Discussion in 'Media' started by WillowTree, Nov 8, 2009.
Democratic consultant says he got a warning from White House after appearing on Fox News
Political thuggery, which is what I believe willow is referring to, is part of the teabaggers' act, not the White House.
And in a related story, an analyst on NPR made the mistake of criticizing President Obama (Peace be on him) and was forced to apologize.
You know NPR, the public radio station that all of us pay for.
"It's pretty unremarkable to describe the Obama White House's growing enemies list -- the insurance companies, Chamber of Commerce, Fox News -- as "Nixonian." But there's one place where, if you venture such an opinion, you'd better be prepared to apologize -- quickly and profusely."
NPR analyst compares Obama to Nixon, issues full apology | Washington Examiner
see the problem is that your "believe" button is broken!
On June 20, 2007 WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today called for the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. For decades, the process of a work force becoming unionized has been based on a secret-ballot election. First, workers with interest in a union sign authorization cards. If 30 percent sign, the National Labor Relations Board schedules an election that the government agency supervises. A majority vote allows in a union. If this bill wins, and it will under an Obama administration, union officials would be allowed to hover over a worker seeking his signature on a card. How many would be able to resist the intimidation? Nothing subtle here.
Obama has signaled that he would sign onto a new fairness doctrine, which would curtail right-wing views expressed on radio. But no such restrictions for the left-wing print media or main stream broadcast TV. Repression?
The Obama campaign has supported ACORN, which fraudulently registers multitudes of individuals who are judged to vote Democrat. In effect, repressing the opposition.
Remember, Obama is a Chicago politician, from Cook County, often called Crook County. This may explain the above.
Because we know employers would never ever intimidate their employees.
Good thing ol' Bush didn't pull these stunt's. Can you imagine the outrage from the leftista demoncrap's?
What a wonderful opportunity my friend Polk gives us for, as our President, Peace be on him, calls a 'teaching moment.'
1. We conservatives believe that data informs policy. So I will provide data that our friend may not be aware of (sorry to end a sentence with a preposition).
2. Here is evidence that our friends on the left are simply uninformed, and not aware of all that we on the right are.
3. Further evidence that the minions of the left cannot see the big picture. Their manipulators feed them one little bit at a time, and they accept them in that form, as I suspect our friend Polk would be taken aback if the administration said "Hey, let's all be communists from now on!"
4. And, watch this space for further developments, as I predict that Polk will simply ignore the evidence about to be unveiled.
Results of a recent Rasmussen poll found that 9% of nonunion workers were interested in joining a union. For public school grads, that means that 81% have no such interest. In fact, maybe that means that 9% are public school grads who didn’t learn to read on their own. (Just 9% of Non-Union Workers Want to Join Union - Rasmussen Reports™)
Rasmussen found that even workers in companies who were in danger of losing their jobs, it was still only 9%. What do the 81% know about union membership that the 9% don’t? One can only conjecture.
In the 1950s some 1/3 of all private-sector workers belonged to a union. Now only 7.6% of nongovernment workers belong to one. From 1997to 2004, private sector employment grew from 66.1 to 103.6 million, but union membership declined from 14.3 to 8.2 million. (AEAweb: Annual Meeting Papers)
At the same time, unionization of government jobs is five times higher (Union Members Summary) . Could it be that the concern of private companies for profits, and maximizing shareholder value, and workers choosing opportunity over job security explain the disparity? Or, in more loaded terminology, choosing capitalism over socialism.
So, what are the strategies of union organizers? First, they continue to talk like its still 1930, and the many laws that protect workers from management abuse don’t exist. Victimology, the hallmark of the left.
The NLRB received 22, 497 unfair-labor-practices charges in 2008. But of those, 6,210 were filed against unions for “alleged illegal restraint and coercion of employees.” (http://nlrb.gov/nlrb/shared_files/brochures/Annual Reports/Entire2008Annual.pdf)
Second, instead of improving workers’ benefits, unions have become political action committees: take money from workers to give to politicians to help them get elected, and then politicians pass laws that make ‘capitalism’ moot. SEIU President Andy Stern: “We spent a fortune t elect Barack Obama- $60.7 million, to be exact- and we’re proud of it.”
“After unions spent more than $400 million on the election and mounted massive voter-turnout efforts for Mr. Obama, they're inclined to push for bringing the Employee Free Choice Act up for a vote early next year, believing they have a narrow window to get it passed.”
Labor Wants Obama to Take on Big Fight - WSJ.com
Now, about that euphoniously named “Employee Free Choice Act,” aka ‘card check,’ if you hate capitalism, this is the bill for you! 1) it eliminates secret ballot elections in favor of public ones: just pass a paper around the office, and if a majority of employees sign on, you have a union. Get it: a little talk between you and the ‘organizers.” 2) the bill has no safeguards that mandate what ‘voting’ cards must look like, and 3) it would impose binding government arbitration if the employer and union fail to reach agreement within 90 days of a ‘new’ union being certified. (Arbitration the real threat in EFCA - Newt Gingrich - POLITICO.com)
So, the Feds inform the employer of the ‘new salary and benefits.” Who owns the company? Is this capitalism or communism?
BTW, while lobbying for the EFCA, the SEIU fired 75 of its 220 employees, ‘cause, you know, they needed that $60 million for Obama, so the employees filed an NLRB unfair practices suit. (NATIONAL BRIEFING | LABOR; Union Is Accused of Violations - New York Times)
This is what Andy Stern, SEIU president said: “This is not a financial issue. We need to respond t the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity our members created by helping elect President Obama.” Once again, why join a union?
How about it Polk?
Is that the sound of crickets I hear?
Ahhhh, the SEIU, champions of the underdog.... the guys who beat up a black guy selling flags at a protest meeting. Whose own President said (and I quote) "We use the power of persuasion. If that doesn't work, we use the persuasion of power."
Can you explain what makes any of this crap marxist?
I guess this makes Dick Cheney Karl Marx himself!
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