Dear GOP, say the opposite of what you mean and maybe you’ll get it right.

It’s pretty amazing when you think about how much modern-day Republicans refer to Abraham Lincoln.  He who lead the nation through civil war and the end slavery, he who praised the worker and reminded the nation that nothing material existed prior to the labor that produced it–and that labor was to be recognized before all else.  How is it that Mr. Lincoln appeals so much to the GOP?  Or is it that he appeals so much to the average American–hence something to be distorted by right-wing politics to the point of being unrecognizable? Well, Mr. Lincoln himself said it best:  “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.”

John Nichols, writing for The Nation, talks about how, despite recent events in Wisconsin and Ohio, despite new anti-labor legislation being shot down by voters, despite an overwhelming movement to recall a governor whose anti-labor agenda is his top priority, the GOP is not letting up on its attacks against labor.  Read the full article here:



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