Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Figures: Obama to Spend Labor Day With Communist Union Thug Pal

In honor of the bang-up job Obama has done with the economy maybe we should call it Unemployment Day.
President Obama will spend Labor Day alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the union announced Monday.

Obama, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Trumka will all participate in a Labor Day "celebration and rally" in Milwaukee on Monday, an appearance confirmed by the White House this afternoon, which separately announced the president would travel to Wisconsin for the Laborfest.

The appearance is another recent sign of unity between Obama and Trumka — the pair had sometimes had an adversarial relationship over the past year on issues like stimulating the economy and healthcare reform. (Trumka had pushed for a heftier stimulus and the inclusion of a public option in the healthcare bill.)
Maybe Trumka will puke on someone. I know he makes me want to hurl.
Like his fellow triumvirs, Trumka favors radical approaches to resuscitate a dying labor movement. One of their first projects after winning election was "Union Summer," an effort "to recruit and train hundreds of young people as organizers and political activists."

The agenda of Trumka and his fellow "New Voice" leaders is to promote "class-based organizing." According to labor economist Michael Yates, research shows that "those unions which mobilize rank-and-file workers around a program of aggressive solidarity and conflict with their employers have the best chance of winning union elections, bargaining good contracts, and resisting decertification."

The "Union Summer" indoctrination materials endorsed by Trumka use explicit class warfare rhetoric. Young participants are told to recite a pledge called "Working Class Commitment" that includes the Marxist dogma "that we produce the world's wealth, that we belong to the only class with a future, that our class will end all oppression."

Unlike their more moderate predecessors, Trumka and his fellow AFL-CIO bosses see free market capitalism not as essential to worker prosperity but as something to be despised and destroyed. "Union Summer" seeks to spread ideological hatred of capitalism, as well as love for "progressive" government, throughout the union movement. The ultimate aim is not to boost members' wages, but to radically transform society.
Hmm. Radically transform society. That sounds so familiar.

Ready for some projectile vomiting?
In February 2009, President Barack Obama named Trumka to his Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
Just the other day Trumka was doing Obama's dirty work for him by attacking Sarah Palin. I suspect she might have something to say come Unemployment Day.

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