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Republicans Slam Obama For Weighing In On Wisconsin Budget Dispute

February 23, 2011 by  

Republicans Slam Obama For Weighing In On Wisconsin Budget DisputePresident Barack Obama has described Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal as an "assault on unions." The Republican leader of the Badger State is pushing for collective bargaining reform for public employees in an effort to reduce the State's deficit.

Although the Obama administration has not publicly commented on the protests in Wisconsin, several Republicans have criticized the President for offering his opinion on a State issue. During a Feb. 20 interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called Obama's comments "inappropriate."

On FOX News Sunday, Walker suggested that the nation's commander-in-chief should worry about reducing his own deficit instead of interjecting in Wisconsin's affairs.

"The president ultimately should stay focused on fixing the Federal budget because they’ve got a huge deficit and, believe me, they got their hands full,” Walker told the news provider.

While Obama is trying to balance his allegiance to public workers with his efforts to appease budget-cutting conservatives, many Americans have sided against union organizations. According to media reports, a recent Rasmussen national poll reveals that 48 percent of respondents said that they agree with Governor Walker in the Wisconsin dispute, while 38 percent support unions and state employees.

Furthermore, a national Clarus Poll released earlier this month showed that 64 percent of voters said that government workers should not have union representation.

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  • s c

    According to progressivism’s poster child (FDR), nothing in politics happens by accident. If that is true, then Obama needs to quit trying to act like a reincarnation of FDR.
    FDR, it seems, had no use for the government hopping into bed with unions, as he knew America would wind up with a bunch of overpaid, know-nothing, do-nothing slimers who feed off American taxpayers. Sorry about that, FDR.
    Because the Democrats, in their questionable wisdom, turned their collective backs on FDR (after
    all he did for the SOBs), then unions are nothing less than a tool to be used at the whim of the Democrat Party. When they grow tired of the unions, they will be tossed under the nearest bus to become a thing of the past.
    Apparently, there is no honor among thieves, useful idiots, closet turncoats, career politicians and other similar two-legged vermin. So sorry, FDR.
    It’s almost enough to make me feel sorry for FDR – almost, that is.

  • JeffH

    Obama takes the old union motto of “an injury to one is an injury to all” to his White House. He was “married” to the SEIU long before he reached the Illinois senate. This Marxist organizer was better suited to be a union lacky than a politician. Just watch and listen to this phony as he leads an SEIU Chant After Vowing to ‘Paint the Nation Purple’
    http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-obama-leads-seiu-chant-after-vowing-to/

    • JeffH

      Obama just a straight up hypocrit! He’s proven time and again he’s a enemy to the states and the American people. Get your own house in order Mr. President…you sound just like a couple of the lierals on this website.

      President Obama owes his presidency to Wade Rathke’s ACORN and its Project Vote affiliate and Stern’s SEIU and Rathke is rightly concerned with the next presidential election, because voters have been discovering what the Obama/ACORN/SEIU agenda really involves.

      “Back in 2008, the SEIU took out a $90-plus million loan to fund its campaign activities, most notably, to elect Barack Obama president of the United States.”
      “With the exception of ObamaCare, the union has little to show for its investment in electing the current government. Only if it can pass immigration reform and card check will the union have more access to new lines of revenue (read: more unionized workers).”

      Obamacare is a huge exception and the Obama administration will be trying to deliver on “immigration reform” and “card check.”

      SEIU lawyer Craig Becker was recess-appointed by President Obama as part of the implementation of the ACORN/SEIU agenda.

      Craig Becker to the NLRB
      “New Orleans Here’s a big win no matter how you shake and bake it: Craig Becker being nominated for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)! This is not to say that we do not need labor law reform desperately, but having crossed paths with Craig for more than 20 years, finally we have a situation where a brilliant, effective, and pro-worker/pro-union lawyer will be on the NLRB”

      “I can remember Keith Kelleher negotiating the subsidy for SEIU Local 880 in Chicago and always making sure that there was the money for the organizers, but that SEIU was also still willing to allow access to Craig Becker.”

      “Craig Becker will no longer be a secret weapon for workers at the NLRB, particularly informal workers who desperately need protections under labor law, but at least with him sitting on the board, there will finally once again be a fair and effective advocate and safeguard for workers. Thanks for a solid, President Obama!”
      http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/gaynor/100420

    • JeffH

      In case anyone is interested, this is one of Obama’s Marxist cronies that helps Obama and his other Marxist cronies keep these union protesters busy around the country, for that matter, around the world.

      Wade Rathke: Chief Organizer Blog
      Founder of ACORN, Chief Organizer at ACORN International, Author of Citizen Wealth.
      http://chieforganizer.org/

    • http://Dlynch Felix the Cat

      Most people giving a negative remark about Unions are either Republicans or never belonged to a Union or both. Unions keep us free from slavery. Wisconcin should serve a section 6 on labor and discuss the issues, instead of going public with negative output hoping to get support from people who don’t know Jack Shrimp!!

      • Macawma

        Oh, go back to your catbox, Felix. Unions might have been a good idea when first implemented, but like everything else, what started out a noble cause has, with the greed of man, become a writhing monster. Unions have hurt this country worse than any one thing I can think of. Get real…

        • Dawn

          I just want to say “hear hear” … I totally agree!! Unions did serve a purpose in the early 20th century but there is no place for them in the 21st century

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Felix the Cat… Are you kidding me? Seriously, you bring up slavery? You honestly think without unions we will go back to slavery? We are headed that way, but it won’t happen because the unions go under. As long as Americans look to the government to take care of them, they will become slaves to the government. A whole different kind of slavery is going to happen.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        felix,
        I have been a member of UAW, IBEW, and the teamsters and I think the unions have gotten too big for their own exhistence!! The big union bosses go to Hawaii, Vegas, Reno, all over the place having “meetings” to figure out ways to put a strangle hold on the U.S. people and they don’t give a worthless DAMN about you or your families! All they care about is how to fatten their own wallets!!!

