Who Are Wisconsin’s True “Forces of Evil?”March 15, 2011 at 10:30 am | Posted in NewsRealBlog | Leave a comment
Tags: American Federation of Teachers, Collective Bargaining, Evil, Labor Unions, Madison Protests, morality, NewsReal Blog, objectivism, Public Employee Unions, Scott Walker, unions, Wisconsin protests
by Walter Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog
Over the weekend, public employee unions held a rally in Madison where the list of speakers included Bill Franks of the American Federation of Teachers. Franks had this to say about rank-and-file Republicans:
… the would-be Republicans, anybody making $30-40,000 who think they can afford to be a Republican is not living in any kind of reality. Real Republicans don’t recognize them. Because the real “haves” are them. And these people who think they can afford these [conservative] principles, they can’t afford them. That’s not in their self interest. That’s what we gotta cure as a pathology.
This is a common claim from the Left, that middle class conservatives are “lackeys” or “wanna be” dupes beholden to super-rich overlords. As a black Tea Party activist, I get double-takes for being both a “have not” and a racial minority. Why are you voting against your interest? I am asked. Don’t you know conservatives are holding you down?
In fact, I know the opposite. It has been the policies of the Left which have retarded opportunities for those with low-incomes.