Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

How can we elect a nominee who has such disdain and contempt for unions as Hillary does?

Borrowing some language in the recent spate of nonsensical and abusive diaries aimed at the leader for the democratic nomination, I think Hillary's position regarding labor unions:

-reveals her elitist disdain for working people;
-reveals that she does not connect with the people that make up the backbone of America;
-reveals that she is just another wealthy liberal elitist without caring about ordinary folks like you and me;
-shows she is unelectable;

Hillary Clinton supporters love specifics right?

Let's talk specifics....

Hillary is anti-union because:

(1) Hillary raises money and gets support from anti-union busting friends: http://www.villagevoice.com/news/9950,ve st,11023,5.html

(2) Hillary not only sat on the board of Wal-Mart (need I say more), but she stayed silent in the fact of their well-known union busting activities-the anithesis of the democratic party and working Americans: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4 218509&page=1

(3) She was for NAFTA before she was against it.

(4) She is not for the Columbian Free Trade Agreement though he top campaign strategist two-timed the Columbian officials and lobbied for it (and he's still on the payroll!!!) and though Bill received 800k from them.

Folks, Hillary has obvious contempt for unions.  We cannot afford to let the 527s get a hold of this stuff.  If we don't wake up and get Obama passed the threshold, I am afraid we'll have President McCain come next January!

Tags: CFTA, Hillary Clinton, Unions, Walmart (all tags)

Comments

31 Comments

You are kidding, right?

She left WalMart because of their policies.. she was very outspoken..

by architek 2008-04-11 02:44PM | 0 recs
Re: You are kidding, right?

I'd be interested in seeing a source for that.

Doesn't sound like she left on bad terms: http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2008/0 3/01/news/030208dcwalmartclinton.txt

by mefck 2008-04-11 02:49PM | 0 recs
Re: You are kidding, right?

She was a force for reform at Wal-Mart on gender equality and environmental issues.  But she was silent on unions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/us/pol itics/20walmart.html

I'm an Obama supporter, but I think that overall she made Wal-Mart a better company.  I also think that she recognized speaking up in favor of unions would simply have meant she got ignored entirely.  But there is simply no evidence that she left due to union issues.

by bosdcla14 2008-04-11 04:47PM | 0 recs
Re: You are kidding, right?
architek still no facts????????????????????
by lion king 2008-04-11 04:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Contempt for Unions

Hey lets just put to bed this ridicoulous diaries , I don't hold what Obama said against him ( even thougth I fall under the category of folks he is talking about lol) .

However your diary is unnecessary beyond the tit for tat , which makes it more like a high school playground.

For your information it is these working families and union members that form the most loyal supporters of her candidacy because of the policies she has laid out.

cut it out.

by lori 2008-04-11 02:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Contempt for Unions

Lori, policies are just words.

by mefck 2008-04-11 02:45PM | 0 recs
I sure as hell hold it against him
How dare he call me and my family bitter. He dare he intimate that me and mine are a bunch of fools that cling to guns and religion because of an economic situation.

How dare he further the democratic elitist meme to impress a bunch of upper class San Fran. folks with his big ideas about what motivates the classes.

This is disgusting.
by linc 2008-04-11 02:50PM | 0 recs
Re: I sure as hell hold it against him

Yeah, that's exactly what he said.  And when he said parents shouldn't plant their kids in front of the TV he was talking about all parents right?

by mefck 2008-04-11 02:51PM | 0 recs
That is not what he said about parents
He was right on on parents. Parents are not a particular class of people- both rich and poor have children.

By definition, jobless people tend to be the poor. The jobs that he is refering to are jobs that working class folks held or hold. His generalization is about a particular economic class of people in this country and it is disgusting.

These are not things that democrats should be saying. Why on earth would we want to perpetuate perceptions about class in this country?
by linc 2008-04-11 02:54PM | 0 recs
Re: That is not what he said about parents

Uh, I'm not sure why economic class matters in this instance. "Parents" are a subset of people, and you agree with Obama's undoubtedly true statement about some parents. "Rural Poor" is also a subset of people, and Obama is undoubtedly correct about some rural poor.

Of course, you're being purposefully obtuse, so I don't expect to see an answer to this.

by amiches 2008-04-11 04:35PM | 0 recs
Re: I sure as hell hold it against him

Look I know some would find it offensive , believe me it is going to hurt him in Pennsylvania because it is a gift to the Clinton camp.

I trust Rendell and all her allies would pound it as well.