        • http://charter.net susanburnette

          you are so right it’s all about there money not your’s

      • Granny Mae

        Felix the Cat,

        Get your brain out of moth balls. I come from a long line of union members and supporters for many years. I joined the union as soon as I went to work and paid union dues till the day I left work. I served for several years as a union steward and I can tell you beyond a shaddow of a doubt that the union that once was is no longer and is one of the most criminal organizations in this country. You think they keep people from being slaves? Guess again. They enslave you the moment you join. They tell you what you are going to do how much you are going to make and how much union dues you will pay. The president of your union has an office and does nothing for the most part all day long and guess what you pay his wages all day long for doing nothing while you get out there ans work your butt off. He also gets paid by the union. He gets all the ammenities of his job clasification and his health insurance and retirement paid by the company and also gets his bonus from the union. You should get his bonus ! He goes to union conventions and you pay the bill for his transportation, hotel, drinks and meals and honey do they party ! Now you most likely belong to the international too so that means that you are also paying a dues to them too. Good luck at ever getting anything back from them. Their job is to get your money to put in their pockets. Now you also have a BA. Guess what you are paying his wages too. The most you are going to get from all these people is maybe a bottle of whiskey at Christmas time ! I was a member of the united machinest and aero space workers. Guess what they got our workers a cut in pay a lousy insurance program and a closed company. Thousands of people where I worked lost their jobs because it was better for the company to pack up and close shop than it was to try to deal with the company. I worked for a very large company that was based in several states and the union put us out of work plus they helped the company sell our air planes to China and even went over there and taught them how to do our jobs. They took our money and took our jobs and then moved on to greener pastures ! Some divisions lost their retirements and some lost their medical for retirese. The union knew the company was going out of business and never said a thing in fact we were told to keep mum about the whole thing and many people that had stock in the company lost everything. I could go on about many things that I discovered while I was in the Union but enough is enough. Don’t ever put your trust in the union because they lie ! All of them.

      • JC

        Felix the Cat says:
        February 23, 2011 at 11:45 am
        Most people giving a negative remark about Unions are either Republicans or never belonged to a Union or both. Unions keep us free from slavery.

        Garbage. Absolute Garbage!
        Unions are tools of slavery. You have no individual voice and you tow the line in any direction you are told to. You are just a group that can be completely controlled because you all do exactly as you are told…like sheep.
        Which, by the way Felix, I imagine your very good at what doing whatever you’re told…what with having no mind of your own.

      • http://naver samurai

        Remember that these are a few of the reasons so many new people were elected on November 2, moron! 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • eddie47d

      More distortions from Jeff and his mentor Breitbart. That was a very good video in defense of working men and women throughout this land and Obama is right on. Why don’t you admit it Jeff that you can’t stand the Middle Class and the hard work it took to get there. You seems to side with the banksters and drool over CEO’s who pad their pensions with stock options and golden parachutes. Your anti-union rants prove you don’t give a damn about the working folks here in America.You are like a serf who bows down to the King because you think you will be rewarded by that folly.When in reality those corporate kings steal with the best of them. The Middle Class keeps loosing and certain corporations (such as Koch’s) make it an issue to destroy unions. You rail against Elite’s yet secretly defend them which in turn sinks unions and the Middle Class right along with it.

      • Macawma

        eddie, go get in the catbox with Felix. You can sniff each other’s a55es…

      • ValDM

        eddie,
        I said this to you yesterday and am still awaiting a response. We know you’re a union goon. How is it that you have so much time to be here and stir the pot? Are you EARNING the money you’re paid? Are you using your employer’s computer and time to be here? Why don’t you go back to work, or even go to work?

      • JeffH

        More distortions from Jeff and his mentor Breitbart. That was a very good video in defense of working men and women throughout this land and Obama is right on. Why don’t you admit it Jeff that you can’t stand the Middle Class and the hard work it took to get there. You seems to side with the banksters and drool over CEO’s who pad their pensions with stock options and golden parachutes. Your anti-union rants prove you don’t give a damn about the working folks here in America.You are like a serf who bows down to the King because you think you will be rewarded by that folly.When in reality those corporate kings steal with the best of them. The Middle Class keeps loosing and certain corporations (such as Koch’s) make it an issue to destroy unions. You rail against Elite’s yet secretly defend them which in turn sinks unions and the Middle Class right along with it.

        eddie says, “More distortions from Jeff and his mentor Breitbart.”
        Where is the distortion? It’s all there without any cutting and splicing, in other words, no distortions!

        “Why don’t you admit it Jeff that you can’t stand the Middle Class and the hard work it took to get there.”
        What is there to admit…I am a product of the hard working middle class. Provide something I’ve said to denegrate the hard working middle class.

        “You seems to side with the banksters and drool over CEO’s who pad their pensions with stock options and golden parachutes.”
        I, unlike you, believe in free choice, the free market system and don’t believe in wealth re-distribution just because some CEO or Bankster get’s a big check. Unlike you liberals, if I don’t like a bank or a corporation or even a CEO I won’t demand, cry and scream “it’s not fair…you have to share”. My “choice” is not do business with them.

        “Your anti-union rants prove you don’t give a damn about the working folks here in America.”
        Where have I posted that I am anti-union? Where have I ever said I don’t “give a damn” about working folks? I haven’t! I’ve merely pointed out the stron ties between the Marxist Obama and his bed mates, the Marxist SEIU along with the Marxist ACORN.

        If the truth be told eddie, I’d say you can’t back up or prove any of your alleged allegations and it just pisses you off! In other words…put up or shut…you know the rest…

        • eddie47d

          You say it all the time Jeff and you made it clear in your several comments. I saw nothing wrong with Breitbarts video yet he and apparently you seem to see evil everywhere. Then distort it to your needs.

