Friday, November 2, 2007

AFSCME Hits the Bottle

AFSCME President Gerald McEntee:
This is no time to take chances. We need someone who knows how to fight and knows how to win.
Couldn't agree more.
Sisters and Brothers, Senator Clinton is a seasoned fighter. Believe me, she knows how to fight and she knows how to win.
Fight? When? For what? Flag-burning? Censorship? NAFTA? When has she put up a fight for anything that matters to to these people? Win? What has she won? A senate race in a blue state?
Wait... you say he's still talking?
Some of you may have seen last night’s debate.
Six guys against Hillary.
I’d call that a fair fight.
This is one strong woman.
What does this have to do with anything? Why does he have to sound like such an asshole when he says it?
This is the Democrat with the strength and experience to make change happen.
Strength to send our country into one senseless war and while trying to get us into another? Experience? Being first lady and one whole term in the senate? Really?
This is the Democrat with the strength and experience who will always stand up for working Americans.
What? I guess I must have missed that all that fighting for working Americans when she was too busy having a union busting chief adviser, voting for the bankruptcy bill, and being crowned as the candidate of big business. Is he still talking?
This is the Democrat with the strength and experience to take on the Republicans in the fall.
This is the Democrat who can win the White House in 2008.
This is actually the only democrat who would create the perfect storm for losing in 2008 by turning out the GOP base while keeping home the democratic base. This is probably the only candidate who would give the GOP a chance in a year where literally everything is pointing against whoever becomes the republican nominee.

So lets recap:

Hillary Clinton done the least for unions and union issues of any of the candidates in the democratic field. This fact (or having a union buster like Mark Penn as chief adviser alone) should disqualify her for any union endorsement. Period.
Instead of trying to defend this decision on her record or any sensible reason for an endorsement, he defends the decision by asserting that she is the only candidate that can win, something that is very questionable to say the least, and there are quite a few people would argue the exact opposite is true.

It's sad to see a union with such a great history and large membership being driven into the ground by a leadership that can't seem to put down the stupid pills.

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