GOP Attack Group Funded By Unions

Remember that establishment GOP group we wrote last October? The one whose leader vowed it would raise $8 million to “beat the snot out of” fiscally conservative candidates who dared to challenge status quo “Republicans?” No? Here’s a refresher … Anyway, Bloomberg reported this week that the group – which…

Remember that establishment GOP group we wrote last October? The one whose leader vowed it would raise $8 million to “beat the snot out of” fiscally conservative candidates who dared to challenge status quo “Republicans?”

No? Here’s a refresher …

Anyway, Bloomberg reported this week that the group – which dubbed itself “Defending Main Street” – received more than 90 percent of its funding last year from organized labor.

Wait … a “Republican” group is getting bankrolled by the one of the biggest Democratic constituencies of them all? Yup … which provides us with further proof there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference between America’s two major parties.

“Defending Main Street, a super-political action committee aligned with the Washington-based Republican Main Street Partnership, received more than 90 percent of its $845,000 in donations last year from labor groups, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission,” Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux notes.

Really? When this group formed last year its leader – liberal “Republican” U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (RINO-Ohio) – said it would be funded by the “business community.”

Guess this is the establishment GOP’s definition of “business community.”

This left-wing group never fooled us for a second …

“If you think the establishment GOP candidates benefiting from this latest special interest group have your best interests at heart, you’re crazy. Like their Democratic allies, these GOP politicians are nothing but welfare statist crony capitalists who support growing government (at the expense of the middle class) in order to continue subsidizing an endless and unsustainable flow of handouts and bailouts,” we wrote. “So unless you’re upper management at a select corporation or a food stamp recipient – odds are this group is not going to be looking out for you.”

Unions are a cancer on this country … one the private sector has cut out almost completely. Unfortunately the ever-expanding government-run sector of our economy keeps these goons in business.

While they keep politicians like LaTourette in business …

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tomstickler January 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Stop the presses! This is the biggest political scandal of the age! These unions were not smart enough to launder their money through some front organization like Crossroads America, I guess.

Man of Steel January 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Hey “tomstickler” you need to call your union boss buddy James E. Sanderson Jr. and ask him if he knew the unions were bankrolling a republican group. Oh, James switched parties again didn’t he. Or is he a democrat this week? Can’t keep up with the liar because he switches parties when is suits him.

tomstickler January 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Don’t confuse Sr. with Jr.

SCBlueWoman January 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Unions are not a cancer. Unions are the reason that you enjoy weekends and holidays off. They are the reason the work place is safer than in years past. How easy to forget all the things that you enjoy that the Unions helped put in to place. Good grief, the delusion is BS.

venomachine January 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm


Like many government programs, their usefulness has been overtaken by event. They serve no real purpose now, other than drive up costs.

euwe max January 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

They serve no real purpose now, other than drive up costs.

Greed was killed off in the last century, along with polio and smallpox. Regulations and collective bargaining have no real purpose now, except to promote Communism.

venomachine January 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

And line the pockets of union officials.

euwe max January 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm

well, yeah…

Smirks January 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The threat of unionization still serves a purpose. I am not opposed to, for instance, Walmart employees unionizing because Walmart pays employees crap and treats them like crap, which is why unions came into existence in the first place.

Many currently existing unions should be done away with because they no longer serve their purpose, but unions in general are not a bad thing, far from it.

dwb619 January 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Walmart, almost 75% of their “associates” qualify for and use government assistance, i.e., our tax money is subsidizing WALMART!
Great, ain’t it?

SCBlueWoman January 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Free market? LOL

GrandTango January 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Boy, do you worthless liberals have a high opinion of yourselves…

The unions, along w/ the mob and greedy democrats, have bullied and strong-armed hardworking, smart and investment-minded entrepreneurs…to fatten your own lazy, good-for-nothing and corrupt @$$#$…

States w/ unions are losing jobs to states w/o unions thugs and sloth.

Workers, and those who pay them, are responsible for paid days off and safety…you have not done a D@*n thing but run your mouth, and stuck your filthy paws in another man’s pocket, to take what he has earned…

I am so glad Scot Walker popped the $#!* out of you in Wisc. He is rising on your carcass, and that is a very good thing…

SCBlueWoman January 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I guess that’s why Boeing chose the Union shop in Oregon to build it’s 777-X instead of Charleston. The 777X is not just Boeing’s newest wide-body aircraft,” Buffenbarger said. “In materials, technology and manufacturing skills required, the 777X represents a quantum leap in aviation history. IAM members have built Boeing aircraft in Puget Sound for more than 60 years. This agreement assures they’ll continue building them for decades to come.”

