Start Walkin’

February 25th, 2011at 11:29am Posted by Eli

We’re waiting…

In the “flashback quote of the day” at Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, he highlights words from candidate Barack Obama, made in a 2007 speech (and referenced in Slate). That quote is as follows (spoken word differs slightly from the prepared text quoted by others, what follows is transcribed from the video):

And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that quotes like this from President Fierce Advocate almost always mean the exact opposite.  Or maybe he’s just waiting until after Wisconsin’s public employees have their collective bargaining rights taken away.

Come to think of it, Obama promising to make some kind of symbolic gesture after the damage has already been done doesn’t really sound so far-fetched after all…

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