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MSNBC's Schultz Lectures Union Members Who Voted for Scott Walker (Video)
Newsbusters ^ | 6-6-2012 | Brad Wilmouth

Posted on 06/07/2012 5:38:29 AM PDT by servo1969

On Wednesday's The Ed Show, MSNBC host Ed Schultz took a lecturing and even mocking tone toward labor union members who voted for Governor Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin as he recounted NBC News exit poll numbers showing that a significant chunk of union voters supported the Wisconsin Republican.

The MSNBC host ended up invoking President Obama's assertion from the 2008 campaign that people in rural areas vote for Republicans because of a tendency to "cling" to guns and religion, and suggested that Obama was correct in his diagnosis of what he viewed as a problem that some union members in rural areas vote for Republicans instead of sticking with the union line.

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It doesn't make sense, huh Ed?
Logically shouldn't they vote for themselves first and to hell with everyone else?
That's the way the game is played, right?
Why would union members vote for Walker?

Because they were thinking long term?

Because they're worried about their children's futures?

Because they realize the gravy train can't run forever?

Because they secretly desipise their union?

Because what's right isn't the same as what's easy?

Because there's a difference between selfishness and self-interest?

I'm a union member and a conservative voter. Some things are more important than my own comfort.

1 posted on 06/07/2012 5:38:34 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Thank you


2 posted on 06/07/2012 5:41:59 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: servo1969

‘Special Ed’ SFB (sh*t for brains) speaks...


3 posted on 06/07/2012 5:42:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: servo1969

Excellent questions in your comments.


4 posted on 06/07/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: servo1969

Special Ed doesn’t “get” much of anything, apparently.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 5:42:55 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: servo1969

To which union does Ed Schultz belong?


6 posted on 06/07/2012 5:46:18 AM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: servo1969

what an A******.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT 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: servo1969

I’d love to see special Ed go up against Terry Bowman who leads the Union Conservatives group here in Michigan.

Bowman is pro private sector union, pro right to work, anti card check and has testified on capitol hill against union political fundraising.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 5:48:31 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: TJ Jackson
To which union does Ed Schultz belong

most likely, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

9 posted on 06/07/2012 5:51:01 AM PDT 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: carriage_hill

AS I’ve always said,”Everytime a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.”


10 posted on 06/07/2012 5:52:40 AM 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: servo1969

The Democrats have been perplexed by the same question for years:

“What’s wrong with Kansas?”

The question as they see it is, why do people who could collect from a socialist agenda vote Republican?

The answer, which has totally escaped them is - morals.

Moral people won’t vote to take a share of stolen goods.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 5:53:49 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: servo1969

Thanks for the clarity. The Left sees people as simple parts or pieces. In their cloudy little minds, a union member is a one-dimensional piece in the grand leftist world who has only one role to play. It never occurs to them that people are complex individuals who have varied interests and unique priorities.


12 posted on 06/07/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: servo1969

Ed Schultz is paid $200,000 a year by various unions to be their shill. What would anyone expect him to say?


13 posted on 06/07/2012 5:54:58 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: servo1969

Liberalism, is really a mental disorder.


14 posted on 06/07/2012 5:57:48 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: running_dog_lackey

Does this guy have any audience, or does MSNBC just keep him on in spite of bad ratings because they are radical leftists just like him?


15 posted on 06/07/2012 5:58:00 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: servo1969; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...

Good post, Ed Schultz was almost in tears last night over a poll showing thar 37% of WI union members or their families voted for Walker, he kept asking them why they would do that to themselves.

Why???
Ed, Those are the taxpayers who don’t work for government who want their schools and libraries open rather than closed with government employees getting more $$$. WI voters woke up and realized that they are the 50% who pay the bills.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 6:04:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: servo1969

So Ed in his wisdom thinks taxpayers should fund union perks and pensions far beyond what the taxpayers get for themselves. That it’s okay state budgets are in disarray because union pensions have become a huge financial burden on their budget. That corporations should be taxed higher so those taxes can be passed on to the consumer in increased costs of products and services. That those evil rich people who reinvest in their business or just invest in the economy should be punished for their success. That liking your guns and your God is bad. This guy is disgusting but any sane American knows that.


17 posted on 06/07/2012 6:05:10 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: servo1969

...because some union members have seen what happens to workers in socialist countries. Because some union members have seen what is happening in Greece. Because some union members resent the hate-soaked intimidation that keeps them from daring to question the union. Because some union members don’t like being forced to work hard only to have their pay confiscated for the union. Because some union members see their non-union buddies becoming successful and living high as free employees or business owners. Because some union members resent their coworkers who slack off or behave badly but still keep their job and get paid the same. Because some union workers wish they would be rewarded for working harder than their slacker coworkers. Because some union workers see what union pay does to motivation and work ethic. Because some union workers resent their dues going to corrupt political party members instead of service to the union members. Because some union members love freedom and love America.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: servo1969
Also, this clip of Crazy Ed Schultz should be saved for later use, when he and his fellow travelers again bring up "tone" and "violent rhetoric" and such.

Near the end of Crazy Ed's monologue, he said that the union should discuss at their "war table" this problem of members voting for Republicans.

"War table?"

Really, Crazy Ed?