          • JeffH

            eddie, I challenge you to point out the distortions I’ve made. In other words and in plain english…put up or shut up!

            Now, as always, I’m not expecting any kind of a relevant answer. Run baby run!

        • http://naver samurai

          Non, now, take it easy on edduh. He just hasn’t taken his daily requirement of Geritol and viagra. 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • JeffH

        eddie says, “More distortions from Jeff and his mentor Breitbart.”
        Where is the distortion? It’s all there without any cutting and splicing, in other words, no distortions!

        “Why don’t you admit it Jeff that you can’t stand the Middle Class and the hard work it took to get there.”
        What is there to admit…I am a product of the hard working middle class. Provide something I’ve said to denegrate the hard working middle class.

        “You seems to side with the banksters and drool over CEO’s who pad their pensions with stock options and golden parachutes.”
        I, unlike you, believe in free choice, the free market system and don’t believe in wealth re-distribution just because some CEO or Bankster get’s a big check. Unlike you liberals, if I don’t like a bank or a corporation or even a CEO I won’t demand, cry and scream “it’s not fair…you have to share”. My “choice” is not do business with them.

        “Your anti-union rants prove you don’t give a damn about the working folks here in America.”
        Where have I posted that I am anti-union? Where have I ever said I don’t “give a damn” about working folks? I haven’t! I’ve merely pointed out the stron ties between the Marxist Obama and his bed mates, the Marxist SEIU along with the Marxist ACORN.

        If the truth be told eddie, I’d say you can’t back up or prove any of your alleged allegations and it just pisses you off! In other words…put up or shut…you know the rest…

        • JeffH

          Oh…eddie, as I’ve said several times, I helped organize my fellow employees into a union in 69-70. I was involved in every negotiaton until my voluntary departure in 1979. I was on every union commitee, a chief steward and was even asked to run for the departing business agents job by the union…ILWU Local 6. I rubbed elbows with the hierarchy of the ILWU and even met Harry Bridges and recieved his “blessings” to run for the business agents job.(Harry Bridges was a communist and co-founder of the ILWU) I turned it down because I chose to seek my “pot of gold” elsewhere. I’ve been on both sides of the isle.

        • eddie47d

          More repeat and rinse from Jeff. If you are not anti-union then don’t make statements clearly defining you as just that.More like a turncoat if you did belong to a union and then side with those who are destroying those unions.Such as Gov. Walker.

          • JeffH

            eddie, so much a dummy. You notice the unions I’ve pointed out have made tens of millions in contributions to the Democrats and that the SEIU is in bed with Obama. That’s hardly making a statement that I am anti-union. Of course you would accuse me of being otherwise, but that is just how your distorted mind works. Stick to the facts or prove otherwise.

          • http://naver samurai

            My wife and I have never been part of a union and we don’t want to either. By how much they steal from their “subordinates” it’s amazing that they haven’t been called to answer for these thefts yet. 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • JeffH

    Labor Day Recap: National Right to Work Exposes Big Labor’s Radical Agenda – Fri-09/10/2010

    In the face of bipartisan opposition, Obama bypassed Congress and installed Craig Becker at the NLRB through a recess appointment.
    Faced with apparent conflicts of interests brought to light by the National Right to Work Foundation, Becker quickly downplayed any connection to the SEIU, his longtime employer.

    Despite his relatively brief tenure, Becker’s biases are already evident. In one recent case, Becker wrote that the board should consider waiving rules that require union bosses to provide workers with independently audited breakdowns of union expenditures.

    By cramming the NLRB full of forced-unionism operatives, Obama has successfully laid the groundwork for a stealthy push to undermine the rights of American workers. The NLRB’s administrative agenda and electronic-voting schemes now threaten to undo much of the hard work that went into defeating card-check legislation.
    http://www.nrtw.org/en/free-tagging/obama-administration

    • http://naver samurai

      Lot’s of good info, fellow patriot. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! 하나님 하고 나라를 의해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Doc Sarvis

    President Obama has not provided any strong statements on either side of the argument from what I’ve heard. In fact, the left is criticizing him for not taking a hard line on this issue. Again, the left is upset with him and the right is upset with him on this issue. He shows again that he is a centerist. Besides, on a site called Personal Liberty I would expect his freedom of speech would be approved of.

    • http://naver samurai

      With everything he has done in office so far, he’s too far out in left field to be a centrist. A centrist tries to make everyone happy, but always fails in the attempt. If he’s a centrist, then I’m the Pope. 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • skip

        The so-called budget issue in Wisconsin is not at all a budget issue – the unions made all the concessions asked by the new Fascist Governor of Wisconsin. The issue is whether employees have a right to organize to protect themselves from abuses by employers, either state or private. Walker never mentions that in his various fireside chats, does he? I agree that the unions have overdone it in the past asking for far too much, and our industries, when we were sitting on top of the world and the major industrial power in the world, just rolled over and continued to make profits. Now the world is more competitive, and all of us are going to have to give up a lot of our credit-card bankrolled luxuries and excesses. But if the Koch brothers have their way, all workers will be indentured servants, they will pollute the hell out of the areas around their refineries, there will be no public education as we knew it (and that is what made America strong, whether you like it or not), and health care will be considered a luxury and will consume as much as 50% of the average American’s income. There will be no FAA, so there will be no air transport system. Our highways will proceed to even worse disrepair since the government will have no ability to maintain them (but perhaps the Kochs will build a private system and charge us tolls to use them – but would you call that a tax?), there will be no police or fire protection unless you elect to pay for it yourself to private entities as they did in the 1800s (would you call those fees taxes, or can private entities just charge the hell out you, highjack you at will, and you anti-government types forgive them as they sequester all the wealth of the nation?) The $$$$$ donations you speak of were dominantly from the likes of the Koch brothers to whomever they wanted in power, and they wanted Republicans who essentially are in the employ of Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Insurance, and the like. If you look what businesses tend to support Democrats, they happen to be the ones which innovate, make new products, have new ideas, and employee the few people in the country who are educated to a level that makes the employable. It is telling that a lot of these educated people were not educated here, but in the2nd and 3rd world where the educational systems and appreciation of education are far beyond ours. From the tone and tenor of the comments on this blog site, education seems to have bypassed a lot of you, are maybe you just try to appear less than you really are to sandbag the rest of us.

