In front of any camera they find, right-wing underlings are chanting the phrase, "elections have consequences, and the people have spoken"; however, their tone has so much distaint that the phrase should be punctuated with "SUCKERS!". To understand this hijacking of our Democracy, everyone must read the STATES OF DENIAL, 'WHAT'S AT STAKE' at the AFL-CIO offical website. It's a comdemnation of the corporate elite who financed the 2010 elections which enabled the Republican victories. http://www.aflcio.org/issues/states/
Then, the conservative "pundnits" are ignorng the statement posted by their AFTRA Union President, Roberta Reardon because their allegiance is to the corporate elite. AFL-CIO is part of the AFTRA union which Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are members which also includes Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin. There is no doubt that FOXNEWS and its conservative friends wreak with the stench of hypocracy. Yet while these hypocrites enjoy a gold-plated healthcare plan and retirement fund, they scorn public service unions for wanting to keep their right to collective bargaining.
[Posted February 20, 2011]
Statement of Support for Union Members in the Public Sector from AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon
[The last paragraph reads]
Like all of us, our brothers and sisters in the public sector have a fundamental right to collective bargaining, whether in good economic times or bad. We stand united with our fellow union members throughout this nation, as we work to protect the basic principle that Americans have an inalienable right to a fair living wage, decent benefits, safe working conditions and a voice in our workplaces.
National President, AFTRA
Vice President, AFL-CIO