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Anti-Union Conservative Dana Loesch Now All For Workers’ Rights—Hers

December 23, 2012 4:47 pm Category: Memo Pad 28 Comments A+ / A-
Anti-Union Conservative Dana Loesch Now All For Workers’ Rights—Hers

Oh, thank you, News Santa! At a time of year traditionally devoid of fun news gifts, we’ve received several in our stocking this holiday week—Eric Cantor’s walk of shame, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre doubling down on his “turn schools into war zones” lunacy, Mark Sanford throwing his hat back in the ring, and President Obama reminding John Boehner who’s in charge here.

Then we spotted this one under our holiday tree (cue Bill O’Reilly’s head exploding)—garishly wrapped in million-dollar bills and no doubt delivered by a rainbow-hued unicorn with a blinking red ruby for a nose—and tore it open with unbridled glee. Because there’s no greater news gift than the delicious irony of conservative hypocrisy.

Tea Party darling and anti-union blowhard Dana Loesch, who previously never met a workers’ rights provision she actually liked, now suddenly wants her rights protected. Bemoaning the terms of the employment contract she presumably freely signed with conservative-loon website Breitbart.com, the attention-seeking right-wing hypocrite is now suing them for $75,000 for forcing her into “indentured servitude in limbo.” The company, she claims, created a hostile working environment, then—horror of horrors—held her to her contract, resulting in “the attempt by one vindictive party to sabotage the reputation and career of another.” (We’ll try to stifle our elitist, book-learnin’ laughter at the unfortunate sentence structure employed by her lawyer there.)

Wow. What in the world has the Breitbart empire—which everyone knows is a bastion of honesty and goodness—done to this poor young lady to make her put her conservative “values” aside and sue? Well, says the lawsuit, “on the one hand it refuses to publish Loesch’s contributions to the site, and otherwise precluding her from fulfilling her duties as editor. On the other hand, it sabotages her attempts to labor in a similar fashion elsewhere through public misstatements and private threats to sue those who would otherwise employ Loesch.”

Wait a minute… is this the same Dana Loesch who incessantly trumpets the holiness of both the unrestricted power of the free market and the so-called “Right to Work” legislation that allows employers to do precisely this—treat workers as less than human? To be “vindictive” and “sabotage” their employees at will? Is this the same Dana Loesch who constantly unleashes her ignorant wrath on unions, who exist to protect people like her from things like this? Yes, it is. But being a frothing, self-absorbed hatemonger who is impervious to reality, logic and empathy, she’ll never make the connection. In true conservative fashion, she considers it sick and wrong to do this to her… but anyone else victimized by an employer obviously deserves it, and should just stop their entitled whining, stop filing frivolous lawsuits, and be grateful to have a job at all.

Another tasty morsel of irony in all this:  On her very own radio show, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones revealed to the St. Louis-based wingnut that soon her home state will be considering “Right to Work” legislation, which, if approved, would probably shrug its unsympathetic shoulders at her complaints. “If Michigan, then why not here?” Jones said. “I hope we start following suit.” And one can only assume that Loesch, who was a vocal cheerleader for RTW being pushed through in Michigan, would be in favor of Missouri following suit — and possibly dismissing her claims against the evil Breitbart empire. She’ll drop the lawsuit and get behind her employer’s “right” to screw her seven ways from Sunday in a “the free market has spoken” kind of way, right? Right?

Didn’t think so.

H/T: PoliticusUSA; Photo: Minnesota Historical Society via Flickr.com

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

    Fear and hatred for the working man has been on the rise since PATCO was ruined by Reagan. The green light for anti-union think tanks and business schools went into overdrive. The results were not surprising back then and should not be today. Short-sheeting the working man and woman is the new art form of todays business leaders…at least for far too many of them. The country needs more union membership today than at any time in the recent past. Wages and working conditions have fallen to new lows and the answer seems to be sending more jobs off shore. Yeah, that will teach those union members wanting a living wage, health care and respect. The race to the bottom is heading further down hill and at a rapid rate.

    • http://twitter.com/bobcmartin Robert Martin

      As an MBA grad from a top school, in my experience hatred of unions isn’t something that was discussed or promoted explicitly. Certainly private equity seems to have that ingrained in the culture so they can cut costs and labor, but it wasn’t something that I ever really saw during my MBA experience. It seems to be really much more of a conservative think tank promoted viewpoint than anything else.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YTRZ24AI5F4L4T4VSV37AM27GA William Binckes

        As a 50 something graduate from a top law school I can say that I was taught about the valuable contributions that the labor union movement made to the American standard of living by nuns in the 6th and 7th grades. There were chapters about labor unions in both history and social studies classes.

        Labor unions were never mentioned during the time my kids went to schools from the time that they started elementary school until they graduated from college. The history and contributions of labor were stripped out of the text books that they read.

        People under 35 today have little knowledge or understanding of the role that the labor union movement played in building an American middle class; or the impact that a labor union movement renaissance could have on their future. They are, instead, inundated with word-smith focused group corporate sponsored propaganda that talks of union members as “thugs” and elected union representation as “bosses”.

        • johninPCFL

          The Texas school system did that. They are the largest system in the US by a large margin, and the reviewers are the most backward folks anyone could imagine.

