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And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.
"I’ll will walk on that picket line."

This was a lie.

"I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America."

This was a lie, and the folksy rhetoric only makes it more repulsive.

So what actually happened?

Unions angry with Democrats over lack of help in Wisconsin governor's recall

Top union officials are lashing out at Washington Democrats, claiming they haven't done enough to help them unseat Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin's recall election.
"Labor has always been there for the national Democratic Party. The national Democratic Party should be there for labor in this instance. They're not," said International Association of Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger

And then there's the EFCA...
"We will pass the Employee Free Choice Act," President Obama told more than 100 top labor officials in a closed-door meeting at the labor federation's winter gathering in Miami, according to people at the meeting.
But he never even tried, never even tried, and this is a life-and-death issue for American labor.
 

And meanwhile...

The Republican Administration of George W. Bush is highlighted in red, Obama and the Democrats in blue. Can you see any difference?

Me neither.

Originally posted to Frank Whitaker on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 01:25 PM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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