- Posted May 1, 2012 by
Obama Slams Right-to-Work Laws
The day after a big fundraiser and before a rally later this week in battleground state Virginia, President Barack Obama slammed right-to-work laws with Democrat Senate hopeful Tim Kaine, a supporter of such laws, on stage with him.
Viriginia, which is critical in the fall election to reach the 270 electoral delegates to keep the White House, has a long history of staunch bipartisan support of right-to-work. That support has been with governors from both parties and even includes support from the current Virginia Democratic Senators.
The President made his remarks while addressing the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO.
“I believe when folks try and take collective bargaining rights away by passing so-called right-to-work laws that might also be called right-to-work-for-less laws, that’s not about economics, that’s about politics. That’s about politics,” Obama told the union members.
Tucker Martin, a spokesman for Gov. Bob McDonnell, tweeted: “Wow. POTUS fails Va Politics 101: Don’t attack Right to Work Law. Tough spot for Kaine.”
Obama added, "Republicans in Congress would rather put fewer of you to work rebuilding America than ask millionaires and billionaires to live without massive new tax cuts."
How will this impact and sway voters in Virginia in Novmber?
How will Kaine and other Democrats in state elections deal with the Preisdent's remarks?
From the Cornfield, did the President hurt himself with Virginians?ans?