not the act itself, forced Capuano to say that he “regretted” this – though nothing about the original statement suggested that he would be the kind of person who would regret this.

  9. they will only use force when they greatly outnumber those who due not agree with them.local # 7 mano on mano are not as tough as they are being presented by capuano or their b.a.most if not all in that local are low level criminals and none are l.t.c.they are equal to local #88,low level criminals with very low prospects for being productive people.

  10. I guess he didn’t hear about how the Cigar Shover got named an honorary chairman for the “National Institute for Civil Discourse” and said he hoped that it would help “elevate the tone of dialogue in our country”.  The D-bagger should pay closer attention.

  11. He didn’t tell the activists to “make people bloody,” he said that sometimes you have to “get bloody.” Getting bloody in the context of labor unions means literally getting bloody, as in stand your ground and get pummeled by government or corporate thugs.

    This is historic record. I don’t know how everyone is misreading it so dramatically.  

  12. Capuano was the only Democratic Congressman not challenged last year. The 8th District itself is hopeless but Capuano is makeing himself into the kind of lightening rod that Barney Frank has been for the last two years. A challenger for Capuano is sure to get some out-of-state money now and a contested race is a good tool for organzing Boston and Cambridge and boosting the vote there for statewide elections.

  13. He was so bad it made the WSJ, Investor’s Business Daily Editorials, Red State, Rush Limbaugh.  This jerk should apologize, I read that Tabitha Hale, who was on Pundit Review a few weeks ago was injured but okay, the video did not show who exactly hit her.

    If Capuano had the (R) after his name, John Boehner would make him resign.  Where is the leadership in the democrat party?  I used “democrat” just like GWB did on purpose.  

  14. In times like these, the historical ties between lawless Union thugs and Democrat Politicians are just exposed naturally as these bought and paid for politicos open their mouths.

    These words don’t sound like the words of a United States Congressman. Capuano’s words are the words of a Saul Alinsky Community organizer. These are the words of a traitor, an insurrectionist, and nothing more than a Mafioso Punk!

    Capuano was not talking metaphorically, comparing a campaign to a battle. His words can’t be compared to the combative campaign rhetoric that was made such an issue of right after the AZ tragedy. He was talking about some good old fashion union boys busting up some skulls and damaging some property Chicago-land style! Mike Capuano, was talking like he just had “burnt a Saint Card” in the back room of Don Vito’s Mortadella Emporium. In other words. Mikey Capuano was talking like a made man giving his union crew instructions.

    What happen to Democrats like Bobby Kennedy who exposed the connection between organized crime and the Unions. Well, I suppose you could say Mikey is doing the same thing, sort of. If by that you mean he is showing off the muscle end of the family.

    All I can say is thank God Massachusetts is losing a Congressional seat next year. It will be one less fool the Commonwealth gets to send to Washington.  

  15. Probably the same person.

    Bashing Michelle Obama gets us zero votes, and actually loses us votes.

    She says one thing and people are all over it going on two years. I said a lot of rude things about GW Bush does that mean I’m not a Republican?

    I can also see where she’s coming from and why she might say that once. Everyone who jumps all over her only sees it from their perspective.

    How about this- Is evryone on this board proud of their state right now (and 100% of the time)? Disloyal to the Commonwealth? How could you?

    Rush and the rest of the national talk radio and Fox crew might be fun for some of us, but their dogs won’t hunt (see how local is important?) in MA.  

  16. Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

    Did you read the whole diary here?  He has a documented history of being and or calling for violence.  

  17. I’ve ever read.

  18. While sadly the corporate world resorted to violence  in the 1900’s, now it’s the unions who use the threat of violence to get what they want.

  19. for the Fascistii are so……70 years ago.

  20. the Ironworkers Local gets violent all across the country….you will continue to cover for the inciting politicians?

    Bet you will…

  21. Also, Breitbart’s website is running this story with a video of Fox25’s report on it.  

  22. i must disagree with your challenge.getting more people in this district to vote will be a disaster for us.this district will not give any consideration to any republican.capuano is not so important that he needs to challenged in any election.his claim to fame is that he holds the seat that was held by j.f.k.

  23. I try to actually listen to you people, but your false outrage on everything makes me unable to talk to you.

    The Governor of WI is talking about bringing in the national guard. That means he is talking about actually shooting American citizens for organizing. That is what “getting bloody” means.  

  24. Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

    he’s bringing in the National Guard to stop violence.  I doubt he’s gonna have them shoot into a crowd of people.  That’s you ratcheting up the rhetoric.  

    Capuano has a history of violent outbursts and calling for people to inflict violence on others.  Perhaps you think telling people to throw boiling beverages at others isn’t violence?

    Unions are notorious for their violent acts in the political arena.  Before the advent and widespread use of youtube these went unreported.  In 2006 for example I witnessed union thugs, corrections workers no less, use 2 x 4’s to push Kerry Healey supporters into oncoming traffic.  They are skilled at this sort of thing and do it repeatedly.  There is a reason they are called union thugs, becase a good portion of them are.

  25. Do you smoke a doobie before you post?

    Did you read the reports and watch the video? Or are you covering your ears and shutting your eyes.

    Wake up.

  26. “…he is talking about actually shooting American citizens for organizing”

    He is, is he?

  27. buh-bye then, apologist for violence.

    So, the job of the National Guard is to shoot protesting civilians, eh?  Spoken like someone who’s  never been IN the NG.  I was riot control trainer in my NG infantry battalion….what was YOUR pertinent position?

    Regardless of your military ignorance…..you’re making this up as you go.  Capuano said what he said without mentioning the NG.

  28. If I was playing catch with my son and three dogs, including a rotties, came up to us and made me fear for my son’s life you bet your ass I would threaten to kill them…..

    If Scott Brown was playing with little Ayla on the swingset and three dogs came up to them and Scott threatened to kill the dogs you would be talking about what an awesome dad he is….

  29. was pissed at himself for hitting his son in the face with a ball…so he decided to be violent towards some nearby dogs.

    Classic displaced anger.

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