Obama's Support for Violent Union Members and Disdain for AFP

Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:25 PM

Now that the Americans For Prosperity [AFP] tent has been violently ripped down and destroyed by union protesters in Michigan with elderly volunteers inside, it's time to point out President Obama's connection to all of this madness.

Yesterday, President Obama berated right-to-work laws all over the country and expressed his support of union workers in Michigan ahead of the State House passing the legislation today.

"These so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. What they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money."

President Obama also has a long history of expressing his disdain for AFP.

The Obama campaign has started a petition aimed at forcing Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, to release its donor lists to the public, proving the group's claim of running a grassroots-supported organization.

This latest move by the campaign is part of an ongoing battle between the Obama team and the Koch brothers.

In late February an email to Obama supporters described Americans for Prosperity as a "front group" and accused the Koch brothers of making millions by “jacking up prices at the pump." The email also claimed the Koch brothers have committed $200 million to destroying Obama before the November election.

Will President Obama, who was in Michigan just yesterday, condemn the violent actions of the union members he supports? Or will he sit by and cheer behind closed doors about the destruction of AFP property and the potential injury of AFP volunteers? It's time to speak up, Mr. President.

UPDATE: Today at the daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodged questions about union violence and Michigan Democrats threating "blood" over new right-to-work legislation.

"The President beleives in debate that's you know, civil. I haven't seen those comments and I'm not sure they meant what some interpret them to mean," Carney said.


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