November 4, 2009
Andy Stern: Comrade Obama's #1 Visitor
Posted by Van Helsing at November 4, 2009 7:27 AM
Two court recent court rulings have resulted in the Moonbat Messiah "voluntarily" disclosing his White House visitor's list. Stanley McCrystal — commander of our forsaken troops in Afghanistan — has met with Obamao twice. In stark contrast, Andy Stern — head of the ACORN-affiliated SEIU — has visited the White House 22 times, leading the list.
SEIU has earned its face time with the POTUS by donating $60 million and 100,000 volunteers to Obama's campaign. Although Stern has made it clear that every single member of SEIU is to devote time to helping elect Democrats, the union is designated a 527, meaning that it is supposedly apolitical and therefore is not limited in the soft money it can shovel at sleazy politicians, unlike honest institutions.
Given Stern's radical background, it's unsurprising that his tactics are thuggish:
Under Stern's leadership, SEIU commonly bullies and pressures companies into signing agreements to make SEIU the representative of their employees. If a company resists joining the union, Stern and his political, media and activist allies conspire to launch "corporate campaigns" aimed at breaking down that resistance through what they term the "death of a thousand cuts." In such campaigns, the cabal of attackers harasses and disrupts company activities, sends vicious emails and letters to stockholders, intimidates customers, stalks and frightens employees, files baseless lawsuits, and plants false stories with media allies to smear the company's reputation.
These pressure tactics are often successful in bringing companies into SEIU's fold. When this occurs, all of their employees are required to join the union. SEIU prefers this arrangement (which Stern calls "Union Democracy") because, in times past, a large percentage of workers who were given a choice voted against joining the union.
This is also why Chairman Zero & friends favor card check.
Like the sociable Stern, administration records show Soros' appointments were officially scheduled within hours of his actual visit. It looks like fast service.
Soros not only has made statements critical of free-market capitalism, he's also a philanthropist whose hobbyhorse MoveOn.org tried to smear Iraq war commander Gen. David Petraeus as "Gen. Betray-us" in a full-page ad in the New York Times.
Both Soros and Stern are prominent partisans in the Shadow Party, a network of ultra-left activist groups working feverishly toward the destruction of liberty in favor of collectivist statism. They have a comrade at the top.
On tips from Milton and Edward.
Not very surprising... this is simply a confirmation of what everyone already knew. I pray for impeachment.
Posted by: Jay B at November 4, 2009 8:54 AM
WE pray for (at least)impeachment.
Posted by: TED at November 4, 2009 9:21 AM
Check out andy's web site and the photo on the main page: http://www.seiu.org/index.php
Better yet keep up with andy and his underhanded tactics on twitter: http://twitter.com/seiu_andystern
Posted by: Bill at November 4, 2009 9:41 AM
Here's a video of some of andy's supporters
Posted by: Bill at November 4, 2009 9:50 AM
Of course Obama makes room in his schedule for Soros. Who keeps his boss waiting?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 4, 2009 11:27 AM
Union bosses, socialist billionaires, activists and noted anti-capitalists given swift and frequent access to the president.
This is only the top of it; the white house was legally forced under two court rulings to reveal who was in the WH and so far, they've only given up a few as a weak show of compliance.
This seems very big. The U.S. president keeping a secret of who has access and then finding that professional creeps are as thick as flies on BO, ...says more about his politics than anything so far revealed.
And just short of BO coming out and saying:
"Yep. That's right folks. I'm a bitter, privileged moron who is trying to ruin this country"
There could not be better evidence that he is indeed a bitter, privileged moron who is trying to ruin this country.
Posted by: Fiberal at November 4, 2009 2:42 PM
Unions = Organized Crime. If any other group tried the sort of extortion and intimidation tactics they do, they'd be investigated. The unions get a pass, and it's pretty much an accepted part of "coventional wisdom" that if you speak out against them, violent things will happen.
The Political Left helped create this monster, yet they accept no responsibility for it. The unions clearly illustrate the kind of thuggery and violence the Left is known for.
Posted by: TonyD95B at November 4, 2009 4:35 PM
I wonder if Bill Ayers' pinko name was scrubbed from the list?
Posted by: SK at November 4, 2009 5:29 PM
Look at the schnoz on that guy. Imagine the panic he must cause whenever he approaches an anthill.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 4, 2009 9:27 PM