GrandTango January 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Obama is just a part of the union thuggery that extorted those jobs. The producers want out. Unions are declining…except when govt thugs force contracts like Obama did.

The rest of the story January 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

But only after they gave up one of the biggest perks of union membership…………

SenseLikeChaps January 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Patriots for Weekend Freedom Choice disagree with this comment.

idcydm January 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm

So you realize that Henry Ford instituted the 40 hour work week in 1926 and the UAW was founded in 1935?

SCBlueWoman January 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Yes I did. But others did not follow until the unions formed for worker’s rights. The FortyHourWeekHistory in American history comes from Henry Ford in the early 20th century. Workers in the new factories, sweat shops, and other industry related fields of the late 19th / early 20th centuries worked up to as many as 60 hours a week under poor conditions and with little in the way of wages. As the workers gained strength in unions, they started demanding a reversal of this poor state of affairs. Eventually, the union members in their various fields of labor won out against their employers through a variety of tactics (organizing, striking, etc.) and managed to get the FortyHourWeek. This was put into action Federally in 1938 with the Fair Labor Standards Act, which created an implicit maximum 40 hour work week by requiring time and a half for any hours in excess of 40 or 8 hours in one day, established a minimum wage, and forbade labor by children under the age of 16.

idcydm January 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

“Fair Labor Standards Act”, maybe someone should have followed that when they wrote the Affordable Care Act.

Deo Vindice SC January 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Did you know Henry Ford gave Hitler $50,000.00 dollars for his 1937 campain, I think it was 37, also valuable info on the US?

idcydm January 28, 2014 at 11:32 pm

And ole Joe Kennedy thought he was OK back then too. And tonight Obama said 9 mil have signed up for health care and medicaid…it appears to me all politicians lie.

JJEvans January 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Unions had their place many years ago. They are not needed today. They are a cancer.

euwe max January 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Unions are a cancer on this country
a nickle a year raise whether you need one or not.. nobeless oblige.

GrandTango January 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Will FITS mention that he sided w/ “Defending Main Street” against Amazon and the 2000-plus jobs they brought, despite a miserable Obama-conomy…???…

Gotta have somebody watching FITS’ right hand, because he’ll try to F*#k you with the left…in true duplicitous, Sanfordian fashion….

Philip Branton January 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

(YAWN)…….what Sherlock wrote this. Geez. Heck, these BIG UNION groups all use foreign OIL in their gas tanks just like Repubs and Dems do.

Sarah Palin Forever! January 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

What’s really going to be funny is when the Boeing plant down in Chafleston votes the Union in!

Manray January 27, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Oh my God — UNIONS! Billions of dollar may be funneled into politics by the sleazy Koch Brothers or Sheldon Adelson, but — Heaven forbid — political money from a UNION! The Republic is in jeopardy!

I don’t think it is unions that are the cancer. Have you noticed how union membership has declined almost parallel with the decline in working people’s incomes? It is not the unions that keep the rich getting richer.

CorruptionInColumbia January 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm

“Unions are a cancer on this country …”

Maybe, but they are a necessary cancer, if they are. Unbridled greed decades ago caused a need for unions. The unbridled greed of today’s corporate scum will ensure that unions are needed. Stores and companies such as Wal-Mart and Belk just couldn’t stand it that their employees might have a day off with their families at Thanksgiving, because it might hurt their CEO’s bonus. We are witnessing the destruction of Thanksgiving by these corporate greed-mongering scum and Christmas will soon follow. “MORE, HARDER, FASTER, slaves; your masters need a new yacht or Beemer!!!!!”

JJEvans January 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Fuck unions. If you don’t like your job, quit and work somewhere else. Better yet, be more productive and start a business.

Lewis January 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm

What do you know about working JJ ? You sound like your resume contains many references to Mickey D’s; BK, etc.

JJEvans January 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I’ve never been unemployed. I don’t bitch about my job or pay either. And I surely don’t need a union to wipe my ass for me.

west_rhino January 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

Of course Bloomberg’s leanings are how unbiased?


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