Dear union members, the union management, the "working class" lobbyists, the elite within the labor movement are not looking out for your interests
Trump’s Working-Class Appeal Is Starting To Freak Out Labor Unions
As a classical liberal, Trump and I cannot be further apart. Our positions are inimical, and have no hope of reconciliation. The same can be said of the Democrat candidates for President. I have no dog in this race.
Having been a union paper worker (AWPPW), and a union grocery worker (AFL_CIO), and having worked as a pipe fitter, welder, industrial demolition crew chief, among myriad other heavy industrial, and construction jobs, I deeply sympathize with people who work for a living.
Huff'n'puff, labor "leaders," workers lobbyists, Democrat politicians, and the effete chattering class do not have even the faintest sympathy for people who work with their hands. These people are parasites who simply view you as a meal ticket. The minute you forget this is the minute you become their mule.
"We hear the same refrains all the time,” said Karen Nussbaum, executive director of Working America, which has high membership in the Rust Belt. 'That people are fed up and they’re hurting. That their families have not recovered from the recession. That every family is harboring someone still not back at work. That someone is paying rent for their brother-in-law.'" The 2008 recession ended within mere months of President Barac k "Feckless ODither" Obama ascending to the throne, and promptly spending the next 7+ years throwing the brakes on economic growth with increased business regulations, Obamacare, and endless stimulus that may have shifted spending but ultimately damaged economic growth, he failed to reign in the Fed's absurd Keynesian money pumping, he dithered in foreign policy, causing stable regions to fall into chaos, and the unstable to careen out of control. Not only are jobs a problem, you will have to pay to repair all of this foolishness over the coming years.
"'In terms of his message, it is really resonating. Particularly if you are talking [about] union people, he is speaking our language,' said Josh Goldstein, deputy national media director for the AFL-CIO. 'We can’t let that go unattended, because people have been doing that with Trump for a long time, and his numbers have only gone up. ... It is our job to go out and educate people now, so it doesn’t cross that threshold and become a threat.'"
Yeah, can't have someone speaking our language who has not arrange a power sharing agreement with the union management. You see, all this blather is not about the union worker, it's about power for the union management. This is a sick joke, the same sick joke I saw year after year as a union worker. Regardless of what you think of Trump, you need a strong tonic to eliminate these parasites, and now. If you don't there will be no union left.
"What worries Stern, and many officials in the labor movement, is that Trump’s appeal to working-class voters is more than just a byproduct of his master showmanship. Trump’s denunciations of trade deals, his condemnation of politicians who ushered in outsourcing, and his tough, often-xenophobic rants about immigrants taking domestic jobs all lay out a policy portfolio that, at the most basic level, can be attractive to the economically marginalized."
No, what worries the Democrats, er, "officials in the labor movement" is that Trump will tear up their meal ticket, their power locus. I love the use of the word "xenophobic" it's almost as if the authors don't believe the workers will understand if they don't poison the well. Amusingly, they are correct. The workers are beginning to see the actual lay of the land, and they don't particularly like what they see.
If I were Huff'n'puff, the "labor leaders, the chattering class, the Democrats, or any of these other anti worker, pro self groups, I also would be worried. American's love three things, family, friends, and work, they detest politics, politicians, and the parasitic chattering class. Once awakened, and forced again to focus on the open sewer that is politics, they tend to act promptly and forcefully to clean up the mess, and put the system to right. WWII, and the Reagan Revolution are two such occurrences.
"'I think the key will be the Democratic Party has to show that it can be a populist party, not a party of the corporate elite or the establishment,' said Cohen, who endorsed Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and has actively campaigned for the Vermont independent. 'It depends not only on who the [Democratic] candidate is, but what kind of convention we have and what kind of platform we have. Right now, for good reason, working people are skeptical of the authenticity of the Democratic Party.'"
This is a joke, right? Hillary will be the Democrat candidate. Hillary is the candidate for Wall Street, the Federal Reserve Bank, the private investment banks, and the "too big to fail" banks, and you think she can lay down street cred that she is a populist who is not for the corporate elite or the establishment? Good luck with that. Trump, has spent this entire Republican primary ripping the veil of lies covering the candidates true positions. If you think he cannot do this to Hillary and Bill, you need to go back on your meds. The only thing Trump likes more than doing this is blowing air into Trump's ego. "'If the Democratic Party seems to be a populist party and becomes a populist party, Trump will get crushed,' Cohen added." And get off what ever you are smoking, it's damaged your brain. Hillary, the dowdy old woman wearing the Captain Kangaroo jacket, shorn of mustache, and lacking tie, that Hillary? A populist? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Notice how you never see these two at the same time?
"'Even assuming there are still a block of Reagan Democrats, for everyone we lose because of Trump’s candidacy, we will win one independent and one moderate Republican in the suburbs,” Rendell predicted. “So I think the trade-off is a significant plus. If it is Trump versus Hillary [Clinton], Hillary will roll up historic margins in the suburbs. Some would be for her. But others will be people voting against Trump.”
But not everyone shared Rendell’s optimism. Jim Kessler, senior vice president for policy at the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way, argued that Trump was an asymmetrical challenge for the party.
“He’s unlike a candidate like [Sen. Ted] Cruz, in which you can predict with assuredness where he will play or fall flat. Trump is a variable who has exceeded expectations,” Kessler said. “Until he stops exceeding expectations, I will worry.'"
Today the only group who is enthusiastic for Hillary are black women, and even they aren't that enthusiastic. The rest of Democrats are holding their nose if they vote for her. Exactly why will she draw across the political spectrum?
Clinton Owes Her Commanding Lead to African-American Women
"There’s been a lot of talk about an enthusiasm gap between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in this election cycle: Every Democrat wants to vote for him and some reluctantly vote for her."
The Republican party has been noticing very high voter turnout, the Democrat party has noticed lower voter turnout. Spin is fun, but it does not mean votes.
The Democrat party which has for decades ignored the working class voter looks like they might be in a fight for their lives over just those voters. If smart, these voters will negotiate with the parties over their interest, and choose the party which best supports their interests. I cannot see why they would go with the Democrats unless they receive strong assurances, and the elite within the labor movement Democrats, and the elite within the unions are changed. If this does not happen, it will quickly devolve to nothing more than same'o, same'o.
Negotiate hard. Chose wisely.