As I pointed out earlier, the AFL-CIO has been crying crocodile tears about mob tactics being employed by opponents of nationalized health care. This is, perhaps, the first time in U.S. history that unions have opposed intimidation and violence.
In fact, it’s worth looking at the way California unions responded to educators who filed suit against unions misusing their (mandatory) dues. It will probably come as a shock to most of you, but rather than listen respectfully, the union members did their best to disrupt the press conference that featured teachers who were brave enough to face down the politically powerful unions backed by equally powerful state politicians.
On the bright side, the vocabulary of the protestors appeared to be quite limited. Probably the result of being educated in government schools.
(H/t to Patrick Semmens at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.)