Need any further evidence the collapsing “99%” nonsense was orchestrated by the White House? Heck, even Obama’s union stooges are all but admitting it.
The largest public employee union in the country endorsed President Obama for a second term on Tuesday.
With 1.6 million members, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is considered one of the more powerful unions in the country, and it has long been allied with Democrats.
The union echoed the rhetoric of the Occupy Wall Street movement in endorsing Obama’s reelection bid.
“President Obama is the only choice for the 99 percent. We must put people back to work, make the 1 percent pay their fair share, and protect Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security,” said Gerry McEntee, AFSCME’s president, in a statement.
Make them pay. Sounds kind of threatening, huh? You folks ready for 11 months of this class warfare?
“Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have a prescription for the U.S. economy that was written by the same corporate interests that got us into this mess in the first place. … We believe that American voters are smarter than that and will say thanks but no thanks to their 1 percent agenda and work to reelect President Obama to a second term.”
If I didn’t know better Obama’s speechwriters authored that tripe.
AFSCME noted that it launched “a one-of-a-kind nationwide campaign” in 2008 to help elect Obama win the White House. It recruited more than 40,000 activists, made more than 6 million calls to members and sent staff to 17 swing states to on behalf of the president.