Obama And The Unions: A Lawless Alliance?

February 19, 2011 14:06

Last month the president called for civility in politics. Yet now he supports the Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin who unlawfully refuse to do their elected jobs — and the union mobs backing them.

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This is the vicious way the left plays. They lose an election after spending a state into oblivion, then instead of submitting to the will of the people they collect their marbles, refuse to continue playing, and go home in a huff — or in this case go off to points unknown.

Like the fearless Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey, Walker refuses to treat his state’s big labor unions as sacred cows. Walker is cutting union pay and benefits, and even restricting collective bargaining privileges, to get state finances back on solid ground.

Is the president complaining about these Democratic state senators’ nuclear version of the filibuster? On the contrary, he is joining in — and helping this legislative lawlessness spread.

Politico reports the Democratic National Committee is “filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison” plus “organizing 15 rapid-response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies.”


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