        • Red

          How does all that hot air justify any state drowning itsself in unpayable debt to support social programs that produce nothing. Why do the unions deserve to have their retirement and medical costs paid for by non-union taxpayers?

          • Aix Sponsa

            Red- well said

          • eddie47d

            You are right Skip and you seem to get it. RED is distorting the issue since teachers and police,etc. are basically a business with employees and they negotiated a good contract. Now we have folks who don’t want to honor those contracts (Gov. Walker/Tea Party). We could use one of the Conservatives old sayings”if you don’t like your job quit”, and then join a union if the pay is better. Sure benefits may be higher than they should be and that is being negotiated. Yet some on this site don’t want anyone to make a decent living and want them to grovel for table scrapes. Then those same people will have the audacity to defend corporate CEO’s who robbed our nation blind and still gave themselves a raise.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            eddie,
            I don’t call the $70.00 an hour with benefits included that the UAW workers make TABLE SCRAPS!!!! I don’t call what the government workers make, including benefits, table scraps either!! If you feel that they deserve more, then YOU donate your paycheck to support them, I don’t and I won’t!! If you think all the union members are so loyal, then tell me why they are so adamant about trying to do away with the secret ballot????

        • http://Dlynch Felix the Cat

          The competitive world consists of Chinese slave labor and prison labor and if you buy this stuff at Walmart you will be lucky to have it last 11 months…it’s junk. We should have Tarriffs on all items coming into this country equal to the cost of manufacturing the item in this country…NOW THAT’S being COMPETITIVE!! You can bet that the makers would want to get their butts back here to make stuff here if that ever happened but the foreign countres emmissaries come here to bribe our congress not to pass these laws. Our Congress doesn’t represent us …they represent the foreign countries!! Thet’s why all the Revolutions in other countries will be here on our doorstep in due time.

          • JC

            Do you mean like…General Motors, Chrysler and Harley Davidson.
            Competitive like that?

        • JeffH

          skip, expand on how the Koch’s contributions are altering Wisconsin’s budget problems or America’s for that matter when the unions out spend them. The Koch’s aren’t even in the same league as the unions.

          Koch’s political action committee bundles contributions from Koch employees and their spouses. Koch’s PAC spent a total of $5.74 million since 2006. The breakdown comes to $2.04 million in the 2006 cycle, $2.6 million in the 2008 cycle, and $1.1 million during the first year of the 2010 cycle.

          Unions have been stalwart supporters of the Democratic Party and do so with their pocketbooks.
          In 2008, unions spent $74.5 million in campaign contributions, with $68.3 million going to the Democratic Party. Already, unions have contributed $6.5 million to the 2010 elections, and $6 million has gone to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C.

          Since 1990, labor unions have contributed over $667 million in election campaigns in the United States, of which $614 million or 92 percent went to support Democratic candidates.

          The United Auto Workers union has donated almost $25 million to Democratic Party candidates since 1990…

          The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers which since 1990 have contributed more than $50 million to support Democratic candidates running for office.

          Is it coincidence that construction and industrial unions have contributed a least $150-200 million to Democratic candidates since 1990?
          http://www.aier.org/research/briefs/1550-obama-thanks-his-friends-government-spending-and-union-support

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Doc… What do you mean by “strong statements”. Any statement for the unions is a strong statement. He needs Wisconsin in the next election. And he is already sleeping with the unions. Even if he kept his mouth shut, we all know where his loyalty lies.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Tell me how he is sleeping with the unions.

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          Doc… I am not looking up all the videos for you. He is tight with Andy Stern and he has already sided with the unions and made mention that he owes them. You would have to be living under a rock not to know this.

          • meteorlady

            SEIU – didn’t they give him huge amounts of money for his election campaign?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Doc,
            Just look up the videos of Andy Stern, himself, saying how he visits the white house 2-3 times a week and talks to the president almost everyday!!! how much more bedtime do you need?!?!? What do you need? A picture of them both, in bed, in pajamas and a teddy bear?!?!?!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            I meant Trumka not Stern!!

          • http://naver samurai

            100% agree with you, fellow patriot and Hoosier. Meteorlady, you are spot on. This is probably why so many of their thugs have been trying to intimidate people on such items as immigration. The SEIU is known for hiring many illegals and gives jobs to immigrants before giving them to Americans. Well said, Joe H. I guess that doc got up this morning and had to have more than one cup of kool aid to start the day. 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • JeffH

          Gee Doc. Just read my opening posts…duh!

        • http://none Gary

          Public service employees are paid with tax money. Then the public service union dues are taken from the public service employees who are union members. Then the unions give HUGH amounts of “campaign contributions” to the Democrats. Then the Domecrats fight for public service unions.
          It’s money laundering at its finest (or lowest), and the taxpayers are footing the bill.

          • JeffH

            Straight up bribery was my thoughts…

          • Granny Mae

            You got it ! Praise God !

          • JC

            Throw in the fact that the money originates in the Federal Counterfeiting Reserve bank and we all pay the interest on it…and you have the perfect scam.

          • skip

            HITLER outlawed unions May 2, 1933. Walker seems to be carrying out Hitler’s master plans – forget Karl Marx, etc. This nation struggled desperately to contain the ability of the very wealthy to control the rest of us. Take a look at the very innovative businessmen job creators of the US today – Gates of Microsoft, Jacobs of Qualcomm, Buffet, Bloomberg, Jobs of Apple, Schmidt and Brin of Google, etc. – ask them what is the best way to proceed. But don’t ask the money changers of Wall Street and their fellow travellers to really care about the middle class – they made the middle class the victims of their greed. Don’t ask the polluters and mountain scrapers and mine collapsers if they have any concern for the rest of us – the answer is obvious. If any of you bloggers are middle class, you’d better wake up – you are going to get screwed good by the billionaire class, and I mean royally screwed. How on earth did you get buffaloed and co-opted by these liars and criminals? I’ll tell you how – they bought you, and damned cheaply too!

