Skip to comments.SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election
Posted on 06/09/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT by maggief
SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election
In a move that's likely to ratchet up already-white-hot post-Arkansas tensions between organized labor and the White House, officials with the labor powerhouse SEIU are confirming that they are all but certain not to back Blanche Lincoln in the general election.
SEIU sends over a statement from national political director Jon Youngdahl that constitutes the first on-the-record threat since the election not to support the Democrat:
For all the talk about what this race meant, the pundits are missing the point: all around this country their are families who've lost their jobs or watched their paychecks shrink. They are fighting to keep homes they've owned for 20 years. They are wondering how they are going to send their kids to school. These voters are demanding candidates who are speaking for them, not for the special interests who have destroyed our economy. And we will be at their side making sure that our members, their families and their communities have a voice in the process.
We'll see if Blanche Lincoln is made a better Senator for having to answer to working Arkansans over these past few weeks. And if you are Larry Kissell (NC-08) or Zach Space (OH-18) or Mike McMahon (NY-13) or Michael Arcuri (NY-24) or another candidate who stopped advocating for the needs of working families once elected, the labor movement is going to be at the side of those voters who demand change.
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I suppose SEIU wants Obama to throw more billions at them....
now if they will sit out every election i would be happy
SEIU can go and screw themself; they just throw away $10 million dollars of rank and file union members last night. Go figure. SEIU thugs can go and pound sand.
“But labor doesn’t appear to be willing to change course.”
Sounds like a plan to me. Stay the course and go right off the cliff. Hahahahahaha.
Gee SEIU, how about some more good news.
This is their way to A: Save tons of money
B: Distance themselves from a blowout
I love it when commie leftists eat their own. SEIU spent $10 mill to get Halter chosen over Lincoln, and what did they get in return? Bupkis! ROTFLMAO! November will be so sweet when Boozman wipes the floor with Lincoln.....that is if the Stupid (GOP) Party doesn’t find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again!
Even if their candidate had won, it would have been thrown away. He can’t win in November, either..............
She's probably actually pretty glad about that. I think the millions the Unions and MoveOn threw at her opponent actually hurt him.
Look, Blanche Lincoln should forget about returning to Washington come November, pack up the kids’ toys, sell the house, regardless what the purple-shirt thug patrol does or does not do.
Looks like someone learned his grammar rules from a unionized teacher.
Hilarious. They’re mouthing off about how they’re trying to help the little guy not lose his job and support his family, yet they have no qualms about spending 10 million dollars of the ‘poor little guys’ money on a race the DIMs are pretty much guaranteed to lose in November. Besides, this isn’t about protect the working man, it’s about preserving the huge, fat pensions of these retired union hacks.
Hell hath no fury like a union scorned.
Cool, the libs are shooting themselves in the foot.
The SEIU—another happy graduate of the Jesse Jackson school of extortion.
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