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Posted on 09/06/2011 3:20:53 AM PDT by newzjunkey
In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses security and green energy giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now theyre on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again. This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obamas taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, Lets take these son-of-a-bitches out!
What I say now, I say as a proud former union member and the wife, daughter, and sister of union members. So, as a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former Laborers, IBEW, and later USW member, please hear me out. What I have to say is for the hard working, patriotic, selfless union brothers and sisters in Michigan and throughout our country: Please dont be taken in by union bosses thuggery like Jim Hoffa represented yesterday. Union bosses like this do not have your best interests at heart. What they care about is their own power and re-electing their friend Barack Obama so he will take care of them to the detriment of everyone else.
To the same degree Americans are concerned about irresponsible, greedy corporate execs who got cushy bonuses from taxpayer-funded bailouts, we should also be concerned about greedy union bosses who are willing to tank our economy just to protect their own power. As union history shows, power and greed corrupt. Just because you claim to represent union members doesnt mean you are on the side of the angels. The greed of too many of these union bosses has all but destroyed the labor movement in this country, helped chase away our jobs, and is killing the American dream.
To see where this leads, look at whats happening to the working class in our industrialized cities. These cities are going to hell in a hand basket thanks to corruption, crony capitalism, and the union bosses greed. The union bosses derive their power from your union dues and their promise to deliver your votes to whichever politician theyre in bed with. They get their power from you, and yet their actions ultimately hurt you. Theyre chasing American industry offshore by making outrageous, economically illogical demands that they know will never work. And now that theyve chased jobs out of union states, theyre trying to chase them out of right-to-work states like South Carolina, so eventually the jobs will leave America altogether. But these union bosses will still figure out a way to keep their gig, and so will their politically aligned corporate friends. As long as these big corporations have a good crony capitalist in the White House, they can rely on DC to bail them out until the whole system goes bankrupt, which, I am afraid, is not very far off. When big government, big business, and big union bosses collude together, they get government to maximize their own interests against those of the rest of the country.
So, now these union bosses are desperately trying to cast the grassroots Tea Party Movement as being against the workingman. How outrageously wrong this unapologetic Jim Hoffa is, for the peoples movement is the real movement for working class men and women. Its rooted in real solidarity, and not special interests and corporate kickbacks. It represents the needed reform that will empower workers and job creators. We stand with the little guy against the corruption and influence peddling of those who collude to grease the wheels of government power.
This collusion is at the heart of Obamas economic vision for America. In practice it is socialism for the very rich and the very poor, but a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It is socialism for the very poor who are reduced to a degrading perpetual dependence on a near-bankrupt centralized government to provide their every need, while at the same time robbing them of that which brings fulfillment and success the life-affirming pride that comes from taking responsibility for your own destiny and building a better life through self-initiative and work ethic. And Obamas vision is socialism via crony capitalism for the very rich who continue to get bailouts, debt-ridden stimulus funds, and special favors that allow them to waive off or help draft the burdensome regulations that act as a boot on the neck to small business owners who dont have the same friends in high places. And where does this collusion leave working class Americans and the small business owners who create 70% of the jobs in this country? Out in the cold. Its you and your children who are left paying for the cronyism of Obama and our permanent political class in DC.
Ask yourself if the folks you heard demonize concerned, independent Americans yesterday really speak for the working class when theyre all too happy to burden your families with the bill to bail out the Presidents friends on Wall Street.
We should not forget that for all his lofty rhetoric, President Obama is a Chicago politician. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the well-known methods of an infamous Chicago political machine, of which Barack Obama emerged. This corruption isnt just the result of a few bad apples. Its the nature of a skewed system thats typical of one not allowing a level playing field. If one desires opportunity for all, then the only solution is sudden and relentless reform. I know of what I speak. I too served in public office in a state that had a corruption problem. The difference is that I fought the corrupt political machine. Barack Obama used the machine in his state to advance. He never challenged it. And hes evidently brought the same Chicago pay-to-play practices to the White House.
Its sad to see much of the labor movement fall lock step behind a President whom Hoffa calls upon to partner in waging war against patriotic Americans. I will never forget that as a governor, in trying to be a friend to the working men and women in our unions, I gave a speech on August 27, 2008, at the annual AFL-CIO meeting in Anchorage. There, union members humbled me with a standing ovation for fighting the corruption in Alaska and for bringing parties together for progress on energy development projects. Then just two days later I landed on the national stage as John McCains running mate, and the union leadership turned on me from that day forward even though I had not changed one iota in my plans, principles, vision, and commitment to jobs for working class Americans. The only difference was I was challenging the politician the union bosses were committed to electing. It was almost comical, this lesson learned with their new spots revealed so quickly.
