Just when you think Big Labor can't get any lower, you're in for a shock -- courtesy of the Teamsters. The powerful union was picketing funerals at 16 Illinois funeral homes, harassing grief-stricken families and disrupting services. Now an appellate judge has ordered them to stop.
Here’s a group of people who spent their formative years demonstrating on campuses in the 1960s against corporate greed and war- and hitting the bong pretty hard. And what have they done now that they are in power? They have masterminded incredible transfers of taxpayer dollars to their rich corporate friends.
Hoffa and the Justice Department, says the man who wants head up the Teamsters union, have abused a decades-old consent decree, “which was once used to remove mobsters two decades ago, [but] is now being used to target [Hoffa’s] critics” through a “rogue investigative unit set up by the decree.”
Barack Obama has been at pains to convince voters that he cares about jobs. It seems to be a hard sell. But he certainly can demonstrate that he cares about certain jobs -- the 7 percent of private-sector jobs and 36 percent of public-sector jobs held by union members.
Apparently, I need to get a new dictionary. Yep, according to Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa the definition of a “son of a bitch” has changed.
They appeal to comity, defined as a friendly social atmosphere, social harmony. That was undoubtedly Barack Obama’s greatest attribute as a candidate. He promised a new politics, a new cordiality. No more red state/blue divisions. He touted his Senate friendship with Oklahoma ’s Tom Coburn. It was genuine.
The Left’s working motto consistently turns out to be “do as I say, not as I do.” How else could they possibly make bold pronouncements to the media but live the exact opposite?
Should Wasserman-Schultz repudiate or embrace the Coalition of the Whacky? I mean it’s one thing for private Tea Party members to vent some spleen at elected officials at rallies. It’s a whole other thing for someone named Hoffa as head of the Teamsters union to be talking about taking people out.
While most Americans celebrated Labor Day as a nice occasion to enjoy the end of summer with friends and family, Union bosses and Democratic politicians used the occasion to attack Republicans and Tea Party conservatives.