Politics: Obama unhinged: 'Imagine if workers could shut down a plant because they wanted to get something'
Published by: Robert Laurie on Thursday October 3rd, 2013
Bizarro-Obama embraces anti-union, anti-strike, rhetoric in shutdown battle...
This one ...well, I don't even know where to begin. Today, during a speech President Obama clawed his way through the looking glass into serious bizarro territory. The man who has long prided himself on being the best friend the unions would ever have went on an anti-strike, anti-organized labor rant that must have shaken the very foundations of AFL-CIO headquarters.
Speaking to a group of workers in Rockville, Maryland, Obama railed against the very core concept of organized labor in order to attack Republicans over the government shutdown.
"Everybody here just does their job, right? If you're working here and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said 'you know what, I want to get something, but I don't know exactly what I'm gonna get. I'm just going to stop working till I get something - I'm just going to shut down the whole plant until I get something' - You'd get fired, right?
Cuz the deal is, you've already gotten hired. You've got a job. You're getting a paycheck. ..And so you also are getting the pride of doing a good job, and contributing to a business, and looking out for your fellow workers. That's what you're getting. It shouldn't be any different for a member of Congress."
Ummmmmm.....seriously? This might honestly be the craziest thing we've ever heard the man say.
Obama may be the best friend of the unions, but he clearly hasn't heard of the concept of a "strike" - which is, to the letter, what he's describing here.
Don't get me wrong. It's lots of fun to hear Obama twist the libertarian labor notions of Ayn Rand into a defense of big government. It's insane, but it's fun. If he actually believed anything he's saying here, the country would be in much better shape.
However, given his history of big-labor cronyism and anti-capitalist policy, one has to wonder if he has any idea what he's going to say before opens his mouth.
This little tirade makes him sound like he's come completely unhinged....