Despite the fact the United States is almost $16,000,000,000,000 in debt, the Obama Administration and Big Labor continue to push an agenda that adds mounting debt to both state and federal government. In a selfish and partisan political effort to survive, this partnership continues to attack brave legislators who are attempting to make responsible changes to turn around the economy and create jobs for the American people. Last August, Big Labor attempted to reverse Governor Scott Walker’s initiative to cure Wisconsin’s massive debt, incurred as a result of years of Big Labor collective bargaining gone wild. The plan was to recall votes on six state Senate Republicans in order to regain the majority in the Wisconsin senate, but the plan failed miserably. Big Labor was confident that the pressure created through its foot soldiers would encourage voters to oust all six Republicans. However, only two were defeated, leaving the majority of the state Senate to the Republican Party and preserving the Governor’s laws to reign in Big Labor and its collective bargaining monopoly.
Now, Big Labor is after Governor Scott Walker in a June 5, 2012 recall election which is certainly The Most Important Non-Presidential Election of the Decade. Democrats, however, can’t seem to get on the same page. Last Tuesday, they went to the primary polls and handed Big Labor’s candidate, Madison County Executive Kathleen Falk, a resounding defeat at the hands of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Barrett recently “shot himself and his political party in the foot” when he proved Governor Walker’s point by utilizing the Governor’s union reforms to balance his city’s budget. Now, Big Labor seems to be in a conundrum as the Democratic Party appears to be split. This coming at a time when they needed to present unity, instead of the same old insanity, essentially doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results!
Tom Barrett, now the Democratic Wisconsin Candidate is Laboring to Unify the Party, and these efforts come at a time when he needs Big Labor’s support. However, if he bashes Governor Walker’s collective bargaining changes, which he used to his advantage in Milwaukee, he will appear as a hypocrite to the other part of the base. The base that he desperately needs to retain! Last Thursday’s Wisconsin Recall Election poll showed Walker 50%, Barrett 45% and trends over the weekend suggested a ten percentage point spread in Walker’s favor. It is obvious that Wisconsin’s citizens, on both sides of the aisle, are tired of Big Labor’s shenanigans and are showing their opinions at the polls!
Wisconsin’s teachers, appear to be one of the biggest Democratic segments growing tired of Big Labor tactics and control (see Teachers Losing Love for Unions). They are realizing it is not they whom the public despises, but the big labor organizations that represent them. If teachers had the true ability to opt out under a state or federal “Right to Work” law, they would most likely vote with their feet and leave. While many states allow teachers to abstain from union membership, they are tethered to the union by still having to pay union dues or adhere to collective bargaining unit terms! This is just another form of perpetuated forced unionism!
Forced unionism is the goal of Big Labor. This is true both in the public sector, and in the private sector, as chronicled in my new book The Devil at Our Doorstep. Big Labor has nothing tangible to sell in this day and age, so it increasingly relies on thuggery instead of salesmanship or finesse, to force employees into unionism against their own will (see Union Thugs Know Where You Live). Big Labor depends on employee and employer intimidation and crony politics to survive, as they are nothing more than Gasping Dinosaurs, attempting to avoid extinction. Bravo to Governor Walker and the citizens of Wisconsin for seeing the light, looking the bully in the eye, and not flinching during the August recall elections.
On June 5th the citizens of Wisconsin must once again stand behind the man that had the intestinal fortitude to make it all happen and re-elect Governor Walker (see America at a Crossroads! As Wisconsin Goes, So Goes America!). They can send a message to the Obama Administration that American’s are not going to put up with a Party and President that show no regard for the Constitution or basic American freedoms. It is equally important for the electorate in the rest of the states to follow Wisconsin’s lead and keep the tsunami moving by curtailing public sector collective bargaining, enacting RTW laws and ending the Obama Administration’s Rule by Fiat after one term! In the meantime let’s hope the rest of the states’ legislators have the strength to follow Governor Walker’s lead, and that Congress has the same vigor to reign in the NLRB!
America’s fate as a free nation rests on the outcome of the November 2012 Presidential Election. It is imperative that the electorate in Wisconsin delivers a foreshadowing of Obama’s defeat in November, and each of us must assist! It is crucial that we support Governor Walker any way we can, whether through contributions (The Club for Growth Wisconsin) or helping to offset Big Labor’s foot soldiers who will be signing up people to vote and ushering them to the polls to vote for Barrett (Help Tea Party Patriots Win in Wisconsin). America is on the precipice and the June 5th recall election’s effect on the November Presidential Election is vital to the future of this great country. We as Americans must stand up and stop The Decline of American Exceptionalism!
Unable to circumvent the public will through intimidation and threats to stop Right To Work (RTW) in Indiana and Collective Bargaining overhaul in Wisconsin, the Gasping Dinosaur’s and their liberal allies are now using disingenuous rhetoric and “stealth” candidates to infiltrate the Republican Party. On the eve of the Indiana primary, it has become evident that Big Labor has taken the position “if you can’t beat them, infiltrate them!” The actions of the Lunch Pail Republicans provide further evidence of this position.
Illinois IUOE Local 150 Chieftain David Fagan created anti-Right To Work organization he calls “Lunch Pail Republicans” (LPR). They claimed to have formed under the motto “We are Indiana Republicans who are focused on providing for ourselves and our families, protecting our rights and our property from intrusion.” Yet, LPR’s mission is to return the power of union officials and to forcibly confiscate individual employees’ paychecks, contradicting their own introduction as previously quoted (see Illinois Union Official David Fagan of the Indiana Lunch Pail Republicans).
It is now more obvious than ever that Right to Work was both appropriate and necessary (see Big Labor Bosses Demonstrate Why RTW is Necessary – Shame on Them!).
Not only are the Democrats in sheep’s clothing being inserted into Republican primaries, but desperate Republican incumbents are actually buying into this masquerade. Evidence of this can be seen in Indiana with our own U.S. Senator Dick Lugar. While I know, like, and respect the honorable Senator Dick Lugar, and while I share a similar background, and have had the opportunity to meet him at various functions as well as in his office in Washington, and while it is unquestioned that the Senator has done great things for the State of Indiana and the United States during his political career, it is clear to me that time has passed him by. It is time for him to retire on his own volition, because he clearly no longer has the ability or drive to fight the good fight. His strong suit has always been Statesmanship, which has turned into softness at a time when strong leadership is paramount! Unfathomably, he is determined to carry on even if it means selling his soul to the devil. Recently, the Senator announced, in a move of desperation, that he was accepting the support of Big Labor to win re-election. Is this Dick Lugar’s Political Twilight? It would appear so!
Unfortunately, the Senator isn’t the only candidate recruited by the Lunch Pail Republicans. There is a long list of Democrats (listed below) that snuck into the Republican primary. If elected, these individuals, will instantly revert to an everyday democrat in the fall, and continue the assault on right to work and the restoration of collective bargaining monopolies for their friends in Big Labor (see Right to Work Is A Basic American Freedom). It is sad that the Gasping Dinosaur’s and the liberal politicians have to stoop to such tactics. It is apparent that, because they have nothing to sell the voting public, they are willing to resort to win at all costs big labor tactics as chronicled in the The Devil at Our Doorstep. Shamefully, they have become the “regressive,” instead of “progressive” party. Please keep these facts and the names below in mind tomorrow when you do your patriotic duty and vote for the future of this great state and country! Tomorrow, Retire Dick Lugar along with the other RINO’s!
To view a list of Lunch Pail Republicans, see Lunch Pail Candidates and those listed below: