Never mind that the issue in Wisconsin has been about public unions' ability to game the system. Forget the fact that union-supporting thugs are threatening to kill GOP lawmakers and their families while the President launches an anti-bullying campaign, union bosses are using the Battle of Wisconsin as a means of drumming up support for the 2012 buildup.
The ability to coordinate with the DNC's OFA and other Left-wing radicals to conduct massive rallies has breathed new life into the otherwise moribund union bosses' campaign to transform America—so much so that AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka was thanking Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on Thursday:
The head of the largest federation of unions in the United States, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, jokingly thanked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Thursday for igniting an impassioned debate on workers' rights.
"Well, thank you, Scott Walker," Trumka said during a speech in Washington, DC to the group Campaign for America's Future. "We should have invited him here today to receive the Mobilizer of the Year award! Because Gov. Walker's over-reaching has brought us to this moment to talk about jobs. This is the debate we've wanted to have. Well, guess what? Suddenly the debate came to us, and we're winning."
"In your lifetime, have you ever seen this much solidarity, this much excitement, this much activism?" he continued. "As progressives, it is our job to transform the outrage and make this moment a movement – to ensure that this corruption in the Midwest does not stand."
Chicago's new mayor Rahm Emanuel once famously advised 'never let a good crisis go to waste.' Despite his recent anti-public sector union tone, union bosses are not wasting any time in following Rahm's advice.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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