Conservative commentator Steven Crowder went to Michigan to interview protesting union members and ended up getting sucker punched four times by one out of control union thug. Glenn reacts to the video on radio today - also, Crowder (experienced in martial arts) has made quite an interesting challenge to the union tough guy. Fight like a man or go to jail.
During a protest, the union members tore down a AFP (Americans for Prosperity) tent with people inside in Lansing. When Crowder went to calmly ask the involved parties to stop, because women were under the tent, he was met by hostile union members who proceeded to yell and antagonize him. As you can see in the video below, things quickly turned violent.
"This is who you stand with?" Glenn said when he saw the video. "Look at this rhetoric. Look at this action. Look at the action. Look at what is happening."
"Really violent people. These are really, really violent people."
Crowder issued a challenge to his assailant last night on "Hannity". "You can come forward, I'll press charges, you'll go to jail," he said. "Or, since you wanted to cheap-shot me, we can host a bout in a sanctioned, legalized MMA competition." Crowder added the money raised from a fund to find the assailant could go to the union of his choice if he won. If Crowder wins it would go to charity.
But the heated rhetoric doesn't stop there. On the Michigan House Floor, Democratic State Representative Doug Geiss said, "We are going to undo 100 years of labor relations. And there will be blood. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass." The Battle of the Overpass refers to a violent confrontation between Ford Motor Company security guards and labor organizers in 1937 Detroit.
Clearly, the progressive tactics outlined in Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" are still in practice today.