They would criticize the Democrats in the Senate for blocking 15 Republicans jobs bills which haven't been brought up for debate and a vote. This is why I don't have much faith in unions -- they're politicized and blind to what is actually good for workers. SEIU would rather reelect Obama than fight for measures that would actually create long-term, good-paying, sustainable jobs.
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Glenn started his Fox program this afternoon by describing economic terrorism using the global definition and then Eric Holder's definition. Glenn reported on the conviction of a man making his own silver dollars -- the man was convicted of economic terrorism.
Then Glenn reported on a conferences of leftists led by an ex-SEIU leader, or he may still be with SEIU, whose last name is Lerner. Lerner was proposing economic terrorism. Lerner recommended at least 500,000 people stop paying their mortgage, and he encouraged students to default on their loans. Then Lerner talked about a plan to bring down J.P Morgan and create economic instability in America as a way for the leftist revolution to succeed now that unions and community organizing are almost dead. Frances Fox Pivens was in attendance at the conference.
This Lerner fellow has visited the White House several times. The liberal media will accuse Beck of conspiracy lunacy, but this is something the media ought to investigate -- the Justice Dept should investigate it -- but they won't.
Beck spoke directly to union members saying he knows that the average union member doesn't want to destroy the economy and bring down the government -- so, why don't union members stand against this leftist madness? Beck urged his listeners to prepare for economic chaos -- high gas prices and high food prices.
Again, Beck is one of the only ones in the media, if not the only one, reporting on this underlying problem in America. I agree with much of the Left on the problem with a power elite of corporations and government officials, but what the Left wants to put in place, and how they want to go about change, will be far worse than what we have now. The Left is determined to take from those who have, and I doubt they will discriminate between the deservedly wealthy and the undeservedly wealthy. The Left is concerned mainly with power, though, and power is the problem they are fighting against. Let's fight for freedom by peacefully changing the system of statism -- but statism is exactly what the Left will rely on to create their form of domination.
In the last few years, I've read defense after defense against the charges that the MSM are in the pocket of the Democrats. Very smart people have scoffed at the charge, although they admit there are more liberal-minded reporters and journalists -- but this was written off as liberal-mindedness simply being the mainstream, intellectual bent. These defenders of the media have shown how the NYT and others have maintained a high quality of journalism, and the few media abuses are no cause to blanket the MSM with charges of liberal bias, as in intentionally tilting the news. Some have even asked -- What exactly is the "MSM"? -- implying that news outlets are diverse, and that a blanket charge of bias against diverse media outlets is hyperbolic and un-nuanced.
Be that as it may, when you look at the media restraint on the Sestak charge that the adminsitration bribed him with a high level position to get out of the race with Spector, and when you consider the mild coverage of SEIU storming the home of an executive and scaring the hell out of a 14 year old boy, there's no way to avoid the fact that most MSM coverage has been tepid or missing in action. If the tables were turned and these incidents involved a Republican adminsitation or the Tea Party, we all know how rabid and tenacious the coverage would be. No intellectually honest person can deny that the media is complicit in covering up, or smoothing over, egregious abuses of power, or the possibility of abuses. Sestak might have been exaggerating, but wouldn't it be good to know the truth? It's the level of effort to get the truth that's missing -- the MSM is lying down on the job, because both of these incidents are huge embarrassments to Democrats, and there are possible ethic problems, if not violations of laws.
The above blog post by Ezra Klein shows what's wrong with our form of statist government -- special interest groups are pitted against one another to gain government favor so that some groups are protected while others are not.
No longer are representatives being elected to protect individual rights, our borders, our streets, and our court systems, they are elected to follow through with promises they've made to special interest groups like SEIU. No longer are individual rights and state interests, in the context of national interests, being represented, but, rather, special economic interests are being represented and fought over at the giant feeding trough in Washington D.C. This is tearing our country apart, and it threatens to turn us into a big, churning banana republic.
Klein merely reports, you decide, but one has the feeling he's pulling for SEIU -- just a hunch.