I am from a small town area as well , gun owners and pretty strong on religion and illegal immigration , it would definitely rub people to wrong way here too.

The whole thing would be painted to these working folks as , Obama being among the glitterati/literati and the elites in San franscico looking down and laughing at working folks.

I would cut him some slack but thats just me , i know others won't.

by lori 2008-04-11 02:57PM | 0 recs
Re: I sure as hell hold it against him
Oh please stop with this rightous indignation crap. You're just looking for any issue to jump on so you can screech about how horrible Obama is. H.C. supporters today sure are testy today.
by lion king 2008-04-11 04:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Union Busting Mark Penn is still on her payroll.  That makes her less pro-Union than Obama.

by NewOaklandDem 2008-04-11 02:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Funny how ever through Unions have endorsed BO HRC has won more union voters than BO.  These voters dont seem to connent with BO and you might consider why this.

david

by giusd 2008-04-11 02:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Probably because Sen. Clinton has done a good job of obfsicating the truth.  

by mefck 2008-04-11 02:50PM | 0 recs
obfuscate n/t
by linc 2008-04-11 02:51PM | 0 recs
Re: obfuscate n/t

whoops-it's been a long day and frankly, I'm pretty pissed off.  One diary at a time, Clinton supporters are driving me further and further away from her.

by mefck 2008-04-11 02:51PM | 0 recs
Well, don't get too bent out of shape over it
its just a blog and this Clinton supporter just politely corrected your Clinton attack for you. ;)
by linc 2008-04-11 02:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Well, don't get too bent out of shape over it

And I thank you for that :-)

by mefck 2008-04-11 03:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

I guess i just dont think blaming HRC for BO lack of connection to Reagan dmes very convincing.  But we can all agree if BO loses the election and this is due to Reagan dems voting for McCain that Bo supporters will blame HRC.  Since that is all they seem to enjoy.  

david

by giusd 2008-04-11 02:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Funny how ever through Unions have endorsed BO HRC has won more union voters than BO.  These voters dont seem to connent with BO and you might consider why this.

david

Uh, what?  Have you ever voted?  You don't check off "union member" at the door.   Substantiate or shut up.

by Mostly 2008-04-11 04:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

PATHETIC!

by alvic63 2008-04-11 02:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

I agree!  Sitting on the board of Wal-Wart and standing idly by while they bust unions is pathetic.

by mefck 2008-04-11 03:02PM | 0 recs
diarist believes union workers are stupid
Clinton has more support from unions than Obama and even among the unions that have endorsed Obama, the workers are backing Clinton.  So they must be too stupid to know what is good for them.
The diarist knows better than the union folk who is friendly to them.  The diarist is trying to change the subject from Obama's very elitist very ignorant view of the people of PA.
by TeresaINPennsylvania 2008-04-11 03:12PM | 0 recs
Re: diarist believes union workers are stupid

Yeah that's exactly what I said.  Either you don't have any reading comprehension or you are purposefully twisting my words to fit your own agenda.

Take your pick!

by mefck 2008-04-11 03:15PM | 0 recs
Re: diarist believes union workers are stupid
Teresa show us these facts of yours.
by lion king 2008-04-11 04:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

This video is a mixed bag.  Some of it makes links that are not really backed up between Walmart policies and HC.  It does, however, raise the valid point that at no time when she was on the board or that company, is there a record of her having spoken up in any kind of pro-union way, or having criticized that company on this particular issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZhwV24P mM

by mady 2008-04-11 03:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

I'm not sure how someone who is supported by many unions and many union voters can be called "anti-union", or elitist.
Esepcially when one considers that Obama's wife was on the board of directors of Tree House Foods, which was a major WAL MART supplier?
Does that mean Michelle is anti-union too?

Perhaps this is a poor attempt to distract from Obama's faux pas?

by skohayes 2008-04-11 03:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Dolores Huerta believes otherwise.

Let me see, who has more credibility in speaking out for the interests of labor, Dolores Huerta or mefck?  That's a tough question.

by markjay 2008-04-11 04:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Hmm, how about a third option called "labor unions", which support Obama by a large margin. I guess they're just idiots though.

by amiches 2008-04-11 04:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary's Elitist Contempt for Unions

Good luck with that  so many Unions support Hillary for her actual work over the years you are joke and jerk and  a troll. And we all see through you sad little attempt to try and mask the fact that you candidate shit the bed  on small town PA.

by coolofthenight 2008-04-11 06:21PM | 0 recs

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