American Elephants


Punching Back Twice As Hard! by The Elephant's Child

urlPresident Obama, since the Republican ”wave election” has been irritable. Republicans clearly had no right to take over the Senate and increase their power in the House. He has things he wants to do, and he has no intention of allowing a bunch of uncooperative dummies in Congress to interfere with his executive right to finish fundamentally transforming the United States of America to his own particular tastes.

Naturally as President of the United States, he feels called upon to comment on anything within his purview, which is everything. In this case, he noticed that one of his states has signed a right-to-work bill into law, without his permission. He issued a written statement condemning the law:

“I’m deeply disappointed,” he said, “that a new anti-worker law in Wisconsin will weaken, rather than strengthen, workers in the new economy.”

Obama then claimed that Walker’s action was part of an “inexcusable assault on unions, led by powerful interests and their allies in government.”

The bill that Governor Scott Walker signed was the result of twenty hours of debate in the Wisconsin legislature, a vote by the state’s duly elected representatives 62-35 to pass the bill. Democracy at work.

Governor Scott Walker promptly responded to Mr. Obama’s bad manners, and his need to recall basic civics.

On the heels of vetoing Keystone pipeline legislation, which would have paved the way to create thousands of quality, middle-class jobs, the president should be looking to states, like Wisconsin, as an example for how to grow our economy,” Walker told National Review Online.

Despite a stagnant national economy and a lack of leadership in Washington, since we took office, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is down to 5%, and more than 100,000 jobs and 30,000 businesses have been created.

Pow! Want to compare economies and just who is helping workers?

Walker said that the legislation, “along with our investments in worker training and our work to lower the tax burden, will lead to more freedom and prosperity for all of Wisconsin.”

 


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Notice the phrasing – “anti-worker”, not anti-union. Unions, especially public-sector unions, are being treated more and more like some sort of embarrassing social condition, like having an STD, or voting Democrat. I’m not not sure Obama didn’t bump Walker’s approval rating by 2 or 3 points.

Comment by Lon Mead

From the comments from Republican pundits and bloggers, they are furious with Congress. They gave them a majority, and they want something to show for it. Some action — hanging some Democrats out to dry in some form. They will welcome anyone who actually talks back.

Comment by The Elephant's Child

That’s true. We have in our grasp an opportunity to show the very real differences between the two parties, and unfortunately we have two of the most go-along/get-along people in Congress in charge. This is a lead or get out of the way moment. I wish McConnell or Boehner would just do one or the other.

Comment by Lon Mead

I may be wrong, but I don’t think they understand what they are up against, nor how to fight back. Have you read David Horowitz’s Take No Prisoners:The Battle Plan For Defeating the Left? It is a short (166 pgs.) book, but Horowitz is uniquely qualified to explain the New Left. I had to read the first chapter in which he explains who they are and their aims and tactics several times to get it — to convince myself. He explains exactly why Romney lost, and in the second part of the book, how to fight back. I would love to put a copy in the hands of each Republican in Congress. They don’t have a clue. You don’t have a pet congressman, do you?

Comment by The Elephant's Child

A few, a least a couple of which have read that book (which is excellent, by the way).

Comment by Lon Mead




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