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Teamsters endorses Obama over 'vulture capitalist' Romney
Politico ^ | 5/7/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 05/07/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by ColdOne

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed President Obama Monday, calling his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney a "vulture capitalist" whose election would amount to a "fox guarding the henhouse."

"He represents everything that is wrong with our financial system. He made his money as CEO of Bain Capital by destroying U.S. businesses, sending good-paying American jobs overseas and filling his pockets with millions while putting workers out on the street," Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa said in a release.

The organization's endorsement comes with a promise to put "boots on the ground" in all fifty states.

"Working families know who is fighting for their rights, and it sure isn’t Mitt Romney," said Teamsters general secretary-treasurer Ken Hall in a statement. "President Obama has worked hard to make sure that Wall Street is held responsible for ruining our economy, enacting the most sweeping financial reform package since the Great Depression."

While Obama's relationship with labor hasn't always been easy given the failure of union-backed legislation like 'card-check' during his first term, the president praised the union as a voice for social justice.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 05/07/2012 12:17:07 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Have the Teamsters ever endorsed a Republican?


2 posted on 05/07/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: ColdOne

They’re the only ones who think that about Romney.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 12:23:40 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Definitely went for Reagan in 80.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 12:25:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Then Ubama must not be Carter II after all.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Reagan successfully cultivated a lot of union support.

He would be totally unacceptable by FR standards today.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ColdOne

all you republicans who are in non-right to work states should pay real close attention to where your union dues are going and demand that your union return them to you. You do have that right but thet’ll never tell you so !!


7 posted on 05/07/2012 12:34:20 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: ColdOne

There’s probably a distinction between the union management’s endorsement of Obama, and that which the rank and file believes, in this election perhaps more than any other.

I know truck drivers, I know assembly line workers who belong to the teamsters, and the ones I know will not vote for Obama.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 12:34:39 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: nascarnation

Reagan built a great conservative coalition. Life, Liberty, Small Government, Strong Defense! THAT seems to be impossible today.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 12:36:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ColdOne

Big surprise the Teamsters endorse Obama./


10 posted on 05/07/2012 12:37:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They endorsed Nixon, I believe in 72


11 posted on 05/07/2012 12:37:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hasten to add, Patriotic Americans of every stripe, including blue collar workers.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ColdOne

all you republicans who are in non-right to work states should pay real close attention to where your union dues are going and demand that your union return them to you. You do have that right but they’ll never tell you so !!


13 posted on 05/07/2012 12:40:02 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Jim Robinson

Proud, hardworking, patriotic Americans of every stripe, including blue collar workers!!


14 posted on 05/07/2012 12:40:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

They endorsed Nixon in 72, and would you believe it, Nixon let Hoffa out of prison. Must of been a coincidence.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 12:47:10 PM PDT by gusty
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To: ColdOne

is Politico trying to win the Pulitzer for “Most Cliches in a News Story”?


16 posted on 05/07/2012 12:47:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yup. It’s a “water makes you wet” story from O-litico.


17 posted on 05/07/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by max americana
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To: ColdOne

“fox guarding the henhouse.” ?? At least there will be a henhouse when Barry goes. It’ll probably be a much larger, natural gas fed henhouse.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by RGF
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To: ColdOne

What a surprise! The headline might as well read: Communists Endorse Communist. Well, duh.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 1:15:51 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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To: ColdOne

If you vote for a communist, what does that make you?

Pray for America


20 posted on 05/07/2012 1:38:53 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Ah, 1972. The Teamsters endorsed Nixon and the AFL-CIO decided to remain neutral for once, which was interpreted as a de facto endorsement.

George Meany, head of the AFL-CIO at the time, was asked why he didn't run for president. His curt response was "I don't want to step down."

Of course, as a supply chain manager, I have the right to endorse trucking companies which are not affiliated with the Teamsters or any other left-wing union by giving them my business. And I do.

21 posted on 05/07/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ColdOne
feh...
22 posted on 05/07/2012 1:52:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
yes ... remember they hated the Kennedys ...... it was teamster $$ in BeBe Rebozo's safe

Before the commie FBI snitch Ron Carey, the teamsters were always conservative

then the DOJ took them over and inserted the commies from Rich Trumpka's mineworkers union

James P. Hoffa and the teamsters union are currently a totally owned subsidiary of the DOJ.

