National Police Union Refuses to Endorse Romney, First Such Refusal in 98 Years

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    National Police Union Refuses to Endorse Romney, First Such Refusal in 98 Years



    For the first time in 98 years, the 330,000-member Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) will not endorse a candidate for president this year. The FOP supported the Republican candidate for President in 2008, 2004, and 2000, and its non-endorsement is seen as a refutation of Mitt Romney.


    Why the change? One big reason was Mitt Romney's support of Senate Bill 5 in Ohio, which stripped collective bargaining rights from police officers.
     
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    *bump*

    :lol:
     
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    I guess that's what happens when you talk openly of your disdain for unions, and you represent a party that seems to despise public sector workers.
     
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    Are they supporting Obama.. They are union I wonder why they are not supporting the UNION guy ..
     
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    The fire fighter's aren't backing him either. That's a massive kick in the sack for Willard :up:
     
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    I guess they were paying attention to what happened in Wisconsin too. :lol:
     
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    So now disagreeing with outlandish Taxpayer funded retirement plans, etc. means that you despise people. Unreal. :lol:
     
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    Fraternal Order of Police Declines Endorsement in Race for White House 09/07/2012
    Nation's largest police labor organization will not support Obama or Romney

    Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, today announced that the organization has decided not to support any candidate for the office of President.

    "For the first time in our history, and only after careful consideration of the candidates' records and their responses to our questions, we have determined in this instance the Fraternal Order of Police will not make a Presidential endorsement," Canterbury said.

    For a candidate to receive the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, he must receive a two-third majority of the National Board, which is made up of one Trustee from each of the organization's State Lodges.

    "The important challenges faced by our rank-and-file officers, the real issues in public safety, and the problems that our criminal justice system is facing are not the focus of either campaign," Canterbury explained. "It would be irresponsible for us to support either candidate."

    "What we need is a genuine bipartisanship. This national preoccupation with defeating or trumping political opponents has eroded confidence in our leaders and the entire political system. In such an environment comity, compromise and cooperation have become virtually impossible," Canterbury said. "We urge our members to exercise their right to vote in this election."

    The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.

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    Which party has started a crusade against unions? Democrats? No.The Green Party? No. Republicans? Yep, that's right.

    Who said this?:

    "he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin?"

    That's right, Romney did.

    Get it?
     
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    Wow Obama must be shit. Another Union that won't support him.
     

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