    • meteorlady

      If Obama was anything close to center I would probably approve. He’s far far left, always has been. He’s running for re-election right now so all of a sudden he’s centrist?

  • s c

    For those who hate reality, Lenin and Marx weren’t centrists. Stalin was no centrist. Hitler was no centrist. Neither was Mao. As for Obummer, you guessed it.
    Contrary to what anyone claims, Lenin, Marx, Stalin, Hitler and Mao never deserved to be seen as ‘centrists,’ although their adoring followers never stopped trying to convince the world otherwise. Nothing new under the sun, folks. It’s the same, message, the same philosophy and the same fraternity scum pulling the strings behind the curtain. Only the public relations campaign and the faces change.

    • Red

      Neither was Saul Alinsky, Obama’s idol, the original “community organizer” Before cashing in on politics, Obama was a trainer and lawyer for ACORN, hardly a centrist organization.

  • Warrior

    All this false propaganda about breaking the union, Walker wants to give workers a choice by not allowing payroll deductions for DUES and suggesting re-certification every year. Now, could it be the unions are frightened that the people, if left to their own devices, may ELECT to NOT send their DUES in? Or possibly the VOTE to certify may NOT go its way? Oh my, Liberty and Freedom of CHOICE is not tolerated within the ranks! Do tell.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Warrior… Great post! This clears up some of the issues!

      • s c

        And, Robin, the Wisconsin governor is dealing with public sector unions. Public sector unions are arguably THE worst. They feed off the public like vampires.
        When it comes to “teachers,” they have exposed themselves as worthless scum who need to have their licenses permanently revoked so they can find suitable employment elsewhere. It’s NOT possible to care about educating kids when you’re out protesting and acting like common criminals.
        And, let us not forget MDs and MD-posers who are writing bogus medical excuses. Those vermin belong behind bars until honest politicians outnumber the career criminals who infest Washington now.

        • Aix Sponsa

          Guess that would be forever, huh?

    • meteorlady

      Ah great post – now we get to the meat of the matter. The workers would have a choice. When I was working around Union members, most complained that they got nothing really much for the dues they paid and would rather opt out.

      • eddie47d

        They must have been crybabies for the union was there to fight for their jobs. That is a blessing in itself.

        • ValDM

          I’m still waiting, eddie. See above post to see what I’m waiting for.

        • Granny Mae

          They darn sure didn’t fight for mine and I was a steward ! A lot of people where I worked opted out, by simply going upstaires and telling them they would pay the dues themselves. No automatic deductions !

  • Fly By Night

    Anybody counting the days to the next Presidential election? :-o…

    • meteorlady

      Me – count me!

    • Granny Mae

      ME Too !

    • http://naver samurai

      Me three! 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • tim

    Obama is playing nice for the 2012 elections. After these idiots re-elect him he will be back to the same scumbag he always was and he will be trying to eliminate term limits. JUST WATCH!!!!!! He’s doing everything he can to line up the power!!

    • Warrior

      Yep, and his boy just won the election for mayor of chicago. Now, time to get this machine in gear for the the re-election campaign.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Warrior… Saying Rahm ‘won’ the election is to assume that there wasn’t any voter fraud. We all know he pulled the necessary strings to even run when he hasn’t lived in Illinois the required time frame. I think it was rigged. No, I have no basis for saying that, except my own gut feelings!

        • s c

          Robin, how many millions of dollars do you think were ‘redistributed’ so Rahmbo could claim that he serves a purpose? This is just another chapter in the continuing perversion known as “the best government that MONEY can buy.” Chicago may deserve him. At least he won’t be in the White House.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            sc,
            Our gain is Chicago’s loss!!!

          • Granny Mae

            S C,
            Hey I just heard that the first lady has hired a personal shopper for herself ! What the heck does that mean ?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Granny Mae,
            It just means she is too lazy to do it for herself!!! It’s hard to get that big behind of hers into motion, doncha know!!

        • 45caliber

          Robin:

          If I remember correctly, didn’t someone in Chicago about two years ago put the “I voted” stickers on the gravestones in the cemetary there?

          • Robin from Arcadia, IN

            45caliber… I do remember that. I wouldn’t trust anyone in Chicago. Their kind of politics is so corrupt that they even make the White House look good, which is no easy feat.

      • meteorlady

        I cannot believe that IL is that corrupt that they by-pass a law to allow this jerk to run. These people deserve what they get for their stupidity.

        • eddie47d

          Whether they are jerks or not Rahm won by a wide margin and the next candidate in line only got 25% of the vote.That was Chicago’s choice for those of you who say you defend choices.

          • Robin from Arcadia, IN

            eddie.. If the voting wasn’t rigged, then they got what they wanted.

          • Brad

            By the way eddie, rahm was unelligible to run for mayor of chicago.

            1. He rented out his home within the city limits, hence he had no residence for over two years within chicago city limits.

            2. When he came back to chicago to run for mayor he didn’t have one year living in the city limits to be eligible by the time the vote occured.

            3. The courts who have been in the rats hands for ages gave rahm the mayoral seat.

        • Granny Mae

          meteorlady,

          Chicago has been criminally corrupt since the late 18, to early 19 hundreds. Nothing has changed except their methods of operation.

          • Warrior

            Which brings the discussion full circle back to Madison!