Since the teamsters signed off on the Consent Decree the DOJ effectively runs the union under a federal trusteeship

Hoffa Lite doesn't sneeze without an OK from DOJ

UNITED STATES of America,

v.

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, AFL-CIO, the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, Anthony Salerno, also known as Fat Tony, Matthew Iannielo, also known as Matty the Horse, Anthony Provenzano, also known as Tony Pro, Nunzio Provenzano, also known as Nunzi Pro, Anthony Corallo, also known as Tony Ducks, Salvatore Santoro, also known as Tom Mix, Christopher Furnari, Sr., also known as Christie Tick, Frank Manzo, Carmine Persico, also known as Junior, also known as the Snake, Gennaro Langella, also known as Gerry Lang, Philip Rastelli, also known as Rusty, Nicholas Marangello, also known as Nicky Glasses, Joseph Massino, also known as Joey Messina, Anthony Ficarotta, also known as Figgy, Eugene Boffa, Sr., Francis Sheeran, Milton Rockman, also known as Maishe, John Tronolone, also known as Peanuts, Joseph John Aiuppa, also known as Joey O'Brien, also known as Joey Aiuppa, John Philip Cerone, also known as Jackie the Lackie, also known as Jackie Cerone, Joseph Lombardo, also known as Joey the Clown, Angelo Lapietra, also known as The Nutcracker, Frank Balistrieri, also known as Mr. B, Carl Angelo Deluna, also known as Toughy, Carl Civella, also known as Corky, Anthony Thomas Civella, also known as Tony Ripe, General Executive Board, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Jackie Presser, General President, Weldon Mathis, General Secretary-Treasurer, Joseph Trerotola, First Vice President, also known as Joe T, Robert Holmes, Sr., Second Vice President, Robert Holmes, Sr., William McCarthy, Third Vice President, Joseph W. Morgan, Fourth Vice President, Edward M. Lawson, Fifth Vice President, Arnold Weinmeister, Sixth Vice President, John H. Cleveland, Seventh Vice President, Maurice R. Schurr, Eighth Vice President, Donald Peters, Ninth Vice President, Walter J. Shea, Tenth Vice President, Harold Friedman, Eleventh Vice President, Jack D. Cox, Twelfth Vice President, Don L. West, Thirteenth Vice President, Michael J. Riley, Fourteenth Vice President, Theodore Cozza, Fifteenth Vice President, Daniel Ligurotis, Sixteenth Vice President, Salvatore Provenzano, Former Vice President, also known as Sammy Pro, Defendants, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Defendant-Appellee, Vincent Sombrotto and Edwin Gonzalez, Local 116, Production and Maintenance Employees' Union, Appellants.

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23 posted on 05/07/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: ColdOne

Teamsters could be the poster children for most anti-union campaigns.

I was at a hotel bar with a liberal, discussing the typical left/right things, while at a large table next to us were a bunch of Commie Teamsters bitching about how Bush only cared about oil. As typical with union scum, they could not complete a sentence with the F word.

I leaned over to my liberal debating partner and asked, do these morons even know what their trucks use for fuel? He had to admit he was embarrassed that people he would normally support were so totally ignorant.


24 posted on 05/07/2012 2:22:38 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
They endorsed Nixon, I believe in 72

And rightfully so. I proudly cast my first vote for Nixon. Little did I (or the rest of us) know he would turn out to be one of the top five most liberal presidents of the 20th century.

25 posted on 05/07/2012 4:23:05 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: nascarnation
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with all due respect, that's complete Bravo-Sierra ...


... trying ... trying ... tryimg ...

very hard ...

"not" to hijack this thread against "you-know-who" ...




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26 posted on 05/07/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Don’t understand your premise.

Just as all the candidates for the R nomination were shredded on FR this season, Reagan would have been also - jmho.

Endorsed by the Teamsters? OMG we can’t vote for him, no way.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 6:48:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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