Friday, May 20, 2011
Quote of the Day
"It doesn’t matter if candidates and parties are controlling the wrecking ball or simply standing aside -- the outcome is the same either way. If leaders aren’t blocking the wrecking ball and advancing working families’ interests, working people will not support them. This is where our focus will be -- now, in 2012 and beyond." -- remarks by AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka at the National Press Club today. Many Dems -- Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow come to mind -- are strong union supporters. But too many Dems would rather hide, or worse, pander to "big bidness," than stand up against attacks by far right oligarchs on workers. Now they're on notice.