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Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone
The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez

Posted on 04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT by SMGFan

A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November."

Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.

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


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excellent,
1 posted on 04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
"Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries"

Drop the sands, they're tough on the pipelines.

2 posted on 04/11/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan

They’re starting to eat their own.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 5:19:23 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: SMGFan

the enemy of my enemy....


4 posted on 04/11/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: SMGFan

You’re right - absolutely excellent.

I have a buddy in the Laborer’s Union, and he defines hard core when it comes to attitudes. The ‘rats will NEVER get shut of these guys without capitulating. Or the Laborer’s won’t let up an iota.

Excellent again !


5 posted on 04/11/2014 5:22:09 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: SMGFan

Nice to see unions on the right side of an issue for once.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 5:26:07 PM PDT by American Quilter (Joni Ernst for Senate!)
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To: SMGFan

7 posted on 04/11/2014 5:32:01 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Partisan Media Shill Laura Barron-Lopez:
Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
(emphasis added)

During the 2004 POTUS campaign, Lurch never came out in favor of drilling in the ANWR, but Hoffa claimed that electing Kerry would result in opening the ANWR at long last.

Thanks SMGFan.
8 posted on 04/11/2014 5:32:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SMGFan

Yeah right. They are going to vote Republican. (snicker)

Empty threats.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 5:33:37 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Get ready, little lady. Hell is coming to breakfast.)
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To: Veggie Todd

I’m loving this,please pass the popcorn.
When the unions start to wise up to what’s going onit’s game over for these slimes.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 5:34:00 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SMGFan

I’m with the unions on this one!


11 posted on 04/11/2014 5:35:26 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: vpintheak

F’n ditto !


12 posted on 04/11/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Seruzawa

They just may. A good number of the rank-and-file membership in the United Mine Workers voted for Romney
and the UMW did not endorse Obama’s re-election. In fact it remained neutral in the 2012 presidential election.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’m in the unusual position of agreeing with the union
on this one.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: vpintheak
The unions have been po'd before...about an Alaskan pipeline...It got them nowhere.

No common sense in the government anymore.

15 posted on 04/11/2014 5:51:35 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Maine Mariner

Since they voted for him in 2008 despite having no excuse for not knowing that he’d publicly called for the end of coal mining, they didn’t have any complaint coming then, and don’t have one now.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 6:04:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Agreed. Why the UMW endorsed Obama in 2008 is something I do not understand.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 6:12:39 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: SMGFan

Really? Who are they going to vote for? A Republican?


18 posted on 04/11/2014 7:33:54 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Veggie Todd

was just noticing that myself


19 posted on 04/11/2014 8:19:30 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Maine Mariner

It’s that way because the non-workers who run unions are getting their cut.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 3:47:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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