Is Obama appointee the link between the Obama campaign and the Obama SuperPAC?
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Bradford’s views jive almost perfectly with the view from that anonymous GST steelworker given to Trinko:
… some of the employees — including those racking up $100,000 to $130,000 salaries — large chunks of the day were just spent waiting for something to fix or do, with up to 80 percent of day spent not working.… And those are the hours they weren’t sleeping and getting over time. During those overtime hours, when they brought sleeping bags…
In other words, while Greta Van Susteren correctly points out the problems the Clinton Administration was having with cheap foreign steel and dumping issues were part of the GST problem brought on not by Bain Capital and Mitt Romney or his successors (including an Obama bundler from Bain, Bain managing director Jonathan Lavine) — but by the United Steelworkers union itself?
Or, simply put, did Joe Soptic’s union do Joe Soptic out of a job? By taking an already precarious business and striking it, draining it of $22 million?
WHICH BRINGS US BACK to Leo Gerard, now the union president and in 1997, holding the job of the union’s treasurer.
The Obama-Biden “Truth Team” (no kidding, they call themselves a “Truth Team”) is indignant that NRO has come up with a GST worker who alleges union members at GST were making $100,000-$130,000.
But how well does old Leo Gerard make out these days in the class warfare department?
Why… shocker! Leo Gerard is…how does one say… a 1 percenter!
That’s right. The Obama Department of Labor reports that in 2010 Leo Gerard — he the recipient of the Democratic Socialists of America’s 2007 Eugene Debs Award — has a salary of $166, 117 plus another $27,333 in benefits and other compensation. Earning this union president — presumably at the expense of union workers like Joe Soptic — a tidy sum of $188, 450.
This being the same Leo Gerard identified here by our friend Aaron Klein of WABC as demanding:
“I think what we need is, we need more militancy… I think we’ve got to start a resistance movement. If Wall Street occupation doesn’t get the message, I think we’ve got to start blocking bridges and doing that kind of stuff.”
This being the same Leo Gerard who was once captured on film dragging concrete planters to obstruct the 1999 World Trade Organization conference in Seattle. Otherwise known as the trashing of the city during “The Battle of Seattle.”
Yes — that’s right. An Obama appointee involved in activities that were filled with violence and massive physical damage to an American city. Shocking, I know.
One could go on — and on and on.
What we have here is this:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online