I almost felt bad for these poor saps that turned out for the Pro Union Rally in Richmond, Va today. There were around 250 people who showed up for this lame attempt at starting class warfare by the Liberal money bags like George Soros and his MoveOn.Org group – as well as the 45 other groups that helped organize this event. Perhaps if these groups had simply closed their offices and traveled down to Richmond the attendance would have been better.
The first thing that struck me right off the bat was the absence of African-Americans. Oh, there were a few, but it appears that the African-American community is better represented by the TEA Party movement than the Unions, judging by the turnout at each event. I am sure the liberal media will manage to overlook this omission.
But I did learn one important bit of information today. The Richmond TEA Party rally will be on April 18 this year. Oh, not from the union speakers, of course. But from one of the TEA Party folks who made up roughly 10% of the crowd. There were several representatives from the Richmond TEA Party, the Williamsburg area TEA Party, as well as others from Northern Virginia TEA Parties and Tidewater. I didn’t see anyone from Roanoke or Charlottesville TEA Parties, but I am sure they were there. They were easy to spot as they all had cameras and video equipment, like myself.
Plus, we apparently were the only attendees able to think for themselves, which is a dead giveaway.
The video shows how uninspiring and outright dull this event was. Most of the people seemed to be clinging to their “Blame Bush” mantra, and hated the evil corporations.
Interestingly, the most important fact I learned from the Union folks came from the head of the Virginia Teacher’s Union. It seems that Virginia is the 7th richest state in the country, yet we are 38th in educating our kids. While I saw this as a shocking admission of how useless the Teacher’s Union actually is, the Union seems to think that our standing at 38th is due to the fact that Virginia is a “right to work” state. Apparently, the teachers would actually do their job and teach the kids if we paid them more.
Of course, another way to look at it is that we are spending a massive amount per child and the return on our investment in teachers is quite poor.
And somehow, the unions claim that all the problems in Wisconsin are due to the fact that Governor Scott Walker gave big tax breaks to his rich friends and broke the state budget and is now forced to balance the budget on the backs of the workers. I had to look that up, as I thought Walker just took office about 6 weeks ago. Yep. I was right. But somehow, Walker is responsible for billions in tax shortfall.
The sad thing is, most of these union deadheads believe him. (And I am not referring to Jerry Garcia fans here.)
And, sadly, the rhetoric of violence was widespread with calls to “fight” and “Eat the Rich”. Although, for the record, Soylent Green my well be green, and it may also be people, but I cannot condone eating the rich for any reason. Mark my words. Some whacked out liberal union goon will soon be gnawing on the bones of some rich person, somewhere.
But only at a Union rally can you hope to hear someone praise George Soros and scream “eat the rich” in one lovely setting.
Enjoy the video!