Uh Oh, Commie Trumka Unhappy With Obama Over Columbia Free Trade Deal

snipe 2012/04/17 02:02:25
What in the hell is obama smokin' down there in Cartegena. I know he always throws his "friends" under the Bus sooner or later, but couldn't he have waited til after the election?

Last month, the AFL-CIO endorsed Obama, quieting all the talk about any rift or lingering differences between the President and organized labor. Many Dems hope enthusiastic union support will help Obama limit losses among blue collar whites in the swing states — something that could prove decisive in the 2012 election.

Those hopes may have hit another snag: That rift has cracked open a bit once again.

In an interview just now, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka ripped into Obama for taking a key step this weekend towards the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement — which Trumka claimed would have domestic political ramifications for Obama. Trumka said continuing betrayal of labor would make it harder to turn out supporters this fall and was already muddying Obama’s efforts to draw a sharp contrast with Mitt Romney over who represents the 99 percent.

“The more these things happen, where workers interests are subjugated to other interests, it has a cumulative effect, making it harder for us to energize our members and get them out in the numbers necessary in the fall,” Trumka told me.

“The candidates have to decide whether they represent the 99 percent or the one percent,” Trumka continued. “Each time this happens, it obscures the clearness with which the president represents the 99 percent.”


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  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2012/04/17 02:15:49
    Trumka is nothing but a money whore. All he cares about is union dues. If we want to maximize world GNP, we have to let capital flow to where it is most productive for each specific product. That means free trade (absence of tariffs), except in cases where tariffs are required for retaliatory reasons (i.e., a country is imposing tariffs against the US). Dick Trumka is a violent, selfish, piece of garbage. He cares nothing about the workers he claims to represent; he just wants to line his wallets with skimmed dues and use a portion of it to bribe Congress to pass laws that make him even richer. The man is a total POS.

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  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/05/14 21:54:13
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    I think Obama while intelligent, is nothing more than a self-serving spoiled brat.
    He saw an opportunity, to get a really cool job and went for it.
    While most of what he is doing seems ridiculous, it's also entirely possible that he knows stuff that we are not privy to and is acting accordingly.

    It could also be he is just grabbing everything he can, because after the White house, what's next? Lock up the silver...

    It could be that everything we see is just multi-distractions to keep us off balance...
    ridiculous privy acting grabbing white house lock silver multi-distractions balance

  • Annette 2012/04/18 09:26:32
    Trumka is still having trouble coming to grips with the fact that 0vomit lies all the time. It is his national pasttime, even before golf!
  • goatman112003 2012/04/18 03:21:21
    This is because Venezuela is Columbia's enemy and Trumka and allies friends.
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/04/18 02:50:58
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    hmmmmmmmm.....wow....trouble in paradise, eh? Wondering how Columbia will help get obama re-elected.
  • Hawkeye 2012/04/17 14:09:11
    Obama PAID his debt to the Unions with the Stimulous Package and the new proUnion laws pending in COngress..

    But EVEN if he didn't,, Being a "Friend" to a Democrat lasts ONLY as long as you are USEFUL to them.. AFter THAT,, YOU are on your OWN...
  • snipe Hawkeye 2012/04/17 18:36:40
    Obama's going to need a bigger Bus!
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/04/17 13:34:12
  • holly g... whitewu... 2012/04/17 15:17:21
    holly go lightly
    LOL.Don't be shy ,tell us how you really feel.
  • Hawkeye holly g... 2012/04/17 15:32:04
    I HATE when he gets all wishy washy..

  • jr 2012/04/17 13:24:28
    It appears Trumpka and the Unions did not get their protection money
  • texasred 2012/04/17 11:32:38
    You'd think Trumka would have learned when Obama stopped the Keystone Pipeline. But, no one ever said union bosses were smart... just thugs.
  • snipe texasred 2012/04/17 18:39:55
    The United Mine Workers union President was bashin' obam a couple days ago. The Rats are running from obama.
  • texasred snipe 2012/04/17 22:17:56
    I wish they were, but he's making under the table promises to many of the other unions. They're still supporting him!
  • snipe texasred 2012/04/18 02:36:04
    No doubt.
  • dallas 2012/04/17 08:06:56
  • holly g... dallas 2012/04/17 15:19:24
  • dallas holly g... 2012/04/17 15:27:06 (edited)
  • holly g... dallas 2012/04/17 15:28:46
    holly go lightly
    You may not.you are entitled to your opinion.
  • dallas holly g... 2012/04/17 15:33:10
  • snipe holly g... 2012/04/17 18:52:40
    I swear, that guy can't see past obama's anus!
  • holly g... snipe 2012/04/17 19:20:17
    holly go lightly
    LOL! just really didn't know how to word that snipe.
  • COCO snipe 2012/04/18 04:33:23
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/04/17 15:35:27
    The Country is ALREADY bankrupt with China holding a good portion of that debt..
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 15:39:31
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/04/17 15:49:29
    Where did EACH of Obama's TRILLION DOLLAR Deficits come from???

    BORROWING.. WE don't HAVE it.. We HAVE to BORROW it to SPEND it......
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 15:54:53
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/04/17 15:58:26
    So what?? WHat's your point??

    Israel is an ALLY.. It beats the HELL out of sending a billion Dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood or North Korea..
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 16:08:14 (edited)
  • snipe dallas 2012/04/17 19:00:33
    But you're ok with obama giving $1.5 billion to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt this year alone?
  • dallas snipe 2012/04/17 19:07:39
  • snipe dallas 2012/04/17 20:33:05
    Uh, I'm sorry, but you didn't say that. All you did was rant about the aid given to Israel and some babble about Romney and a paycut.
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 16:10:02
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/04/17 18:33:47
    I SWEAR to God you show your ignorance every time you post a comment.. I said the Muslim Brotherhood OR the North Koreans.. YOU haven't got the capabilities to make someone ELSE look as IGNORANT as yourself so for your OWN sense of self respect,, little as it is,, you shouldn't even try..

    And NOBODY cares what you do or do NOT want as far as Israel is concerned.. Most AMERICANS want America to STAND by it's FRIENDS and QUIT giving aid and comfort to America's ENEMIES such as THIS President has become well known for..

    NO more aid the the Muslim Brotherhood.. NO more aid to North Korea and NO more GUNS being SUpplied to AMerica's enemies amassed on the SOuthern AMerican Border..
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 18:42:35
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/04/17 18:45:25
    YOU ain't got a choice.. YOU don't like it ??

    I'll tell you exactly what Left Wingers tell everybody when they don't like something.. MOVE to EGYPT or North Korea..
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 18:48:25
  • Hawkeye dallas 2012/04/17 18:57:19
    Aww.. CALL it what the hell you want.. I don't care.. NOBODY listens to you anyway..
  • dallas Hawkeye 2012/04/17 19:09:17
  • snipe dallas 2012/04/17 18:51:52
    I'd say obama and the 111th Congress has done a fine job of bankrupting the Country. So, I guess there won't be much left for mitt to destroy.
  • dallas snipe 2012/04/17 19:12:00

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