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Obama likes union corruption.

Is anyone surprised? From the Wall Street Journal:

Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption, according to officials from the union and the Obama campaign.

It's an unusual stance for a presidential candidate. Policy makers have largely treated monitoring of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as a legal matter left to the Justice Department since an independent review board was set up in 1992 to eliminate mob influence in the union.


Well, he likes to associate with terrorists and racists, so why not corrupt teamsters and mobsters, too?

Besides, he's a politician. Who cares about what's good for the people when he could screw them over to get a few extra votes?


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Comments (9)

Unnecessary government inte... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Unnecessary government intervention in the free marketplace is good in the long run.

Pandering for votes is all ... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

Pandering for votes is all this is.

The problem, Adrian, is that there is history of corruption with the Teamsters. I don't know that it's time yet to take away the government oversight.

How is it good Adrian?... (Below threshold)
SteveC:

How is it good Adrian?

Far left libs against corru... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Far left libs against corruption?

Must be a typo!

Attempt at sarchasm across ... (Below threshold)
epador:

Attempt at sarchasm across a rivulet of intelfectual micturation.

[re post #1]... (Below threshold)
epador:

[re post #1]

Yo Adrian..........I did it... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

Yo Adrian..........I did it!!!

I finally realized the Teamsters are a church choir, and Jimmy Hoffa was Gandhi!!
the MOB? WHAT mob? No such thing as Cosa Nostra..fugettaboutit..

Oh wait....darn, this realization was after my brain injury...

he supported ending the ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption

Hey, he's acting just like the Republicans!

Amazing, a communist suppor... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Amazing, a communist supporting a labor union. I wonder how long after the election it would take for the night of long knives to take place. Than again, what else would you expect from a Chicago politician.




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