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The SEIU Political Party

April 29, 2010

Apparently donating to parties and candidates, even sponsoring candidates like Colorado’s Betsy Markey doesn’t go far enough for Andy Stern’s union. It is reported that SEIU is forming its own political party in North Carolina called North Carolina First. They could call it anything they want I suppose but the point seems to be to unseat three North Carolina Democrats who voted against Obamacare. The article by JD Longstreet of North Carolina is well worth the read.

It would certainly be ironic if the Democrats are dividing themselves the way they hope the GOP and the Tea party will. A sort of NY-23 in reverse.

But it doesn’t stop there. In Nevada–speaking of the Tea Party–SEIU are teaming up with Harry Reid and AFSCME to support the “Patriot Majority PAC,” reportedly to the tune of $5.8 million. Their goal? Defeat Tea Party candidates in 2010. The brainchild of Democratic Party strategist Craig Varoga,

Patriot Majority PAC will work actively in the 2010 election cycle at the grassroots level to defeat Tea Party candidates across the United States.

Should I tell them? Except in Florida and Nevada, where Democrats have set up fake “Tea Parties” there are no tea party political parties. The Tea Party is a movement, not a party. Much more dangerous to be sure, so the statement continues:

Patriot Majority is also putting together a tracking program of Tea Party activity nationwide to monitor outbreaks of actual violence, threats of violence or other types of extremism. As part of its national grassroots campaign, Patriot Majority is also urging citizens across the United States to post updates on Tea Party activity, especially incidents of harassment and possible extremism.

Note the repetition of violence, harassment and extremism just in case you missed it the first time. With such a large war chest, it might last a bit longer than the Coffee Party or the Crash the Tea Party sites.

In the best Marxist propaganda tradition, you won’t find those quotes on the front page of their website: you have to go to The Tea Party is Over link to discover their real mission. But not to worry:

Patriot Majority PAC does not coordinate with candidates. Patriot Majority PAC may not make any disbursements in cooperation, coordination, or consultation with or at the request of a campaign committee, caucus campaign committee, or party committee.


  1. April 29, 2010 12:35 pm

    Fitting in with this post is the fact that Fox just showed a bunch of union thug storm troopers in full riot gear sent out to a tea party protest where the only thing these folks were doing was singing the national anthem.

    A good and unintended consequence might be for certain conservatives to stop handing out blanket exemptions to law enforcement from their concerns about government power. Union member high school grads making close to six figures, armed not only with guns and Tasers, but extraordinary legal immunity, deserve as much scrutiny as SEIU or the teachers unions.

  2. April 29, 2010 8:11 pm

    I agree: I don’t think we can take for granted the patriotism and common sense of the police and military. Now before someone blasts me for saying that, let me say that neither our police nor our military would long function if they didn’t trust the orders of their superiors: part of the oath of office, after all, is to obey the lawful orders of those appointed over you.

    This could get ugly, folks, but today it wasn’t. Dana Loesch has collected some great video.

    I think it is pretty awesome in the second video that the crowd was singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic. I think we ought to greet Obama in a like manner whenever he sets foot on the ground outside the White House.

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