Obama Sure Does Love Thugs

14 Sep




The clip above happened when a reporter went to get a statement from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) regarding the recent dust-up last Thursday over a labor dispute, in which the union thugs did what they do:

“Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.”

Hostages.  Hmmm.  Why does that sound familiar?

The ILWU is part of the AFL-CIO.  Richard Trumpka is the President of the AFL-CIO and was the special guest of President Obama for his “jobs speech” last week.  Trumpka had the honor of sitting with the First Lady.

The same Richard Trumpka wrote a tribute essay on 9/11 that has to be read to be believed, stating:

“Wealthy CEOs, anti-government extremist front groups and frothing talk show hosts—from the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the American Legislative Exchange Council—also pushed open the door to hate.

Make no mistake—setting workers against workers is a highly profitable endeavor. How many times during the vilest state attacks on public workers did we hear the question: “Other people don’t have pensions. Why should he?” Prompting that question required twisting the American psyche—which, by its founding nature, seeks to lift the common good. The appropriate question should have been, “Why doesn’t everybody have a pension?” followed by collective action for retirement security.

We’ve seen the costs of hatred in ill-thought wars, in shameful attacks on immigrants and our LGBT neighbors. We saw it in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. We saw it in the racism that has found overt and covert expression since Barack Obama began his run for office—from outright declarations of people who said out loud they would never vote for a black man to the ridiculously persistent obsession with our president’s birth certificate. Regardless of his policies or priorities, President Obama is shadowed by the drumbeat of suspicion based on his “other”-ness. And those suspicions are fed and watered constantly by forces that were threatened by his message of “hope and change.”

The head honcho in charge of a band of union goons has the nerve to call out others for perceived hate and attacks? Wow!  If a Republican was as closely tied to a group as violent and dangerous as these unions have show themselves to be, there would be outrage among elected Democrats and their accomplices in the media.  I’m afraid it’s going to take something very bad happening before anyone in the media holds Democrats accountable for being in bed with these thugs.

More here.  And here.

All of this is getting my excited for the Day of Rage planned for this weekend!  It should be a hoot!








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