“Shocking Level of Influence Exposed” Glenn Beck’s online magazine The Blaze declares of the President’s coziness with the nation’s unions. According to AFL-CIO Richard Trumka, he visits the White House 2-3 times a week, and talks to someone from the White House every day.
In the Greenroom, John Sexton makes the point that if Trumka’s assertions are true, this should be a major news story. But one of the many ways the Make-Believe-Media protects The Emperor is to suppress stories like this one.
They understand how an unsavory character like Richard Trumka might turn off the average Joe:
Shortly after coming to power, Trumka, Sweeney and Chavez-Thompson rescinded a founding AFL-CIO rule that banned Communist Party members and loyalists from leadership positions within the Federation and its unions. The “New Voice” triumvirate welcomed Communist Party delegates to positions of power in the Federation. And the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) declared itself “in complete accord” with the troika’s new AFL-CIO program. “The radical shift in both leadership and policy is a very positive, even historic change,” wrote CPUSA National Chairman Gus Hall in 1996 about the Trumka/Sweeney/Chavez-Thompson takeover.
One condition of the AFL-CIO merger of 1955 was that outright Communists be purged from CIO unions. The AFL-CIO in 1957 instituted a rule that required any union official invoking his Fifth Amendment right (to avoid incriminating himself before a congressional committee) to be removed from his position. But when Richard Trumka twice invoked his Fifth Amendment right in a case involving a corruption and money-laundering scandal during the late 1990s, the response by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney was to purge the rule instead of the rule-breaker Trumka.
In September 2010, Trumka explained his reasons for getting involved in the labor movement:
“I got into the labor movement not because I wanted to negotiate wages. I got into the labor movement because I saw it as a vehicle to do massive social change to include lots of people. That’s why I got into the labor movement…. In our central councils to reach out and start building permanent coalitions with young workers groups, with student groups, with religious groups, anybody that’s a progressive group, to bring them in, actually make them part of the structure so that we have representatives on our executive boards now.”
This broadcast features members of the Communist Party USA analyzing the recent midterm election results, and was produced by PoliticalAffairs.net and the Progressive Podcast Network. It shows the coordination between self-avowed Communists and America’s progressives.
CPUSA Labor Commission Chairman, Scott Marshall emphasized their working relationship with the AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, in what he calls their continuing efforts of “independent” union organizations operating in, or for political campaigns. This occurs beginning at the 12:05 mark of the 11/8/2010 video, “CPUSA analysis of the Mid Term Elections,” presented below.
Last October, Doug Ross reported:
They’re not even trying to hide it any longer.
All of this is right out in the open for anyone with eyes to see.
Patrick Gaspard is a great person. He is a key Assistant to President Obama, having served as the Political Director of the White House for the last two years and before that as Political Director to President Obama’s campaign. He understands the importance of grassroots politics and team building. He is someone with whom I have worked closely and I look forward to working with him even more closely at the DNC.
Gaspard’s move also signals the almost complete acceptance of hard-left and labor union influence in the upper reaches of the Democratic Party. In embracing Gaspard, the D.N.C. has surrendered its “commanding heights” to the Party’s almost completely dominant far left.
And after coming out so forcefully against the “anti-union” bill, Obama wants us now to believe that the White House and DNC had nothing to do with the pro-union protests in Wisconsin, and elsewhere? Uh huh.
Anyone who still believes a single word that comes out of Obama’s mouth, raise your hand.
Trevor Loudon: Communists Backing Wisconsin Solidarity Protests
The Communist Party USA is promoting widespread protests across the United States in support of leftist and labor protesters in Wisconsin.
Reports Ohio Communist Party leader Rick Naginreported from Columbus;Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the state AFL-CIO and its affiliates have called for a massive turnout for a rally Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbus to protest a Republican bill to repeal collective bargaining for public employees.
Then there are the brain dead drones involved in the movement….
Cross-Posted at Nice Deb