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12-14-08, 07:05 PM #1
Countdown with Keith Olbermann obtains a republican memo stating a bail out defeat is a "first shot against organized labor"
Countdown has obtained a memo entitled "Action Alert - Auto Bailout," and sent Wednesday at 9:12am, to Senate Republicans. The names of the sender(s) and recipient(s) have been redacted in the copy Countdown obtained. The Los Angeles Times reported that it was circulated among Senate Republicans. The brief memo outlines internal political strategy on the bailout, including the view that defeating the bailout represents a "first shot against organized labor." Senate Republicans blocked passage of the bailout late Thursday night, over its insistence on an immediate union pay cut. See the entire memo after the jump.
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:12 AM
Subject: Action Alert -- Auto Bailout
Today at noon, Senators Ensign, Shelby, Coburn and DeMint will hold a press conference in the Senate Radio/TV Gallery. They would appreciate our support through messaging and attending the press conference, if possible. The message they want us to deliver is:
1. This is the democrats first opportunity to payoff organized labor after the election. This is a precursor to card check and other items. Republicans should stand firm and take their first shot against organized labor, instead of taking their first blow from it.
2. This rush to judgment is the same thing that happened with the TARP. Members did not have an opportunity to read or digest the legislation and therefore could not understand the consequences of it. We should not rush to pass this because Detroit says the sky is falling.
The sooner you can have press releases and documents like this in the hands of members and the press, the better. Please contact me if you need additional information. Again, the hardest thing for the democrats to do is get 60 votes. If we can hold the Republicans, we can beat this.
12-14-08, 07:54 PM #2
1 - Politics. Big whoop
2 - If this is a legitimate leaked memo then GREAT! This is the important part, imo.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
12-14-08, 08:42 PM #3
Unions are responsible for the auto industry tanking to begin with. I'm glad ppl in Washington see that."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
12-14-08, 10:17 PM #4
I rank unions with lawyers.
I do not object to the "idea" of unions, but the big ones need to be wiped out and returned to the workers.I'm your huckleberry...
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12-14-08, 11:17 PM #5
I think unions absolutely had a place when they were started. Today, however, I think that unions are just a bunch of money-grubbing people with too much power.
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Some union bosses make more than CEOs. Dirty little secret. I started my career with a local Teamsters outfit (763) that represented officers. When I told the local boss he was a corrupt fucktard, he did his damndest to get me canned from my cop job.
I have no use or love of modern unions.
The fact the K.O. would foam over the mouth on this doesn't surprise me. Of course, non tax paying Oberman is pathological about anything that is right of his anointed self.
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