Barack Obama is under increased pressure lately from his fellow Democrats. The issue, of course, is Wisconsin. While Obama has come out in support of the collectivist union mentality -- calling the Governor's bill "an assault on the unions" -- many leftists are saying that this is no longer good enough. He needs to do more. The Community Organizer needs to do what community organizers do best! Head to Wisconsin and promote a little mob rule! Stand with the government workers against the taxpayers! In fact back in 2007, this is exactly what Obama said he would do ... that he'd be walking the picket lines in solidarity with workers if unions were ever threatened. So now that time has come. The precious unions are being "threatened." They're being threatened with the idea that they should pay part of their own retirement and health care. They're being beaten over the head with the idea that they should not be able to use collective bargaining tactics to loot the public treasury by negotiating with the very politicians they hired through their campaign donations and election volunteering! So now, will Obama have the Bidens to really take a stand? Come on, Barack ole buddy! Head to Madison and march with your union brothers and sisters! March for the idea that the most important workers in America work for government! March for the idea that private businesses and private-sector workers exist for no purpose other than to support the government sector and government workers!
Thus far what we've been getting from the Obama cadre is pretty much rhetoric - though it has been amping up a bit.
In the meantime, his administration is upping its rhetoric on the issue as well. Obama's Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says, "The fight is on." She says, "We work together. We help those embattled states right now where public employees are under assault." Now wait a minute ... "the fight is on?" Isn't that rhetoric just a little bit violent for the peaceful left in this country? Maybe Hilda has been talking to Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Michael Capuano. Just last week at a Boston "solidarity" rally the peaceful Mr. Capuano said "I'm proud to be here with people who understand that it's more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary." Hmmm .... The Marxist in the White House is telling the unions that they're "under assault, the Secretary of Labor saying "the fight is on," and a Massachusetts Democrat talking about getting "a little bloody when necessary" ... more proof of all of that dangerous Tea Party rhetoric that is endangering our politicians out there, right? Only these were Democrats. Dang ... I'm so confused. Here I thought that the violent rhetoric was supposed to come from the right .. and then Solis and Capuano come along and futz things up like this. I mean ...couldn't those words perhaps encourage some violence-prone union types to get a bit physical there in Wisconsin? Well ... if that does happen, you can count on the ObamaMedia to ignore the violent rhetoric from the left and try to blame it either on Sarah Palin, talk radio or the Tea Parties.
Some things just never change.