I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inept Labor Leaders Must Go

Dear lord, how incredibly stupid:
In an explosive tirade that fired up some demonstrators and embarrassed others, a national union leader went nuclear on Gov. Chris Christie, calling him a Nazi over and over.
"Welcome to Nazi Germany," Christopher Shelton, a top official at the Communication Workers of America, told thousands of protesters today outside the Statehouse in Trenton. "The first thing that the Nazis and Adolf Hitler did was go after the unions."
In an extreme example of disaffection with both parties, Shelton also went after Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex).
"Adolf Christie’s generals," he called them, because both are backing a bill that would increase pension and health benefit costs for public workers.
Gosh, do you think that Christie will mention this? NJ 101.5? Fox?

Christie made a ton of hay over a stupid joke sent out by an obscure local union official. What do you think he's going to do with this?

Chris Shelton needs to resign. If he doesn't resign, he needs to be fired. We can't afford these kind of distractions.


calugg said...

That statement is juvenile and undisciplined. No wonder CWA is in trouble. They are plagued by inadequate leaders. *SIGH!*

Watch that statement get used as the hammer which nails down this pension and heath care giveaway. *SIGH!* Shelton just gave Christie the game.

thinker said...

Precisely. We are all angry, but can we be adults? Every time someone makes a fat joke (or worse!), it discredits the logic and factual basis of the true opposition. This frustrates me to no end!