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Steelworkers' president scores GOP for racist attacks on Obama
Peoples World ^ | February 12 2014 | Mark Gruenberg

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.

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"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.

(Excerpt) Read more at peoplesworld.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: unions

1 posted on 02/13/2014 10:29:41 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

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.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 10:31:24 AM PST by MNnice
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To: jaydubya2

Fools.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 10:32:07 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jaydubya2

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.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 10:33:07 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: jaydubya2
no surprise, Liberals sleep/"work" together,
all the time...they're whores anyway.

5 posted on 02/13/2014 10:33:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: jaydubya2

“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.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 10:35:20 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: hal ogen

“That Republican die-hard opposition to everything the nation’s chief executive proposes is based on his race.”

Fixed it:

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.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 10:35:37 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: jaydubya2
No President Leo Gerard, the die hard opposition to the Imcompetant Obama is due to his stupid, short sighted, ill advised, already tried and failed policies.
8 posted on 02/13/2014 10:36:49 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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9 posted on 02/13/2014 10:38:28 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jaydubya2
What the? Hussein has said it himself, in plain English (and without need of TeddyPrompter). And the left and the propaganda wing of the left (msm) have been saying it all along.
10 posted on 02/13/2014 10:42:23 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jaydubya2

These low information leftists are full of $hit.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 4:30:43 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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