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One More Thought On Obama Vs. Labor

Perhaps the most telling thing of all about the Obama White House’s open hostility towards labor for supporting Halter over Lincoln is that it’s not like the unions took on one of Obama’s staunchest allies.  The unions opposed Lincoln because she helped torpedo EFCA and the public option, two things which Obama supposedly (emphasis on supposedly) really wanted.

So that tells us that:

A) Obama really really hates unions,

B) Obama really really likes conservative politicians who screw him over again and again,

C) Lincoln was in fact acting as Obama’s staunch ally by sabotaging progressive initiatives he cynically pretended to support in order to get elected, or

D) Some combination of both A and C.

None of these possibilities are exactly what I would call encouraging.

June 9th, 2010 at 06:20pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Healthcare,Labor,Obama,Politics,Wankers

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

There’s just no pleasing some people…

GROUPER, N.J. – “It’s despicable,” roared environmentalist and ichthyologist Robert Finn.  “Besides showing utter contempt for marine life, it’s probably illegal.”

Finn, a fishery ecologist with the Jersey Asbury Water Society, was referring to the mob practice of dumping one’s enemies in the water.

“They call it ‘sleeping with the fishes,'” snapped Dr. Finn.  “That’s an insult to our scaled friends and it clutters up the seabed.  Besides, it’s technically wrong as many species of fish don’t sleep at all.  But I digress…

“We’d prefer they call the practice ‘resting with the gophers,'” he explained.  “They should bury these guys in the dirt where they belong, and where the local fauna expects to find rotting carcasses.”

A threatened lawsuit against this so-called ‘Code of H2Omerta’ was met with sneers by a local mob attorney.

“I believe you will find that any potential dumping is environmentally sound,” said John Wiggy.  “All refuse is encased in cement blocks that exceed EPA standards.”

The frustrated fish expert is also saddened that sharks are treated with disrespect.

“Yes, they’re predators, but they consume dead flesh as well as live,” he said.  “It would be more accurate to call hucksters who lend money at exorbitant interest rates ‘loan lions.'”

I just wish, say, BP showed as much care and concern for the undersea environment and proper anti-contamination protocols as the mafia.

June 9th, 2010 at 11:33am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News

Wankers Of The Day

“Senior White House officials”:

A senior White House official just called me with a very pointed message for the administration’s sometime allies in organized labor, who invested heavily in beating Blanche Lincoln, Obama’s candidate, in Arkansas.

“Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members’ money down the toilet on a pointless exercise,” the official said. “If even half that total had been well-targeted and applied in key House races across this country, that could have made a real difference in November.”

Yes, stupid organized labor, trying to get rid of one of their bitterest enemies in the Senate Democratic caucus, what could they possibly have been thinking?  (Does anyone else wonder if perhaps a lot of swear words were edited out of this totally anonymous “senior White House official”‘s quote?)

But wait, there’s more…

WH anger at labor predates tonight. Pelosi/Reid/Obama did a lot for labor and labor repays them by wasting $10 million. That’s their [c]laim.

Sure, that sounds reasonable, if you define “a lot” as “stringing them along with empty EFCA promises to retain their support for an increasingly shitty and public-optionless healthcare bill.” Besides, labor’s support for Halter wasn’t really  about what Pelosi/Reid/Obama did for labor, it was about what Blanche Lincoln did for labor.  Or rather, against labor.

4 comments June 9th, 2010 at 07:32am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Labor,Obama,Politics,Wankers

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