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SEIU’s Stern: To Hell With The MA Voters!

From SEIU President Andy Stern, via the CPUSA’s People’s World:

Massachusetts voters’ message to Washington: It’s time for action

January 19 2010

Washington, DC — Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern released the following statement after Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts.

"Today is no different than yesterday or the day before or the day before that. Pat DeJong will still wake up in Libby, Montana. Pat is still mourning the loss of her husband and the selling of his family’s ranch because of his medical bills.  And, Pat will still go to the bed side of her patients each day, providing excellent care, still lacking coverage of her own," said SEIU President Andy Stern. "Pat’s reality is the reality millions of working people face every day. One political election does not change the fact that Pat and hardworking families across this country have been asking for and deserve fundamental reforms.

"The reason Ted Kennedy’s seat is no longer controlled by a Democrat is clear: Washington’s inability to deliver the change voters demanded in November 2008. Make no mistake, political paralysis resulted in electoral failure," Stern said.

"During the past year, Republicans refused to do anything but stand in the way of change and Democratic Senators took too long to do too little. And tonight, the Senate bears the consequences for its failure to act decisively but the American people are the ones left paying the price. If our elected officials don’t recognize that every day more working families fall victim to Washington’s failure to act, the elections next November will result in the same.

"Today’s vote must be a wake-up call that now is the time for bold action. Time to stand up to politics as usual. Time to stand up to Republican scare and stall tactics. And time to speak up for working families.

"The Senate may have squandered the trust the American people gave to Washington in 2008. But now, every member of Congress and the Administration must act with a renewed sense of purpose to show working families whose side they are on and deliver meaningful change to every American. This is not the time for timidity.  It is time to show the courage and strength of conviction to move this country forward and bring working families the change they need. It starts by passing health insurance reform and giving Pat and millions of people like her the security and peace of mind they deserve."

You see.

Martha Coakley lost in Massachusetts because she didn’t fight hard enough for the Obama agenda and especially ‘healthcare reform.’

Who says this election will be lost on the left?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “SEIU’s Stern: To Hell With The MA Voters!”

  1. “Who says this election will be lost on the left?”

    (Raising my hand….)

  2. proreason says:

    It’s more dangerous now than before.

    They thought we would roll over.

    • artboyusa says:

      Roll over, hell! We’ve only just begun to fight…

    • Scarlett_0hara says:

      And they certainly did not expect us to be effective. We are no longer just annoying gnats to be brushed away, we are the enemy they will seek to destroy. Let’s be smart.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    He’s right, time to choose: executive takeover or..?

    Sheesh, I seriously don’t know if Bam/Rahm/Axelrod/Ayers/Soros have another option. They put it all on this administration. Once investigated, how is it possible that every shady deal, every case of backroom strong-arming and Chigao thuggery, wouldn’t be enough for impeachment if we were to take the houses in November?

  4. proreason says:

    WOW. Watch this.


    I don’t know much about Wiener except that he is one of the most liberal Representatives in Congress. But apparently, he is still an American. He actually proposes that the democrats pay attention to citizens.

    This is very significant.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Or … the twit knows it’s the only way to start talkin’ to hopefully save his cushy job so’s that he doesn’t have to go to work back amongst the citizzzzzzens!?!?!

    • jobeth says:

      “But apparently, he is still an American. He actually proposes that the democrats pay attention to citizens”

      Naw…but he plays one on TV.

      I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard him today…then I came to my senses…I simply don’t believe HIM.

      There’s a self serving game plan in there somewhere.

  5. dodgeboy27 says:

    I’m BEGGING the Dems and the Left to PRESS ON and PASS THIS Reform bill! Show the courage of your convictions and PASS THIS BILL!!!!!

    There won’t be another Democrat elected for decades.

    • proreason says:

      I’m with you dodgeboy27.

      Let’s have the apocalyptical battle in November.

      Unfortunately, the boy king is signaling in the last couple of hours that he isn’t going to go for the gold. Apparently, his cowardly side is overcoming his blood-thirsty side. Looking back, and assuming that it is true, it fits his style. He has been a coward and appeaser his entire life.

      The concern that this brings up is that he could once again prey on the generous nature of Americans and continue his Hall of Mirrors transformation of the country on matters that aren’t as high-profile as the health care cramdown.

  6. jobeth says:

    “” Pat is still mourning the loss of her husband and the selling of his family’s ranch because of his medical bills.”

