The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

08 April 2010

MSNBC Libtalker Uses Mine Disaster To Push Thuggish Union Scheme


Libtalker Sees Political Opportunity In Mine Tragedy


While not the only leftist to use the West Virginia mine tragedy for political purposes, MSNBC libtalker Ed Schultz may be the most blatant. In a shameless attempt at exploitation of the incident, which has killed dozens of workers, Schultz told radio listeners that disaster could have averted had the site been unionized.

As the Obamists say, "never waste a good crisis!"

But that was just the tip of the iceberg: Ed then tied the issue to the push by union leaders for compulsory membership through extremist "card check" legislation, which removes the secret ballot during organizing efforts.

Here's Ed's-ploitation on tape:

SCHULTZ (19:03): It is a non-union mine. It's the free market at work, in a depressed area of West Virginia, an economically depressed area where the culture of the communities is to, family, generation after generation, son after father, grandson after granddad, they go into the mine and they work.

SCHULTZ (19:38): And I am convinced that these violations would not have taken place had there been a union shop in place where checks and balances and safety in the workplace is really adhered to.

SCHULTZ (22:30): Because this is what the Employee Free Choice Act is all about. There will be no intimidation in the workplace. There will be no retaliation in the workplace for those who want to organize and entertain the thought, just entertaining the thought, of collective bargaining, which we know protects lives. And this is, whether you like it or not, on the heels of a horrific event, this is how change takes place in a democracy.

For more on the card check scheme, see this report.

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  • What was hilarious was Rush Limbaugh stupidly asking where were the unions to prevent this disaster.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14 April, 2010 10:21  

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