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    Re: Union threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone.....

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Everyone on the board knows what to expect when you post a thread on your President MMC.
    Expect me to always answer them back.


    What do you think of my Union taking Gov. Quinn to court over lowering COLA?
    Pretty stupid huh?
    BUt look at the poutrage when Paul Ryan tried to lower the COLA of "MMC's" pension.
    The NEOs in both parties went ape-****.

    We can't cut the increase for Generals now can we MMC ?


    Well that shouldn't be a surprise Nimby.....ever since I came here 2 years ago. I have been on to what is up with Obama. Taking it to him non stop just like I do everywhere I go and am. Just like I was the 2 years Prior to coming here and going all the way back to when Obama lied to the Demos here in Chicago and jumped for Carol Mosley Braun's Senator Seat. Lying and tricking her ass so he could run for that spot.

    Of course we watched him lose to Boobie Rush's seat.....and knew that none here thought much about him even after his 2006 DNC Speech. Not Jesse.....Not Farrakan. Not Durbin.....not even Boobie Rush himself, and sure as hell not even the MS media. They only jumped on the bandwagon when they seen that he had the chance to win. Yet it all played out.....with them waiting and waiting, to choose over Hillary, who they were undecided on here in Chicago. Which really goes back to Hillary's past and When Old Man Daley was the Mayor. Since Emil Lewis the use to be Godfather, and several others of the Illinois House go back that far in time.

    So really....it doesn't bother me that you answer back. I just prefer you to remained focused on the Topic at hand. Not jump off into other stuff where you then throw whatever dirt you can upon those from the Right.

    May you can put up a continuing thread on like Random Political thoughts.....wherein then anything under the sun and moon is fair game. Just sayin.

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    Re: Union threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think all the nasty attack ads in 2012 ran be fellow Republicans against Romney hurt him more in the long run than the ads ran by Obama in the swing states. A lot of Republicans have told me while Romney was trying to win the nomination, Obama and team were defining him in the swing states which Romney couldn't respond to.

    But left unsaid about them was all the nasty stuff going on between the Republicans themselves. Romney came out of the primaries with a very high unfavorable rating, especially among independents. I forget the exact numbers, but it was something like Nationwide 40% viewed him favorable, 50% unfavorable. But independents viewed him worse than those numbers. Romney was able to bring it his favorable ratings up to a 44/44 tie, but could never get his favorable to overtake his unfavorable. Meanwhile, Obama wasn't that hot either, finishing up at something like 51/45. But it was enough to get the indies to split their vote 50-50 and with the larger Democratic base, the rest is history as they say.
    My point on GOP primaries wasn't about the POTUS, but the Senate, where we have wicked battles right now in your Georgia, even SC, North Carolina, KY, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Alaska and so on .
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    Re: Union threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone.....

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    My point on GOP primaries wasn't about the POTUS, but the Senate, where we have wicked battles right now in your Georgia, even SC, North Carolina, KY, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Alaska and so on .
    Georgia has been quiet, Nunn pretty much has the nomination locked up, she has only to beat some unknown. On the Republican side, not many ads have hit the airways yet. Kingston has had a couple, but his is all I can remember seeing. Nothing on the Governor's race, although I did receive a flyer from the Deal Camp.

    I have heard about Kentucky, but the rest so far has been off my radar. We'll see what happens. Ugly primaries can sure hurt any candidate that wins them. Romney was just an example.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Union threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This is great news......the Big Unions are going after the Demos and Obama. Not only for this pipeline.....but as told to the Hill, it includes O-care. Now that is fantastic. Democrats vs Democrats......all during this upcoming election. Cause by Obama and his delays over this matter too.


    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.



    A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November."

    "For every action, there is a reaction, and our reaction to this frontal assault on our way of life needs to be loud and clear. If you do not stand with us, we sure as hell will not stand with you," O'Sullivan wrote, noting the jobs Keystone would create for union members.

    LIUNA also sent letters to the House Democrats directly, dangling the 2014 election threat in front of each member. The Democrats on LIUNA’s hit list include Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.), Anna Eshoo (Calif.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) and Tim Ryan (Ohio).

    The push by LIUNA underscores the backlash President Obama might face in November if he punts a decision on the oil-sands pipeline past the election. The decision pins Obama between different factions in the Democratic base.

    The State Department is wrapping up its national interest determination of the project. That is expected to end by early May, allowing Kerry to send his recommendation over to the White House.

    Last month, the North America's Building Trades Union and LIUNA met with the American Petroleum Institute to press Obama on approval of the pipeline, linking the delay to broader anger at the administration within the labor movement.

    "Our anger doesn't just stop with Keystone XL," O'Sullivan told The Hill in March. "We are extremely angry about the Affordable Care Act and the fact that there is 12.8 percent unemployment in construction.".....snip~

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    I'd like to see the unions rise up like this when the democrats propose bringing more illegals here to compete with American workers. Won't happen.

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    Re: Union threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone.....

    I believe we need to continually be upgrading our infrastructure. There is no reason for power outages on power line "backbones" due to inclement weather. And, what State could be worse off with better aqueducts and roads?

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