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Sarah Palin to Union members: "You have another option"

Via a Facebook posting put up late last night, Sarah Palin is reaching out to Union members with a message of wisdom:

The union-led school closures and demonstrations in Madison have left most ordinary Americans shaking their heads in disbelief. Months ago, I penned a message to my fellow union brothers and sisters when I found myself on the receiving end of union boss Richard Trumka's wrath. Yesterday's demonstrations reminded me of the full-page ads taken out against me when I put my foot down in dealing with union demands while I served as governor. My message then and now to good union brothers and sisters is that you have another option. You don't have to kowtow to the union bosses who are not looking out for you, but instead are using you. You can join millions of other union members in a commonsense movement to help fight for the right causes in our great country - for budgets that share the burden in a truly fair way and for commonsense reforms that take power away from vested interests like union bosses and big business lobby groups, and put it back where it belongs - with "We the People."

Here we are still struggling to get out of a deep recession and coping with high unemployment, record deficits, rapidly rising food prices, and a host of other economic problems; and Wisconsin union bosses want union members out in the streets demanding that taxpayers foot the bill for unsustainable benefits packages. I am a friend to hard working union members and to teachers. I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents, parents, brother, sister, aunt, and other relatives worked, or still work, in education. My own children attend public schools. I greatly admire good teachers and will always speak up in defense of the teaching profession. But Wisconsin teacher unions do themselves no favor by closing down classrooms and abandoning children's needs in protest against the sort of belt-tightening that people everywhere are going through. Union brothers and sisters: this is the wrong fight at the wrong time. Solidarity doesn't mean making Wisconsin taxpayers pay for benefits that are not sustainable and affordable at a time when many of these taxpayers struggle to hold on to their own jobs and homes. Real solidarity means everyone being willing to sacrifice and carry our share of the burden. It does no one any favors to dismiss the sacrifices others have already had to make--in wage cuts, unpaid vacations, and even job losses--to weather our economic storm.

 Hard working, patriotic, and selfless union brothers and sisters: please don't be taken in by the union bosses. At the end of the day, they're not fighting for your pension or health care plan or even for the sustainability of Wisconsin's education budget. They're fighting to protect their own powerful privileges and their own political clout. The agenda for too many union bosses is a big government agenda that only serves the union bosses themselves - not union members, not union families, and certainly not the larger community. Everybody else is just there to foot the bill; and if that bill eventually takes the form of thousands of teachers and other public sector workers losing their jobs because the state of Wisconsin can no longer afford to keep them on the payroll, that's a risk the union bosses are willing to take as long as their positions are secure. Union brothers and sisters: you are better than this and you deserve better. Don't be led astray.

She finishes with a warning we should all heed

Juxtapose her words with Obama's actions, as described by Speaker of the House John Boehner:

Speaker John Boehner Friday accused President Barack Obama and his political apparatus for "inciting" protests in Wisconsin's captal, saying that the president is trying to "demagogue reform-minded governors."

Boehner was referencing Obama's deployment of his political operation, Organizing for America, to Wisconsin, where public-sector workers are protesting Gov. Scott Walker's plan to strip them of collective bargaining rights.

Make no mistake.  Obama is following the playbook.  His radical roots are manifesting themselves in spades.  He is agitating the masses to further his agenda. 

I can't see this ending well because there's no quit in radical leftism.

Gird your loins America.


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Comments (12)

Barry is good at organizing... (Below threshold)

Barry is good at organizing angst, but has never met a budget or created a worthwhile job. He should have kept his mouth shut on Arizona just like Wisconsin. He is disgraceful.

This morning at the White H... (Below threshold)

This morning at the White House:


Barry has only one priority... (Below threshold)


I can't see this ending wel... (Below threshold)

I can't see this ending well because there's no quit in radical leftism.

Gird your loins America.

>>>> Eh. If it comes to violence, so be it.

This is yet another example... (Below threshold)

This is yet another example of a huge majority to americans disagree with Obama's stand. He just doesn't care about the people. Just his protections. ww

Isn't the term 'spades' con... (Below threshold)

Isn't the term 'spades' considered racist?

"Agitating the masses to fu... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

"Agitating the masses to further a political agenda," huh? Horrors!

What do you call the Tea Party?

Yeah, that Sarah Palin is s... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Yeah, that Sarah Palin is sooooo stooopid. Yuk yuk yuk.

What do you call the Tea... (Below threshold)

What do you call the Tea Party?

Largely polite. Increasingly fed up with DC. Considerate enough to book their protests in advance and to clean up after themselves.

"9. Posted by SCSIwuzzy "</... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"9. Posted by SCSIwuzzy "

Zing! Too true.

She sure knows how to write a good FB posting, doesn't she? Gets under the right peoples skins and lives in their heads.

"What do you call the Tea P... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"What do you call the Tea Party?"

Showing up on Saturday when they are off work.
Not faking sick days during the week when they should be working. Not abandoning the children in their care. Not fleeing to another state so they can abdicate their legislative obligations that they swore on a Bible to uphold.

Hey, these comparisons are fun! Wanna keep going? The moochers are looking less and less sympathetic.

"What do you call the Tea P... (Below threshold)

"What do you call the Tea Party?"


"What do you call the democrat party?"







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