Liberals on Capitol Hill are upping the pressure on President Obama to amplify his support for public workers in Wisconsin and beyond.Snap out of it. He'll throw these folks under the bus if it means it'll get him one more vote. These poor idiots just don't realize how useful they are to Obama.
Although Obama sided with Wisconsin's public employees in their protest against a GOP plan to dissolve collective bargaining rights, a growing number of Democrats say he shouldn't stop there. Some want him to visit Madison as a show of solidarity with the protesters.
"He's made some statements, he should get credit for that," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), co-chairman of the House Progressive Caucus told MSNBC Wednesday. "[But] we'd like to hear him make some more statements. I think President Obama should come to Wisconsin and stand with the workers."
Perhaps encouraged by such comments, other members of the Progressive Caucus are also prodding the president to use the bully pulpit more forcefully amid the labor battle.
"I appreciate the fact that President Obama came out in support of workers in Wisconsin," Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) said in an email, "but I would like to see him do more to stand by the public employees and what they're fighting for."
Another member of the Progressive Caucus, Rep. Judy Chu, agreed. The California Democrat urged Obama to take "as strong a stance" as possible to protect workers' rights nationwide.
"Collective bargaining helped create the middle class in this country by raising worker wages, increasing benefits and promoting work-life balance through the 5 day and 40 hour work week," Chu said in an email. "I hope President Obama will be as visible as possible on this issue."
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Democrats Wonder When Cowardly Obama Will Join Union Protests
Isn't sending his chief thug Richard Trumka on his behalf enough for these people? Do they really believe the Coward-in-Chief is going to show up and walk a picket line like he promised to? Apparently they don't realize how gutless he is? I hope he does as it will guarantee his defeat in 2012.