Obama’s Secretary of Labor Calls out ‘Tea Baggers’

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by F. Vincent Vernuccio on October 31, 2011

in featured, State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

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At the Florida Democratic Party State Convention over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis insulted members of the Tea Party, referring to the activists as “teabaggers.” Teabagger is a pejorative term used to refer to a certain sexual act. Liberal talk show hosts such as  the phrase into the mainstream in 2009, using it as a tongue-in-cheek insult.

As reported by Tallahassee Democrat and Sunshine State News, after voicing her support for large federal programs, Solis warned, “I’ll be darned if I’m going to set that aside now because a few teabaggers want to somehow muzzle my voice,” Solis said. “We don’t have to sit back and allow a minority in the Congress, known as the tea party, to dominate the discussion in our households.”

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz echoed Solis’ sentiment, telling the crowd of Democratic partisans, “the unfortunate thing is that the problem, in fact, stems from a brutally fanatic right wing group of extremists, who put politics and ideology above principles and people.”


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Lee Welter November 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

As depicted in the above article, both Solis and Schultz put their lust for power above the best interests of humanity. Who can argue otherwise?


Steven December 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I can, because they are correct. Tea Baggers put their lust of corporate power (actually they are pawns of the corporate power structure although they are oblivious to it) above their own well being. How can one continue to live in a country which places Corporations on the same equal footing as it’s individual citizens. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness belong to the people not a legal contract immune from all liability and responsibility for it’s actions.


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