A few days ago, I posted a bit of campaign material from a new candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, "Pookie". Today I have added some additional propaganda from his campaign where he takes direct aim at some of the Democratic Party's most stalwart supporters.
PLEDGE TO ATTRACT NEW VOTERS TO THE PARTY
I pledge that one of the central focuses of my campaign for the Republican nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America to attract new voters to my campaign and to the Party.
UNION LEADERS, IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE
Today I would like to urge the labor unions of the nation to abandon their slavish loyalty to the Democratic Party and join me in the Grand Old Party. You will be better off.
Some of you may question whether this would be a good thing since everyone knows the GOP is anti-union. This is not so. The Republican Party is not anti-union they are only anti those unions that support the Democratic Party.
UNREQUITED LOYALTY IS NOT DESERVED
What have you union leaders gotten for your devotion to the Democrats? A lot of promises, almost all of them broken when the going gets tough. And, you get the undying enmity of the only political party who understands that politics is a contact sport. In short, your historic love affair with the Democratic Party has gotten you next to nothing. You made the Democratic Party the major party in the 1930s and since the early 1960s have watched the party desert you on almost everything you wanted.
And you union leaders, you have seen your membership dwindle as your members recognized well before you did, that the siren’s song of the Democratic politician was no more than a dream.
LET’S LOOK AT THE RECORD
Now lets look at the record of those unions who profess support for the Republican Party.
In California, the unions that represent prison workers recognized early on where the power was and where their interests lay and threw their support and their campaign contributions to the Republicans. And, what happened? While other public employee unions dwindled, they grew. While, for example teachers , who remained stalwart supporters of Democrats, saw their incomes under attack, members of the Republican prison guard unions saw theirs rise to as much as two or three times that of the average teacher. During this period of governmental retrenchment due to supposed budgetary concerns, there has been precious little talk of scaling back their wages or numbers except from a few Democrats who no one takes seriously anyway.
Remember the Teamsters Union? For those old enough to do so, you recall that the newspapers seemed to feature a story about them every day. They were corrupt and mob ruled. They were almost constantly under investigation by both Republicans and Democrats. Then what happened? They broke with the other unions and effectively joined the Republican Party.
The result, except for a few recalcitrant Democrats, the investigations ceased, labour peace reigned, sweet-heart contracts became the norm and truckers incomes rose and the industry, now represented by labor and management in the same political party, recognizing their mutual goals, got almost everything they wanted out of Congress and the industry flourished.
Why, because the Republicans fought for their campaign money while the Democrats continued to vote in favor of the union because it was now safe for them to do so.
Does anyone actually believe that if the Public Employees Unions in Wisconsin were Republican they would have found themselves under assault?
VOTE YOUR POCKETBOOK AND NOT YOUR HEART
Therefore, you union leadership, especially you public employee unions and teacher unions, it is time for you to recognize that you are merely the management of an enterprise that provides labor and, Vote for Pookie for President.
REMEMBER, VOTE FOR POOKIE FOR PRESIDENT, IT IS AS GOOD AS VOTING FOR “NONE OF THE ABOVE.”
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