  • http://charter howe

    Unions were good for WE THE PEOPLE decades ago until they started to get political and instead of working to enhance working conditions and wages at grassroots level, some of them evolved into business killers using slick lawyers and production threats to make demands that far exceeded to ability of the companies and the general public to sustain. For the past decade unions like AFL-CIO, SEIU and others have become more and more a major political force which decides election outcomes and global economy events which are not always in the best interest of WE THE PEOPLE. What Mr. Trumpka and other union leaders want is a transformation of power from the three branches of govt to the union overlords. You may laugh, but think about it, it’s true. The unions have become rich and powerful on the taxpayers back. A bill was recently defeated by the Republicans in the House that would have allowed the Unions to nationalize and this would have allowed the public sector unions to control all legislation pertaining to wages, benefits, healthcare etc which would have taken the authority away from the states. This would have also created a voting bloc by the unions to provide many millions of voters to keep the democrats in office for taking care of the union needs. Does that sound like democracy that you want to live under. The State police and firefighters in Wisconsin are still allowed to have collective bargaining, but the rest of the unions will not have most of their draconion collective bargaining powers if the disputed legislation is passed. Right now, unions do not have to be fair and reasonable and do not want to negotiate in good faith and are all too willing to strike even though the result would create safety issues, hardships and unsustainable debt for taxpayers not to mention the governor and the elected officials do not have control.

    • Ellen

      You are right. Unions were necessary when they first formed because the greedy men who owned workers’ places of employment also owned their housing & stores. Those days are long gone. Laws have been enacted that provide protection to workers. It seems the only jobs unionized are govt workers and less professional workers. Unions breed mediocrity. Why work hard when you are the new guy, since you’ll be the first laid off? Why work hard when you’re the long-term guy, since your job is secure no matter what? Raises are usually not merit based so, again, why work hard? This defies everything we know about employee management and worker morale.

      • Granny Mae

        Ellen,

        The company I worked for gave me three merit raises and the union only got me one. My union raise was a .10 cent an hour raise but the company raises I got spanned whole clasifications and amounted to several dollars an hour raise ! I didn’t have to pay the company but I did have to pay the union.

  • tom

    Hell on the wabash

  • http://yours Fred E

    weel what do you expect from a UNION EMPLOYEE like OBOZO. he owes the SEUI for all the support and He Dosen’t Mind Raping the TAX PAYER to Support Him Buddies.

    DEmocRATS have Always Pushe for More TAXES and Here we go again.
    aren’t we tired of supporting the State County City worker for there life with way To Much pay for the Position and then have to hold there hands for LIFE
    Give me a Break

  • Fly By Night

    He is worse that a scumbag. :-(

  • DDS

    The budget is balanced. Obama weighed in on the union busting agenda that will swallow the countries public sector IF Wisconsin falls. Why are our teachers suddenly public enemy number one? Scott Walker is a 1 term governor.

    • Laurie, Haslet, TX

      the budget is NOT BALANCED – neither at the Fed or State level.
      OBAMA’s budget does not make spending cuts – ITS FULL OF SPENDING/TAX INCREASES.

      Walker gave the UNIONS the opportunity to have some voice in the budget – they REFUSED everything across the board. Which resulted in his budget proposal/

      Walker wants to make it EASIER on Union Members – by not allowing the UNIONS to FORCE members to pay $500 – $1000 a YEAR in dues – that the union bosses then give to the democrats who in turn PROMISE BILLIONS OF TAXPAYERS dollars to pay for.

      The DEMOCRATS have shown their true colors – they DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE MAJORITY of the TAXPAYERS who are NON -UNION private sector employees in their districts – by siding with the MINORITY UNIONS and making promises they cannot keep.

      Democrats have used the UNIONS only to further their own agenda that has nothing to do with what is best for the ALL THE PEOPLE – not just the minority UNION members. ITS A SCAM of HUGE PROPORTIONS and it will be the downfall of the Democrats in upcoming elections.

      • DDS

        The money has been offered to increase pension contribution to 5.8% and health care to 12.6%. The only remaining issue is the collective bargaining of teachers, prison guards, and state road crews. I repeat the financial portion of the budget repair has been offered.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      DDS… The teachers aren’t public enemies, and neither are the rest of us who help fund the unions against our will.

      • http://naver samurai

        I see the same thing is happening in Indiana with the libs walking out of office. 하나님 하고 나라를 위해서! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Teresa

    Obama is going to support the Unions with all his might for his contributions will come mainly from them this year due to the fact that he will be watched more closely from Judicial Watch this year on his previous campaign shady donations from prior election…

  • Fly By Night

    I wonder if he was born in Kenyon Africa; and I wonder where is his long form birth certicate located. :-o

    • Teresa
      • meteorlady

        He has certainly spent a lot of someone’s money getting his records sealed and everything put away neatly. GWB as least released his records. If you have nothing to hide, why spend millions hiding?

    • Red

      Would you approve of his behavior if he had a true Hawaiian birth certificate? You had best forget about the birth issue and start trying to enlist the help of others to vote this radical Muslim out of office.

      • Teresa

        Yes, it does make a difference. For it only proves that our Congress failed in Their duties and they should be held accountable as well as him if he was Not born in Hawaii. It matters for there is a man sitting in Prision due to the fact Obama Still refuses to release his birth certificate but yet talks about how he cares for our servicemen, total hypocricy for all he cared about was passing his agenda Dont Ask Dont Tell. It matters for it will be the greatest scams in history and our government and judicial system swept it under the carpet as if it were nothing! It matters for if he proves not to be a natural born citizen (which does not matter for his parents weren’t) every order he has passed that destroys our nation further should NEVER had happen! I don’t approve of one single thing he has done in his deliberate attack to destroy this nation regardless of where he is from though!

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          Teresa.. Well said. The birth certificate issue should not be over. He should never have ran until we all knew and were assured he was an American. His actions certainly don’t seem like he is!

  • Charles

    From whom has this White House received big $$$$$$$ donations? To them then he is beholden. He will not be able to simply answer ‘present’ on tough decision much longer.

