Video: Union activist demands Walker “come to the table” on CNN, but …

posted at 2:55 pm on February 18, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Suzanne Malveaux of CNN asks one question too many from a union activist in Madison, Wisconsin earlier today. Nancy Reisch insists that all she wants is to have Governor Scott Walker to “come to the table” to discuss a proposal that has been debated for months during the last election campaign. Malveaux asks whether the union would accept a deal that changed the contributions without affecting the public-union reforms in the bill, and Reisch says she would, but that Walker “will not come to the table.” However, when Malveaux asks Reisch what she thinks about Democrats running away from the table and out of the state, Reisch suddenly develops a hearing disorder (via Greg Hengler):

Malveaux suggests that perhaps Reisch couldn’t hear her. Reisch heard just fine; she just didn’t want anyone else to hear it.


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The president is actively weighing in on the side of the greedy — there is no other word for them — union bosses who refuse to relinquish what years of cozy relations with irresponsible politicians have dropped into their laps. That presidential obtuseness should serve as a wakeup call to the country.

It is a crucial moment for the country and the Democratic Party. Will the latter align itself against the former? Is the co-dependency between organized labor and the Democratic Party to be the demise of both? Stay tuned. But if you want to see grown-up leadership, watch which pols rise in defense of Gov. Walker.

Schadenfreude on February 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Please tell me I did not hear that correctly.

At 0:52 in the video this TEACHER says,

“If I don’t be out here for them.”

I’m hoping that she’s not an English teacher; however, I’m not sure it’s a good idea to have any teachers that lack awareness of any basic grammatical concepts.

JadeNYU on February 18, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Now compare these people to a Tea Party Protest…

Which protest would you feel safer at?
Who would you entrust your children to?

Enough said…

jeffn21 on February 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Btw,this Union Thingy gets worse,as a reminder!!
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United Autoworkers Push to Unionize Foreign Owned
US-Owned U.S. Auto Factories
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http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/ford/united-auto-workers-push-to-unionize-foreign-owned-u-s-auto-fac/19798746/

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UAW Sets a Strategy on Foreign Car Plants .
Jan 03 2011

The United Auto Workers union said it is prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in a bid to organize employees, including a new push for hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S.

The effort is part of a major shift in focus by the UAW, which had spent most of the past 75 years extracting better wages and benefits from the three Detroit auto makers.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704735304576057980652700842.html

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Fire every teacher who called in sick. Tell the Democrats if they don’t return to the capitol on Monday, their seat will be declared vacant, with elections to be held in 90 days.

GarandFan on February 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

What a freakin’ dum-bot

sgtstogie on February 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

“Extracting better wages and benefits”= featherbedding, destroying the ability of companies to modernize (can’t automate that will cost jobs)or to fire sloppy incompetant employees. The UAW helped ruin the US manufacturers, now it will drive foreign companies to close US plants and throw more people out of work. All of this to fund bloated union bureaucracies and dem campaign coffers!

clnurnberg on February 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

from a Wi blogger..
http://www.timnerenz.com/2011/02/wisconsin-ranger-part-ii.html

wi farmgirl on February 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM

wi farmgirl:Thanks for the link.Yup,the Unions are committ
ing Hari-Kari,the good,the better,btw,heres the
Great Lakes Wind Map,its getting nasty,batton
down your farm hatch`s!!

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/Current.aspx?location=USMI0545

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From the linked blog.

To all of my friends who belong to public unions, I can only beg you to decertify before this gets any worse.

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 4:19 PM

WTF…let me put it into something you can understand darlin’ FU

roflmao

donabernathy on February 18, 2011 at 4:22 PM

F-

karl9000 on February 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Fire every teacher who called in sick. Tell the Democrats if they don’t return to the capitol on Monday, their seat will be declared vacant, with elections to be held in 90 days.

GarandFan on February 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM

There must be a provision in their state constitution on how the government should be run and seats filled if the representatives are MIA or AWOL (say like in a natural disaster). The governor should start the process in full view of the public…

SPCOlympics on February 18, 2011 at 4:27 PM

UAW Sets a Strategy on Foreign Car Plants .
Jan 03 2011

The United Auto Workers union said it is prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in a bid to organize employees, including a new push for hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S.

