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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:34 AM
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How Many "Democrats" Will Desert Working Families On Employee Free Choice?
"I've never met Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor. His voting record is pretty Republican-- the 52nd "most progressive" out of 58 Democrats (and just slightly better than fellow Arkansas reactionary Blanche Lincoln)-- but I never sat down face to face with him (or her). Pryor, however, showed America what he's made of in an interview with Bill Maher for the film Religulous. Watch the one minute clip in which he sums up his performance accurately: "You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate." Yes, he was talking about himself and with a shit-eating grin on his face. He knew, when telling Maher that he believes in a talking snake he was appealing to a sad and politically uneducated electorate, brainwashed by Limbaugh, Coulter and O'Reilly. It's a lot easier to tell them that you, like them, believe in talking snakes than it is to try to educate them.

And probably because of that, both Pryor and Lincoln told the Chamber of Commerce that they are not committed to supporting the Employee Free Choice Act this year. Neither said they would oppose it but neither would commit to supporting it either (though both voted for it in the past).

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When the House took up the Employee Free Choice early in 2007, it passed 241-185, Every Democrat but two voting in favor, joined by 13 Republicans too embarrassed to vote against working families. And the two "Democrats?" Both are reactionary Blue Dogs, Mississippi's Gene Taylor and Oklahoma's Dan Boren. Both represent incredibly Republican districts and neither has attempted to help their constituents get over their 19th century prejudices. Boren, for example, is abysmal on most issues impacting the lives of working families. In fact, except for his own family ties to the Democratic Party-- his daddy was a Democratic governor and a senator from Oklahoma-- he would certainly be a Republican in name as in deed."



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fuck Boren and Taylor, two of the most vile congressmen and snake oil salesmen ever. Fuck Pryor and Lincoln too, the clueless hacks.


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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:36 AM
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1. DLC, Blue Dogs, PPI, Third Way.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:39 AM
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2. and the "big tent" people who apologize for the above groups.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:20 AM
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3. WELL... any that are accepting Corporate Campaign Contributions.. duh
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:22 AM
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4. but the unions (especially inside-the-beltway ones like AFSCME) have been duped into giving money to
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:22 AM by FLAprogressive
these people also.

Luckily SEIU is getting smart.....
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:33 PM
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8. it is a system that creates the requirement to participate or get ground under.. it is set up so if
dont play you fail.. it is BRIBERY PLAIN AND SIMPLE.. THEY REDEFINED IT
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:34 PM
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5. off to the greatest with thee! eom
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:53 PM
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6. this needs to get out....especially to union members
who have been duped into giving money to anti-labor Dems.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:05 AM
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7. because of your message back to me, I will send this to 500 people tonight in a business list of
emails I have.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:33 PM
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9. The ones who don't want a job in two years.
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