    • David in MA

      Yes Charles, AND it is written,,, You cannot serve two masters at the same time…… Guess where obaamaa puts the people who think they are his master?…..ooop’s, not meant to sound racist with that comment. but if it is, get over it!

  • meteorlady

    Unions are like religion…. they don’t belong in politics. Unions are naturally biased and self-serving and should not be allowed even to contribute to political campaigns. Their bosses are corrupt and arrogant and make a fortune off people that blindly follow and believe the drivel they pass out.

    • 45caliber

      When my mother was still working she was a union member for many years. I once determined that the workers where she worked were paying about $32,000 a month to the union.

      And how was it used? Well, there were two union officials who were being paid a salary … And I’m sure they were passing along part of it to the national officials for their salaries … I guess the rest of it was being given to the politicians for their favors.

      None of it was going to the union members, that was for certain.

  • David in MA

    “Republicans Slam Obama For Weighing In On Wisconsin Budget Dispute”

    Dictators do things like that.

  • Mick

    DDS says:
    February 23, 2011 at 8:23 am
    The budget is balanced. Obama weighed in on the union busting agenda that will swallow the countries public sector IF Wisconsin falls. Why are our teachers suddenly public enemy number one? Scott Walker is a 1 term governor.

    ********************************************
    DDS ,,,Thank God you don’t take care of my finances if you think the budget is balanced,,,Wherein the hell did you learn how to count ????
    Could it be in the corrupted school system that bleeds the citizens dry ?

  • DDS

    Now the schools are “corrupt”. Wait til Walker gives the power plants to his buddies who paid for his brown bag campaign. Koch Bros?

    • ValDM

      Yes, they are corrupt. Teachers do not “teach” anymore. Why can’t Johnny read? Why can’t Linda count back change? Why can’t Bobby identify the states and their capitols? Why can’t Jane add 2+2?

    • JC

      They aren’t really schools any more…unless you count Marxist Indoctrination as education.

  • JUSTIN ON OTR

    Obama’s New World Order plans revealed

    aangirfan
    Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009

    Henry Kissinger has revealed what Obama is going to try to do to bring about bring about a New World Order.

    Kissinger writes (Henry Kissinger: The world must forge a new order or retreat to chaos – 20 January 2009):

    1. “The alternative to a new international order is chaos.”

    In other words, join the New World Order or you will suffer from false flag operations and the undermining of your economies.

    2. “The extraordinary impact of the President-elect on the imagination of humanity is an important element in shaping a new world order.”

    In other words: we Zionists and fascists have chosen Obama as our puppet.

    3. “The ultimate challenge is to shape the common concern of most countries and all major ones regarding the economic crisis, together with a common fear of jihadist terrorism, into a strategy reinforced by the realisation that the new issues like proliferation, energy and climate change permit no national or regional solution.”

    The New World Order means world government. You will be ruled from Washington or Jerusalem.

    4. “The role of China in a new world order is crucial.

    “Each side of the Pacific needs the cooperation of the other in addressing the consequences of the financial crisis…

    “The Sino-American relationship needs to be taken to a new level.”

    China has a lot of money in its reserves. They had better hand it over to us

  • Jim K.

    In a recent seminar about our national school education system in Phoenix, AZ Dick Morris message on poor public school performance was caused by teacher unions running the schools not the adminstration or department of education. Dick’s comments are being reinforced by unions in WI now. Thanks to Gov. Walker standing up to the power of the unions and hopefully he can stand the pressure from the unions and cowardly Democrats. Obiviously the unions and Demoncrats would rather see teachers loose their jobs and/or the State of WI go broke into bankruptcy. These are the people who are helping to destroy our country!!! Let’s support Gov. Walker now trying to improve education and while we still have our country.

    • 45caliber

      If you check over the last forty-fifty years ALL teaching “improvements” actually don’t improve the scores of the students. If anything, they reduce them. But they do make it easier for the “teachers” to not actually teach. Or rather, it makes it easier to present the materials. I’ve actually heard one professor teaching teachers in college tell his students that it wasn’t their responsibility to insure the students learned; their only responsibility was to present the materials. If the kids didn’t learn, that was the fault of the kids. It’s no wonder the younger teachers don’t worry about grades! And it is also no wonder the teachers’ unions don’t want grades to be used to reward good teachers. After all, if the grades depend solely on the students then how can you blame the bad teachers?

  • JUSTIN ON OTR

    IF YOU READ “RULES OF RADICAL’S” THE PATH OF OBAMA’S AGENDA HAD BEEN SET THE DAY WE VOTED HIM IN,AND THE PATH IS RIGHT ON HIS GOAL’S. GOP DID SLOW IT DOWN A LITTLE,BUT NOT ALL TOGETHER..YOU DAM AMERICAN’S ARE HOLDING STILL ON YOUR RIGHT’S AND BEAR ARMS, ISN’T HELPING EITHER.
    WE ARE LAUGHING BECAUSE AMERICAN’S REALLY THINK OBAMA PLAN’S WAS TO BRING OUR TROOPS HOME.HE DON’T CARE ABOUT AMERICA OR AMERICANS, READ!!!

    • 45caliber

      Actually, I wonder if he isn’t leaving the soldiers in the Mid-East to insure they aren’t in the US. That way if they decide he’s an idiot he has a good chance to run since they can’t get back easily on their own…

  • George

    Obama is going to take this country down the tubes. He is muslum
    he doesnt care about the Christian way of life. He wants to make
    all illegal alien legal so we can increase 338 Billion we spend
    a year letting illegals stay in this country and yes I said Billion
    with BBBBBBB. I have a solution listen up you politicans hire more
    people to track them down and patrol our border no not only have you
    created jobs. US citzen (show us your birth certificate). He will push to make all illegasl legal so they can collect Socail Security now the entitlement that we Americans worked hard for which Obama says
    isn’t entitlement in first place. Now about the Unions tell me
    why $2,000 for every new car goes straight to Unions. Jimmy Hoffa
    was a crook. He got caught and went to jail. Do you think he disappear
    for being on up and up. This is your Unions. Nothing has changed just
    a diferent face. Tell me in private secture who doesn’t pay for
    there Health care. Unions don’t or very little. This why most state
    have a problem. Not to mention welfare! Tell why would they want
    to work if they could get a Job. “EPENDENCE ON WELFARE WAS REPLACED
    BY THE INCENTIVE TO WORK” Said George Bush. Its the truth.

