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Unions in Ohio says they won't back state's only House Democrat to oppose health care bill
www.fox8.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | AP

Posted on 03/23/2010 9:02:55 AM PDT by reegs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two unions with thousands of members in Ohio say they will no longer support the state's only House Democrat to vote against the health care bill.

The Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers union on Monday expressed disappointment with southeast Ohio Rep. Zack Space. UFCW spokeswoman Allison Petonic (peh-TAH'-nik) calls Space's no vote Sunday "an anti-worker vote."

Petonic says union members campaigned for Space in 2006 and 2008 but won't do it again this year.

The bill passed 219-212 with 34 Democrats and all Republicans opposed.

Space had said he believed the bill would financially burden the working class and give insurance companies a windfall. Messages for comment were left with his Washington office Monday.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: healthcarereform; keyhouseraces; khr; obamacare; resistanceisfutile; unions; zackspace
More Union Thuggery at work. Anyone who didn't think this vote had anything to do with Unions is a fool.
1 posted on 03/23/2010 9:02:55 AM PDT by reegs
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To: reegs

Any help we can get to gain a majority in the House next November is appreciated.


2 posted on 03/23/2010 9:05:35 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: reegs
Best news that Democrat could have gotten. How did that massive SEIU support of millions of dollars work out for Martha Coakley?
3 posted on 03/23/2010 9:06:36 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: reegs

Not only thuggery, but stupidity.

Unions that nationalize and politicize the subjects on which they have collectivley bargained have no future role in the lives of their workers.

The unions have been committing suicide for decades.


4 posted on 03/23/2010 9:06:51 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: reegs

Thanks for killing off your own guys you stupid morons.

Unions are simply filled with mindless, shiftless, unthinking worker ants.

Start. Wake up. Work. Drink Beer. Sleep. Repeat 5 times. Wake up. Bitch. Moan. Drink Beer. Sleep. Repeat 2 times. Start again.


5 posted on 03/23/2010 9:08:01 AM PDT by chichipow
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To: reegs
ANY work I have done is limited to non-Union contractors, period, from last November onward.

I'm sorry, but the members are too eager to follow-the-leader, and the Leaders are over-paid funders of socialist dictators and Constitution-shredders.

It's time to start drawing the lines on where our remaining limited income (after taxes) is going. I'll work for cash wherever possible from now on, too.

It's time we took a stand.

No purchases from Obama Motors, no purchases from Unionized establishments, and no purchases from KNOWN funders of the assholes in Washington that are screwing us daily.

6 posted on 03/23/2010 9:08:57 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Can you ping the Ohio list? We need to make sure that Zack gets support for standing his ground.


7 posted on 03/23/2010 9:09:10 AM PDT by reegs
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Exactly. If Union thugs want to help us get a super majority then that’s fine with me.


8 posted on 03/23/2010 9:09:55 AM PDT by Obadiah (Democrats and their life partners, the MSM)
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To: texmexis best
Unions in Ohio: one of the reasons Ohio is an economic basket case.
9 posted on 03/23/2010 9:10:17 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: reegs

These unions are in for a rude awakening when the states go bust along with their pensions.


10 posted on 03/23/2010 9:11:08 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: reegs

Unions don’t speak for workers - they speak for unions.


11 posted on 03/23/2010 9:13:34 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: reegs
Union Members are too stupid & lazy to think for themselves!

...just following plantation owner Andy Stern's orders.

12 posted on 03/23/2010 9:14:05 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SmokingJoe

We’re going after Kaptur.


13 posted on 03/23/2010 9:21:05 AM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: reegs

Show me a dem who voted NO, and I’ll show you one who got the green ‘NO’ light from pelosi, and would have voted ‘YES’ if needed.


14 posted on 03/23/2010 9:23:28 AM PDT by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: reegs

Now that the bill is passed, if they want to take out a democrat for us, that’s fine by me. All democrats are bad, even the ones that voted right this time, because they all support Nancy Pelosi and the corrupt leadership.

If he wants to switch parties, then that’s different, and we can primary him if we want.


15 posted on 03/23/2010 9:25:06 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: griswold3

Good!


16 posted on 03/23/2010 9:30:51 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: reegs

bump


17 posted on 03/23/2010 9:39:02 AM PDT by VOA
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To: reegs

A bunch of Republicans are lining up to challenge Space. Here’s the list:

OH 18-Zack Space’s opponents, Bob Gibbs, http://www.bobgibbsforcongress.com/, Jeanette Moll, http://www.jeanettemoll.com/home.htm, Fred Dailey, http://www.freddaileyforcongress.com/, Patrick Carlisle, Beau Bromberg


18 posted on 03/23/2010 9:47:35 AM PDT by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: reegs

Don’t be suckered. Zack Space would have been there for Nancy Pelosi had his vote been needed. Political calculation on the ground was that Zack’s seat could be saved while Driehaus and maybe Boccieri were already dead men walking.

Zack however has been drawing some lackluster opposition but he’s going to go down as long as everyone doesn’t get suckered in by him being a “blue dog”. He is not, he is a lawyer and a liberal in a red district.


19 posted on 03/23/2010 10:02:52 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: delapaz

Thanks for the update on Zack. At this point, we don’t need to go throwing good money after bad.


20 posted on 03/23/2010 10:06:39 AM PDT by reegs
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To: reegs
Thanks for the seat schumcks!
21 posted on 03/23/2010 10:20:09 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: reegs

There is hope yet that we will get rid of Space and replace him with another Republican. Our district is the one Bob Nye represented for years.


22 posted on 03/23/2010 10:43:20 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: reegs

Why? Us in his district want rid of him. Thank him but don’t support him as he iis much too liberal on most things and he did vote yes the first time.


23 posted on 03/23/2010 10:44:34 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: reegs
Sorry, but being a member of the GOP, I have to pass on giving any credit to a democRAT..
24 posted on 03/23/2010 2:06:40 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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