Is it too much to hope that our elected officials understand political matters? Evidently … yes. At least based on this tweet from Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb:
President Eisenhower, a Republican, said back in 1952: "Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice."
— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) June 27, 2018
Who are the fools, Conor?
— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 27, 2018
It’s one thing to be pissed off about SCOTUS’ Janus decision. But if you’re gonna be all bent out of shape because workers have more freedom, maybe don’t choose a quote, you know, defending workers’ right to choose.
read the last three words of that quote again https://t.co/n8fVlsFdn5
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 27, 2018
“of their choice” https://t.co/Ha6xNTKW9Q
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 27, 2018
I think you may have missed the “of their choice” part
— Nico Rodriguez (@_NRod_) June 27, 2018
Not only does this say “of their choice,” which matters enormously, but the quote is from 1952, at which point the public sector unions that were at stake in today’s case barely existed. (1) https://t.co/5jNNHuUNcR
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 27, 2018
"…of their choice."
You just owned yourself.
— Todd White (@hecubus1st) June 27, 2018
Words mean things, Conor Lamb.
I'm not a lawyer, so please explain this to me. How is #Janus depriving working folks of their right to join a union?
— David J. Montgomery (@djmont) June 27, 2018
By giving workers the right not to join if they don’t want to
— Jeremiah Poff (@JJ_Poff) June 27, 2018
Oh, the humanity!
NARRATOR: The Janus decision LITERALLY gave employees a choice to join a union or not. https://t.co/2gB934nnG5
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 27, 2018
— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) June 27, 2018
Democrats like Lamb aren’t interested in freedom at all. They’re just worried that their campaign coffers won’t be as full if the unions who donate to them can’t bleed as many workers for money.
Nobody will be denied the right to join a union, Connor. Great photo, but did you actually read the decision?
— Matt Frendewey (@mattfrendewey) June 27, 2018
You… you don't understand what the court decided today, do you? Nice sign though. https://t.co/llHq0b8Mwu
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 27, 2018