After Rahm couldn’t live well enough alone and had to gloat anonymously about their candidate squeaking through a run-off in Arkansas, the unions answered
“Driving home the point that the White House was cravenly hiding behind the cloak of anonymity in their attacks, the AFL-CIO spokesman signed off the conversation with the following: “My name is Eddie Vale of the AFL-CIO and I’m proud to fight for working families and I don’t hide behind anonymous quotes.””
The White House didn’t tone down the rhetoric in the press briefing. Gibbs is asked about the WH remark and answers
And while the President might not have agreed with the exact characterization, I think that whether or not that money might have been better spent in the fall on closer elections between somebody — between people who cared about an agenda that benefited working families and those that didn’t, that money might come in more handy then.
Q I assume the President now would want to reach out to those who were supporting Bill Halter and say, please get behind Blanche Lincoln, she’s going to be our nominee. Is that the way to reach out to Halter’s supporters, by accusing them of flushing money down the toilet?
MR. GIBBS: Well, I think that everybody that supported one of the Democrats will have an obligation to now, as the President would, and has, in races that the nominee he has supported hasn’t won, now support the Democratic nominee.
Indeed! I can hear the hoofs of the unity pony now!
And here comes PUMA (it’s unions, not women now)
A union-backed movement said Thursday it turned in more than double the number of signatures required to get an independent candidate on the ballot to challenge Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell in November.
Wow! Not just refusing to endorse, but fronting their own candidate!
And this is a blog from Arkansas
We at Blue Arkansas decided as a team after the initial primary that if Blanche was the party’s nominee we would not be endorsing her. That’s the beauty of being a blog for progressive Democrats working to elect better Democrats-you don’t have to endorse all the bad Dems that come along.
Heck of a job, Rahmy-Baraky
I think I’ll call them PUMA 2.0