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Cops Shoot Down Romney Endorsement

The National Police Union has a long memory – and will not be backing Willard M. Romney for President – breaking away from the Republican ticket for the first time in twelve years.

The stories are apocryphal, but true. In Wisconsin, during the height of the protests against Scott Walker’s attack on collective bargaining, the cops who policed the protestors would leave at the end of their shift, go home for dinner and a change of clothes, and come right back to the Capitol grounds to pick up a sign and stand with their union brothers. The police union in Wisconsin had been exempt from the collective bargaining ban, but they saw the writing on the wall.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire, the National Police Union’s president, Chuck Canterbury, met with the Republican nominee, Willard M. Romney back in June. In a statement, he said “the real issues in public safety, and the problems that our criminal justice system is facing are not the focus of either campaign.” And while there is no endorsement for President Obama either, the snub of the Republican Party has got to sting. It may hurt all the more, since the 330,000-member Fraternal Order of Police is especially well-represented in three key swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Evidently, when you spend two years pushing a radical agenda written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), people who belong to unions notice. They remember, and they vote. Both Scott Walker and John Kasich of Ohio went after collective bargaining. Walker also denied women in his state the right to sue for equal pay. Thankfully, in Ohio, the voters overwhelmingly rejected the Kasich proposals.

Down in the swing state of Florida, Rick Scott targeted union members who police the prison population. Mayor Mike Bloomberg followed in the footsteps of Willard M. Romney and just outsourced jobs. When New York City had a job to do, he hired contractors, instead of using public sector employees, thereby decimating union membership. The governors of Pennsylvania and Louisiana both took on teachers and their unions, by pushing voucher systems and charter schools to compete with the teacher’s union and starve the public education system of funds An article in The New Republic tells the story of Ohio’s union fight – and might serve as a bellwether for the coming national election. Sergeant T.J. Assion, a Marine vet, said: “I myself have been a registered Republican my entire life, but that changed this time.” … “Some of my members have flat-out said, ‘I will never again vote for someone who has an R next to their name because of what John Kasich did.’ I will not be voting for Mitt Romney, because he was with the Senate Bill Five people, congratulating them, and has the belief that America should be a right-to-work country. In my opinion, he has no respect for the working man, and, for that alone, I will not vote for him.”

There are 24,181 members of the Fraternal Order of Police in Ohio. And “as Ohio goes, so goes the nation.”.


Added: Sep-13-2012 Occurred On: Sep-13-2012
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  • National Police Union , no unions are going to vote for Romney. Ass wipe barry has them in his back pocket.

    No disrespect to anyone one here on LL who is a member of a union because of where you live or just out of necessity.

    But FUCK UNIONS they serve no purpose. Look at the Chicago teachers protesting , when they make 75 K a year, they could care less about the kids.

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    • @cajunmojo public union AND private unions ?

      i think public ones are a problem...what about private ones ?

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    • @firetatoo

      It shouldn't have anything to do with "Pay" considering they got a 16% pay raise over four years. But the bottom line is this is still about money, the teachers union believes that even the most incompetent teacher should get a pay check. And no, they don't give a crap about the kids.

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    • @mylostsoul

      Not many "Private" industry unions left other than in constrution trade. Most other industries that were heavily unionized have closed their doors.

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    • @mylostsoul - My problem with Unions is Collective Bargaining, our unions here in Texas do not have that, because Texas is a Right to Work State. So if Private Unions do not have Collective Bargaining , hey no problem. And trust me I have a many of pilot friends who are members of Unions , I do not hate on them just the Union Bosses.

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  • Guess you failed to read the entire article.

    LOL! Typical Obama cultist! Dumb as fuck and loud! HAHAHAH!!

    "National Police Union Turns Down Romney and Obama"

    And Unions...LOL, who cares.

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    • @VikingRapeSquad I read the entire article.If you had any knowledge of comprehension,you would have understood what it meant when it said that police in Wi.,did their jobs and then grabbed a sign and stood with their Union brothers and sisters.Do you really think they'll be voting GOP?.The National Union is not making an endorsement,but its' members will supporting Obama.

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  • unions are tearing down this country

    the teachers unions are the WORST !

    police unions need their power knocked down a few notches, not to mention if a cop fucks up, they go straight to the union for protection

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    • @mylostsoul
      Unions built this country. Literally.
      Even Reagan admitted it.
      http://youtu.be/bn28oayX31Y

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    • @picklethepug and guess what ? now they're bringing it down

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    • @mylostsoul
      No, the corporate cash hoarders and people who believe Unions are the source of all our problems are actually the ones bringing it down. The notion that defending the basic economic security of the vast majority of the country's population is a worthy, noble cause got lost when Conservatives took their ideology to the furthest extremes of the Right. If Reagan was around today he'd be considered a Communist for saying what he did in that video, and you know it.

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    • @picklethepug dude how can not see what's dragging us down, in the state of CA pensions are KILLING us. Not to mention the fact the unions can't fire teachers even if they molest KIDS !! because its again union policy ! the unions have the CA bought and paid for and dictate policy, such as taxing, fees, etc

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  • OMG! A union that doesn't support a republican.
    They're just union thugs with a badge.

    That does not mean that their members wont be voting for Romney.

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  • Ohhhhh dis. The news keeps getting worse for ol' Rmoney!

    http://www.politico.com//blogs/burns-haberman/2012/09/poll-obama-stabenow-lead-in-michigan-135431.html

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  • Fuck the police, they will all be going broke in less than 10 years anyway.

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  • Pftt! Freakin' socialists.(sarcasm)

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  • I belonged to a union for 30 years and never once voted the way they would have liked. Never once.

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    • @T0M65 I thought unions were about a 'fair' wage, right of tenure in a job and the ability to pay a living wage so you can support your family. Five bucks an hour isn't going to get you through this world. Fair pay for fair effort and tied to productivity. One hundred years ago kids were working a ten hour shifts in coal mines in the UK and sixty died a year in accidents. Think of the bigger picture... I say!

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    • @T0M65
      And so are corporations. They are the Yin and the Yang. If one exist, the other needs to as well.

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    • @T0M65 No fuck face, they are the only organized lobby against off shoring US jobs. Real Americans you little turd

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  • poor poor Willard

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  • LOL @ baseball glove (mittens) ROMMAH and paulie wyan!

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  • The republicans will fuck everybody. They sent a pretty powerful message to the world of what they are capable of the last 8 years they had.

    I carry a message from the world that reads - No thanks.

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  • Why would they support Romney? Romney and his minions want to dismantle their union the first chance they get.

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  • It must suck to be Romney! LMAO

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  • wing state of Florida, Rick Scott targeted union members who police the prison population

    wtf?Private prisons?Oh,wait!

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  • Not surprising. Most are steroid freak pussies that have a hard on for Odingas police state. Go buy a donut and taser a grandma you fucking pigs.

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  • Union Thugs are Union Thugs...Romney doesnt need them to beet obobo and his democrat clown car. :)

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