One paragraph in a story about a Chicago politician teaming up with the SEIU to get out the vote on November 2nd says a lot about the SEIU and its views of African Americans.
It is one thing for the SEIU to send in paid (and unpaid) operatives to get people out to vote, it is quite another for them to target a race because they are more “persuadable” than others.
On Election Day they [the SEIU] will dispatch 4,000 workers — 2,000 paid operatives and 2,000 volunteers — to juice up turnout on Chicago’s South and West sides and in the south suburbs. The effort mirrors a sweeping national Democratic push to energize black voters.
Why do the Democrats’ last hopes hinge on the black vote?
For better or worse, African Americans remain staunch Obama defenders. The SEIU funded polling research showing that, given the anti-Democratic mood, other voting blocs were not “persuadable.” [Emphasis added.]
It’s not the first time the SEIU’s racism has reared its ugly head. Last year, a minor controversy erupted when Executive Vice President Gerry Barnes was caught on camera explaining how “it doesn’t take a whole lot to argue African-American workers to another place.” [Easily “persuadable,” apparently.]
We wonder: Is this what Ben Jealous means when he accuses Tea Parties of being racist?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776