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    Generally speaking, they don't think too highly of each other. This is especially true of the real red blooded dirty hard hat and steel toed boots unions like the steel workers and miners.

    •  Have these union members been looking at the (2+ / 0-)
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      rethug govs turning their states into Right to Rot states?  Whyowhyowhy do folks keep voting against their own best interests?

      Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

      by judyms9 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:49:16 AM PST

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      •  Here in Mass. (4+ / 0-)
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        There was a sense that hard hat guys would go for Scott Brown. Not so much. They were out in force for Warren. I saw a lot of pickups in the Boston area with stickers "I drive a pickup and I'm voting for Warren." A labor guy here made fun of Brown for being a fake pickup guy at a Warren rally.

        Best moment for me was on the morning of Election Day. Brown tried to approach union guys in West Roxbury (kind of a suburban-y Reagan Democrat neighborhood at the end of Boston) and they heckled him. Ever thin-skinned, he said, "C'mon guys, you're gonna bust my chops? I'm a union member too." Yeah, Actor's Equity from his modeling days in 1982.

        That said, Lynch has a lot of contacts in that world. He was one of them and has generally voted their way on things.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:31:00 AM PST

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