Friday, November 23, 2012

When You Play With Thugs, You Get Burned

From Michelle Malkin: Black Friday always brings out the worst: long lines, short tempers and random outbreaks of shoppers’ rage. This year, Big Labor will ratchet up the Strikesgiving tension with professional grievance-mongers and workers picketing at 1,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide. (In Las Vegas, there were no protests- smart employees)...
Wal-Mart, SEIU and CAP together endorsed Obamacare’s employer mandate and “shared responsibility” provisions, which they called “important proposals that should be included in the current efforts to reform our nation’s health care system.” These unholy alliances were forged out of Wal-Mart’s desperation and political expediency....
  Wal-Mart foolishly contributed between $500,000 and $999,999 to Podesta and his Soros-backed Center for American Progress. But Soros’ MoveOn hit team is now instigating the Black Friday strikes online.
Similar corporate outreach to the Congressional Black Caucus brought rebukes from, you guessed it, SEIU leaders, which blasted Wal-Mart for “undermining standards for all American workers.”
Never mind that Wal-Mart employs 1.3 million people, 250,000 of whom have been there for more than 10 years and 165,000 of whom are hourly associates who were promoted last year.
Nor will the company ever have the sympathies of the president — despite first lady Michelle Obama’s comfy seat on the corporate board of directors of TreeHouse Foods Inc. Wal-Mart happens to be the conglomerate’s biggest customer.
The TreeHouse Foods position netted Mrs. Obama $45,000 in 2005 and $51,200 in 2006 — as well as 7,500 TreeHouse stock options worth more than $72,000 for each year. While Mrs. Obama welcomed Wal-Mart’s decision to team up with her on her anti-”food deserts” campaign last year, Obama’s union cronies at the SEIU and AFL-CIO once again excoriated the nation’s largest employer.
“Wal-Mart should not be celebrated for false contributions to our communities and glitzy public relations campaigns that disguise their destructive policies,” the union bosses railed.
President Obama has said nothing about the strike actions, but he made his allegiances clear in 2007, when he told union activists he “would not shop” at Wal-Mart. Company heir Samuel Walton forked over $300,000 to the Priorities USA super PAC, run by former Obama flack Bill Burton. How’s that working out?
For the sake of its survival, I hope the Black Friday lesson isn’t lost on the rest of Wal-Mart’s management and heirs.
When you lie down with thugs, you get up with … more black eyes
Wal-Mart has a lot of smart and dedicated employees who really know the truth about what is reality versus what the union puts out.
But upper management wants to play nice with liberals and that just isn't going to work.  No matter what Wal-Mart does in trying to appease liberals, it's not going to work and they shouldn't even try.
Wal-Mart ought to concentrate on it's customers instead of liberal special interest groups because the liberals are going to hate Wal-Mart no matter what.

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