Orwellian Obama

Here’s a good article on the disconnect between what Obama (and liberals in general) says and what he does.

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2 thoughts on “Orwellian Obama

  1. I can’t begin to count the ways in which this article is inaccurate and insulting to me. Sorry to rant here, but i didn’t see a place to comment on Mr. Limbaugh’s page.
    First off, the “Employee Free Choice Act” gives workers the option to choose between a secret ballot or a card check. It’s a CHOICE, not an abolishment of the secret ballot.
    I think there are more scientists who support the claim of global warming than not. What would politicians gain from supporting this? To push the evil renewable energy agenda?
    And the “Orwellian” claim? A consensus does not imply anything but a majority of opinion.
    I’ll stop now. I’m sorry, but I just felt like I had to speak out.

  2. Gabe, while I appreciate your comment, I think you need to go back and check your facts on the Employee Free Choice Act. Below is the text from the bill Sec. 2 entitled “Streamlining Union Certification” (Bolded text was bolded by me)

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, whenever a petition shall have been filed by an employee or group of employees or any individual or labor organization acting in their behalf alleging that a majority of employees in a unit appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining wish to be represented by an individual or labor organization for such purposes, the Board shall investigate the petition. If the Board finds that a majority of the employees in a unit appropriate for bargaining has signed valid authorizations designating the individual or labor organization specified in the petition as their bargaining representative and that no other individual or labor organization is currently certified or recognized as the exclusive representative of any of the employees in the unit, the Board shall not direct an election but shall certify the individual or labor organization as the representative described in subsection (a).

    I got the text from a link on the AFL-CIO page that takes you to this link (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.800🙂 which has four versions of the bill introduced in 2007. All four have the same language in section 2.

    As far as more scientists making claims supporting global warming, I’ll direct you to this post (https://exploded.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/consensus-science/) entitled “Consensus Science”. The gist of it is that consensus has nothing to do with science. Real science is about using empiric data that is reproducible in the real world.

    As for your question about politicians’ gain, I can only assume that you are either very naïve or haven’t thought this issue through. Let’s use the recent ethanol subsidies as an example. Do you think politicians from Corn Belt states had a strong self interest in passing those subsidies? Do you think any of them would have been re-elected if they has voted against those subsidies? Or perhaps they were all just trying to do their part to save the world (or starve the people in third world countries who aren’t getting the corn and other grains farmers used to grow because now everyone is growing corn and ¾ of it are going to ethanol companies). Usually politicians’ motivations (especially congressmen since they have no term limits like the president) involve money and staying in power. They may have a pet project that they really believe in, but they’ll jump on any bandwagon that will bring the pork back to the constituents back home.

    Consensus by definition means a majority but it is more generally used in the sense that Limbaugh uses it. It implies something more than a majority close to unanimous. But that can be debated and Limbaugh could be accused of overstating the “consensus” point.

    Lastly, no need to apologize, healthy debate is a good thing.

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