Our pal @BarackObama compares GOP hardliners to striking workers who should be fired. Thanks a lot, Prez. http://t.co/bOU2rZZnvHAnd here is how Byron York writes that story up:
— Arthur Goldstein (@TeacherArthurG) October 9, 2013
President Obama again compared Republicans in Congress to workers going on strike, telling reporters Tuesday that GOP lawmakers had no more right to shut down the government than factory workers had to walk off their jobs.
The president made similar remarks at an event in Rockville, Md., on Thursday. He even referenced that event in his remarks Tuesday.
Both times, he compared GOP lawmakers to hypothetical striking workers. He argued those workers would be rightfully fired if they tried to shut down a plant to extract concessions from management.
In each case, Obama seemed unaware that the worker activity he was describing was a classic organized labor strike, a federally protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act. The law was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 and is considered one of the era's major liberal victories.
Obama's comments annoyed AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein, who tweeted: "He's really using this analogy again?" The AFL-CIO has been a major supporter of the president.
Yes, Josh - he's using that analogy again.
And hes doing so because that's what he believes.
Tell me again why labor supported him two times running when he is clearly an anti-labor neo-liberal, little different than Mitt Romney or any Republican except that because he has a (D) after his name, he has to play in public like he doesn't despise unions and unionized workers.
But his comments as detailed by York show you exactly what he thinks about both unions and unionzed workers.
And it's exactly what a member of the GOP like Mitt Romney thinks.