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Republican candidates 'not welcome' in parade
Princton Daily Clarion ^ | Thursday, Sep 02, 2004 - 12:14:45 am EST | SUZY HEICHELBECH

Posted on 09/02/2004 11:08:10 AM PDT by jaydubya2

Daniels 'not welcome' in parade Posted: Thursday, Sep 02, 2004 - 12:14:45 am EST By SUZY HEICHELBECH

Staff writer

PRINCETON - What's a parade without politicians? Candidates have used local festival parades as a tool for meeting the people for years.

This year's Labor Day parade is no exception to the tradition, but the number of Democrats marching through Princeton Monday will likely far outnumber Republican candidates.

Gov. Joe Kernan, U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh and 8th District U.S. House of Representative Democrat candidate Jon Jennings are expected to participate.

But their opponents won't be marching, says Labor Day Celebration chairman Charlie Wyatt.

Wyatt says GOP candidates who don't support unions are not welcome.

"Some of the local Republican Party politicians that support unions are welcome, but politicians like John Hostettler and Mitch Daniels are not invited and are not welcome. They do not share our views on unionized labor. It would be an insult for them to be here," said Wyatt.

Bill Oesterle, spokesman for the Daniels campaign, said he was shocked by Wyatt's comments.

"Not only does the Daniels campaign support labor unions, we are supported by some unions. We just got endorsed by the Operating Engineers Union Local 150. The chairperson of the celebration must be affiliated with the Kernan campaign," he speculated.

"This is a political move on their part to promote the governor," said Oesterle. "All I can say to that is they must somehow be coordinating with the Kernan campaign, because we do support labor unions. In fact, we are going to two parades in Indiana Monday," Oesterle added.

Parade chairman Rick Vincent said, "Policies made by politicians that don't support unions make us lose our jobs. It would be like us inviting someone in to take our jobs away.

"This is our day. We have had Republicans crash our parade before, and we don't want it to happen again," said Vincent.

Wyatt and Vincent both emphasized that any individual who is a Republican is invited to come to the Labor Day celebration.

"It is just the politicians that make the policies against unions, or who don't support us that we have the problem with," said Wyatt.

Vanderburgh County Republicans Vanita Becker and Greg Server will be attending the parade, Wyatt pointed out.

"These state representatives support working family issues and are invited."

Gibson County Republican Central Committee Chairman George Rehnquist said that traditionally, Republicans have been able to participate in the parade.

"I am surprised to hear them say that about Mitch Daniels. They need to understand the office is more important than the man," Rehnquist said.

"They will do what they want to do, unfortunately."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: free4mebutnot4thee; unions; unionthuggery
Wow!
1 posted on 09/02/2004 11:08:10 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

Glad I don't live in Vanderburgh county anymore.


2 posted on 09/02/2004 11:09:57 AM PDT by MarkeyD (<a href="http:\\www.michaelmoore.com>Maggot</a>)
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To: jaydubya2

The Democratic tent is getting smaller and smaller.


3 posted on 09/02/2004 11:10:29 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jaydubya2

Is this parade funded with city tax money or union dues? If it's tax dollars I don't see how they can stop anyone from marching.


4 posted on 09/02/2004 11:10:41 AM PDT by Reagan is King (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: MarkeyD

I'm encouraging everyone to email this jerk.

Charlie Wyatt
president@labordayassoc.com


5 posted on 09/02/2004 11:10:56 AM PDT by jebanks
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To: jebanks

Thanks for the link! I didn't get it before the first post was pulled.


6 posted on 09/02/2004 11:11:58 AM PDT by jaydubya2 (Long time Listener, First time caller)
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To: jaydubya2

No problem.

Cheers for John Hostettler!
www.johnhostettler.com


7 posted on 09/02/2004 11:13:29 AM PDT by jebanks
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To: jaydubya2

"This is our day. We have had Republicans crash our parade before, and we don't want it to happen again," said Vincent.


NO bias here, non at all.


8 posted on 09/02/2004 11:13:56 AM PDT by Peace will be here soon (Congrats Springboks ! 2004 Tri-Nation champs.)
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To: jaydubya2

I thought labor organizations were banned from engaging in partisan politics. This organization should have its charter revoked, and its tax exemption.


9 posted on 09/02/2004 11:13:57 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jaydubya2
But their opponents won't be marching, says Labor Day Celebration chairman Charlie Wyatt.

And gee, the Democrats are always touting themselves as the party of "tolerance" and "diversity." But when push comes to shove, they -- like the skunks they are -- show their stripe.

If any Republican chairman sought to exclude Democrats, the Leftist media would be crying crocodile tears claiming that the Republicans are "mean-spirited," "bigoted," "divisive," and "exclusionary."

But Democrats do it to us and it's no big deal.

Give me a break.

10 posted on 09/02/2004 11:14:41 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Democrats. They want to have their cake and eat yours too.)
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To: jaydubya2

Stuff like this is why unions are dying.


