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UAW, Occupy and Obama Hang Themselves Together
John Ransom ^ | January 17, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 01/17/2012 3:58:07 AM PST by Kaslin

I’m going to skip the nonsensical projections regarding what the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. would think about today’s topical issues like Occupy Wall Street, so-called income inequality and Tim Tebow.

I can afford to do this because another man named King has already instructed me on his views.

Bob King, head of the United Auto Worker’s Union, got together with 500 of his fellow travelers over the weekend in a vanity-channeling of Dr. King by praising Occupy Wall Street and the UAW’s largest shareholder, Barrack Obama. 

In this, King (Bob) seems to be operating out of a liberal playbook that looks to associate Occupy with King (Martin Luther).

It’s called “Occupy the Dream.”

I’m not sure if the irony is intentional or just accidental.

"So much of what he says is the same today, is about the world today," said King on King “We're at very difficult times in the United States of America right now. We're at a time of great injustice and growing injustices. Thank God for the occupy movement and the young kids that are out there."

Bob King has seen the past and tells us that the past is our future.

Our future is one where inequality is everywhere more relentless; where progress on issues, like racial equality is just a chimera, even as an African American sits in the White House.

He has to tell us that, this King named Bob does.

Even more, he needs for us to believe it, because without that belief, he’s a man without a job, as even he admits.

King (V.2.0) has placed a big bet that Americans not as familiar with him as the people he represents have bought into his rhetoric about inequality, especially as it pertains to income. His organization, the UAW, has been losing members, dollars and assets for decades as workers and consumers have repeatedly rejected the union label.

According to Reuters, the UAW has already had to “sell assets and dip into its strike fund to pay for its activities.”

In fact King (Bob) thinks that if he can’t win converts soon, there is no future for his union. "I have said that repeatedly, and I believe it.”

It’s a measure of the UAW’s desperation that King has pinned his hopes on Occupy and Obama, two movements that, like the UAW, seem to be tracking in the wrong direction from Main Street American thought.

“While Occupy Wall Street isn’t necessarily affiliated with a particular party, its anti-big business message may not be resonating with majorities in any party,” wrote Gallup’s Elizabeth Mendes as reported in the Washington Post. “Republicans, independents, and now close to half of Democrats are more concerned about the threat of big government than that coming from big business.”

According to Gallup 64 percent think big government is a bigger threat, and 26 percent think the bigger threat comes from big business.

And why shouldn’t they? Occupy Wall Street is mostly an extension of the extra-legal Big-Government-knows-best philosophy that ignores individual rights, private property rights and redistributes according to its own ideas of who is a have and who is a have-not.

From the New York Post:

Occupy Wall Street protesters announced with great fanfare last month that they moved a homeless family into a “foreclosed” Brooklyn home — even though they knew the house belonged to a struggling single father desperately trying to renegotiate his mortgage, The Post has learned.

Even though the single father is still the rightful owner, that didn’t stop the Occupiers from placing one of their own people into the house: 

Meanwhile, the family that OWS claimed to be putting into the vacant house has not yet permanently moved in. And it turns out the family is not a random victim of the foreclosure crisis, but cast for the part, thanks to their connection to the OWS movement.

OWS last week said it has spent $9,500 breaking into the house and setting it up for the homeless Carrasquillo family. A photo of the smiling family covers a window, under the slogan, “A place to call home.”

The head of the family, Alfredo Carrasquillo, 28, is an organizer for VOCAL- NY, a group that works with OWS. His Facebook page shows him in a “99 Percent” T-shirt at an OWS protest in November.

Like King’s UAW, which hasn’t been able to force folks to give them what they aren’t entitled to legally, Occupy is a last-gasp movement that has failed to convince us of either the justice or logic of their cause.     

Into this two-ringed circus now steps Ringmaster Obama, who has promised us all a campaign that will pit the UAW and Occupy have-nots against the rest of the country. Presumably, just as he’s done with the UAW, the domestic auto industry, student loans and green company investments, Obama will campaign that government eventually gets to pick the winners and the losers with a kind of group bailout for unions, Occupiers, Democrats and donors.

That’s how the GOP will campaign too. 

And if I were a Democrat, here’s where I’d be concerned:

If Obama doesn’t hang you all separately with this strategy he most certainly will hang you all together.

And if Democrats don’t win this campaign, they might never win another.

I say it and I believe it.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial

1 posted on 01/17/2012 3:58:12 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark for later

2 posted on 01/17/2012 4:02:21 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Kaslin

This is all an odd group, if you think about it. You’ve got these union guys, then bunch of left-over hippy liberal folks, then some naive college kids deceived by their professors, and some environmental folks. All attempt to march under the Occupy umbrella at various times, but the college kids are the ones left holding the umbrella for the most part. You can ask the college kids at the DC Occupy situation....and most really can’t explain their cause or complaints.

3 posted on 01/17/2012 4:03:01 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

Equality of wealth in a liberal’s mind always negates the equality of work or genius needed. They destroy it all and resort to cheap pimp gullible whore talk for young generations which are wooed to embrace and integrate animal behavior in that piece of junk body the UAW metaphores in the pieces of junk they claim they produce as cars.

4 posted on 01/17/2012 4:15:51 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: pepsionice

It’s a crisis of mysticism. They do not understand that our founders had vast experience in land and people development, that they knew what was up, and were not stuck to a glorified day care called college. They think they know better because they are born within the confines of the Brahminic rotten temple that America has become.

These idiots do not realize they are the rich and the famous and they do not want admit that they are too wuss to join the army or learn the way the FOunders learned, with real risk through education, and not some make believe Disney Land utopia.

Education is not free... and it is a code word for arming the SOviet communist armies anyways. They are greedy, want things for free like any low level idiot thug of the jungle. IT is no wonder the illegals start flooding those concentration camp fag ghettos of death (of which SUllivan and Time magazine and co. make part )in California called San Francisco.

5 posted on 01/17/2012 4:22:24 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Kaslin


6 posted on 01/17/2012 4:24:45 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Kaslin
“We're at a time of great injustice and growing injustices.”

Yes, we are. We are at a time when groups of people called ‘unions’ can dictate to the rest of society, putting the economic health of the nation at risk. We are at time when the measure of a man or woman is not by their efforts, talents, and self sacrifice, but by the color of their skin and the political party they vote for. We are at a time when the majority of the nation doesn't trust the American press to be truthful. We are at a time when groups of people can vote their own self-interest and as a result have the personal freedoms and earnings of others negated.

The list goes on and on and on. My family has a long history of union membership (in the past). There was a time when they provided balance to the economic landscape. Now they poison it. Actually, this is also true of democrats in general.

7 posted on 01/17/2012 5:04:12 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: JudgemAll
“Education is not free..”

No it's not. Neither is food, medical care, transportation, etc. etc., but the left treats all things as though they ‘just exist’, waiting to be distributed ‘fairly’. I would like to remind them of concepts inherent in the Second Law of Thermodynamics (extrapolating). Systems tend toward entropy (chaos, randomness) unless work is applied. Society is like that. Without someone’s work there is no farming or distribution of food, there is no medical care, there aren't any medicines or modern medical technology, there are no planes, trains, cars, bicycles, or even Segways. These things exist because people ‘paid’ for them to exist through their personal efforts / work.

My apologies to the physicists and engineers in the FR crowd.

8 posted on 01/17/2012 5:24:07 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pepsionice

OWS in a nutshell: “I want what I want and I want you to pay for it.”

9 posted on 01/17/2012 5:53:20 AM PST by randita
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