The effort is part of a major shift in focus by the UAW, which had spent most of the past 75 years extracting better wages and benefits from the three Detroit auto makers.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704735304576057980652700842.html

canopfor on February 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Like any parasite, once the host is destroyed they have to move on and find another host.

I’m also looking forward to the confrontation when the UAW part-owners of Government Motors begin negotiating a new contract with their competitor, Ford.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM

I have yet to see a teacher interviewed that I would want teaching my kids. Just sayin’…..

ctmom on February 18, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Mark Belling (conservative talk radio host) is talking about a woman that worked as a teachers aid back in the 70′s. She made 7200/year. Modest income. She doesn’t even live in Wi anymore. But she is making 26.600/year in pension for part-time work. She was vested after only working 5 years. She only worked for the state for 8 years. Pensions are based on the top 3 years of employment.

Unbelievable. The average family health plan for the school teachers is worth 30,000 for a year!!! Mark has facts and figures. You can dial him up on the internet on WISN 1130, he is out of Milwaukee. If you want to know the real story about why Walker has to do this tune in, he’s on now.

wi farmgirl on February 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Reds

ronsfi on February 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM

What a colossal d0uchebag…

Dopenstrange on February 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM

PHONY!!

bannedbyhuffpo on February 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM

wi farmgirl on February 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Yep. The real battle will start when we have to cut pensions, including for those already retired. It’s inevitable.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 4:59 PM

United We Flee!

KingGold on February 18, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Elect Democrats. United We Flee!

antisocial on February 18, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Elect Democrats. United We Flee!

antisocial on February 18, 2011 at 5:01 PM

One of the blogs has labeled them Fleebaggers.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Those of you in Wisconsin, please see this rally planned to stand with Governor Scott Walker tommorrow at 12pm-3pm at the State Capitol.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/02/028399.php

SheetAnchor on February 18, 2011 at 5:55 PM

JadeNYU

You’re right.
This TEACHER(?) said, “If I don’t be out here for them.”
Sad,so sad.

centre on February 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Now that certified loudmouth and self-serving lout Nancy Reisch has had her coveted 15 minutes of fame, someone out there please serve her a nice piping hot cup of SHUT THE HELL UP! and tell her to go away back into obscurity where she belongs!

And tell her to take her friends with her!

pilamaye on February 18, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Collective bargaining is a “civil right”???

We are DOOMED, or at least Wisconsin is.

DavidM on February 18, 2011 at 7:50 PM

One of the blogs has labeled them Fleebaggers.

slickwillie2001 on February 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM

That is so completely made of win, I can barely take it.

DrAllecon on February 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

All Dumocrats and union leaders have hearing problems. They only hear what they want to hear.

vulcannomad on February 18, 2011 at 9:39 PM

So “Suzaawn” says the woman can’t hear her and is full of passion! No bias whatsoever.

PattyJ on February 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM

No matter what the “cause” to liberals it’s always “about the children”. What a total stupid remark. Didn’t know the children were on the union pension plan.

ChiTownPizza on February 19, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Incoherent “Middle school band director” making her case for bigger cuts to funding for the arts. Middle schools are where we lose these kids. That woman is a prime example of why.

curved space on February 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Oh, yeah. It’s about the “children’s” rights. Riiiiiiight.

Pablo Snooze on February 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

If the republicans stand strong we win. Eventually all this sloganism will be seen for what it is.

Mojave Mark on February 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Did I hear right? She’s a middle school band director??

SukieTawdry on February 20, 2011 at 12:23 AM

It’s always for the chillllllllllllldddddddddddren, isn’t it?

Instituting a voucher system for one and all is long overdue in the country. State-mandated and state-supported incompetence in education is ruining us.

“Big Education” is long overdue to take its medicine.

ya2daup on February 20, 2011 at 8:33 AM

I was waiting for the ’16 TON WEIGHT’ from Monty Python to drop on her. Oh, well.

godhelpus on February 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM

“We’re out here for our students.” That’s where she lost me. She seems to think we’re all morons, unless perhaps she’s one herself. The Republicans need more opponent like her.

I sure can’t imagine being one of her students and having any respect for her. She reminds me of one of the adults in South Park. M’Kay?

flataffect on February 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM

Wow. That tactic of the teacher was flat out dishonest.

Remember, this is the type of people we are up against collectively. Governor Walker should stand firm.

scotash on February 21, 2011 at 1:31 PM

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