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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
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
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    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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  • snipe dallas 2012/04/17 20:36:19
    snipe
    +4
    And obama's finishing the job.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/04/17 06:58:25
    4570GOVT
    +8
    " I Love It " when Obama throws one of his Commie Friends under the bus !
    At least he's not like a " Clinton Friend " . They all wind up DEAD !
  • Hawkeye 4570GOVT 2012/04/17 15:52:55
    Hawkeye
    +5
    With Hilldog ransacking their offices..

    From Breaking and Entering to the State Department.. A metamorphosis of political advancement in the Democrat Party..
  • 4570GOVT Hawkeye 2012/04/17 22:41:31
    4570GOVT
    +2
    You Got It ! Trumpka better watch his back .
  • snipe 4570GOVT 2012/04/17 19:04:31
    snipe
    +4
    obama's list of suspicious deaths is growing! I'm surprised Sheriff Joe is still among the living!
  • 4570GOVT snipe 2012/04/17 22:41:52
    4570GOVT
    +2
    Me Too !
  • Walt 2012/04/17 06:02:06
    Walt
    +8
    Trouble in Gangster Paradise?

  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/04/17 05:19:03
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +9
    sglmom I think said it best!

    Quote: "Didn't old Trumka learn the phrase ..
    "There is NO 'honor' amongst thieves?"
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/04/17 04:42:15
  • Red Branch 2012/04/17 03:47:49
    Red Branch
    +12
    It is only a myth that the commies in charge of the Soviet Union supported the workers and now the bamster proves it here.
  • sglmom 2012/04/17 03:40:07
    sglmom
    +11
    Oh, dearie me .. does that mean Trumka noticed the BRIBE (oops .. access fee .. err .. bundling .. err .. scam .. err .. contribution) check was PAID IN FULL already .. and ..
    My goodness .. he's not getting what he THOUGHT he would get when he handed over that check?

    Didn't old Trumka learn the phrase ..
    "There is NO 'honor' amongst thieves?"
  • snipe sglmom 2012/04/17 03:41:43
    snipe
    +9
    Thieves or Communists!
  • DJPanicDC 2012/04/17 03:26:58
    DJPanicDC
    +5
    Obama threw labor under the bus long ago, he feels secure doing so because it's not like any of us would vote for Romney
  • Michaelene 2012/04/17 03:24:55
    Michaelene
    +10
    His comrad will throw him a bone, more companies added to the exampt obamacare list, more bailouts of empty retirement programs the fat cats already raided, more average joe union workers left without a job, more part time temp hires to refill the union coffers while the workers take a lay off (again this year) to help keep "all" the workers working..
    Obama hasn't earned the hundreds of millions from union members weekly paychecks.
  • doc moto 2012/04/17 02:26:36
    doc moto
    +7
    The bottom line says almost all of it---> " “The people on the ground who deliver the votes are...wondering why,” Trumka said. “Our job is made more difficult.”"
    These yahoos are too much! And this---> "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." CRAZY!
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2012/04/17 02:15:49
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +16
    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.
  • snipe STU~PWC... 2012/04/17 02:32:05 (edited)
    snipe
    +16
    I grew up around Pittsburghs Steel Mills and my Dad was a Steel worker all his life. Trumka was well known in the area and you're right, he's a POS and has been his whole life.
  • Mike 2012/04/17 02:08:36
    Mike
    +11
    H e was down increasing their cocaine export business
  • dominic... Mike 2012/04/17 02:34:15
    dominic garcia
    +12
    Agree! He also probably took thousands of rifles and amunition to arm the rebels who coincidently (wink wink) always happen to be his friends. He already armed the mexican cartels and he is working overtime to arm as many rebels around the world as he can. It seems like he is getting ready for something......
  • snipe Mike 2012/04/17 02:35:57
    snipe
    +11
    Wonder how much he brought back with him?
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/17 02:08:17
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +11
    The Great Liberal Client Coalition has always had its fracture lines. This is one.
  • JohnQ 2012/04/17 02:07:01
    JohnQ
    +13
    Trumka - 99% ASS
  • COCO JohnQ 2012/04/17 06:43:09
  • Razoreye001 2012/04/17 02:06:43
    Razoreye001
    +1
    I agree, Trumka is a man who deserves more time in the lime light or even run for president I'd vote for him.
  • holly g... Razorey... 2012/04/17 15:27:08
    holly go lightly
    +4
    well you may get to.
  • Razorey... holly g... 2012/04/17 15:35:29
    Razoreye001
    hopefully.
  • NPC 2012/04/17 02:04:31
    NPC
    +8
    Barack Hussein ODebtor had to appease some Dim handlers and some Liberal bundlers that are doing some deals down in Cartagena, Colombia with some putas at the local cantina.
  • COCO NPC 2012/04/17 06:48:50
    COCO
    +2
    Putas,ja,ja,ja,exactly.

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