11 posted on 09/02/2004 11:16:08 AM PDT by sinkspur ("What's the point in being Pope if I can't wear the tiara?"--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur

My email to parade organizer:
Mr. Wyatt:
I am ashamed and disappointed at your lack of leadership in refusing to allow political candidates who you disagree with to enter the Labor Day parade. 80 percent of the men in my family (father, grandfathers, uncles, cousins, etc.) belong to unions as do many of the women in my family as well. Our family is appalled that you would make such an uncalled for decision. You do more harm to the union than good with decisions like this.

You do not "own" Labor Day nor is it "your day". Labor Day belongs to working men and women everywhere, whatever political party or political views they choose.

You will be remembered for your decisions that bring more shame than celebration to this very important holiday. Shame on you.

Jim Banks


12 posted on 09/02/2004 11:16:51 AM PDT by jebanks
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To: jaydubya2

"Wyatt says GOP candidates who don't support unions are not welcome."


Well, well, well, this actually occurred to me.

After all, "Labor Day" is a silly Marxist-esque bow to those wonderful (Communist) unions, and the poor, down-trodden "worker" (i.e., apparently none of the rest of us work who don't belong to this select group).

So naturally, Democrats fit right in to that venue.


That's OK. I wouldn't mind not being identified w/this nonsense.

In the same logical (and I'm not kidding there!) vein, let's bar Democrat politicos from Independence Day parades.


13 posted on 09/02/2004 11:17:21 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: jaydubya2

Unions are what percentage of American LABOR???


14 posted on 09/02/2004 11:24:39 AM PDT by funkywbr
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To: jaydubya2

An exemplary scene from the liberal "Village." Before liberals taught me their brand of "tolerance," I used to get along with a lot more people. As Miller observed at the convention, the Democrat elite has hijacked their own party and are busily intent on burning down their own house. Indeed, the liberal tent is getting smaller and smaller and its roof is starting to smoke.


15 posted on 09/02/2004 11:31:11 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (A Progressive is only a Liberal with an Earl Scheib paintjob.)
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To: jaydubya2

Ah, the all-inclusive big-tent party -- NOT!!


16 posted on 09/02/2004 11:33:38 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: jaydubya2

I just sent an e-mail to Charlie Wyatt. This is clearly blacklisting. No two ways about it.


17 posted on 09/02/2004 11:42:54 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: jaydubya2

Charlie Wyatt is just one of the many career socialist craphounds running labor unions that disenfranchise the rank and file by diverting hard earned union dues to their pet political causes and candidates. Time for the rank and file to take back the unions. I encourage you all to send a note to Charlie.


18 posted on 09/02/2004 11:46:24 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: jaydubya2

They can take their stupid parade and shove it.


19 posted on 09/02/2004 11:49:13 AM PDT by cwiz24
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To: jebanks

When you send mail to Charlie Wyatt, you should also send a copy of the e-mail to his local newspaper, The Princeton Clarion at:

news@pdclarion.com

Let the newspaper know how you feel about Charlie's blacklisting techniques.


20 posted on 09/02/2004 11:52:01 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: jaydubya2

Liberal tolerence and diversity. A beautiful thing.


21 posted on 09/02/2004 11:53:40 AM PDT by kevao (John Kerry: Spitball-Throwing Girlie-Man.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
That's OK. I wouldn't mind not being identified w/this nonsense.

Me neither.

I still want the day off though.

22 posted on 09/02/2004 12:00:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jaydubya2

betcha next year they hold it on May 1st!!!!


23 posted on 09/02/2004 12:10:20 PM PDT by FlatLandBeer
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To: jaydubya2

Reminds me of Animal House.

Deltas weren't allowed, so they "got even".


24 posted on 09/02/2004 12:12:11 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: jaydubya2

Unions must die. And are dying. Thank God for freedom from union-thug extortionists.


25 posted on 09/02/2004 12:13:18 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Finalapproach29er


"It ain't over until we say it is!!"


26 posted on 09/02/2004 12:20:56 PM PDT by beezdotcom (I'm usually either right or wrong...)
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To: jaydubya2

WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY - Call the Protest Warriors and mobilize YOUR OWN PARADE!!


27 posted on 09/02/2004 2:24:12 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Sen.Miller said, "Bush is a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel")
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To: beezdotcom

Thank You. Thats what I was hoping for.


28 posted on 09/02/2004 9:24:51 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: jebanks

The parade went very well for the GOP on Monday. Crowds were so thin this year, that they're considering relocating the parade! Also, some unhappy spectators had a sign that said "Labor Day Celebration" horizontally along the top, then said "Liber Democrat Cowards" vertically under the corresponding letters. Pictures from the parade can be seen at www.princeton-indiana.com


29 posted on 09/07/2004 8:13:10 AM PDT by bigeyedfish
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