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The SEIU Vows To Silence Any Opposition

A love note in the guise of a press release from the head of the Service Employees International Union:

Working Women and Men Will Not Be Silenced by Right Wing Attack Dogs; SEIU Members and Other Working Americans Will Continue to Speak Out For the America We Believe In

Statement of Andy Stern, President of SEIU

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union, issued the following statement today regarding recent attempts of right wing extremists to silence working families by attacking progressive individuals and community organizations:

"This is a moment of profound change for this country — from kitchen tables to town halls to the floor of the Senate, this nation is engaged in a vigorous and heated debate about how we rebuild our economy, solve our national healthcare crisis and restore the American Dream.

"As has always happened when progressive change is in the air, the backlash gets fierce, ugly and anti-American. This time is no different. Right now, there is an insidious and coordinated effort on the part of the extreme right to target individuals and grassroots community groups as a way to silence the voices of women and men who have suffered the most under 8 years of right wing policies.

"These extremists will attempt to shut down and shout down anyone with a different point of view.

"Let’s be clear who we are talking about — call them attack dogs, call them Teabaggers, call them Glenn Beck — these are the same folks who cheered the policies that crashed our economy. Who make up lies about death panels to try to kill healthcare reform. Who scream about democracy while denying workers a voice on the job. Who target anyone who poses a threat to a status quo that for too long has rewarded greedy CEOs while leaving people who work out in the cold.

"This is not the America we believe in.

"Their lies, their stunts and their smears will not silence us. Glenn Beck, FOX News and their pals have demonstrated that they don’t care about what janitors, security officers, nurses, teachers, and other hardworking Americans go through each day trying to give their kids a better future. But make no mistake — these hardworking women and men will not be the next casualty of the cruel and cheap attempts of a loud and venomous minority to silence people who want to restore the American Dream.

"We are going to make sure healthcare is affordable and accessible for every man, woman and child in this country. We are going to demand transparency and accountability in the financial industry. We are going to create a fair and just path to citizenship. We are going to make sure workers get a voice on the job. And we will protect our democracy by calling out those extremists who would silence the voices of women and men who work each day."

The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

Mind you, it was an SEIU goon who beat up a black conservative outside a town hall meeting, and called him racist epithets.

But the facts matter not one jot to these incredibly corrupt thugs.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “The SEIU Vows To Silence Any Opposition”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “I thought this was America”

    “It ain’t no more”

  2. Right of the People says:

    Should we all get together and sing the Internationale?

    Obamy’s Green Shirts.

  3. pagar says:

    Looks to me like the America that Obama, the SEIU and ACORN believe in would look exactly like the Cuba Castro believes in, or the Venezuela that Chavez believes in.

  4. semby says:

    Who the hell does the SEIU think they are — they are a communist/marxist organization whose intent is to redesign the this country.


  5. proreason says:

    No parallels to Nazi Germany here. None at all.

    You would be a nut to even suggest that these hard-working citizens resemble the union thugs that carried Hitler to power.

    This time the thugs believe in the “dignity and worth of workers” and this time their leader is a benevolent prince who speaks in a modulated baritone voice when he tells his lies in front of his Greek columns.

    And if a few handicapped people or an elderly person here or there happens to put their face in a place where it gets hurt by the elbow of a digniified SEIU worker, it’s not the dignified worker’s fault.

    They’re just fighting the stunts and smears of racist grandma’s and grandpa’s who are still celebrating about successful destruction of the economy.

  6. sheehanjihad says:

    My good friend Mr. Mossberg and I say to Mr. Stern, “try it. This aint the sixties, bozo.”

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Won’t they be surprised when they tangle with a ‘mob’ of mothers, grannies, grandpas and older Veterans …………… packing “HEAT” for the tyrants in the streets!!

      Like SJ said above…………….this ain’t the 60’s and granny is a dinger!!

  7. mbabbitt says:

    What we now have is a full blown thugocracy, supported by an activist media propaganda machine that plays deflection and intimidation whenever needed. Obama plays the faux intellectual ruler who thinks he’s smarter than anyone in the room but in truth he’s only rhetorically brilliant. In ever other arena he is as ignorant as he appears self-assured. Conservatives, I think we have a our hands full. Let’s roll.

  8. ptat says:

    I just hope and pray that SEIU is a domino in the ACORN collapse, along with the hundreds of other variations on the ACORN theme, many Soros supported. That is such SWEET justice!

  9. wardmama4 says:

    So the Right/Republican/Conservatives are the oppressive ones bowing and catering to the ‘corporate’ mega-zillionaires (stealing your hard earned money) without a care or concern for the hard working ‘worker bees’ and the poor and oppressed (oh wait, they are the ones oppressing, my bad) and with vile, evil and fear-mongering the prime way they wield their oppressive powers?!?
    1) Corporations (and their CEOs) are governed by many, many laws that the Klownposse in DC wield control over (and over the ‘investigative’ agencies of said policies and laws) – and for private/free enterprise Corps & their CEOs the other two controls are the free market (if you don’t provide a product or service of quality at a competitive price – well you don’t do as well) and there are the controls (on all those bonuses) within they system such as BODs and Shareholders and in the end – the bottom line – if corruption occurs – it mostly brings an end to a corrupt corporation. Where is that same free market/public control over Unions, ACORN and Congress (and their pay and benefits) these days?
    2) I do not see nor do I understand how smaller government, less taxes and more personal responsibility is religiously intolerant, racist, sexist, bigoted and homophobic at all. It is simply getting out of the way (Tolerance) and allowing the people to do for their own lives (Freedom). In places where people have more access to the 2nd Amendment – there tends to be less crime. In places where the Unions don’t have a strangle hold there tends to be less unemployment. And so on. Prove the ‘other’ side is true at all.
    3) How can an entity that ‘claims’ to be for the hard working Americans – support Illegal Immigration & Amnesty for Illegals – and still say that with a straight face – and be believed by anyone with functioning brain cells? As I said, check out where Unions are in charge – they have the highest unemployment right now.
    and finally
    4) How wonderful of you, your position and your Dear Leader that you must threaten everyone into silence – to get your way.

    BTW – the Unions are another example of a ‘sounds good’ Liberal idea that only created more problems than any problem they ‘fixed.’ And now they are outright dangerous to the American Way of Life. Hows that looking for the Union Label working these days?

    Thug Administration indeed

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