It is now obvious that the President of the United States is actively involved in encouraging civil unrest in Wisconsin. While some want to believe that he is just a lefty politician pursuing lefty goals, his actions in meddling in the internal politics of one of the several States, as he also did in Arizona, shows that he is nothing more than a rabble-rousing community organizer like his hero Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama has demonstrated what many of us already knew: he has no respect for federalism or the rights of states to govern themselves as they see fit. He acts more like a third world dictator than the President of the United States.
Writing over at The Right Sphere, RB hits the nail on the head with this observation:
Close your eyes and imagine what the media and the Lefty blogosphere would be saying today if we had learned that a Republican President’s re-election campaign was involved in organizing disruptive protests against a State Government. It’s hard to imagine because it would never happen. But it is currently happening in Wisconsin under our current Democrat President.
In fact, even the Washington Post speaks the truth about what President Barack Alinsky is doing:
Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would change future collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.
The president’s political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.
Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.
By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were organizing additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Even Speaker Boehner (who finally acquired some guts thanks to the Tea Party), does an excellent job of calling out the President for what he is doing:
“The President of the United States has a unique opportunity and responsibility to lead this nation. President Obama has acknowledged the challenges we face, but – thus far – he has done nothing to offer solutions. Now, worse, his political organization is colluding with special-interest allies across the country to demagogue reform-minded governors who are making the tough choices that the President is avoiding.
“This is not the way to begin an ‘adult conversation’ about solutions to the big challenges facing our country. Rather than inciting protests against those who speak honestly about the challenges we face, the President and his advisers should lead.
“When the American people watched the people of Greece take to the streets to protest cuts to unsustainable government programs, they worried it might foreshadow events in our nation’s distant future – but today, we see the same sort of protests on the streets of Madison, fueled by President Obama’s own political machine.
Finally, the always spot-on John Hayward warns us that this is only the beginning in a short piece over at Human Events:
You’re next, Ohio! President Obama’s “Organizing for America” is ramping up its efforts to protect public union privileges from the objections of tax serfs. A few thousand public union troops descended on Columbus Thursday, angry at Republican Governor John Kasich’s initiative to weaken their collective bargaining powers. A chipper article in the Huffington Post reassures us that organizing efforts are now only “a week behind” Wisconsin. And look how well that’s going!
If you’re an Ohio parent, you should probably start stockpiling educational materials, so you can teach your kids after the union teachers abandon them to join protests at the state house. Ohio Democrats had better fire up Expedia and find themselves hotel accommodations in Pennsylvania. You want to lock in the best possible price for your spider hole when you abandon your duties and flee the state to avoid tough votes. Meanwhile, Ohio Republicans should negotiate for group rates on personal security.
After Ohio, the War On Taxpayers moves to Indiana, where the state Senate wants to limit the collective bargaining privileges of teacher unions. A Bloomberg News article informs us one of the concessions unions have already won is that “certain teachers with 5 years of experience are not subject to evaluation in Indianapolis public schools.” Now that’s what I call accountability! I can’t understand why so many parents want to switch to a privatized education system where every teacher would be subject to evaluation. They’re pretty much above criticism once they’ve been on the job for five years, right?
This radical community organizer is finally showing us something that he is good at: stirring up unrest. We should look for more and more of this from our empty suit President now that the American people neutered him in the last elections.
There is one good thing that can come out of this. People are seeing what the Bolshevik labor unions are all about, and they will not like it. Just like the illegal aliens who marched on May Day with their sea of Mexican Flags, these union thugs are doing real damage to their cause. It couldn’t happen to more deserving entitlement-attitude thugs.
Click here to see some of the signs carried by protesters, images that would have the media frothing if they were at a Tea Party rally.