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Race and the union vote
TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | September 21, 2008 | Salena Zito

Posted on 09/20/2008 10:34:48 PM PDT by Salena Zito

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You just knew that when Joe O'Connell, former head of the local AFL-CIO, got on stage here with John McCain and Sarah Palin things were not going smoothly for the Obama campaign among union voters.

"I am a lifelong Democrat, an intelligent Democrat, who is supporting John McCain," O'Connell said last week as a crowd of 7,000 waved "Another Democrat for John McCain" signs and roared its approval.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Indiana; US: Michigan; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 09/20/2008 10:34:48 PM PDT by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito

Oh man...he better get a body gaurd and have someone start his car...


2 posted on 09/20/2008 10:40:03 PM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: Salena Zito

If “The One” loses Pennsylvania, what difference will it make who Colorado goes for?


3 posted on 09/20/2008 10:40:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Salena Zito

Mistake on my #3, I meant Ohio...


4 posted on 09/20/2008 10:41:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:)


5 posted on 09/20/2008 10:42:14 PM PDT by Salena Zito (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/blogs/fortyfourthestate/)
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To: Salena Zito

The Libs are dead set on making race the issue... but the issue is that Obama’s socialism does not wash with most union people, who tend to be die-hard American... and know a flaming Red when they see one. It is not that Obama is black, but rather it is the commie red glow that surround his halo.


6 posted on 09/20/2008 10:44:10 PM PDT by US34 (It's a long walk home)
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To: Salena Zito

Ya gotta love some of the McCain/Palin indorsements - needs to be an ad that highlights same. Should be put right alongside Obama endorsements - hamas/putin/chavez/castro

Gives me a little faith that some people can still mentally function and not just walk thru hollywood and washington like the night of the living dead.


7 posted on 09/20/2008 10:44:30 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Salena Zito

As a wise guy who is always slamming unions, I’d like to thank Joe O’Connell for putting his Country First.


8 posted on 09/20/2008 10:48:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (What's good for Enron is good for Fannie and Freddie! I want some convictions! NOW!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If “The One” loses Pennsylvania, what difference will it make who Colorado goes for?

McCain can take Colorado too if he takes the union vote. The southern part of the state south of Colorado Springs has been very pro union for almost a hundred years. It reliably votes Democrat, but it is kind of ideologically seperate from the other Democrat strongholds. If McCain can take southern Colorado, he can take the state.

9 posted on 09/20/2008 10:49:25 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Salena Zito

Was going to change my tagline but here’s another one.


10 posted on 09/20/2008 10:50:57 PM PDT by Stentor (I'm voting for the white people. Try and stop me suckers.)
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To: Crim
Oh man...he better get a body gaurd and have someone start his car...

Yeah...'cause you know how those peace-loving liberals are!

11 posted on 09/20/2008 10:51:10 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("If you’re drawing flak, you know you're over the target".)
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To: Crim; bossmechanic

McCain/Palin supporters, I have seen the light shining upon Barack, and it’s so real. You stubborn biggoted holdouts owe REPARATIONS and, YES, YOU CAN, Support Barack, with a 100% TRUE Testimony*******************************

First, accept that Millions of people simply adore Barack and have come to get in your face and ROCK your VOTE, until you git it!

I just sold my home, what’s left of the stock portfolio, and all of my precious possessions and donated the proceeds to the Obama campaign. (They refused to take any of the kids or the dogs though, and I’m still trying to figure that one out.) It is the most patriotic thing to do to change all that’s wrong in America. Give to the Baracks-Government, it feels sssooo good., just like Mr. Bidens said it would. YES WE CAN! And it will ease your burdens and give you peace of mind.

I am now 90% guilt-free of the fact that 150 years ago, the USA had slavery. I can proudly stand up with Barack and yell,” I am not an EVIL WhiteDevil Racist, because I am voting for the “ONE” that we have all been waiting for!” We have finally Overcome Slavery, at last, and changed all that’s wrong in our bad country of America. YES, WE CAN!

