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AFL-CIO TO CUT DIRECT FUNDING TO DEMOCRATS
biggovernment.breitbart.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 06/14/2012 7:34:06 AM PDT by Brytani

After President Obama’s decision to avoid the Wisconsin recall election, undercutting desperate union members who wanted to oust Governor Scott Walker, the AFL-CIO has announced that it will take money away from political candidates and instead put it into “infrastructure and advocacy,” according to AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein. “There will be less contributions to candidates.”

That means that President Obama will receive less direct funding from the AFL-CIO than usual, but it doesn’t mean the AFL-CIO will be silent – it just means they’ll message independentlyof the Obama campaign. “This is not a slight at the president,” Goldstein said. The goal is to create a massive system that would give “different kinds of support to different candidates.” Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, had said back in 2009 that the labor movement would be building its own campaign machinery.

While the AFL-CIO will undoubtedly back Obama in 2012, they will do so from outside. It’s a sign that a lack of trust is building between the two camps. The unions would now prefer to run their own campaigns rather than handing cash over to Obama directly. The question is whether absent centralized coordination, the Obama campaign will be on point with the unions. After Wisconsin, it’s far from clear that such singularity of messaging will take place.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alfcio; democrats; union
This is a bit surprising. Unions bailing on the Dems?

Obama's internals must be so horrible the only chance organized labor has is to reach out to their "enemy" on the other side of the aisle with millions in campaign contributions.

1 posted on 06/14/2012 7:34:14 AM PDT by Brytani
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To: Brytani

And ACORN no longer exists. /s


2 posted on 06/14/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Brytani

This is strong stuff.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If true this could be the most devastating news to come out so far in this election season. We all know unions do not bail on the Dems or Obama - not after all the funds they were funneled in TARP and the stimulus I and II.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: Brytani
This is a bit surprising. Unions bailing on the Dems?

I believe the key word is "direct." Under the table dealings will probably double.
5 posted on 06/14/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Brytani
it will take money away from political candidates and instead put it into “infrastructure and advocacy,”

meaning more money to ACORN, SEIU, hire more mafia type persuaders to exact their thuggery tactics against any union opposition

6 posted on 06/14/2012 7:44:13 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Brytani

Well, remember too that Obama was too busy to go to Wisconsin during that campaign.

But, Obama did send out a twitter message the night before the election there, so he gave them good moral support................


7 posted on 06/14/2012 7:44:18 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Renderofveils

I had the same thoughts. I can imagine a union, after polling their members who are not on board, publicly saying they are not supporting Obama. Behind the scenes is a different story.

Unions receive too much protection from the Dems to bail on them. They also don’t care if they use their dues against the wishes of their members as long as publicly they can say “we didn’t do that”.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: Brytani

They will just money launder it another way.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 7:51:16 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Payback for Wisconsin and the Walker win.

I didn’t consider that scenario - you may just be right.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 7:51:34 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: Brytani
It's a lover's quarrel - they'll be back together soon. They're trying to hood-wink concerned family members - but we're on to their tricks.
11 posted on 06/14/2012 7:51:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: Brytani

If you believe that I’ve a got a bridge to sell ya...
The Unions and Democrat party are “partners”...

If it was not for the democrats....
Unions wouldn’t be FORCED on every Federal and State building projects...

Not to speak of the Givernment Workers Union(s)...
That statement could have come from Hitler or Stalin’s propaganda ministry....
Main stream media is propaganda 24/7...
AND Fox is getting iffy...


12 posted on 06/14/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Brytani
This means nothing. As a former member of the AFL-CIO I can assure you that supporting Democratic politicians is considered to be a key component of a union's “infrastructure and advocacy” budget.
13 posted on 06/14/2012 7:59:51 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Brytani

“This is not a slight at the president,”

That is like saying after 3/1/2 years with Obama in charge that he has no responsibility for the state of the economy.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: hosepipe

they put this out every year-

To show they are “non- patisan” the AFL-CIO mafia

literally laughs when crap like this is printed.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: hosepipe

Notice I’ve said a few times on this article “if it’s true”, personally I think they are simply saying one thing publicly and doing something else behind closed doors.

I trust unions less then I trust Democrats.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: mj1234

I’ll just keep saying it.....

“One little election”.....


17 posted on 06/14/2012 8:31:08 AM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: Brytani
AFL
One of the American Federation of Labor's founding fathers, and first president, was Samuel Gompers. That was 1886.
While doing my family genealogy, I discovered my ggGrandfather lived in the same NYC tenement with the Gompers. That was 1880.
My ggGF was a cooper (barrel maker), and more than likely belonged to the Coopers International Union. The Gompers were cigar makers.
I often wonder if they ever shared a beer and a stogie, discussed labor/politics and what they would think of today's union thugs.
18 posted on 06/14/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: servo1969

My soon to be ex-husband is IBEW, I’m pretty familiar with how unions work and lie.

Gotta love a group that claims to support their workers then works behind and in-front of the curtains doing everything to harm the very people they claim to represent.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 8:32:49 AM PDT by Brytani (Liberals - destroying America since 1776)
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To: Brytani

A form of blackmail?


20 posted on 06/14/2012 8:35:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Brytani

> and instead put it into “infrastructure and advocacy,”

Revenge. Bad policy my FRiends.

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave itto the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:19-21


21 posted on 06/14/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: drypowder

I concur. My read is that they realize how tough the election is going to be so they need a lot more cash to exact fraud and buy votes more directly. It’s still a good sign because it is an acknowledgement that O is tanking.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 9:01:50 AM PDT by DeltaZulu
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To: ROTB

They’re not splitting. They just realized that they were taken for granted, and want to play “hard to get” again, so they benefit more. They don’t want to be the girlfriend who puts out for free; they want to be the whore who gets paid for it.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: All

I wonder if they are hurting for cash after the Wisconsin recall election??


24 posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:36 AM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: Brytani

Even if the unions are doing this as a head fake, the simple fact that it is out there in the public should help to undermine O and the unions.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 9:30:48 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: manic4organic

I heard the AFL CIO spox gal on MSNBC this morning. They were talking about the SuperPACS and how the unions are for the little guy. She said they are mobilizing for Obama.

Don’t know what this means in terms of financing.

On a lighter note, Bush was only vilified once.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Brytani

Makes sense on several levels.

1) They believe that Obama screwed them by failing to deliver on Card Check and by tepid support in Wisconsin. If they don’t deliver some clear punishment now double-dealing Democrats will just go on screwing them.

2) Things are going to start getting very bad for the union leadership in the wake of Wisconsin. Their rank-and-file is going to be under constant pressure of layoffs and/or givebacks. Better to point the finger of blame at the Mormon Republican Millionaire in the White House when that all starts hitting the fan.

3) The money that used to go to Democrats will frankly be needed to cover overhead expenses (i.e. perks for the union bosses) as dues receipts plummet after Wisconsin.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 9:38:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Brownie63

“They’re not splitting. They just realized that they were taken for granted, and want to play “hard to get” again, so they benefit more. They don’t want to be the girlfriend who puts out for free; they want to be the whore who gets paid for it.”

POST OF THE DAY

we have a winner


28 posted on 06/14/2012 9:41:25 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Brytani

I know... using your comments(and others) as an aid is what I do... d;-)~`.`.`


29 posted on 06/14/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Here’s another take. How much of this decision was prompted by the pull-out of mandatory contributors in Wisconsin?

The AFL-CIO might be under some internal pressure to appease the more moderate members and to keep them in the fold. They might see a possible domino effect happening after having their heads handed to them in WI. A 60% drop in membership has to get their attention.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by Seattle
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