          Since they buy the most books, the market responds by offering only Texas-sanitized books to the entire nation. Once the southern GOP succeeded in demonizing the unions it was only a matter of time before their mischaracterizations filled the books, and then the popular memory as the children were ‘educated’.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZGYX7ZNZLPF3YIFWAWS3WKFE5M RonaldS

          Absolutely correct. Labor unions were borne out of employer abuses such as poor/dangerous working contions, below-living wages, long working hours, no healthcare, paid vacations, etc. I was in management for 40 years and have the unions to thank for many of the benefits I enjoyed.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

            In private moments our management also admitted that they enjoyed better benefits due to the union. Everytime the union got a new contract, management also received a raise and better benefits. Of course they would never sign a document admitting such.

    • idamag

      Lynda, it isn’t so much fear and hatred as “keep the poor sap down so we can use him and abuse him.” After all, they wonder, why does the untouchables not keep to their own and know their limits?

    • jebediah123

      It is very gratifying to see someone else who recognizes that it was the”great” president Reagan who started the modern day assault on unions, which I never could understand because he was active in the entertainment industry unions. Not only did he undermine unionism but after the PATCO disaster the great migration of American jobs to foreign countries went into full swing. Wow, talk about “winning one for the gipper”.

    • jointerjohn

      It is no wonder that a hater of unions would cry out for justice in her own employment situation. Haters of unions are “I, Me” people, incapable of grasping the concept of collectivity nor solidarity. There is no WE in their mindset, only singular self-involvement. Beware that anytime you deal with an anti-union person you are in the company of someone who wouldn’t pee on you if you were on fire.

  • http://twitter.com/GlockPalin Glock H. Palin, Esq.

    “Hostile work environment”? Isn’t that a scam us commie liberals made up to siphon money out of the pockets of job-creating businesses to fund the lavish lifestyles of people to lazy to put in an honest day’s work?

    (Also, I’m pretty sure a work environment containing Dana Loesch is by definition “hostile”.)

    • idamag

      Palin, says a lot. Why don’t you read about the Ludlow Masacre or the Triangle Shirt Waist factory before you speak. Business men get rich because some works their butts off for them and then they want the worker to remain poor and humble.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        Also checkout the Homestead Steel Strike, the Memphis Trash Workers Strike, and when you riun out of that google WWW, The Wobblies and labor wars.

      • http://twitter.com/GlockPalin Glock H. Palin, Esq.

        When they remove your sense of humor, do they give you a general anesthetic, or is it just a local?

      • idamag

        Okay, Glock, my bad. It was late and I was sleepy. Sorry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gil.asher.1 Gil Asher

    You reap what you sow, you bitch. Just suck it upo and get over it.

  • docb

    It is amazing how the blindly rights stripping empty talking heads run to the law when their obdurate obstruction turns on them…Karma is a bi-atch!

    She was never a journalist!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eileen-Schatz/100000228172597 Eileen Schatz

    Its the Old…WATCH what YOU WISH For ! I can`t feel sorry for her and others like her that “Think they know whats best for Others “… Glad to see SHE WILL LEARN a GOOD LESSON . That right to work CRAP is just that… Without the Labor movement we would have been a 3rd world country many years ago. DON`t Give Up What so Many Fought for…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      Eileen, It may be too late. With the repeal of the “fairness Doctrine” by Ronald Reagan the right was given the right to flood the airwaves with anti union propoganda, race hhatred and any other lies they could us e to get workers to hate each other instead of the Rich folks like, Rush, Glenn, Hannity, the Kocj Brothers etc. without any fear of rebuttal because the wealthy owned the air waves.

  • howa4x

    What goes around comes around. If Obamacare was suddenly dropped as a national mandate and states now had the choice whether to take on the program, of course the red states would say no. Then the insurance companies would be free to roam and ravage again. Then the ignorant, overweight, with diabetes, heart disease and other poor health outcome conservatives would be the 1st to be dropped from coverage. Them their wives and children. Then you would see them begging for the program lol

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      NAH, they get paid so much for spreading their hatred they can afford thwe finest of medical care. They are all following the play book that Hitler made so popular in Germany during the 20′s. And there is no 8 thy SAir Force to wake them up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1710087686 Bob Shipp

    HAHAHA! MERRY CHRISTMAS….

  • Bruce388

    My goodness, do you think she’ll have to hire a Democrat lawyer to fight her battle?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

    Goes to prove what goes around comes around, Dana Loesch is getting her comeuppance for the way she bad mouthed unions and union workers, so glad to see her get what she deserves. The same thing will happen to more people like her.

  • nobsartist

    One common thread between all republiCONs is they hate attorneys, want to pass laws making it difficult to sue and then they are the first to hire attorney’s and sue.

    Plus, a lot of them are attorneys.

    What a confused society.

    • KarenJ

      Actually the GOP’s interest in tort reform BENEFITS lawyers and their wealthy defendent clients, and hurts the plaintiffs who have legitimate damage and loss claims that haven’t been compensated fairly or justly by insurers.

      • nobsartist

        Thats correct and thats my point.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

    Why is it the GOP policies are only supposed to apply to the middle class and the poor?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.christensen.37 Brent Christensen

    36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union
    Weekends
    All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
    Paid Vacation
    FMLA
    Sick Leave
    Social Security
    Minimum Wage
    Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
    8-Hour Work Day
    Overtime Pay
    Child Labor Laws
    Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
    40 Hour Work Week
    Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
    Unemployment Insurance
    Pensions
    Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
    Employer Health Care Insurance
    Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
    Wrongful Termination Laws
    Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
    Whistleblower Protection Laws
    Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
    Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
    Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
    Sexual Harassment Laws
    Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Holiday Pay
    Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
    Privacy Rights
    Pregnancy and Parental Leave
    Military Leave
    The Right to Strike
    Public Education for Children
    Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
    Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States

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