    • Red

      Sorry to tell you this, but we will begin paying Social Security benefits to Mexicans in the very near future. That is part of a previously negotiated treaty. We currently don’t have enough money to pay our own people, but we have agreed to pay Mexicans!

      • ValDM

        We already are paying illegals SS. It started more than 25 yrs ago.

  • 45caliber

    I have to agree. Oblama should have kept his mouth shut.

    At least the governor is trying to get his budget under control. It is definate that Oblama isn’t even attempting to do so. He simply wants to get everything he can think of into the budget – and if it breaks the budget – oh well.

  • Fly By Night

    We Need a President who loves the United States of America. Obama has proven he does NOT…!!! :-(

  • chuckb

    Article from the Wall Street Journal – by Eddie Sessions:
    “I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.
    In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c’” was the real author.
    His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.
    He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?
    He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed “cool” in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.
    And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska .. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984′s Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.
    The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.
    Now, nearly a full 2 years into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.
    Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to “wish away” some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain .
    The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign “world tour” were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.
    Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party’s hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.
    Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an “obstreperous” Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against “jumping to conclusions” about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.
    He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.
    The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.
    Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual’s life.
    When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.
    We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America

    • Fly By Night

      It is a sorry rotten shame to have a President such as him!!! :-(

      • Brad

        agreed

  • Stuart Ashley

    Hi All;
    When you’re the President and you’re desperately trying to retain your popularity, you don’t stop to think of the following:
    1. The President has no mandate to chastise state government. That’s the voters’ job. The President needs to concentrate on his federal level job, which isn’t going so well. If the President had been concerned about jobs (employment) from day one, rather than two years later, the unemployment might be lower and his popularity higher.
    2. If it is good that a Democratic President be pro-union, why is it bad that a Republican President be pro-big-business or pro-management?
    Actually, the neither flavor President should advocate for either. Let Wisconsin sort out what is good for Wisconsin and what state revenues can afford.
    3. What’s happening in Wisconsin is going to happen in at least a dozen other states. The states cannot print money. Their budgets are all running in the red. They are mandated to cut somewhere. Government employees have gotten way ahead of private sector employees. Some say by a factor of two. So to advocate for the state government unionists is to take the position that private sector workers, unionized or not, who make half as much should continue supporting folks who make twice as much for the same job. Let’s all starve, so the government workers won’t be inconvenienced!
    Cheers! Stu.

  • http://com i41

    ValDM. edddee, claims he is a blanket azz rez runner, just another ward of the government. They all get a govewrnment check every month for being a dog eater, and never have worked. If the whites had waited a few more years before coming west between stealing and killing each other on horse rading parties, they would have dies off. Read “The 5 Indian Tribes of the Upper Missiouri” by Edwin Denig in the early 1800s. It will explain why we have such government wards increasing ever year. Everyone knows blacks still operate on the drug use and selling each other into s;lavery of some form and just olain never working, but f–king off and doing nothing. The jug eared marxist muslim moron, a model for lazy bastards of every race.

  • JeffH

    Does anybody remember when, in the first year of the Obama nightmare, SEIU union chief Andy Stern was the most common visitor to the Obama White House? Anyone recall the Obama speech when he went
    all “Southern Fire & Brimstone Preacher” on us and told the SEIU audience “your agenda’s been my agenda….” Remember that? Well now that SEIU’s Andy Stern has stepped down under investigation Obama has a new best friend. His name is Richard Trumka and he’s the head of the AFL-CIO.

    Richard Trumka was asked in a meeting “How often do you get to have conversations with the White House?” to which Trumka replied “Conversations or be at the White House?” followed by nervous laughter. Trumka then replied “I’m at the White House a couple times a week…two, three times a week.” Then Trumka clarified “I have conversations everyday with someone in the White House or in the administration, EVERYDAY.”

    President Obama has never spoken to six members of his cabinet during his first two years in office.
    http://www.ihatethemedia.com/obama-never-talked-to-half-a-dozen-members-of-his-cabinet
    Not once, yet Trumka, leader of the largest confederation of labor unions in the US is a regular…in “daily” touch with the Obama Administration. Whew! Glad Obama and Tumka are joined at the hip…I was worried the 300 plus million American’s needs would trump the needs of the AFL-CIO members.

    It’s comforting to know that to Obama the tens of millions of Tea Party members are “tea baggers” as he has called them, but the AFL-CIO representing about 11 million workers takes precedence over the wants and needs of an entire nation.

    What’s wrong with this picture? Barack Obama is not the President of the entire United States. He is the POTUS that has zero interest in anyone not involved in progressive politics or an ardent supporter of labor unions. Obama is more aligned with union leadership and their Marxist principles than he is with the citizen’s of the nation that foolishly elected him.

    • JeffH
    • http://?? Joe H.

      JeffH,
      thanks for the correction. Above I stated it was Andy Stern that said that. Hopefully even the progressives above can realize who I actually meant!!

      • JeffH

        Joe H. That’s another difference between US and THEM…we’ve always got each other’s back covered. Being able to communicate and exchange “valid” information is what keeps us from drinking the kool-aid. LOL!

  • http://com i41

    They are group reading Karl Marx and Saul Alinski’s master plans to see how they are doing. Either that or Trumka is being frank with Onumnutts early days of thring to find himself since they both claim to like rough play.

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