UPDATE: back in 2007, presidential candidate Obama said:
If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I'm in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself and I will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their shoes.
Yesterday, however, Obama said exactly the opposite. On October 3, 2013, Obama spoke at a “minority owned” business in Rockville, MD, a DC suburb, and blamed Republicans for the shutdown. It was a sympathetic, mostly Hispanic (illegals?) crowd.. In the category of you can’t make this stuff up, Obama said:
If you’re working here, and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said ‘I wanna get something… I’m gonna shut down the plant until I get something,’ you’d get fired!
So is Obama now saying we should fire him?
In his unguarded minutes, or perhaps more to the point, when he doesn't have his handlers, scripts and teleprompters with him, sham "President" Obama reveals what a grossly incompetent idiot he really is.
It it almost embarrassing to point out how vociferously Obama has supported and defended unions. Under this administration unions have gained unprecedented power, to the point of even having the National Labor Relations Board attempting to prevent private companies like Boeing from relocating to right-to-work state, South Carolina.
During the Wisconsin protests, union astroturfers were supported behind the scenes by the Obama administration and publicly by Democrats, in one of the most filthy displays of crude mob behavior in decades - exceeded only by the revolting Occupy protests, where protesters urinated, defecated, masturbated and fornicated in public, while Occupy leaders suppressed news of widespread robberies and rapes within the camps. Obama supported them too, if you recall, quite publicly. So did the unions.
Some years back, Union thug Richard Trumka said after a non-union strike breaker was murdered, "...if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned..." Trumka now brags that he talks to the White House every day and visits twice a week.
The only way such an empty suit as President Obama can maintain power and a good public image is through the massive support he receives in the way of free PR from media. Notice for example, using this same video, MSNBC selected only one quote, and it was when Obama blamed Republicans for the shutdown. They have wisely avoided presenting the rest of this ridiculous speech. The news report is a conspicuous cheerlead for Obama, designed to help him apply pressure on Republicans regarding the shutdown. They should have their FCC licenses revoked for such clear cut bias, which the license forbids in news reporting.
Obama must drive his handlers nuts. Even in a friendly crowd, with friendly reporters, he can't be left alone safely for a minute. David Axelrod must have fits.
And this guy went to Harvard. Is it any wonder we are where we are today?