Skip to comments.Steelworkers' president scores GOP for racist attacks on Obama
Posted on 02/13/2014 10:29:41 AM PST by jaydubya2
WASHINGTON - It took Steelworkers President Leo Gerard - always direct and often outspoken - to say, out loud, what many allies of President Obama have long been afraid to say: That Republican die-hard opposition to everything the nation's chief executive proposes is based on his race.
That statement, something even Obama himself avoided making after a direct question from public broadcast journalists in late 2013, came in a wide-ranging off-the-cuff Gerard speech on Feb. 11 to members of the United Steel Workers Rapid Response Team, gathered here for the annual Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference of unions and environmental groups.
"I've watched how many of these programs he's put forth, and how many things those red-state Republicans in the House and the Senate have done to them. It's because they don't want a black man in the White House," Gerard said, getting a standing ovation from hundreds of Rapid Response activists. "He doesn't want to say it, but what other conclusion can you come to?" Gerard added about Obama's reaction.
"On the night President Obama was inaugurated for his first term," Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell "convened all the GOP senators in a restaurant. They locked arms and all pledged to the goal of making him a one-term president," Gerard said. "George Becker (Gerard's predecessor as USW president) "told me once to 'forgive but not forget.'"
In so many words, "Our values are his values," Gerard said of President Obama, despite labor's opposition to the president's fast-track plan and the so-called free trade treaties. Despite all the GOP obstructionism and opposition, the president won re-election, Gerard said, adding, "It was by five million votes, and that's a blowout. But they didn't accept it," he said of the GOP.
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That’s rich. The Teamsters are one of the most racist organizations there is. Ask a black truck driver how easy it was getting into that union, or any building trades union, for that matter.
Umm.. No. I hate his white half as much as I hate his black half. It’s not about race, religion, ethnicity or where he was born, went to college or hung out with.
He is an incompetent boob and a Marxist. Two things that when mixed together produce what we are seeing. A narcissistic child who needs attention.
“It took Steelworkers President Leo Gerard - always direct and often outspoken - to say, out loud, what many allies of President Obama have long been afraid to say: That Republican die-hard opposition to everything the nation’s chief executive proposes is based on his race.”
That’s a good one, Leo, since “they’re just criticizing him because he’s black” is all we’ve heard since the jackwagon was sworn in.
“That Republican die-hard opposition to everything the nation’s chief executive proposes is based on his race.”
That Republican die-hard opposition to everything the nation’s chief executive proposes is based on his idiotic ideology that has failed throughout mankind’s history.
These low information leftists are full of $hit.