Mitt Romney renews attacks on unions in Wisconsin victory speech:
Mitt Romney may have won the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, but he wasn't ready to move on from his anti-union message. In his victory speech, Romney said:
(Darren Hauck / Reuters)
"Workers should have the right to form unions, but unions should not be forced upon them. And unions should not have the power to take money out of their members’ paychecks to buy the support of politicians favored by the union bosses."It is so tiresome having to answer the same Republican lies again and again. Nobody has to join a union. They just don't. It's a federal law. Yet Republican politicians like Mitt Romney and Scott Walker have the stamina to go on saying this stuff day after day, month after month. At what point does lying and misleading as their mission in life completely eliminate even what little moral compass they had when they started out?
And "buy the support of politicians"? Mitt Romney's Super PAC got $5 million from just 25 donors. It got $22.4 million from donors giving $500,000 or more. And he wants to accuse unions, pooling money from people who might, if they're lucky, earn $500,000 over 10 years, of buying the support of politicians?
Some days the barefaced shamelessness and utter mendacity of these assholes is just a little too much to take.