Due to Barack’s color, he can promise me a job (and pay me if I don’t work), YES, We Can! However, I truly want a job so I can be more patriotic and start paying higher taxes and help to pay off the money that I owe for REPARATIONS ($$$ We emigrated in 1930s) Anyway, the reparations will erase the remaining 10% of my guilt afflicted mind and then I can move on as a citizen of the global world, just like Barack! YES, WE CAN!

Another reason to vote for the One: Barack will cure my bad leg through his Universal Healthcare plan. He will make all my cousins and their cousins- cousins legal citizens so they can have free medicine and vote, too (since they are entitled.). YES, WE CAN!

Barack has given me Hope, Change, and more Hope. And I Hope you feel the same way as I do about the Change to a handsome man of color. (He is even more handsome than our Great Mayor of the Chocolate City, Ray Nagen. Plus, he was a community organizer for the presigious ACORN organization. So I’m thinking he might have organized some of the peoples onto those hundreds of empty school busses instead of leaving them down here to drown. So there you have it, he is more handsome than our Great Mayor, a better ACORN organizer, and deserves to be President.) YES, HE CAN!

Whether you are born white(shamefully), or Indian, Asian, Latino, or anything non-Black, you should be embarassed to have been born a racist-American. So, you must stand at the next local Barack rally, wave a fist (men only), jump up and down while wiping tears (womens) and chant:

Vote Black, Vote Barack!...Vote Black, Vote Barack!....

{Note: The above does not apply to the followers of Mohammed. If you are Muslims, we welcome your financial support from here and abroad. But please stay away from our rallies and out of the media until our One ascends to Rule America. (Rewards will flow to you later)}

(p.s. if you come to our campaign stops, please leave your American flag pin at home, citizens of the world have pledged not to offend anyone with symbols of Yankee Imperialism and American Hegemony.) YES WE CAN!..YES WE CAN! and YES,.... HE, THE ONE, WILL RULE YOU!

Purdie Damtru
Louisiana Unites for the Faux-ONE


12 posted on 09/20/2008 11:00:50 PM PDT by Gemsbok (We will get in your face and ROCK your vote! (Excuse me, that stack of ballots is mine to fill out))
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To: Salena Zito
As I recall, Sarah's husband is a Union member. Not sure which union he belongs to, but I am sure they are behind Gov. Palin in the race also.

If Ohioans go "red" it will be because they are true freedom-loving,capitalistic supporting, patriotic Americans who already pay enough taxes and don't want any more of their hard-earned money going to an Obama communistic type government to distribute to those who don't work and/or continue to expect entitlements and Big Brother to take care of their every need.

13 posted on 09/20/2008 11:04:53 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Salena Zito
George [union Bambibot] narrows the problem down to race. "We in America like to think we don't have any hang-ups or stereotypes. But because of our history and because of a lot of industrial psychology controlling the masses, people have innate prejudices."

The only "masses" I know in this country are usually held in Catholoc churches. Americans have never resonated with proletarian Marx-speak. Bambi's union supporters are living in some class warfare fantasy land. Thankfully, many union members can see through that Marxist 'psychology' bull and vote in the interests of the country.

14 posted on 09/20/2008 11:07:20 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: CitizenM

Steelworkers, I believe.


15 posted on 09/20/2008 11:08:40 PM PDT by karnage
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To: CitizenM

He’s a member of the steelworker’s union...


16 posted on 09/20/2008 11:09:05 PM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: Salena Zito

the majority of racists are in the dem party.

why are they insulting their constituency?


17 posted on 09/20/2008 11:14:11 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Crim; karnage

Thank you. I wasn’t sure. Well, I guess McCain/Palin can count on them also.


18 posted on 09/20/2008 11:22:10 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Crim

This is bad news for Obama. He’s had trouble getting the “Reagan Democrats”, the blue collar traditionally Democrat voters who have gone more Republican in recent years.

This election may well be decided in places like Youngstown. Ohio might be the key swing state in the election, the way the other states are lining up. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida are tight big states. If either candidate gets three of these four big eastern states, it could be an early election night.

