Nathan R. Jessup

Posts Tagged ‘SEIU’

More Violence From The [SEIU] Purple People Beaters

In America, Obama, SEIU on April 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

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(Thanks to Jawa for the video)

The video above shows an SEIU leader lose it on some hospital workers (who happen to be union supporters).  The Barney-like characters just love the camera…

Sadly, the organization’s leaders only use workers to further strengthen their political foothold. Handing power to the corrupt is like handing a toddler a blowtorch-maybe things will go well.

Remember the old VIDEO in which SEIU workers attacked an African American man?

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New O.T.P. VIDEO Released

In funny, Obama on March 4, 2010 at 11:46 am

Can we make a push to begin the O.T.P. (One Term President) bumper sticker? I like it.

Obama: No More Lobbyists-Forget My Record

In Congress, freedom, Government Lies, Integrity, living free, morality, Obama, US Senate, World News on January 28, 2010 at 12:21 am

Tonight President Obama vowed to rid Washington of lobbyists and special interest groups. Really? I’m sure Andy Stern was just fixing drywall in the Oval Office-22 times. Clearly tonight’s SOTU was an attempt to further blind the American people with a tactical use of smoke and mirrors. Regardless of whether or not you believe what the President said tonight, let’s take a closer look at the facts surrounding his administration:

(Source: RedState.com)

  • Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].
  • Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
  • William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
  • William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
  • David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
  • Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
  • Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
  • Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
  • Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
  • Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
  • Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
  • Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.

I’m confused, are all these people leaving?

The Washington Examiner also reports:

“we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs”

This claim falls somewhere between extremely imprecise and downright false, presuming he’s talking about former lobbyists. To begin with, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was a lobbyist for the National Education Association in March of 2008.

Sure, education and agriculture are two different issue areas, but what about Monsanto’s former top lobbyist Michael Taylor, whom Obama put in charge of food safety policy? And then there’s top agri-chemical lobbyist Isi Siddiqui, whom Obama tapped as a trade representative on agriculture. Their defenses are that they were lobbyists outside Obama’s two-year window.

But then there’s William J. Lynn, who was a lobbyist for leading defense contractor Raytheon when Obama tapped him as Secretary of Defense. Not much getting around that one, so Obama issued a waiver.

But, last I checked, we didn’t even have a waiver for Treasury Department Chief of Staff Mark Patterson, who was a Goldman Sachs lobbyist as late as April 2008. Does Patterson recuse himself from all policymaking on taxes, financial policy, Goldman Sachs, AIG, and monetary policy?

There are at least a dozen other former lobbyists in the Obama administration.

It’s “time to put strict limits on the contributions that lobbyists give to candidates for federal office.”

Obama has credibility here, as he steadfastly tried to avoid taking lobbyist money in 2008. But it’s worth pointing out that, according to data at OpenSecrets.org, Democrats have outraised Republicans from the lobbying industry by $5.6 million to $3 million this cycle, the top two recipients of lobbyist cash are Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 8 of the top 10 recipients are Democrats.

Finally, let’s take a look at the actual campaign donations from Obama’s Presidential election:
Yet again, the eloquent rhetoric of the President falls in direct contradiction with the facts. The American people have had enough of the speeches, the contradictions and empty promises. As a whole, Americans are a strong, resilient and hardworking people; they deserve the absolute best from those who represent them, not simply the appearance of such. Stop talking and start doing.
UPDATE: The Atlantic explains why even liberals didn’t buy the speech.
UPDATE: Statesman.com reports thorough “fact check” of SOTU

Coakley Hits New Low

In freedom, living free, Scott Brown on January 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Pictured above is an ad sent out two days ago to Massachusetts (or if you prefer, “MassachusettEs”) residents by the Coakley campaign. The pamphlet shows the faces of supposed rape victims in the Commonwealth. Along with the mailer, Coakley spent a whopping $2M on negative advertising in the past four days alone. Can it be that Martha Coakley and the Democratic leadership is so bewildered by Brown’s recent success, they are willing to sacrifice what little character they have to steal the election?  Shame on you all.

Several days ago Scott explained a conversation he had with his wife at the start of his run for the US Senate: “Win or lose, when this is all over I want to be able to hold my head high.” As crazy an idea as it might be; Scott actually means what he says. In his refrain from running a negative campaign, the people of Massachusetts have been witness to Scott not just as a politician, but a person. Sadly for the Coakley campaign the success of Scott Brown’s campaign could be easily explained by a six-year-old: He listens to the people and tells the truth. Imagine that.

With a ground-breaking election happening two days from now, I want to correct some of Ms. Coakley’s backbiting, and set the record straight:

Lie number one: Scott Brown wants rape victims turned away from hospitals. Really Martha? That’s really how you decide to spin this? Truth: Scott voted for a bipartisan amendment that allows religious hospitals to refer a patient seeking an abortion to an affiliate. The amendment simply protects the religious beliefs of doctors and hospitals opposed to killing unborn babies. Did I mention Scott was raised by a single mother and now lives with his wife and two daughters? It certainly is believable that Scott Brown opposes medical care for rape victims.

Lie number two: Just like Bush and Cheney, Scott only wants to give the wealthiest two percent a tax break. Again, really? Truth: Scott not only wants to give “across the board” tax cuts to all Americans, he has said it repeatedly in television ads. As a young child, Scott understood firsthand the financial struggles of a child raised on welfare. It certainly does make sense that State Senator Brown opposes stimulating the economy by making “across the board” tax cuts. Hang on, there’s more…

Lie number three: Scott Brown if elected, will be forced to further the agendas of various special interest groups as repayment for getting him elected. Yes, it’s true. With Scott’s average donation being about ten bucks, he will be forced to fight for each “special interest” group (i.e. American citizen) who so generously donated to his campaign. Further, individual donations to Brown’s campaign may not exceed $2,400. Truth: the single largest special interest group in the Country, SEIU, backs Martha Coakley. Coakley receives donations from SEIU in the tens of thousands. Also, many sizable law firms (or cronies) are contributing to Martha’s campaign with sums north of $25,000.

The people of the Commonwealth along with the Nation are angry. Tuesday January 19th marks the first opportunity for America’s voice to be heard. Tuesday’s election will most likely serve as an indicator for the upcoming elections. Get out there, make your voice heard, and help send Congress a message. I leave you with the words of Daniel Webster: “The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.”

Curt Schilling Heavily Endorses Scott Brown

In Health Care, Scott Brown on January 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

The people are speaking out, and they are for Scott Brown. Long gone are the days that a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts can win a landslide victory by going on vacation. Scott emailed me last night saying, “I am campaigning 24/7 and am getting a great response”. Legal Insurrection points out that Brown leads by 44% with independent voters. “Hey Martha, time to get back to work, it aint over yet”  Yesterday, Boston Red Sox Legend, Curt Schilling came out in support of Scott Brown on his 38 Pitches Blog.

Below are just a few of the voices being heard:

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