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  •  Union members often do not have the education (2+ / 0-)

    to be able to see through the lies and propaganda.  They may also be more defensive, fearful, or need to be seen as belonging to the GOP "in club".

    “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

    by ahumbleopinion on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 11:42:56 AM PDT

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    •  Hammer (0+ / 0-)

      meet nail

      We're living in world fascism, but coming up to world socialism. But it doesn't happen without a fight.

      by Deadicated Marxist on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 12:21:19 PM PDT

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    •  Or other loyalties trump. (3+ / 0-)

      Nothing stops a union member from thinking that abortion or gay marriage are abominations.  Corporate America spent at least 50 years pitting white against black:  think white union worker and black strikebreaker trying to avoid starvation or the chain gang.  The resistance to women in the union active where I worked for six years was intensive and bitter.  And if there was informal agreement between union and management that hiring was a family matter and the Civil Rights Act intervened, the Republicans got a new recruit when Son couldn't follow Dad's career.

      Finally, there's the temptation of sweet, sweet freeloading:  why pay union dues when the union must represent you in right-to-work states, without discrimination, for free?

      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 12:24:35 PM PDT

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      •  But one would think that being called a thug... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...might induce union members to switch to a different channel. I read a diary yesterday that was a compilation of all the times he's called union members "union thug people." You know, all those thug teachers and thug bureaucrats?

        "Mitt Romney isn't a vulture capitalist: vultures only eat things that are dead." -S. Colbert

        by newinfluence on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 02:01:39 PM PDT

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    •  Republicans have been preaching hate of unions (0+ / 0-)

      since '80 or '81, it shouldn't take a degree in rocket science to figure out that they hate unions.

      Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

      by Dirtandiron on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 06:40:14 AM PDT

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