Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Actually posted at Politico:

WH flies labor flag in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- It's very clear what side President Obama is on here in Wisconsin.

Behind the stage where he will speak today are two flags: an American one, as usual, and right alongside it -- and a flag for the local union, Wisconsin 1848.

The president has been mum in recent months on the battle raging in the Badger State between unions and Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a recall election largely pushed by labor after he pushed through laws effectively taking away collective bargaining rights in the state.

Here at Master Lock, Obama is speaking about domestic manufaturing and highlighting what he calls "in-sourcing," bringing jobs back from overseas. The padlock manufacturer brought roughly 100 jobs back from China to this factory --union jobs, the White House has noted.

Walker had been expected to join the president but canceled this morning because his office said he has the flu.
OMG Obama's in the tank for big labor!?!!!?

Or... it's the Wisconsin state flag. Idiots.


  1. I'm tired of Master Lock. It that weird. I feel like every time Obama makes an appearance Master Lock flashes across the bottom of the screen. Secondly, who doesn't know how to google a state flag? And finally, does anyone believe Walker has the flu? Or that he just doesn't want to me seen in public near Obama. Might hurt his chances in Wisconsin.

  2. I dunno about that guy, but for ME the first result in a quick google search for "wisconsin 1848" is

    History of Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    This convention resulted in a new, more moderate state constitution that Wisconsinites approved in a March 1848 referendum, enabling Wisconsin to become ...

  3. Guess I just wonder why he didn't wonder what profession "Wisconsin Union 1848" represents?

  4. Does Politico even HAVE editors? Or do they just put shit out there on the internet and fix it in post if someone points out? Train > Politico. Done.