Obama’s Favorite Union Just Raised The White Flag Of Surrender…

When the UAW (United Automobile Workers) union failed miserably in Chattanooga and was not able to unionize the Volkswagen plant, even with a staked deck, it started a chain reaction; and the next domino has fallen. The news that the AFL-CIO has decided to keep its money and not even try to save three Southern Democrat Senators comes as no real shock.

The powerful union reviewed the polls and the political climate in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and decided that backing the Democrats in these states would be throwing good money after bad. The decision left Democratic Senators Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina on their own, with little major union help as they try to hold on to their seats in a region that is increasingly hostile to Democrats (especially those who are backed by unions.)

Despite an AFL-CIO spokesman’s attempt to put the best face on the news, his words ring hollow. He said, “Those states are states where we have relatively low union density. I think you’ll see in other battleground Senate states like Michigan, Alaska, [and] Iowa a really vigorous union program.”

The numbers of union workers in the conservative right-to-work South show that while union membership nationwide is at roughly 11.3% of the workforce, in the three states, the AFL-CIO is conceding it stands at just 5 percent.

According to available records, the three Democrats have received only minimal financial support from labor unions. Pryor has received just $186,000; Landrieu has gotten $166,000; and Hagan’s war chest includes just $74,000. Even in small media markets, this is pocket change.

Grasping at straws, the president of Arkansas’s AFL-CIO offered nothing more than a numbers trick when he summed up Mark Pryor’s chances for union volunteers to work for his re-election: “I think if you go back and look at some of the numbers, how close the races are, we say we have 32,000 members but you could say it’s 64,000 because of spouses. I think we can still make an impact, especially doing ground work.”

Taking back America must start with a series of firm initial steps. Forcing Big Labor to run up a white flag over Dixie is an excellent beginning.

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Comments

  1. mutantone says:

    Oh darn I thought you were going to say they Quit, but this will work

  2. YES WE CAN — one baby step at a time but we need to amp up the pressure on those who represent us in D.C. It is now or never!!! Fly your American flag and wear your flag t-shirts!!!!!

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Maybe I'm to stupid to understand but the democraps and Pres.Obutthole were mad when the Supreme Court said that it was okay for companies to give political contributions.Yet these same idiots liked it when these union thugs gave big contributions to the democraps.It's about time for any organization or Wall St to stop paying off these crooks in congress and the presidency.

    • Evermyrtle says:

      That is an antichrist for you, what is good for me is not good for you. It should all belong to me.

  4. I <3 Obama

  5. I <3 Obama

  6. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Republicans only need six seats to derail what’s left of the Obama socialist agenda. Meanwhile, the left must defend 20 seats, including seven in states that Obama lost in 2012. Better yet, a host of Democratic incumbents have already thrown in the towel. Why fight another grueling campaign when you could retire to fat pensions and lobbying contracts? So how will some other important swing states vote come election season. Totals are added from 4/2013 results:
    Arkansas: obama received just 36.9% of the vote in 2012. Obama’s low approval rating will likely bring down Democratic Senator Mark Pryor. Pryor voted for Obamacare, which is extremely unpopular. Rep. Tom Cotton, a rising conservative star, will be a formidable challenger to Pryor. Cotton is an Iraq War veteran and a favorite of conservative groups including Club for Growth.
    Early prognosis: The Republicans pick up a seat (+1).
    Louisiana: Dem. Senator Mary Landrieu was re-elected with 52% of the vote in 2008. The challenger preferred by the GOP establishment is Rep. Bill Cassidy. He will face a tough race from Rob Maness, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Tea Party favorite, in the Republican primary.
    Early prognosis: The Republicans pick up a seat (+1).
    North Carolina: Dem. Senator Kay Hagan rode Obama’s coattails into office in 2008 and defeated incumbent Senator Elizabeth Dole. Every poll has Hagan below 50%.
    Early prognosis: The GOP should easily win here (+1).
    Michigan: Detroit’s insolvency, the state has turned to the GOP for fiscal answers. Dem. Senator Carl Levin has decided to retire. Rep. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has taken a commanding, eight-point lead in the latest poll of Michigan voters.
    Early prognosis: Between Detroit’s bankruptcy and a strong Republican candidate, the GOP gets another seat (+1).
    Alaska: Anti-Obama sentiment will likely be Begich’s undoing. Plus, several strong Republican candidates are vying for the primary, including 2008 GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite, Joe Miller; Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell; and Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan.
    Early prognosis: The Republicans pick up this seat (+1).
    Iowa: Senator Tom Harkin is finally retiring. The competitors include former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker, a former Chief of Staff to Sen. Chuck Grassley named David Young, State Senator Joni Ernst, and conservative radio host Sam Clovis. On top of that, the former CEO of Reliant Energy, Mark Jacobs, is preparing to enter the race, along with well-known pro-life leader Bob Vander Plaats.
    Early prognosis: Republican infighting settles down, and the GOP rides Obama fatigue to victory (+1).
    Other States:
    South Dakota: Dem. Senator Tim Johnson to tuck tail and retire. Popular two-term Republican Gov. Mike Rounds has announced his intention to run.
    Early prognosis: The Republicans will only lose this one if they really screw up (+1).
    West Virginia: Dem. Senator Jay Rockefeller decided not to run for re-election. Obama lost this state twice because of his stands against increasing coal-generated electricity, and he remains unpopular. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is running, and very early opinion polls give her a lead.
    Early prognosis: This seat is likely Republican (+1)
    From April 2013 to Jan 2014 (+4 to +8) seats!!!
    So there you have it. Eight states that could see a decidedly Republican shift in the 2014 elections. This article first ran in April 2013 picking up 4 of the 8 contested seats. Now in January 2014 we went from picking up 4 seats to 8 of 8 contested seats. Thank you her Obhitler und her ReidiculousO’sBitch. You can both take pens and phones und gestuffen dein arschs!

  7. The true definition of union is, state sponsored extortion cartel.

  8. WELL MAYBE THE UNIONS KNOW SOMETHING WE ONLY HOPE FOR. AT LEAST 3 MORE REPUBLICAN SEATS IN CONGRESS.

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