    Slightly off to the side of the main point of this story, stuff like this sentence above just makes me want to barf!

    I am one who stands behind ALWAYS paying your bills. No different with medical bills. But if he was uninsured and had mounting bills, she should have visited the Social Services dept of the hospital (or in the area she lives). That is what it is there for. TEMPORARY help for those in need.

    We as tax payers are paying through the nose and pay higher premiums and hospital bills for those uninsured like her. They would have written off part of those bills and if she agrees to pay a certain amount…what she can afford each month…forever if necessary…they would have agreed. I have a hard time understanding why she is losing her home.

    Are the medical bills the REAL reason she is selling? Or does she now have a new chapter in her lifestyle and was going to downsize anyway?

    I also know that selling your home to pay the bills isn’t the worst thing that can happen to us. God forbid any of us have to do that, but I can think of worse things…and Uhhh,…”Pat”…that’s the risk YOU chose when YOU made the decision to not pay for health insurance.

    And also,… “Pat”… life is full of twists and turns…some good…in fact…great. Some are bad…in fact,.. horrible. It happens to us all if we are alive. Most of us try to plan for some of the more common ones…like illness.

    But regardless…Why are the rest of us supposed to feel guilty because YOU made a bad decision?

    Why do WE have to pay for a monstrosity of a health care program?

    “Pat”…hard to say this..sadly you lost your husband…but do you know if he would have lived as long as he did, if all research and new developments in medicine would have been driven out by the government? How about if he was told…’sorry, he’s terminal, we aren’t giving him expensive treatments just for him to live a few more months’ . Ever think of that Pat? Would his care been cost effective to the government? You and he and your family along with the doctors, made decisions for his care. This government plan would have taken that away from you and your family.

    You’ve unfortunately been used by Obama and his union thugs. They have no shame.

    Sorry, I am sorry you lost your husband, but other than that….I don’t really have any sympathy here. Call me hard hearted..but….

    BTW…I’m certain her husband got the BEST health care in the world…even though they couldn’t pay.

    And we want to change this? (Although it does need some tweaking)


    Seems that they applied for Medicaid…with the result below…

    “He was denied the food stamps and was only eligible for Medicaid if he was willing to accept a lien on his ranch. “

    They refused, instead CHOOSING to sell. However…

    “The cancer had ravaged his body, but selling the ranch broke his spirit. His condition worsened and in 2007 – after losing his fight to save the ranch – he lost his fight against the cancer. He was 63.

    Excuse me…let me get this straight…They had a chance to only agree to a lien, but no…they sold.

    And WE have to feel sorry for them…He was a broken man? Who made that decision?

    Seems to me a lien would have allowed both or either of them to live on the ranch until they both died.

    Besides…it hurt him so much he donated much of it to the Montana Land Reliance.

    And the topper? “Two years later, Pat still does not have health insurance”

    You mean to tell me there wasn’t enough there to purchase insurance?
    She learned nothing…Oh, wait…she has Obamy and his health care plan (and tax payers) to “take care of her”. She doesn’t have to.

    “Reflecting on what it has been like to live without health insurance – and keeping in mind what she and her husband went through – she said, “I have been without [health insurance] for so long, I have just put it out of my head.” ”

    Call me crazy, but….Aarrrrrgggghhhh! (that sound you hear is my head hittin the wall!)


    • Steve says:

      Great digging, JoBeth!

    • wardmama4 says:

      I’m with you Jobeth – all the way.

      As I explained once to my mother: My sister who squandered a full ride (to her Masters, paid for by Harvard at the Smithsonian) college education (not a single penny paid by her, ever) – Who has more talent (piano, harp, organ) in her little finger than I have in my entire body – not to mention she is so incredibly intelligent – Has spent her entire adult life on Welfare – – I have sympathy for why she is so depressed and is like she is, I have no empathy – we all face what is handed to us in life and we deal with it. She got an extra helping in every single area – and still cries ‘Pity me’. Can’t do it, won’t do it.

      And I’m tired of a Union Thug – attempting to make us all cry for people who make the wrong choice in this life. Without even a single mention that if the Unions had not strong armed Corporate America into an unholy alliance with the Big Insurance – Maybe, just maybe most of those 12.5 mil Americans could afford Insurance on their own dime!

