I have said it again and again: the quintessential defining essence of liberalism is hypocrisy.
And it’s not just in the big picture, in which ‘to be a liberal’ means ‘to be generous with other peoples’ money.’ It’s in everything they say and do, like that little bit of yeast which works its way through the whole batch of dough (Galatians 5:9).
Today we have AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka showing us what a particularly vile species of hypocrite liberal looks like:
Trumka: ‘Palinism’ an ‘ugly word’
By MATT NEGRIN | 8/26/10 10:23 AM EDT Updated: 8/26/10 3:01 PM EDT
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will tell Alaskans on Thursday that there’s something “just not right” with their former governor, Sarah Palin, who he says is “getting close to calling for violence” in her rhetoric.
He’ll also predict that Palin will “go down in history like McCarthy,” referring to Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy, whose unsubstantiated labeling of Americans as communists and communist sympathizers during the 1950s gave the world the word “McCarthyism.”
“Palinism will become an ugly word,” Trumka will say at a convention in Anchorage, according to prepared remarks. “Who is this woman, anyway? What happened to her?”
“In this charged political environment, her kind of talk gets dangerous. ‘Don’t retreat … reload’ may seem clever, the kind of bull you hear all the time, but put it in context. She’s using crosshairs to illustrate targeted legislators. She’s on the wrong side of the line there. She’s getting close to calling for violence. And some of her fans take that stuff seriously. We’ve got legislators in America who have been living with death threats since the health care votes,” he will say.
For the record, “Trumkaism” has been an ugly word at least since 1993. You’ll soon know why, if you don’t already.
I’ve dealt with these utterly asinine rantings over Michelle Bachmann’s and Sarah Palin’s “calls for violence” before. I’ve written about how Sarah Palin used surveyor symbols, NOT target symbols; and how it was actually DEMOCRATS who used “crosshair” symbols. And how the fact that Democrats are documented liars on issue after issue never keeps them from telling the same lies over and over again.
At least she didn’t call upon her followers to bring guns and gun down their opponents, like Barack Obama did, right?
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
And I must point out that Obama said this in the violent climate of Philadelphia, in which the murder rate is three times the national average.
Why are liberals so violent and so full of hate? Why do they want to bring guns and murder people? Especially when – hypocrites that they are – they routinely seek to take guns away from others?
But enough about talking about Obama and his own hypocritical demagoguery. Let’s keep our focus on AFL-CIO President Trumka and his massive demagogic hypocrisy.
Do you mind if I call you “Dick,” Richard? Because you surely are one in every derogatory sense of the word.
You really need to watch the video to see how vile and violent a man Trumka truly is. But here’s the short version of the story.
On the orders of the United Mine Workers (UMW), 16,000 miners went on strike in 1993. One subcontractor, Eddie York (who was not a UMW member), decided it was important to support his wife and three children and crossed picket lines to get to his job. He was shot in the head as he left the job site to go home. UMW President Richard Trumka (now Secretary-Treasurer at the AFL-CIO) told The Washington Times that “if you strike a match and put your finger in, common sense tells you you’re going to burn your finger.” UMW strike captain Jerry Dale Lowe was found guilty of weapons charges and conspiracy in York’s death, and York’s widow Wanda sued the union for her husband’s wrongful death. The UMW fought the lawsuit for four years, but settled with Wanda York only two days after federal prosecutors announced that they would share evidence from the criminal trial with York’s attorneys.
The short version doesn’t include the fact that Richad Trumka’s union thugs – in addition to shooting a good family man in the head and murdering him – threw rocks at the rescue workers who showed up to try to save Eddie York’s life as he lay dying.
As head of the United Mine Workers, Trumka ordered a nationwide strike against Peabody Coal in 1993. On July 22, a non-union worker, Eddie York, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he attempted to pass striking coal workers. Picketers continued to throw rocks after York was shot, preventing his would be rescuers from assisting him.. Trumka and other United Mine Workers officials settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Mr. York’s widow out of court in 1997.
And it was following that vicious display of supreme ugly violence that Richard Trumka delivered his “he got just what he deserved” remark.
Which is to say, the man whose union thugs murdered a man, and then threw rocks at the rescue workers trying to save his life – the man who subsequently so callously said, “If you strike a match and put your finger in, common sense tells you you’re going to burn your finger” – THAT MAN IS DARING TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF SARAH PALIN INCITING VIOLENCE????
What we need is freedom from savage union violence. Not bitching about Sarah Palin’s demands for reform of a broken system.
And this ugly, fat, loathsome pig of a man has the naked hypocrisy to claim that Sarah Palin is inciting violence? For using the word “reload” and for using what is now proven to have been surveyor symbols to pinpoint vulnerable Democrat districts? Really?
In promoting Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO demonstrated that they are perfectly at home with violence. Not only “calling for it,” but actively causing it. And until they fire this fat rat bastard, they can kindly keep their obnoxious hypocrite mouths shut when it comes to taking the moral high ground on anything, let alone accusations of inciting violence.