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Cross posted from CWA's Resistance Growing blog:

Mitt Romney must be getting desperate.

The GOP presidential contender can’t even seem to muster supporters to appear in his campaign ads. His latest ad attacking President Obama for allegedly being an enemy of the coal industry features coal miners whose boss made their attendance at a Romney rally mandatory and unpaid.

“I think he's got himself in a spot where he'll use anybody,” said CWA President Larry Cohen on The Ed Show. “Whether he makes comments about, I wish I was Latino, or whether he pretends to be supporting working people when, in fact, those workers … weren't paid, when he uses actors instead of workers, themselves.”

Romney’s attitude toward workers is dangerous, President Cohen said. In yet another leaked video, Romney regales wealthy donors with a story about a trip to China where Bain executives witnessed crowded factory working conditions and young women laboring long hours for a "pittance." As host Ed Schultz pointed out, “Mitt Romney is making the case that we can get more out of our workers here in America. He thinks workers are just lucky to be born here.”

“It's not just right to work. They don't want any recognition. They don't want any collective bargaining,” President Cohen agreed.  “They believe that that's just a nuisance. That's in the way of being Bained and of the kind of agenda that Bain has. They think that working people should just be another commodity, be glad to come in the door, smile like the workers he described in the Chinese factory, even though we know this was a record year for strikes in China. Workers in China, in fact, are standing up and fighting back in their own way. We need to fight back in our way with the values that we have and with our sense of community, our sense of strength, our sense of hope and faith and love. And we will do that in the weeks ahead.”

Originally posted to Kendra Marr Chaikind on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:25 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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