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Karen Ackerman: Unholy Union Mover and shaker in union circles affiliated with the Soros-organized
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/12 | Bill McMorris

Posted on 08/21/2012 8:05:41 PM PDT by Nachum

The most influential money-mover of the modern labor movement is also affiliated with the secretive Democracy Alliance.

Karen Ackerman launched two of the most expensive political operations of the 2004 and 2008 elections as political director of union giant American Federation of Labor-Congress Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The union spent $150 million to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004 and pledged $200 million—more than 40 percent of the $450 million spent by labor groups that year—to elect Barack Obama in 2008.

Ackerman’s ability to generate massive political capital made her a star of the left, leading to a $143,000 payday in 2011, as well as multiple invitations to the White House. It also made Ackerman a natural target when hedge-fund titan George Soros and insurance magnate Peter Lewis helped launch the invitation-only collection of wealthy Democratic players known as the Democracy Alliance in 2005. Documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that she accepted the group’s call to action.

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KEYWORDS: ackerman; aflcio; alliance; soros; union
Full title: Karen Ackerman: Unholy Union Mover and shaker in union circles affiliated with the Soros-organized shadowy fundraising outfit Democracy Alliance
1 posted on 08/21/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
We begin to see how George Soros has leveraged his financial commitment to causes left-wing into domination of the Democrat party through control of its finances. This we knew long ago from David Horwitz and his work on the shadow government and the shadow party but now we see it applied to union movement.

We also knew how the public service unions wash the money sluiced off to them by Democrat pols with juicy public service union contracts. The union bosses, after skimming a generous portion for themselves, funnel a significant part of the washed money back to the Democrat politicians who acted as an ATM machine at the beginning of this process for the unions.

All of this occurs, according to the evidence of the voting pattern in Wisconsin, against the will of a sizable minority of the union rank and file. In fact, the interests of the private union work and file are not in alignment with the interests of the public service union rank-and-file. But the whole purpose of the apparatus in the money washing merry-go-round is to isolate the process from transparency and from democratic control by the rank-and-file.

The analogy that pops into my mind is the European Union which is an entity designed to insulate the whole governing process from democratic control.

If one wonders why there is such ruthless discipline up and down the line of Democrat officeholders, consider how the funding of Democrat political campaigns is controlled by a central Soviet. We see a miniature of this described in this article but the entire apparatus operates basically on the same principles, according to David Horowitz.

This is one reason why the Democrat party speaks with unanimity on given issues in the face of all logic and contrary to the general will. Why did no Democrat Senator fail to deliver his vote for Obama care? Consider his future if he had not.

When one of the America's great political parties begins to behave like the Nazis or the Bolsheviks it puts the nation in gravest peril. It has already smothered half of our democracy.

2 posted on 08/21/2012 11:48:03 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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