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SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election
Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2010 | Greg Sargent

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: ar; arkansas; blanchelincoln; congress; democrats; elections; elections2010; lincoln; seiu; senate; unions; ussenate

1 posted on 06/09/2010 11:39:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I suppose SEIU wants Obama to throw more billions at them....


2 posted on 06/09/2010 11:41:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: maggief

good
now if they will sit out every election i would be happy


3 posted on 06/09/2010 11:41:09 AM PDT by DM1
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To: maggief

4 posted on 06/09/2010 11:42:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: DM1

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.


5 posted on 06/09/2010 11:43:12 AM PDT by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: maggief

“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.


6 posted on 06/09/2010 11:43:36 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: dhuynh73

Gee SEIU, how about some more good news.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 11:44:09 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: All

This is their way to A: Save tons of money
B: Distance themselves from a blowout


8 posted on 06/09/2010 11:45:20 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: maggief

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!


9 posted on 06/09/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: maggief

10 posted on 06/09/2010 11:45:31 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: dhuynh73

Even if their candidate had won, it would have been thrown away. He can’t win in November, either..............


11 posted on 06/09/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: maggief
SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election

She's probably actually pretty glad about that. I think the millions the Unions and MoveOn threw at her opponent actually hurt him.

12 posted on 06/09/2010 11:45:57 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: maggief

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.


13 posted on 06/09/2010 11:46:18 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: maggief
I love RATS eating their own!!!!!!
14 posted on 06/09/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: maggief
... all around this country their are families who've lost their jobs ...

Looks like someone learned his grammar rules from a unionized teacher.

15 posted on 06/09/2010 12:00:16 PM PDT by PDMiller
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To: maggief

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.


16 posted on 06/09/2010 12:05:36 PM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: maggief

Hell hath no fury like a union scorned.


17 posted on 06/09/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: maggief

Cool, the libs are shooting themselves in the foot.


18 posted on 06/09/2010 12:15:19 PM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Cheerio
Rats Eating their own.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
19 posted on 06/09/2010 12:18:29 PM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: maggief

The SEIU—another happy graduate of the Jesse Jackson school of extortion.


20 posted on 06/09/2010 12:27:02 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: maggief

They will support her as soon as she moves back to the left (where she votes) after every election.

http://www.seiu.org/2010/06/arkansas-senate-race-lesson-that-working-families-will-hold-all-elected-officials-accountable.php

“The tens of thousands of volunteers and activists have made their point loud and clear: If you stop fighting for working families, working families will stop fighting for you.”

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“Working families” aka UNION members

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry was formerly a labor adviser to and member of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Subcommittee on Catholic Health Care.

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(SEIU) Pledge to Boycott Arizona

It started in Arizona and it needs to stop in Arizona.

But despite growing outcry against SB 1070, Republican lawmakers in states across the country are embracing anti-immigrant copycat legislation similar to Arizona’s SB1070.

America wants serious solutions to our immigration problems—not frivolous policies, like Arizona’s SB 1070 that undermine public safety, waste millions of taxpayer funds, and imperil our most basic civil rights.

That is why, as we stand against intolerance in Arizona, SEIU is simultaneously stepping on the gas to make sure that Congress and the White House respond to the vast majority of Americans who want a serious, comprehensive immigration solution now.

“serious, comprehensive immigration solution” aka AMNESTY (means more UNION members)


21 posted on 06/09/2010 12:32:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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25 years as an SEIU local in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

22 posted on 06/09/2010 12:35:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: maggief

AR-SEN: SEIU helped Bill Halter retire campaign debt

according to an SEIU official, SEIU is joining forces with other unions to work to retire the campaign debt of Arkansas Lt. Governor Bill Halter from his Lt. Gov. race.

Halter has been an outspoken proponent of health care reform, including a strong public option. In November, Lawrence O’Donnell interviewed Halter to discuss the Countdown viewer-sponsored free health clinic in Little Rock.

Bill Clinton told FDL’s Eve Gittelson that it would be problematic for him to attend a free medical clinic being held in Little Rock, Arkansas(organized by the National Association of Free Clinics) tomorrow because MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann had “politicized” the event.” He indicated that some were turning the event into a primary kickoff against Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln.


23 posted on 06/09/2010 12:44:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: maggief

since it appears this seat is lost to the Dems anyhow, it appears the Purple Gang is gonna deliver a beeyatch-slap to the White House and send the party a message.


24 posted on 06/09/2010 1:00:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

Isn’t Arkansas a “right to work” state?


25 posted on 06/09/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: maggief

So I guess the networks will be running lots of stories about how there is a “civil war” within the “deeply divided” Democrat Party. I guess not.


26 posted on 06/09/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: maggief

Boozman needs to send them a nice thank you note.


27 posted on 06/09/2010 4:11:39 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: maggief

Yeah, sure. No one should believe this.


28 posted on 06/11/2010 10:35:17 AM PDT by arrogantsob
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