    • jobeth says:

      Wardmama…Had a sister like that too. Went to college (with help from gov/and mama and daddy), for computer prog, didn’t like it…quit,then, accounting…didn’t like it…quit, then Law school promptly began telling her employers what she demanded they do for her…got fired…went into business for herself…no business…went on WELFARE.
      In the meantime..

      .Husband was on a similar law school path..got fired from same employer…enjoyed her welfare…began teaching in a HS.

      By the way…both, flaming libs! And typically arrogant. And mom gave her the house she lives in because…”she has problems”. Ya think. mom?

      Spare me! I have a real problem with people who sop up other’s resources with no shame at all.

      I earn every thing I have through hard work. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

  7. Right of the People says:

    From reading that first paragraph it appears the Pat Delong is either a doctor or some other sort of medical professional?

    “And, Pat will still go to the bed side of her patients each day, providing excellent care, still lacking coverage of her own,” said SEIU President Andy Stern.”

    And she doesn’t have any type of health care???? I somehow find that very, very hard to believe.

    This sure has the libertards scrambling for cover, doesn’t it? They are having a hard time coping now that reality has jumped up and bit them on the backside. Could be they are seeing the beginning of the end for their way of life? I think that there is a limit most folks will go to before fighting back and we may have just found where its at. I surely hope so.

    God Bless America and let’s take this sucker back!

    • jobeth says:

      Right of the People…I went investigating this woman after posting the first part of my comments…It gets better…what a farce!

      Read my addendum above and check out the link.

  8. wirenut says:

    GOSH, ANDY !!! Who elected you? I guess that honor belongs to the Coward and Thief.
    Pro. Wiener is “NOT” an American, by any definition of the term. Progressives will “morph” to any, way ,shape or form to further their agenda. Wiener is a Rahm, as much as Rahm is a Wiener.

  9. proreason says:

    Ann outdoes herself:

    “when Republicans win political power, they hold onto it long enough to govern. The Democrats keep being smacked down by the voters immediately after being elected and revealing their heinous agenda.

    As a result, for the past four decades, American politics has consisted of Republicans controlling Washington for eight to 14 years — either from the White House or Capitol Hill — thus allowing Americans to forget what it was they didn’t like about Democrats, whom they then carelessly vote back in. The Democrats immediately remind Americans what they didn’t like about Democrats, and their power is revoked at the voters’ first possible opportunity.

    Obama has cut the remembering-what-we-don’t-like-about-Democrats stage of this process down from two to four years to about 10 months. Folks, I’m convinced that if we all work really hard, we can get it down to three months. …

    The Democrats have no natural majority because they have no fundamental principles — at least none that they are willing to state out loud. They are like a drunken vagrant who emerges from the alley to cause havoc every few years. They are the perpetual toothache of American politics. …”

    A masterpiece.


  10. U NO HOO says:

    Let me get this straight, the ranch was the most important thing in his life and he gave it away?

    And he couldn’t bear to have a lien on the ranch? A lien is just a mortgage. Pay off the mortgage and the lien comes off. Part of paying one’s own way is to pay for insurance. Duh!

    Condolences on his death to wife, family and friends.

    Isn’t there professional courtesy among health care providers?

  11. chestnutt says:

    Oh, Andy! You are the Devil Incarnate!

    Do as you wish, you will fail!

    What a sad and pathetic man you are…

  12. joeblough says:

    The bad guys are going to come out of this dumber and meaner and more energetic.

    They may be down, but it will take effort to make sure they stay down.

    An acquaintance of mine, an old marine, is hollering that now is the time to get really aggressive.

    I think he’s right.

  13. Tater Salad says:

    Maryland Prof in hot water over SEIU –

    – When Fred Feinstein used letterhead from his job as a professor at the University of Maryland to write a legal opinion “suggesting that California health care workers could receive ‘less favorable’ benefits if they left SEIU for another union,” he failed to mention in his opinion that the SEIU had paid him roughly $240,000 for such services over the last three years, and that he was not acting in his capacity as a professor at UMD, but as a paid consultant, according to Inside Higher Ed. In an email to the college news site, Feinstein argued that the UMD and the SEIU’s rival unions in California are overreacting to his use of UMD letterhead and the inclusion of his university title: “Obviously I’m not speaking on behalf of the University of Maryland,” he said. “Anyone who suggests that’s implied [by the letterhead] of course is incorrect. That’s a stretch.”

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