Skip to comments.Conservative Groups:Union Bosses are "job killers", introduce RICHIE THE RAT
Posted on 10/12/2011 7:29:44 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
The conservative pro-business group Americans for Job Security has a commercial set to run during the Republican presidential debate tonight that labels greedy union bosses as job killers. It stars a huge inflatable rodent: Richie the Rat. The commercial identifies Richie, who appears outside the National Labor Relations Board office, as the one brave leader that is standing up to union bosses. The recovery is slipping away. The housing market is still sinking, and the jobs arent coming back, the ads narrator says. Washington is making it worse. Greedy union bosses are calling the shots. They want their payback.
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What the heck is this? “Richy the Rat”? If you were trying, how could you make employers look even worse?
seems to me that ‘richie the rat’ would have more negatives than any union boss. couldn’t they come up with a cute, loveable character?a RAT named RICHie?
It MUST be deliberate. Nobody in the industry is that dumb.
Richie the Rat = Richie Trumka?
Union inflatable rat vs. anti-union inflatable rat... huh?
Both are probably made in China.
This looks like a spin-off of a protest ploy Chicago-area unions are using now. When striking or calling out an employer/jobsite for scab hiring, they deploy a big inflatable rat on the sidewalk outside the work location.
Mangled Messaging Award Candidate.
No idea what they’re trying to say or co-opt.
I believe what they are trying to do is take the “gigantic inflated rat” unions erect when a business uses non-union labor to “reverse” the message that rat brings.
Anytime I have seen the “rat” ( a public library I passed on my way to work for years before I moved)had this gigantic inflatable rat. At first I had no idea what it meant, so I looked it up.
Once I informed myself what that rat meant, I was pretty ticked off at unions.
I’ve heard many a time here that “those who control the language control the masses”......perhaps not exact wording, hopefully I made myself clear.
If we can take away the “unions negative image” of this rat and turn it against the unions, I believe it would be a good thing.
The Rat is a perfect icon to use AGAINST the unions for a change. The union leaders and the Rats in Congress are killing any meaningful infrastructure work in the Country by requiring union wages with or without union workers (Davis Bacon - prevailing wage). California just passed law prohibiting local municipalities from varying from this prevailing wage nonsense. How does that help the unemployed?
Maybe we can rent the rats from the unions. So little work going on, must be a lot of rats in storage!
count the minutes until the libs make Richie the Rat the mascot of the republicans. being RICH and a RAT. I can see the ad campaing now.
we don’t need the democrats to smear us, we smear ourselves. kinda like beleiving Romney is a conservative, just because he says so, when his record proves otherwise...
How much fun would it be to drive past the giant rat with a .177 pellet gun and hole it...