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AFL-CIO Union Chief Pledges 12 Million Workers to Van Jones Progressive Tea Party
The Blaze ^ | 24 Jun 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 06/24/2011 5:56:23 PM PDT by mandaladon

Well, according to AFL-CIO president Rich Trumka, only the American “labor movement” is all about the “real” American Dream. I guess that means the rest of us haven’t got a clue.

Opening with Van Jones’ “American Dream” mantra, Trumka announced his pledge of 12 million union laborers and their families to support Van Jones’ “Rebuild the Dream” movement.

Trumka then goes on to explain that the real American Dream is not about a few of us having a lot, but about all of us having a “fair portion.”

“The American Dream is not that a few of us will get to be rich, but that all of us will have a fair portion of the good things in life.” Trumka’s announcement coincides with the launch of a Van Jones co-sponsored MoveOn.org campaign titled “Rebuild the Dream.” The Blaze recently reported on the campaign and its new catch-phrase already catching on among leftists like Howard Dean. The movement, which accuses the “slash and burn” GOP of “killing the American dream,” has positioned itself as the left’s answer to the Tea Party.

During Rebuild the Dream’s launch event Thursday, Jones exclaimed to a crowd of followers that “America is not broke” — even encouraging the audience to chant the phrase in unison — and claimed those who suggest otherwise, are “lying.” He also accused people — presumably Tea Party members – who “hate on America’s government“ and ”wreck America’s infrastructure” — of being unpatriotic.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aflcio; communism101; communists; enoughalready; keepitupamerica; pparty; rebuildthedream; teaparty; vanjones; wakeupordie
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With the help of friends like MoveOn, SEIU, Campaign for America’s Future and AFL-CIO, Jones plans to “build a movement that stands for liberty and justice for all.”...We better be ready to fight these vultures...
1 posted on 06/24/2011 5:56:26 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
The rise of the German Labor Front.

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2 posted on 06/24/2011 5:58:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mandaladon
Union members better wake up and smell the coffee. They will ultimately go down with the rest of the US if they persist in keeping people like Obama and Trumka in charge.

vaudine

3 posted on 06/24/2011 5:59:24 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: mandaladon
Obama’s brown shirt army. Can't wait to see the arm bands.
4 posted on 06/24/2011 5:59:24 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: mandaladon

lol Isn’t 12 million nearly the entire AFL-CIO workforce?


5 posted on 06/24/2011 5:59:35 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: mandaladon
Trumka then goes on to explain that the real American Dream is not about a few of us having a lot, but about all of us having a “fair portion.”

These Communists are dead serious and they mean business.

Freedom MUST be defended, it won't survive on it's own.

We have reached the crossroads politically me thinks.

6 posted on 06/24/2011 6:01:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mandaladon
"Trumka then goes on to explain that the real American Dream is not about a few of us having a lot, but about all of us having a “fair portion.”
“The American Dream is not that a few of us will get to be rich, but that all of us will have a fair portion of the good things in life.”

Does Trumpka make union wage? ...oh

7 posted on 06/24/2011 6:02:56 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: mandaladon

8 posted on 06/24/2011 6:03:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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9 posted on 06/24/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mandaladon
“The American Dream is not that a few of us will get to be rich, but that all of us will have a fair portion of the good things in life.”

This is NOT the American Dream. The American Dream is about the individual being able to pursue their goals and dreams without governmental interference. These people are purely Marxist, and should be confronted at every turn.

10 posted on 06/24/2011 6:05:03 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: EGPWS
These Communists are dead serious and they mean business.

These National Socialists push it a little farther and they'll just be dead.

11 posted on 06/24/2011 6:06:47 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: combat_boots
Adolph Hitler reviewing German Labor Front workers with labor front leader Robert Ley.

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12 posted on 06/24/2011 6:06:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mandaladon

communist tea baggers! bwahahahahahhahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 06/24/2011 6:07:33 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: KoRn

They talk big. But if we can keep it a 2-way race, the Baraqqi Coalition is toast. They won’t deliver more than 42% of the vote.
Baraq the Saviour only got 53% against a weak McCain and a demoralized Republican party.


