The AFL-CIO hates him, they really, really do:
Richard Trumka, president of union giant AFL-CIO, delivered a scathing review of President Barack Obama at a press breakfast Thursday morning. He accused him of abandoning Democratic ideals and aligning himself with the conservative tea party.
“This is a moment that working people and quite frankly history will judge President Obama on his presidency; will he commit all his energy and focus on bold solutions on the job crisis or will he continue to work with the Tea Party to offer cuts to middle class programs like Social Security all the while pretending the deficit is where our economic problems really lie,” Trumka said, Talking Points Memo’s Brian Beutler reported.
I’m sure this will gain him lots of Independent and Centrist voters, because as we all know, a Democrat can’t get elected when the unions support him or her. I will just bet this was part of David Plouffe’s grand re-election campaign strategy all along.