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When Mutual Assured Destruction is a Good Thing: SEIU vs. Rahm Emanuel

Steve Bartin 20 December 2012 One Comment

Capitol Fax quotes Greg Hinz on the coming war inside the Democrat party:

“The state council of the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, has approved a $500,000 plan seeking to demonize Mr. Emanuel as “the national poster child for Neo-Liberals who are hell-bent on adopting regressive policies.”

There’s more:

That language comes from a document approved by the SEIU council — a document whose authenticity I have confirmed. It calls for spending $100,000 on polling and “opposition research” aimed at Mr. Emanuel, and $200,000 each on “targeted ward work” and paid communications, including texting, radio ads and posters on Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains.

You’ll want to read this one.

In a phone interview, council President Tom Balanoff declined to comment on what might be in the council’s budget. But Mr. Balanoff, whose union was neutral in Mr. Emanuel’s 2011 election race, wasn’t at all shy about attacking the mayor, who recently implemented a new maintenance contract at O’Hare International Airport that the union considers deeply flawed.

This is the very same Tom Balanoff of Blagojevich Senate seat sale fame.


H/T Steve Bartin

One Comment »

  • Bessie said:

    When Rahm picks a fight with a fellow democrat he has his buddies at the Trib/SunTimes do all the dirty work…and now he has his brother Ari assist with his lackey’s at “60 Minutes”, who just recently did a hit piece on Anita… Rahm thinks he’s sneaky with his back door handy work but it has not gone unnoticed within his party…they are on to him.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!

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