Congresswoman Betty Sutton can’t seem to get any traction with her constituents, collecting only $43,156 in contributions under $200 for the entire first half of this year. Nevertheless she’s breathing several sighs of relief this week.
The extreme left-wingers running the National Education Association rode to her rescue yesterday with $550,000 in TV advertising. Today, the crooks who run the SEIU (the people who brought us ACORN) tossed Sutton another $200,000 of TV ad time.
That’s in addition to a pair of ad buys ($219,000 and $85,000) from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee down in Washington, and 21 union-funded campaign workers. Betty can finally hire more “supporters” to help her claw her way back to Washington.
Why do the union bosses love Betty Sutton so passionately? It’s no mystery:
See that monster spike showing campaign contributions from unions (*cough* *SEIU* *cough*)? The public sector unions alone chipped in $161,554 of that $669,200 total. Those aren’t contributions from individual teachers, police, and firefighters; those are transfers of union dues sent by the fat cat union bosses straight to Betty Sutton’s pocket. Look at the chart again. What’s the third largest sector that gives Betty Sutton money? Lawyers. What kind of lawyers? Lawyers representing labor unions. Betty’s a former labor lawyer herself. She knows which side her bread’s buttered on. In her first four years in Congress she’s raked in $906,100 from Big Labor. Imagine what she stands to gain once she has a little more seniority.
So when President Obama’s latest “emergency” bailout sends $50 billion of your taxes to the public sector unions, guess who get a nice fat slice of the action? Might it be someone who suddenly finds her precious “safe seat” in Congress at risk? Could it be someone who desperately needs more campaign cash to hold onto the power that keeps her wealthy and that keeps her benefactors in control of Congress? Might it be someone who’s holding a $5000-a-plate fundraiser today? Betty Sutton, is that you?
Keep this all in mind when you hear Betty Sutton expounding upon the magical future that awaits us, thanks to the Underpants Gnome Theory of Government. Yes, she stands to gain astronomical amounts of power and cash at your expense, but what’s another $50 billion among friends? The sooner this thing passes, the sooner Betty can start collecting that juicy union cash. It’s not going to be the last bailout with your money, but that’s just the price of doing business in the Age of Hope and Change.
That chart was from way back in June. Guess what? That spike’s bigger.
But wait! It gets better! This image doesn’t take into account the $1,050,889 listed in the second paragraph above. Here’s the extra cash piled on (click it to see it at the same scale):
Betty Sutton doesn’t give a rat’s patoot about individual hardworking blue collar union members. She’s bought and paid for by corrupt union bosses, who push an extremist agenda …
10/2/10 rally organized by union bosses
the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Planned Parenthood, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Council for La Raza, National Education Association, Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, People for the American Way, Americans for Democratic Action, Democratic Socialists of America, Institute for Policy Studies, U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Win Without War, the American Muslim Association of North America, and Code Pink.
Ask yourself whether these groups reflect your values, morals, and concerns. Ask yourself if distorted & dishonest attack ads funded by dues siphoned from union workers’ pockets will persuade you to vote for Betty. Ask yourself if a conveniently-timed lawsuit will scare you into voting for her and against her opponent.
If not, then ask yourself why on Earth you’d want the corrupt union bosses’ favorite Congresswoman, our own Betty Sutton, to have another disastrous term in the U.S. House.