Sometimes the pro-union left just needs to take a chill pill and accept defeat; Tuesday, after Michigan passed its right-to-work laws, was one of those times.
Sure, the law — which ban mandatory union fees — deal a blow to labor in the heart of a traditional bastion: the industrial Midwest.
But the bills were passed by duly elected lawmakers and signed by a democratically empowered governor, Rick Snyder.
So is it too much to expect the unions to accept that outcome civilly? Nonviolently?
“There will be blood — there will be repercussions,” vowed state Democratic Rep. Douglas Geiss, as a vote on the bills neared.
He wasn’t kidding: Outside, thousands of pro-union demonstrators raged — and state troopers in riot gear were called in.
Two tents belonging to supporters of the legislation were vandalized. Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was roughed up.