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SEIU Defines "Extremist"

The Massachusetts senate race is heating up and both candidates are working hard to shore up support and raise the dollars needed to run an effective campaign.  The Republican Scott Brown rose over $1 million dollars in a single day.  Martha Coakley had a fundraising dinner last night in Washington DC.  One of her staffers allegedly pushed a weekly standard reporter to the ground for asking a simple question about one of Coakley’s answers from the Monday night debate.  So as you can see the stakes are extremely high.  The winner of this special election could be the deciding vote on the healthcare bill being hashed out behind closed doors.  It could also send a very strong message to those currently driving our great nation into the ground that enough is enough.

I have been tracking this race since late December, so today I decided to do a bit of surfing to find what ads are out there and who is sponsoring them.  I ran across the below ad that is paid for by Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and authorized by Martha Coakley.  It’s set to start airing today and will run through 19 January.

So let me see if I can get on the same page with SEUI and “Massachusetts Values.”  I doubt it but I’ll give it a shot.  Because I support conservative issues I have no values.  Because I am pro-life I have no values.  Because I believe that the book should not be closed on the global warming debate and that there is conflicting science that needs to be added to the debate I have no values.  Because I keep an open mind I have no values.  Oh and last but not least, because I support the Tea Party movement and Sarah Palin I am an “extremist.”  Well I tried and I just cannot get on the same page as SEIU.  You see I’m an independent thinker.  I’m also a patriot that believes in free market principles and in the enforcement of our Constitution.  And because of my beliefs SEIU and their supporters have labeled me and probably many of you extremists.  So you know what I did?  I went to the Tea Party Patriots mission statement page and discovered that if you support these three things you too might be an extremist.

     1.  Fiscal Repsonsibility
     2.  Constitutionally Limited Government
     3.  Free Markets

Holy crap, I’m an extremist!  Wait a minute I don’t feel like an extremist.  Maybe I should look the term up just to make sure.  Dictionary.com defines an extremist as:

     ex⋅trem⋅ist  /ɪkˈstrimɪst/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ik-stree-mist] Show IPA 
         –noun 1. a person who goes to extremes, esp. in political matters.
                  2. a supporter or advocate of extreme doctrines or practices.

Once again, if you believe in fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets, then by SEIU’s definition you are a supporter or advocate of extreme doctrines and practices, or in their view an “extremist.”

What a load of crap.

Clearly SEIU lacks understanding of the term and has misapplied it in this case.  What if I said SEIU was run by a bunch of “radicals” that pushes a socialist agenda?  Do you think they would be upset by me placarding them with this label?  Well what is a radical?  For the sake of consistency we will use Dictionary.com again.

     rad⋅i⋅cal  /ˈrædɪkəl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [rad-i-kuhl] Show IPA
         –noun 9. a person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles; extremist.
                 10. a person who advocates fundamental political, economic, and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods.

Wow look at number 10 “A person who advocates fundemental political, economic, and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods.”  Andy Sterns is head of the SEIU.  Watch the below clip.

“Workers of the world unite” is a quote from Karl Marx.  So ask yourself just who really is the “extremist” or “radical?”  I can honestly say with a clear conscious, not me.

I wonder if Mr. Sterns can do the same? 

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Comments
  • Matt January 13, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    The left will always accuse us of what they themselves do.

  • John Carey January 13, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    The leadership of SEIU are real extremist.

  • Jerry January 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    It's funny how people try to shift the focus off themselves by labeling another group as "extremist". While conservatives are being called "extremist" and having all eyes on them, organizations like the SEIU are taking advantage of people not looking at them and completing there agenda checklist. So who really is "extreme" or "radical"? Great question, great post.

  • John Carey January 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Jerry,
    Thanks for the comment. I was once told by a good friend that when people shift the attention from themselves and focus on other people their own character flaws can be concealed because the focus is not on them. I have seen it done many times with coworkers and it is very effective. Make yourself look like the answer by pointing out everyone else shortcomings.