Announcement

Collapse

Civics 101 Guidelines

Want to argue about politics? Healthcare reform? Taxes? Governments? You've come to the right place!

Try to keep it civil though. The rules still apply here.
See more
See less

Powerful Union Breaks 20-Year Precedent and Donates to GOP in a Major Win for Trump

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Powerful Union Breaks 20-Year Precedent and Donates to GOP in a Major Win for Trump

    Powerful Union Breaks 20-Year Precedent and Donates to GOP in a Major Win for Trump

    One unexpected blessing of President Joe Biden’s reign of incompetence is the new phenomenon of the GOP and conservatives receiving support from people and groups who heretofore only offered their support to Democrats and liberals.

    Specifically, most unions historically have been on the side of Democratic and liberal policies, and Biden has proudly proclaimed himself “the most pro-union president in American history.”

    Unfortunately for the president, at least one union is making a liar out of him by making its first significant donation to the GOP since 2004.

    The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which primarily represents the rights of truckers and warehouse workers, gave the Republican National Committee $45,000 after former President Donald Trump met with the union in January.

    Now, the Teamsters also have given significant money to the Democrats this election cycle, sending the Democratic National Committee $135,000 in December as well as $15,000 back in March.

    As the Post noted, though many rank-and-file union members favor Trump, who is the GOP front-runner in this year’s presidential race, the union leadership doesn’t always share those same sentiments.

    In fact, one unidentified board member called him a “known union buster, scab and insurrectionist” in a letter to the Teamsters president protesting the January meeting, according to the report.

    After that meeting, Teamsters chief Sean O’Brien said the Biden administration had been overall “great for unions” but added that the union had “some more questions that need to be asked to both candidates.”

    In the past four presidential elections, from 2008 to 2020, the Teamsters have given their powerful endorsement to whoever was the Democratic nominee.

    Completing this poll entitles you to The Western Journal news updates free of charge via email. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
    That said, this donation does signal a departure from the union’s donation patterns.

    Some believe the Teamsters’ donation to the GOP could hint at an unprecedented Republican endorsement.

    John Palmer, one of the union’s executive board members, told the Post, “We’ve never done anything like this in my time on the board. I suspect the play is that we’ll have a bit more leverage with the GOP, but it appears like a tacit endorsement of Trump.”

    That surely stings the self-proclaimed most pro-union president in American history.

    Overall, this is a huge win for the Republican Party.


    Again, I'm notoriously NOT for unions, but this appears to be a significant bad indicator for Democrats.
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

  • #2
    IIRC, back in "the day" the Teamsters often backed the Republican candidate.

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      Powerful Union Breaks 20-Year Precedent and Donates to GOP in a Major Win for Trump

      One unexpected blessing of President Joe Biden’s reign of incompetence is the new phenomenon of the GOP and conservatives receiving support from people and groups who heretofore only offered their support to Democrats and liberals.

      Specifically, most unions historically have been on the side of Democratic and liberal policies, and Biden has proudly proclaimed himself “the most pro-union president in American history.”

      Unfortunately for the president, at least one union is making a liar out of him by making its first significant donation to the GOP since 2004.

      The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which primarily represents the rights of truckers and warehouse workers, gave the Republican National Committee $45,000 after former President Donald Trump met with the union in January.

      Now, the Teamsters also have given significant money to the Democrats this election cycle, sending the Democratic National Committee $135,000 in December as well as $15,000 back in March.

      As the Post noted, though many rank-and-file union members favor Trump, who is the GOP front-runner in this year’s presidential race, the union leadership doesn’t always share those same sentiments.

      In fact, one unidentified board member called him a “known union buster, scab and insurrectionist” in a letter to the Teamsters president protesting the January meeting, according to the report.

      After that meeting, Teamsters chief Sean O’Brien said the Biden administration had been overall “great for unions” but added that the union had “some more questions that need to be asked to both candidates.”

      In the past four presidential elections, from 2008 to 2020, the Teamsters have given their powerful endorsement to whoever was the Democratic nominee.

      Completing this poll entitles you to The Western Journal news updates free of charge via email. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
      That said, this donation does signal a departure from the union’s donation patterns.

      Some believe the Teamsters’ donation to the GOP could hint at an unprecedented Republican endorsement.

      John Palmer, one of the union’s executive board members, told the Post, “We’ve never done anything like this in my time on the board. I suspect the play is that we’ll have a bit more leverage with the GOP, but it appears like a tacit endorsement of Trump.”

      That surely stings the self-proclaimed most pro-union president in American history.

      Overall, this is a huge win for the Republican Party.


      Again, I'm notoriously NOT for unions, but this appears to be a significant bad indicator for Democrats.
      Since you are always posting stuff in support of the guy you insist (pretend) you don't care for, here's one just to get your goat:
      The ex-traitor and Chief, Donald Trump, has 200,000 less donors than he had last time around.and he is using those campaign donations to pay his millions of dollars in lawyers fees for all his crimes including his attempt to overthrow U.S. democracy which you pretend as an American to support. Perhaps some of your fellow Republicans are finally waking up to, and recognizing the grifter and chief for what he really is. A $400 dollar sneaker salesman !

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by JimL View Post
        Since you are always posting stuff in support of the guy you insist (pretend) you don't care for, here's one just to get your goat:
        The ex-traitor and Chief, Donald Trump, has 200,000 less donors than he had last time around.and he is using those campaign donations to pay his millions of dollars in lawyers fees for all his crimes including his attempt to overthrow U.S. democracy which you pretend as an American to support. Perhaps some of your fellow Republicans are finally waking up to, and recognizing the grifter and chief for what he really is. A $400 dollar sneaker salesman !
        RATS! I forgot to include my "JimL - please don't poop in my thread" notice!
        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

        Comment

        Related Threads

        Collapse

        Topics Statistics Last Post
        Started by seer, Today, 02:09 PM
        4 responses
        9 views
        0 likes
        Last Post seer
        by seer
         
        Started by seanD, Today, 01:25 PM
        0 responses
        5 views
        0 likes
        Last Post seanD
        by seanD
         
        Started by VonTastrophe, Today, 08:53 AM
        0 responses
        25 views
        0 likes
        Last Post oxmixmudd  
        Started by seer, Yesterday, 01:12 PM
        28 responses
        178 views
        0 likes
        Last Post oxmixmudd  
        Started by rogue06, 04-17-2024, 09:33 AM
        65 responses
        456 views
        1 like
        Last Post Sparko
        by Sparko
         
        Working...
        X