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Old 10-29-2014, 04:44 AM
 
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Obama has been back in Wisconsin to campaign for Burke against Governor Walker.

I remember when Candidate Obama promised to put on a comfortable pair of shoes and walk with protesters if anyone tried to weaken collective bargaining rights. When the new governor weakened these rights, people assumed that Obama would show up. I remember feeling bad for a Wisconsin teacher friend who was so certain and excited that Obama was going to show up. She was very disappointed, but remains a good loyal supporter, but speaks of this event with some resentment.

Like most of his broken promises, you can't blame this on congress.

I am wondering if any Wisconsin teachers wondered what happened to that promise as he is back in state. Wondering if he would finally act on it.


It is one thing to lie to voters about the circumstances of your own mother's death to manipulate voters to feel sympathy for you and support Obamacare and then even repeat the lie after getting caught in it....it is another to tell millions of union workers nationwide you support a specific liberal policy for their rights and will simply walk with them if it is attacked and then to not show up.

The Obameter: Walk with picketers when collective bargaining rights are threatened | PolitiFact
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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I am guessing that his secret service put the brakes on Obama walking with protesters.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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I am guessing that his secret service put the brakes on Obama walking with protesters.
I think that statement is silly for several reasons.

#1 Obama could have shown up and spoke in an arena like he does FREQUENTLY, he chose not to even show up.

#2 If his Secret Service did nix it, they wouldn't have nixed him just showing up to an arena, etc...and he could have said that the Secret Service nixed it to justify his broken promise.

#3 Per the Politifact link Obama initially ignored the event from DC and then refused to even back his initial promise that collective bargaining shouldn't be rolled back. He essentially caved on the issue admitting that cuts need to be made and making generic statements about Teachers being wonderful people...Obama REFUSED to restate his campaign position on Collective Bargaining.

#4 Carney refused to give any reason why the president backed out of his promise and said that Obama's generic response about cuts needing to be made and Teachers are wonderful settled the president's position.



My question for you is, when we make excuses for politicians that clearly break promises simply because they are in our party - do you think that this hurts the country as politicians know their base won't hold them accountable for taking the easy path?
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