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Unions Plan to Spend $400 Million to Reelect Obama
fox ^ | 3/12/12 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 03/12/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by Nachum

The AFL-CIO will formally endorse Obama on Tuesday, as it kicks off a campaign sending 400,00 union members door to door to encourage voters to support the president’s reelection bid. Labor leaders say their efforts are to counteract the political power of Super PACs. They also will commit $400 million to the campaign.

The New York Times reports:

With numerous super PACs expected to broadcast a flood of TV spots in support of the Republican nominee, the Obama campaign is looking to organized labor to play a major role in offsetting that. Labor leaders say they expect unions to spend $400 million this year on national, state and local elections — including $100 million by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — but they say their ground troops, not money, is labor’s signal contribution.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aflcio; bho2012; biglabor; fundingtheleft; obama; reelect; unions; unionvote

1 posted on 03/12/2012 12:20:23 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Sick bastards.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 03/12/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Money won’t be that important in the Nov POTUS race.

Basically Ohio, Florida, Penn, NC and Va are going to decide it.

Baraq’s billion was a big deal in 08 because he was a ghost.

Now we’re voting on his 4 years of failure.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum
oddfather
5 posted on 03/12/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: nascarnation

That money buys a lot of uneducated and uninterested votes. Plus the Obamamedia will be praising him 24/7. Doesn’t look good despite his complete failure. Especially if Romney is the nominee.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 12:26:46 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: nascarnation

“...his 4 years of failure.”

Let’s just hope and pray that at least 20%+ of the idiotic 52% who voted him in, see it that way. If they don’t, we’re screwed royally as a Nation. 4 more years of that POS will end America, as we’ve known it, for good.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: Nachum

It sure would be good to own a TV station right about now................


8 posted on 03/12/2012 12:29:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Nachum

This should be illegal. Unions represent less than 10% of the people and yet they are a huge player in setting the agenda and getting people elected. Too much unchecked power. We need to get rid of unions. There is no good reason to have them nor was there ever a good reason.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 12:29:35 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Nachum

$400 million to reelect the Communist in Chief from the unions but at the same time they scream loudly that we need to get “corporate money” out of politics.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 12:48:19 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Nachum
As more states like Indiana become right-to-work states, unions see their dues dropping off dramatically.

Unions are funding David Brock and Media Matters which is directly strategizing with the WH to hold onto union power.

Meanwhile, the GOP candidate will not be beholden to public funds this time like McCain was and polls show women are not buying into this Fluke circus.

The Dems are fast losing this thing.

11 posted on 03/12/2012 12:54:14 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Nachum

Four hundred hundred union members?


12 posted on 03/12/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: Nachum

Sure not buying a Government Motor vehicle just to the UAW can buy Pro-Obamah ads.


13 posted on 03/12/2012 1:11:19 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

I guess it doesn’t matter which pension account(s) actually gets tapped for this, as they’ll surely be pbg backed.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (There is life after FR.)
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To: angcat

Many, however not all, union members are mind numb robots. The union man tells them who to vote for and they march in lockstep to the polling booth. There are some union members who do think for themselves - to them, I applaud their independence from their union leaders.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: TexasCajun

Good point. For me, the GM/Chrysler bailout was the end of my ever owning another such vehicle. Now with this BS, I’m reconsidering my recent pledge of ‘Ford or Foreign’. It looks like it may have to be Foreign only.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 1:20:16 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: OriginalChristian
I am was a big Chevy guy.

I've got a 2002 2500 4x4, Cumins Diesel w/ Alison transmission, 160K miles.

I'm happy to just keep it well maintained.

17 posted on 03/12/2012 1:23:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mr. Wright

We need to oust this communist neo-jihadi marxist tyrant in November at all costs.

A B O !!!!


18 posted on 03/12/2012 1:33:44 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Mr. Wright
You are 100% correct, and I have a personal anecdote as an example.

I live in south TX and my brother lives in MI and used to work for the Teamsters. About 15 years ago I was having a telephone conversation with my democrat-voting union-supporting brother and we started to discuss politics.
He actually stated that he HAD TO VOTE DEMOCRAT because his union told him to.

I was astonished and could not believe that he was so brainwashed. I told him that he could vote any damn way he pleased once he walked into the voting booth and he responded with all the lib talking points like a robot.

Long story short, he now votes the right way and is no longer working for a union shop.
He is like an ex-smoker hating the smell of smoke -- He refuses to work with or associate with any liberal and will not tolerate their BS when he runs into one.

19 posted on 03/12/2012 1:36:17 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Nachum

so much for buy the union label union made...apparently they are anti capitalism and pro marxism...


20 posted on 03/12/2012 2:27:44 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: TexasCajun

I own a 2000 CTD and I can assure you do not let anthing pry your 2002 from your hands. Nurse her, go have after market things done to correct lift pump issues and recalls which Dodge and Cummins failed to address.

Any Cummins produced after 2004 when the EPA mandated that diesel engines must injest and burn exhaust and crank case gases the result has been the 6.7 piece of crap for sale today.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: Nachum

The useful idiots in the unions get their $$$ used for a laundering scheme. Unbelievable. We are living in a sci fi movie - err, trapped in one. Help, Rod Serling, let me out.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 3:04:52 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Nachum

I dont mind the money so much, what bothers me is that MSNBC, ABC and MSLSD are in the tank for him giving him free advertising and slamming any republican candidate 24/7

that is what hurts


23 posted on 03/12/2012 10:20:25 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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