That kind of rhetoric gets politicians shot. Or so you said a couple of years ago.

19 posted on 06/07/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: servo1969

servo, there’s nothing I could add to your excellent post.

Would that more Americans had your perspective.


20 posted on 06/07/2012 6:09:22 AM PDT by Walrus (Barack Obama --- there are fools, and then there are dangerous fools)
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To: servo1969

Its a pity that more people don’t see Ed Schultz on a regular basis. He is the real face of the Democratic Party. If people actually saw and heard these bizarre goons, doubt they would vote for them.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT by allendale
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To: servo1969

Just another variation of “shut up and listen to me, because I know how to run your life better than you do” that liberals are so fond of falling back on.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 6:16:42 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: servo1969
People are coming to understand that the federal government is a threat to their freedom, and the States are starting to realize they have the authority to resist that threat and protect their citizens. The unions will hand you over to them on a silver platter.

The public sector unions increasing threaten to bankrupt the states, and force people to choose between the republic and the unions.

Ben Franklin said "A republic, if you can keep it."

Some of us will choose to keep it. Schulz and his ilk sold his souls too long ago to be able to understand that any more.

23 posted on 06/07/2012 6:19:59 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: servo1969

Let’s not get too excited about Shultz’s comments.

One of his viewers was high on heroin.

And the other one was smoking dope.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: servo1969

But just as important, private sector union members PAY TAXES, TOO! They see what FDR saw when he would not allow public sector unions. A public sector union essentially holds a gun to the heads of all the taxpayers, saying in effect, “Pay us what we want, or else!”..............


25 posted on 06/07/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Pining_4_TX

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26 posted on 06/07/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: servo1969

I would be interested to see the breakdown between public and private sector unions. I would bet you dollars to donuts that Walker was much more popular with members of private sector labor unions.

What the Democrats don’t want to acknowledge is that public and private sector unions are natural enemies, since private sector workers must pay the taxes that pay the public sector workers’ salaries. Layer on the fact that public sector unions have cut themselves cushy contracts that provide better compensation for little or no work, why should any working-class union member support them? The guy busting his hump down on the docks is not going to be too upset when the DMV clerk has to kick in 5% of his pension costs.

Add in the public sector union members smart enough to realize they have a good thing going, but they need to accept compromise or they will all be laid off when the state crashes and burns, and you get up to a quarter of the vote pretty quickly.


27 posted on 06/07/2012 6:29:15 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: servo1969

Great points!

I hope more people across the USA hear these “spokespeople” of the DNC and the liberal agenda - like Ed Schultz.
Ed believes tha a significant portion of Union members are bitter-clingers.

The sooner people see the snobbery of effete liberals, the better.

I hope Debbie Schultz, Ed Schultz or Sgt Schultz keep spewing this rhetoric.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 6:29:41 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: servo1969

Wow, those guys really hate God, guns, democracy and capitalism! I wish I could meet Mr. Ed or Chris Matthews on the street.


29 posted on 06/07/2012 6:32:09 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks for the info. I can’t believe even that many people watch that clown Schultz. He’s crazier than an outhouse rat.


30 posted on 06/07/2012 6:38:54 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: servo1969

Maybe they just don’t want any part of the crowd that occupied the Capitol. Same feeling that Reagan capitalized on when he ran for Governor of California (regarding the rioters in Berkeley).


31 posted on 06/07/2012 6:45:28 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Pining_4_TX

Well let’s hope that those 1,119,000 people are all in one place..........


32 posted on 06/07/2012 6:46:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: servo1969

He’s just mad that we aren’t yet Europe, where the union basically IS a party and the members can be counted on to vote in near-unanimous lockstep.


33 posted on 06/07/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969
Why would union members vote for Walker?

Because they were thinking long term?

Because they're worried about their children's futures?

Because they realize the gravy train can't run forever?

Because they secretly despise their union? Because what's right isn't the same as what's easy?

God Bless ethical union members... they helped win the recall for Walker - and they're working to keep the country safe...

34 posted on 06/07/2012 7:30:25 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: BusterBear

Michigan auto workers were the primary heart of the Reagan democrats when Reagan ran for president.


35 posted on 06/07/2012 7:42:33 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: servo1969

Thanks, Servo. I had an uncle who was also my godfather. He worked for the Great Northern railroad. He was a lifelong conservative and a GOP voter. He worked in the local freight office of the GNRR.

He would say that at the office, everyone else was a Democrat, but he stuck to his guns politically.

He was so patriotic that although he was born in 1902, and was therefore not expected to enlist in the military during WWII, he actually signed up and told them he was born in 1903. They accepted him and he was in the US Navy in the Pacific theatre and fought on Okinawa.

We do still have patriotic people in the USA, but they are not heralded as they once were.


36 posted on 06/07/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: TJ Jackson
To which union does Ed Schultz belong?

The Soviet Union...

37 posted on 06/07/2012 8:35:05 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: hkusp40
{Ed Schultz}"You got to explain to the country and to your union why the hell you did that."

Hence the importance of defearing "Card Check."

One doesn't need a vivid imagination to see how union members who did not toe the union line would be treated by their upset fellow members.

And it wouldn't be pleasant...
38 posted on 06/07/2012 8:50:45 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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