14 posted on 06/24/2011 6:08:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SoldierDad

How much of the union rank and file understand that? It must be a significant fraction.

It is so disappointing that big labor is still controlled by the communists and their members support them.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 6:08:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mandaladon

he can promise whatever he wants but when it comes do protesting on a nice summer day vs. fishing, golfing, spending time with family, etc about 11.9999 million of ‘em will find they have something better to do.

Especially since protesting don’t pay very well.


16 posted on 06/24/2011 6:10:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: combat_boots

“2012 Warning: Trumka & SEIU vs. Top Democrats “
5/25/2011
http://progressivesforobama.blogspot.com/2011/05/2012-warning-trumka-seiu-vs-top.html

“Just as well funded.......”

$20,000,000 from BP
$20,000,000 from banks


17 posted on 06/24/2011 6:10:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
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18 posted on 06/24/2011 6:15:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Obamaland hypnotizes all,
O’er each freedom in the world,
We require domination,
We kneel together in servitude.
From th’Eastern Shores to the Western
From the Yukon to the Baja -
Obamaland hypnotizes all
O’er each freedom in the world.

Obama thugs, Obama loyalty,
Obama beer. Obama song,
Shall infect in the world,
Their angry mafia
Demands th’ignoble deeds:
Age-defined lives.
Obama thugs, Obama loyalty,
Obama beer. Obama song.

One form, one fiat—serfdom
For the Obamination Lands
Let’s dictate, manufacture chaos
Right on cue, with fists and fights!
Caprice, fiat and true serfdom
Are th’objective for each class
Infects by stealth, by lies, by jackboots
Praised in Obamination Lands.

Obamaland hypnotizes all,
In destruction all the more.
In seditious organizing can hate
Show extreme subterfuge.
And so treason should wipe out
Free generations’ history:
Obamaland hypnotizes all,
In destruction all the more.


And that was from my 2008 phase......


19 posted on 06/24/2011 6:18:12 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mandaladon

Here are some very interesting salary numbers from the AFL-CIO leadership...

http://www.unionfacts.com/employees/AFL-CIO

Richard Trumka President $283,340.00


20 posted on 06/24/2011 6:18:49 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: cripplecreek

Invasion of the Commie Snatchers

21 posted on 06/24/2011 6:21:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: mandaladon
The members of these unions better wake up soon or get the fate they deserve. There demise will be a guarantee.
22 posted on 06/24/2011 6:22:35 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: mandaladon

Well, if the Dream Party is made of 12 million union thugs...then it’s just a group of union thugs and has no relationship to the millions of individuals who make up the Tea Party.


23 posted on 06/24/2011 6:25:02 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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“Richard Trumka Threatens To Abandon Democrats In 2012 Unless They Fight Harder For Labor “
5/20/2011
Sam Stein
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/20/richard-trumka-democrats_n_864518.html


24 posted on 06/24/2011 6:28:50 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: vaudine
"They will ultimately go down with the rest of the US"

The left's goal is equal poverty and deprivation for all. Really, they know this and are comfortable with it, aroused by it. Per their values.. well, per their deranged impulses.. killing you is worth sacrificing their own lives, believe it.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 6:30:47 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: combat_boots
Some Robert Ley quotes (Hitler's Trumpka)

Only faith is sufficient.

The Fuhrer is always right. Every last citizen must say this.

The Fuhrer is always right. I sense it.

Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler, and through him found God once again. That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!

We National Socialists have monopolized all resources and all our energies during the past seven years so as to be able to be equipped for the supreme effort of battle.

The trade unions that were swayed by Marxist teaching did not want social peace. They calculated that their chances of acquiring political power would improve with the growing dissatisfaction of the workers. One of the first necessities with which the Hitler Government found itself faced was that of dissolving the organizations that kept alive the antagonism between employers and employees. They were replaced by the Labour Front.

You know we have this new poison gas - I've heard about it. The Fuehrer must do it. He must use it. Now he has to do it!

