I will leave it to others to opine on the specifics of Zero’s speech. What bothered me more were the cast of characters that Obama had lined up to sit in “his box” with his wife. If Jeffrey Immelt was not enough as an example of the dichotomy of job creation here in the U.S., let’s move on to Union Leader Trumka. This is Obama’s go to guy. Who visits the WH or does a talkie every couple of days with Obama’s minions. Who we know is setting the stage for the big shindig coming up in September and October. Recall our earlier post United States own Arab Spring coming our way . Called “U.S. Day of Rage”, and check out their web site: U.S. Day of Rage
Coming to Wall Street this September… A website has been set up for a U.S. Day of Rage. With links connecting them to the European Revolution website, let the dots start falling into place. On the website for the European Revolution, they define their Mission as:
“We are an informative platform in English that aims to support the ongoing pro-democracy protests throughout Europe. We believe in alternative and independent media, net neutrality, real participatory democracy, active citizenship and the common ideals put forth by the first protests in Spain. We understand this revolution is made up of global citizens facing global issues, therefore, one of our goals is to create a net of volunteers and activists from around Europe to fight for our common goal.”
But I digressed. Let us go back to Zero, here tis:
What, pray tell, are Trumka’s rank-and-file members up to these days? Hint: it involves taking hostages, destroying private property, and threatening cops. No matter; FLOTUS will welcome Uncle Trumky with open — and enviably toned — arms. I guess this little kabuki “threat” has expired, huh? Another White House guest? Jeffrey Immelt, a major Obama supporter and CEO of a multibillion dollar transnational corporation that managed to pay $0.00 in taxes on $13 Billion in profits last year. Well, at least Obama is targeting Immelt’s corporate jets in the name of “shared sacrifice,” right? Wait, after all that demagoguery, he’s not? From Town Hall
From NRTW back in 2009:
As president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) union, Trumka led multiple violent strikes. Trumka’s fiery rhetoric often appeared to condone militancy and violence, especially against workers who dared to continue to provide for their families by working during a strike. As a Virginia judge ruled in 1989, “violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.”
Take the murder of Eddie York, a nonunion contractor, who was shot in the back of the head and killed while leaving a worksite in 1993. Trumka and other UMW officials were charged in a $27 million wrongful death suit by Eddie York’s widow. After fighting the suit intensely for four years, UMW lawyers settled suddenly in 1997 — just two days after the judge in the case ruled evidence in the criminal trial would be admitted.
Later, as Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Trumka pleaded the Fifth Amendment before Congress and a court-appointed election monitor over his role in an illegal fundraising scheme to benefit the Teamsters president Ron Carey’s re-election. Trumka has remained in his position ever since despite an AFL-CIO rule (adopted in 1957) which held that union officials who plead the Fifth have “no right to continue to hold office” in the union umbrella organization.
Read more about Trumka’s history of condoning union violence and corruption in the Foundation’s eye-opening Fact Sheet (PDF).