Wisconsin Repugnican Tea Party Gov. Scott Walker — brought to you by (and bought off by) the Billionaire Brothers — has claimed that his legislation that attempts to destroy Wisconsin’s public-sector labor unions isn’t about destroying Wisconsin’s public-sector labor unions.
(It’s simply and only about the state’s budget, he has claimed, even though the 20-minute recording of him believing that he’s speaking to one of his billionaire benefactors demonstrates that he’s a fucking liar whose word is worthless.)
Supposedly it’s not about union-busting, yet the Repugnican National Committee today put out a fundraising e-mail (yes, I’m on the enemy’s e-mail list) under the signature of the new RNC head Reince Priebus (a Richie Rich frat boy) with the subject line of “Fight Obama’s Union Bosses.”
The fundraising e-mail (which asks for as much as $2,012) reads:
Over the past week, Democrats and their Big Labor Union Bosses [you have to love the strategic capitalization there; why didn’t they just use all caps?] have been subverting the democratic process, intimidating taxpayers and walking out on the job in order to secure generous taxpayer-funded benefits for themselves at a time when everyone else is cutting back. [Of course, the rich and the super-rich aren’t cutting back. They always do just fine, regardless of the nation’s economic situation.]
Classrooms have been left empty and Democrat [sic] lawmakers in Wisconsin and Indiana are literally running away from their responsibilities [they’re not protecting their constituents or anything like that…] — fleeing their states instead of making the tough choices required to move our country forward. [They’re not caving in to plutocratic pressure like good little peacenik-y liberals usually do, those assholes!]
Enough is enough. Now is the time to stop Barack Obama’s Union Bosses and to show your support for Republicans who are standing up for the taxpayers and middle class families. [Because clearly, the Repugnican Party has a history of helping the working and the middle class! Even though they fight for tax cuts for the rich and the super-rich and are engaged in a national union-busting campaign right now!] Robert, I’m counting on GOP grassroots leaders like you [hee hee hee…] to help us win this fight.
The Republican National Committee has a new ad campaign that is taking the fight to the Obama Democrats and their Big Labor Union Bosses. But we need your help to spread our commonsense [sic — and ha!], conservative message of fiscal discipline [again, the rich and super-rich, such as the treasonous Wall Street fat cats who put our nation into economic collapse, are exempt from fiscal discipline, but the rest of us are not] to voters in every corner of the country….
This obviously is a nationally coordinated Repugnican Tea Party attack on what is left of the middle and working class after Ronald Reagan, George Bush I and George Bush II did their best to destroy it. (And no, the triangulating Bill Clinton wasn’t much of a friend to labor, either.)
According to the Repugnican Tea Party traitors’ propaganda, it’s perfectly fine for the Repugnican Tea Party to take millions upon millions of dollars from the rich and the super-rich, like the Koch brothers — and to send out fundraising e-mails asking for as much as $2,012 — in order to get their pro-plutocratic, anti-worker, anti-middle-class legislation passed via paid-off, corrupt politicians like Scott Walker.
But when labor unions — no, wait, that’s BIG BAD LABOR UNION BOSSES! — put money into the political process on behalf of the members of the middle class and the working class whom the labor unions exist to protect, it’s a gross abuse of power!
So, under the Repugnican Tea Party plan, the rich and the super-rich get even more undue influence in the political process, while the working class, the middle class and the poor get even less influence. Consequently, the rich continue to get richer and the poor continue to get poorer.
Yes, it’s an all-out class war. No doubt. And the plutocrats, through the Repugnican Tea Party, have declared this war upon the middle and working class.
The plutocrats and the Repugnican Tea Party traitors are playing the victim, too, claiming, later in the e-mail that I referenced above that “These Union Bosses have sent thousands of out-of-state union jack booted [sic] thugs into Wisconsin and and [sic] Indiana to try and [sic] intimidate lawmakers and thwart the will of the people.”
Oh, fuck me and call me a waaaaambulance!
“Union Bosses,” “union jack booted thugs.” Which century are we living in?
These so-called “union jack booted thugs” are nurses, teachers and other government employees and other unionized workers standing up for workers’ rights, and the vast majority of the protesters live in the states in which they are protesting, but speaking of shenanigans from “out of state,” it’s perfectly fine for the plutocrats from out of state to meddle in Wisconsin, but according to the fascists on the right, none of their opponents are allowed to.
The Repugnican Tea Party traitors want those of us on the left to unilaterally disarm.
The right wing started it. We need to end it.
I encourage you to attend an anti-fascist rally at your state’s capital at noon tomorrow if you can. Click here for more information.
I’ll be at the rally here in Sacramento, and I even have my sign ready to go already:
“Tea Party” Traitors (Word document)
If you like it, feel free to use it, too.
This is class war, and we of the middle class and working class can’t afford to lose.