We believe on this earth in Adolf Hitler alone! We believe in National Socialism as the creed which is the sole source of grace! We believe that Almighty God has sent us Adolf Hitler so that he may rid Germany of the hypocrites and Pharisees.

We swear we are not going to abandon the struggle until the Last Jew in Europe has been exterminated and is actually dead. It is not enough to isolate the Jewish enemy of mankind - the Jew has got to be exterminated!

The second German secret weapon is anti-Semitism, because if it is consistently pursued by Germany, it will become a universal problem which all nations will be forced to consider.

Workers of all lands, unite - to smash the rule of English capitalism! You young upward-striving nations of the earth, combine to annihilate the old English dragon who blocks the treasures of the earth and withholds from you the riches of the world.

We Germans do not complain that our destiny is hard and that it imposes cruel tests and inhuman trials on us; we National Socialists are accustomed to being treated ruthlessly and do not want it otherwise.


OK I gotta agree with the idea of treating them ruthlessly.
26 posted on 06/24/2011 6:32:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: KoRn

Yes and many of the rank-and-file members are quite conservative. I don’t see a majority of union members that are airline pilots, longshoremen (East Coast) etc following someone like Van Jones.


27 posted on 06/24/2011 6:32:33 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: vaudine

Are union workers that stupid and are unable to think for themselves?


28 posted on 06/24/2011 6:33:07 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: cripplecreek

“anti-Semitism”

They’re gonna roll in Muslim immigrants and anti-Semites in this all over like stink. All those Wahabbi mosques and Gulen madrassas. All that Islamic infiltration at the highest levels of our government.


29 posted on 06/24/2011 6:35:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: KoRn

I know a bunch of union guys and they are all conservatives. They belong to the union because it is mandatory.
I don’t think he should be counting on all his union people participating in this.


30 posted on 06/24/2011 6:36:02 PM PDT by sheana
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To: mandaladon

The dream didn’t need rebuilding until Obama, et al, broke it!

http://www.facebook.com/RebuildTheDream?sk=wall


31 posted on 06/24/2011 6:36:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Roklok
Are union workers that stupid and are unable to think for themselves?

They tend to support the Thugs-in-Chief no matter what. Socialist? No problem. In prison for stealing union funds? No problem. Communist? I'm betting it will still be "No problem".

32 posted on 06/24/2011 6:38:28 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: mandaladon
I see the Coffee Party failed, eh?

Now it's the ommand & ontrol Progressive Tea Party, stocked with already-in-the-tank union goons & thugs ---- the brain-fart of mental midget Van Jones.

No way does this ever come close to challenging the spontaneous, naturally growing, highly motivated real Tea Party from re-establishing the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land.

33 posted on 06/24/2011 6:38:33 PM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: sheana

Lots of my neighbors are union members and conservatives. Its a fact of life in Michigan for now.

They say the true believers are the urban union members.


34 posted on 06/24/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mandaladon

Rebuild the Dream

The American Dream is under siege — but a new movement is rising to fight back. Stand up to say “No” to right-wing attacks on the middle class.

http://www.rebuildthedream.com/

@RebuildDream Anything @VanJones68 is connected is NOT an #AmericanDream it is a nightmare for America #tcot #teaparty http://t.co/rJcngEG


35 posted on 06/24/2011 6:42:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mandaladon

Is Trumpka going to FORCE 12,000 union workers to help Van Jones by breaking legs and /or threats?!


36 posted on 06/24/2011 6:44:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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12 MILLION not 12,000!


37 posted on 06/24/2011 6:45:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cripplecreek
A great irony of this screed is that many of the Jews are actively participating in this modern socialistic takeover--i.e. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Weiner, Chuck Shumer, Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman...and many others.

And while admitting the hardships to be endured by them as they destroy capitalism, they talk of the great good to be established--equal poverty and hunger for all.

Totally nuts!

The leaders are in it for power; but power over what? When they destroy the source of their own wealth and well being, they will be equally destroyed.

Saul Alinsky often reiterated to his dreamy, idealistic followers that they needed to forget their "do-good" dreams and realize it is about POWER--all and only that. So the words Van Jones and other "leaders" of the movement shout are meaningless. They organize to wrest power and wealth from those they perceive to have it, promising to give to the have-nots; however, if they succeed, everybody will be have-nots.

vaudine

38 posted on 06/24/2011 6:46:41 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: mandaladon

I think Mr. Trumpka is going to find out a lot of these workers he’s promising aren’t coming because they are already members of the real Tea party, and they are proud Americans who love the country....only his mob bosses and hirelings will be there for the pinko Jones.


39 posted on 06/24/2011 6:51:58 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: vaudine
They organize to wrest power and wealth from those they perceive to have it, promising to give to the have-nots; however, if they succeed, everybody will be have-nots.

That's kind of what happened in Germany. They dragged themselves up from the Weimar republic by seizing wealth (primarily Jewish and anyone else who opposed them) That worked fine until there was no wealth left to steal. Then they had to plunder the wealth of other nations and were sucessful till taking on Russia which drained Germany. Meanwhile Great Brittain and America were wiping out their ability to arm themselves.
40 posted on 06/24/2011 6:58:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
You are right. Think about how some of today's prominent Jews are at the forefront of the movement to destroy capitalism; but like the Nazi era Jews, they cannot conceive of anything destroying their power base.

Hitler, like another leader I could mention was a wormy little nobody who literally did nothing but read, and dream of power, hanging out in places and haranguing about his ideas and inciting against the Jews. After his "community organizing" of riff raff into the brown shirts, he began to gain power. It is amazing to me that he actually talked them into giving him "temporary" supreme power, which he never gave back.

After that, he organized the Ruhr Valley industrialists and a systematic takeover of the banks, It was kind of like a very small snowball starting downhill in heavy snow and becoming a juggernaut. The way he left his once prosperous country is history. I pray we are not heading down the same path, but the rhetoric is scarey.

vaudine

41 posted on 06/24/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: mandaladon

Union workers remind me of the saying in the bible that references “like an oxen to it’s slaughter”. These people are clueless as to where they are headed.


42 posted on 06/24/2011 7:11:39 PM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: mandaladon

The Arab Spring is coming to America. Courtesy of Van Jones and Richard Trumka. God help us.


43 posted on 06/24/2011 7:12:08 PM PDT by sybilll
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To: vaudine

They are nothing But JINOS-Jews in name only. They are no better then the KAPOS in Auschwitz or Buchenwald. They would lead their people to the gas chambers if they can just hold onto power. Sick!


44 posted on 06/24/2011 7:15:22 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: crazydad
"Sick!" describes the whole Dem leadership these days.vaudine
45 posted on 06/24/2011 7:16:56 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine
If you have two hours you need to watch this documentary on the rise of the 3rd Reich. I cannot recommend this one highly enough because its unlike any documentary on the nazis you've ever seen. From the line, "This is not the story of how Hitler seized power. This is the story of how the german people gave it to him" I knew this one was different.

Third Reich - The Rise

Told from a german perspective, this one will terrify you.
46 posted on 06/24/2011 7:17:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Very Good Point, they gave him power because he promised change. Huh? Sounds pretty familiar. God America is a bunch of thumb sucking morons... History does repeat itself. The only reason what happened in Germany hasn’t happened here is that there are 30+ million of us armed and we will never be made into lamp shades or soap.


47 posted on 06/24/2011 7:23:33 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: sybilll
The Arab Spring is coming to America. Courtesy of Van Jones and Richard Trumka. God help us.

More like the Greek spring..

48 posted on 06/24/2011 7:26:28 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: crazydad

Obama promised to restore America’s stature in the world.

Hitler promised to rebuild German Honor.


49 posted on 06/24/2011 7:27:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

BINGO. Change the idiots could believe in. If we were not armed he would have taken total control already.


50 posted on 06/24/2011 7:35:03 PM PDT by crazydad
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