Friday, April 24, 2009

Texas Populist Takes Swings at "The Corker"

Jim Hightower takes Tennessee's Senator Bob Corker to task over GM:
He's discovered that – whoops! – there's a unionized General Motors plant in his own state, and his attacks on the union make him less popular there than a tornado in a trailer park. "We're deeply disappointed." in Corker, said a union official at the GM factory, adding: "That's the official [union] statement, but actually my members want to choke him."

So, guess who is now demanding that any restructuring of GM by Obama's car bailout czar must spare the Tennessee plant from cuts or closure? Right, The Corker. Suddenly, the guy who tried to mandate wage cuts for Detroit auto workers is at the barricades in his state, plaintively singing "Solidarity Forever."

Corker's shameless hypocrisy is so glaring it can be seen from the space station with the naked eye.

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