Lords of the Flies? Chris Matthews & AFL-CIO Boss Target Tea Partiers

Taking pot shots at Americans who participate in Tea Parties is nothing new. However, union bosses know that the Tea Party movement is the most significant threat to advancing their Marxist agenda since the Cold War.  As a result, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka has been attacking the Americans who participate in Tea Parties whenever the opportunity presents itself.


Yesterday, the AFL-CIO boss was on Chris Matthews’ Hardball, ostensibly to discuss the Chilean miners’ rescue (Trumka is the former head of the United Mine Workers). However, when the door was opened for him, Trumka became Matthews go-along sidekick in bashing the Tea Parties.

If the trapped Chilean miners had subscribed to the tea party’s “every-man-for-himself” philosophy, “they would have been killing each other after about two days,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said on his “Hardball” show Wednesday night.

In an interview with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Matthews railed against the tea party, saying its central belief is “every man for himself. …No more taxes, no more government, no more everything. No more safety net.”

“You know these people, if they were every man for himself down in that mine, they wouldn’t have gotten out,” Matthews added.

“That’s exactly right,” Trumka chimed in.

Matthews continued: “They would have been killing each other after about two days.”


Given Trumka’s own sordid past, and less than three weeks before the mid-term election, the Lord of the Flies analogy is interesting to say the least.

Maybe it gave them both tingles in their legs?


“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”  Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

Cross-posted @ LaborUnionReport.com.

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