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Violence Soaked AFL-CIO Prez Calls Palin a McCarthyite?

September 5, 2010
Warner Todd Huston
9/4/2010

Richard Trumka “violent activities … organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union”

For his Labor Day weekend trick, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka leveled the charge of McCarthyism at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. This is a bit rich from a guy with blood on his hands — and I don’t say that figuratively, either.

At a September 2 meeting sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Trumka claimed that “Palinism” was the “new McCarthyism” and warned that if she kept up her rhetoric she would be guilty of inciting her followers. “She can’t use loose language that foments… that anger to hatred, or that action to violence,” Trumka said.

The comments were “totally consistent,” Trumka said. “She has taken on a position of leadership, and whether it is rightfully given to her or not, she is there. And so she can’t use loose language that foments … changing that anger to hatred or that action to violence.” He continued, “If she doesn’t change her ways, then Palinism will be equated with other forms of McCarthyism that fomented division among the populace and acts of hatred among the populace.”

This is a bit rich from a guy that has the death of a non-union worker in New York on his head.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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