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Where's Civility Now? Mass. Dem Calls for Blood Amid Protests

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 12:34 PM

By Dan Weil

After the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., last month, Democrats excoriated some Republicans and tea party activists, accusing them of overheated rhetoric and alleging that such contentiousness contributed to the tragedy. Now, Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano is singing a different tune — saying protesters might need to get bloody, The Hill reports.

Capuano made the comment Tuesday as he defended the public unions in Wisconsin that oppose Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to curb their collective-bargaining rights in an effort to combat the state’s budget crisis.

Michael Capuano, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, blood, protests
Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass.
Addressing a group of union members in Boston Tuesday, Capuano said, "I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an e-mail to get you going," according to the Dorchester Reporter.

"Every once in a while, you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary."

Meanwhile, in the Badger State, inflammatory rhetoric and signs amid protesters at the Capitol have raised concerns about security there.

On the other hand, one protester chose a light-hearted approach with a sign proclaiming: “I blame Brett Favre.”

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