Hillary was clumsy in the way she said it, but she said that Obama was having trouble with hard working white Americans. Maybe she was right, and with an election so close, this group could make the difference. There are big groups of these voters in : Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and maybe a couple of other states where they could be decisive.


19 posted on 09/20/2008 11:34:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Salena Zito

The union members here in NYC, especially the trade unions have a lot of their people voting for McCain. Same for the Police unions.


20 posted on 09/20/2008 11:36:55 PM PDT by Larry381 (A community in Chicago is missing an organizer and the housing he built)
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To: Crim

I have remote engine start on my car...a commonly available option on cars today LOL


21 posted on 09/20/2008 11:42:18 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Obama liked EVERY tax increase...he voted 94 times for tax increases!)
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To: Salena Zito
Paybacks from union workers for affirmative action are a b*tch. Fact is people were bused in to take the jobs of people in Youngstown,OH; Akron, OH; Muncie, IN; and Richmond, IN auto plants. That was just before Carter allowed Japanese imports to cause even further job losses.

I know this because I was there. Friends were management and ex was an engineer for GM. Many people came begging for jobs. People affected by the plant closures lost their jobs and their homes.

Memories are long in those areas... trust that.

22 posted on 09/21/2008 12:46:58 AM PDT by xtinct (Suicide Hotline... !! "Obama here" --> Please Hold...)
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To: Salena Zito
things were not going smoothly for the Obama campaign among union voters.

I thought the mess-I...uh explained that when he talked about bitter folks clinging to their guns and religion in between bites of arugula.

23 posted on 09/21/2008 3:08:23 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: bossmechanic
"Ya gotta love some of the McCain/Palin endorsements - needs to be an ad that highlights same. Should be put right alongside Obama endorsements - hamas/putin/chavez/castro"

You are on to something here and someone with the talent to do so should prepare a layout of some kind showing just what you suggest. Then we can email it to everyone we know and ask they forward it.

24 posted on 09/21/2008 3:11:44 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Crim

I think he did purchase and install a remote starter. LOL. Amen.


25 posted on 09/21/2008 3:24:41 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Gemsbok

“McCain/Palin supporters, I have seen the light shining upon Barack, and it’s so real. You stubborn biggoted holdouts owe REPARATIONS and, YES, YOU CAN, Support Barack, with a 100% TRUE Testimony*******************************”

Great post - (readers should read in entirety)

I agree. But I would add that your financial plan should include buying carbon credits from Al Gore to compensate for the scrap pine you must burn in your stove this winter.
I know I do....


26 posted on 09/21/2008 3:26:26 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Salena Zito

Sarah’s husband is a Union member - I wonder if that’s having an effect.


27 posted on 09/21/2008 3:40:12 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Bigots are defined by beliefs - not by choice of victim. Dems are the new bigots - ask Sarah.)
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To: Salena Zito

Nice to see the corrupt union bosses calling most of their members racist. These folks have minds of their own to choose how they want to vote, and I don’t think labor leaders, Obama, and polisci professors calling them racist is going to sit well with them.


28 posted on 09/21/2008 5:15:02 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: Vince Ferrer

States with a large membership in INDUSTRIAL and TRADE unions are where Todd Palin should campaign. He’s a member of the Steelworkers. Will they choose their ideology over their brother? Of course, the AFT, NEA, SEIU, AFGE and AFSCME are not included.


29 posted on 09/21/2008 6:00:40 AM PDT by steve8714 (Christ died for us. Do your job.)
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To: bossmechanic

that’s a GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 09/21/2008 11:06:14 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Salena Zito

from wikipedia-

“Stanley’s great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, an Irish farmer, who immigrated from Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland during the Great Irish Famine and resettled in Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana. Falmouth Kearney’s youngest daughter, Mary Ann (Kearney) Dunham, is Stanley Dunham’s paternal grandmother.”
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The One is just another fookin Hibernian politician.


31 posted on 09/21/2008 4:33:51 PM PDT by Peelod (“Whatever Sarah tells you, heed her voice” Genesis 21:12)
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Obamanation

32 posted on 09/21/2008 6:42:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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