… folks like the guy you’re about to see, a longshore union member with what are obvious anger management issues, are buoyed by a President who tacitly approves their thuggish behavior.
Please be warned. What you’re about to hear is not something you’d want your children to be exposed to. And if you’re easily offended, then perhaps you should click on through to another post. I’m putting it up because I think it illustrative and telling:
Couple that garbage with the garbage that follows and understand fully who Obama is linking arms with to get re-elected:
The award for vilest politicization of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 goes to the AFL-CIO. The organization has chosen to hijack the moment and turn it into a plea for anti-austerity union activism. Consider this message from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka posted on its website.
His big metaphor is doors. On 9/11, first responders ran through “doors to danger and became America’s everyday heroes.” True enough.
Then: “Doors opened within us to each other. We came together. We flew the flag. We comforted one another. In our grief, we found the best in ourselves.”
But, wouldn’t you just know it: “other doors opened, too—doors to hate, suspicion of ‘others’ and self-centered greed. Our fear was twisted into something much more dangerous.” Can you guess who opened those doors? “Wealthy CEOs, anti-government extremist front groups and frothing talk show hosts—from the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the American Legislative Exchange Council—also pushed open the door to hate.”
Trumka left out the doors of tragedy exploitation. The ones that take him from 9/11 heroism to the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh, and Karl Rove in the span of a few paragraphs.
You can read Trumka’s idiocy at the link. Or not.