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Here's what happened to the unions

They backed a scab from Arkansas named Clinton
He gave them NAFTA

To make up for it he brought the G7 to Detroit
They (to quote a source) slurped his cock
Then they backed him again in 96

Pat Buchanan ran on the GOP side, promising to undo NAFTA
Buchanan called his movement "America first"
The unions not only didn't back Buchanan, they called him a nazi.

Sound familiar?
So the unions swallowed NAFTA, from a right to work governor, hook line and sinker.
Next election, the unions backed Al Gore. Mr global warming himself. No one has ever done more damage to working Americans than Al Gore.
In his book (earth in the balance) Al Gore said....

"the internal combustion engine is a greater threat to humanity than the nazis were"
The United Auto Workers actually backed Al Gore for president.

A form of suicide.
Now Bush became president. He wanted to drill in Alaska. This would have meant millions of jobs, good jobs.

That would have guaranteed his re-election.
The 2 democrat senators from Michigan, Levin and Stabenow, cast the deciding votes that killed Alaska.

The unions made not a peep.
The plan was for Bush to lose, and then the Democrats would drill for oil in Alaska and keep the credit.

But Bush did not lose.
Now the unions were out a million jobs.... And the Democrats as a party lurched left. Way left.
Bush lost the house and senate in the midterm election of 06.

Pelosi installed Waxman of California over Dingell from Michigan, as chairman of the energy committee. Even though Dingell had seniority.
Dingell had (with 200 republicans) always protected the big 3 automakers.

Waxman however was out to get them.
Still, neither John Dingell, nor the UAW, made a peep.

Good little democrats to the end.
Pelosi and Waxman produced the "energy independence act" of 2007.

The democrats method of achieving independence is always to starve oneself of oil.
Other representatives from Michigan called it the "kill the auto industry act" of 2007.

Bush signed it. The unions remained silent. Democrats first and union men second.
The auto industry collapsed and so did the housing market.

Obama became president. The unions backed him too.
He said "these jobs are leaving and they are not coming back"

When the UAW and GM hammered out a new agreement, Obama rejected it and forced closure of 16 MORE plants.
Again, the union sat back and took it. Democrats first and union men second.

So we suffer through 8 yrs of Obama. But finally the light goes on. (for the membership not the leaders)
It's 2016 and @realDonaldTrump rocks the middle class with the America first message...

The membership flocks to Trump and puts him over the top in WI, OH, MI, and PA.
The leadership of the private sector sector unions took notice of the membership. They give Trump an audience.

They are blown away by the plans laid out to return good jobs to America and her workers.
At the end of this video my international president, Doug McCarron, pretty much throws the union behind Trump.

Trump has done nothing but fight for working peoples ever since. The membership is very solid for Trump and that spells the crack up of the Democrats coalition.
#MAGA #2020
Bottom line? The union leaders were co-opted. The unions wouldn't stand up for themselves. They played second fiddle to the environmental wackos.
And now? Trump just faced down the G7... He's facing down China in North Korea.... He's about to walk away from nafta...
Do the unions have his back? Will they back him in 2020?

Because if they don't, it's suicide, and their fate will be well deserved.
Here's a clue from the UAW... The anti NAFTA issue.... Nowhere in their huge editorial does it mention the name of @realDonaldTrump
Luckily, the uaw is the most leftist of the private sector unions. The building trades, miners, steel workers etc are onboard the trump train.
Here is the head of the building trades... On day 3 of the administration.... He speaks at the 3:15 mark...

Hell... That's so heavy.... It brings a #MAGA tear to my eye

I'm too old to wish away any years... But I can't wait for 2020.
Footnote.... We originally backed Harkin of Iowa. He was so far out of the mainstream, he didn't even make it to the Michigan primary.
Footnote, the source was my union official dad. He said "we should throw eggs at him but instead, we are going to.... Slurp"
Clinton was unopposed and the union could have easily helped Buchanan to get by Dole in Michigan and Ohio. (same day primaries)

A free chance to make an anti NAFTA statement. They didn't.
Footnote. Michigan had the most to gain and nothing to lose with ANWAR.

Stanenows excuse? It won't hit market for 6 years anyway. 6 yrs later gas was $4 a gallon.
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