THIS IS BLATANT HYPOCRISY, FOLKS – EVEN BY BARACK OBAMA’S STANDARDS
THE O-MAN AND UNION THUG RICHARD TRUMKA, PRESIDENT OF THE AFL-CIO
In OBAMAPALOOZA 2.0: MILLION DOLLAR SUITES AND CONCIERGE SERVICES, I highlighted the contrast (dishonest contradiction) between the self-imposed “ban” the Obama Campaign had sanctimoniously placed on itself regarding corporate and special-interest donations for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and the reality of business as usual for the Obama Regime. I also predicted there was no way in hell that union cash would not find its way to Democrat coffers.
As luck would have it, I was right.
The pledge was then, this is now. As a result of its pretend ban on corporate donations, (which it fully intended to circumvent from the beginning by announcing it would accept “in-kind” donations), the Campaign to Reelect an Awful President – CRAP – finds itself in desperate need of cash. And we all know what the O-man does when he needs campaign cash, don’t we?
Sing along with the Rat: “Look for…the union label.”
As reported by Newsmax, CRAP is pushing labor unions to help cover the convention’s fundraising shortfall that has resulted not only from its self-imposed “ban” on corporate donations, but from reduced contribution from liberal fat cats as well.
This is a prime example of why I write – consistently – about the blatant hypocrisy of liberals – and Barack Obama in particular. CRAP announced that it would not accept donations from corporations for one simple reason: to give the appearance that the O-man is not influenced by Big Business. This always plays well with the “less-than-informed” -which is exactly why Obama does it. (vs. some sort of moral high ground on which O supposedly dwells)
The obvious hypocrisy, of course, is that the O-man is perfectly okay with accepting union money – as much as possible – because this does play well with the less-than-informed. (Think “rank-and-file voters.”) Unfortunately, it doesn’t bode well for free enterprise and those opposed to the practices of Big Labor – or those it opposes – for one simple reason:
All major political donations are quid pro quo.
CRAP gave union representatives – including those from the AFL-CIO, Teamsters and the UAW – a tour of the convention sites in Charlotte this week – in advance of putting the squeeze on them for cash. So much for that earlier “commitment.” Moreover, Newsmax reports that CRAP is being urged to lift its self-imposed ban on corporate contributions as well. The “logic” would be simple enough for the O-man; he’d trot out to the teleprompter and give the same excuse he gave for flip-flopping on his 2008 pledge to John McCain to accept public financing – and his recent flip-flop on Super PAC money: “The Republicans do it; we have to do it too.”
The difference is that the Republicans never pledged not to support Super PACs. They never pledged not to accept corporate donations to help with underwriting their convention. Besides, wasn’t Barack Hussein Obama going to be “different”? Wasn’t he going to rise above “politics as usual”? Wasn’t he going to “change Washington”? Wasn’t he going to The One?
In the disingenuous mind of the liberal, the perception of being beholden to Big Labor is perfectly fine; after all, it’s the workers to whom Democrats are indebted. Isn’t that what America (and votes) is all about? Sure it is.
Besides, the O-man gets a bigger bang for his buck from union donations – whether the rank-and-file like those donations coming out of their paychecks – or not. It’s all about leverage, America – Barack Obama-style.
That “Look for the Union Label” was a catchy little tune, wasn’t it? Little did we know.