Recently someone commented: Im a union member. Ive been a Democrat all my life. Now Ill vote for anyone with a plan to save America. I know what that person is feeling. I want all good union brothers and sisters to know that there is an alternative. The grassroots, independent Tea Party Movement articulates a real alternative rooted in free men and free markets, not the cronyism of Barack Obama and the permanent political class in DC. Their cronyism is why we have no job growth, massive unsustainable debt, and a housing market in the tank. Too many politicians are simply addressing the economic symptoms instead of fighting the underlying disease. The path forward is through reform. On Saturday, I outlined some ideas about that reform, and I will continue to do so.
In the meantime, good union brothers and sisters, dont let Hoffa tell you what to do. He doesnt represent the real interests of working men and women. Hes not doing you any favors. Hes just living off your paychecks.
But, with a piece like this by Palin, no one has to parse her words one iota.
“How can anyone not support this woman. Shes the bomb.”
The main stream media whores all falling on top of themselves to not get this information out like they do Ron Paul’s or Mitt Romneycares or Omorons. Even when she was with McLame, they only concentrated on the ridiculousness of her outfits and slang she used in her speeches and not the substance.
It's called "co-opting the the opponent's language". The left has been doing this for years -- it's about time someone stepped up and gave them a taste of their own medicine. Palin does this especially well with unions and feminists.
“Sarah Palin is a rapid-response team of one.”
Yup. She beat Rush by at least two days!
I haven’t heard one, and I don’t expect to.
Sarah is the only good candidate in the whole mess and she isn’t running——yet.
The union bosses declared war on the Tea Party and Gov. Palin is trying to drive a wedge between the bosses and members and she is using cold hard facts to do so. It’s a good strategy.
Has anyone asked Michele Bachmann if she agrees with SP on this?/ s
Herman Cain did fairly soon after it went public. But, he happened to be in the right place at the right time. He was on Fox and was asked about it. He has nothing written about it that I know of, however.
Sarah aims, fires, and hits her target. Again.
Has anyone else had any response to this? I did watch as Gretchen Carlson tried to pin down d w shultz for a response to the union thug [and the VP thug]. deb’s face was contorting somethin’ awful as she tried time after time to slither away!
Sarah takes Hoffa’s night stick away from him and then smacks him in the side of the head with it.
Apparently Bachmann doesn’t have an opinion yet. She may find one though.
Well at least he gave an opinion when asked.
Since the teamsters signed off on the Consent Decree the DOJ effectively runs the union under a federal trusteeship
Hoffa Lite doesn't sneeze without an OK from DOJ
“That is why the establishment is afraid of her...on BOTH sides of the aisle.”
Very true - and they should be.
Biden sounded like a union thug. I hope we can count on his remarks being used in 2012 ads [but I suppose it depends on who gets the nod].
Herman was great as I recall did not have much to say and went on with what he wanted to talk about. Basically saying “Typical” now on to what I want to discuss.
Didn’t see you here yet... Ping.
You're right... and you're not. Five will get you ten that most if not all of her "running mates" for the GOP nod won't touch this with a ten-foot-pole.
Palin alone is the first-responder, the special-ops, human tactical weapon who sprints toward the greatest threat to engage and destroy it, instead of away from the fight... to cower in safety.
She would be the first, except that there won't be a second. As usual, she stands alone, in the breach, defending all that is good, and worth cherishing, from all that is vile, corrupt and anathema to every American ideal.
Allow me to qualify that: She stands alone among those who would seek the highest office in the land, but she stands at the head of the greatest army ever assembled in the history of mankind. The TEA Party represents Sarah Palin's fighting force, and we outnumber virtually every standing army on earth combined.
Those who would stand against us should proceed advisedly and with justifiable caution. It is our very way of life, and the secure futures of our children for which we gather on this, the battlefield of ideas. This battle will be waged in the hearts and minds of men and women across this great land, and the more the truth of this struggle and its implications is made known to the masses, the larger our numbers will swell.
"If trouble must come, may it come in my day, that my children may know peace." Thomas Paine, 1776
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