America ain't broke! The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers. And we aim to fix that compass and steer the ship ourselves from now on. Never forget, as long as that Constitution of ours still stands, it's one person, one vote, and it's the thing the rich hate most about America — because even though they seem to hold all the money and all the cards, they begrudgingly know this one unshakeable basic fact: There are more of us than there are of them!"There are more of us than there are of them!"
Uh, judging by the first statewide election to held since he made that declaration, that would be a big NOT, Mikey.
For an election was held in West Virginia on Saturday and ...
Why labor lost the race in West VirginiaA shrewd Republican politician will take the advice I've been giving out lo these many years: You're not going to get union endorsements. Or union money. But you can easily get union votes.
Don Surber, Charleston Daily Mail
My experience with labor unions is limited to my time at Phoenix Dye Works, which was represented by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union at the time.
This was not some summer job for a college kid. I had a wife, a mortgage and two car payments to make each month.
The union went on strike for six weeks and settled for an extra penny an hour.
Pardon me if 33 years later I enjoyed watching the union-backed candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary fail.
Politics, like stock-car racing, is not just about who wins but who crashes and hits the wall.
The AFL-CIO went after acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin with trashy ads that used decade-old news clips that were taken out of context.
Tomblin romped to victory in the Democratic primary, a not-surprising development in a state whose electorate has had it with labor union officials.
This is not to knock the labor candidate, House Speaker Rick Thompson, who seems like a decent guy.
But labor doomed him. [link]
God. Guns. Guts.
And, in West Virginia, stop Obama's federal government from destroying the only path to financial success - coal mining.
Works every time it's tried.
As for Michael Moore, I'd tell him to eat crow, but judging by that waistline, I think he's had a bushel too many crows already.
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To tag onto Surber's amusing story from his youth, my son, when he was a teenager, worked for one of America's largest food retailers. And was paid minimum wage. And paid union dues for the privilege. Making his earnings, in fact, less than minimum wage.
Such the privilege.
You may have seen this AFL/CIO slogan: Kickin' ass for the working class...