Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal A7:
A full-page ad topped by a photo of Barack Obama with right hand closed into an almost-fist (can’t you hear the tea-baggers saying Ain’t that just like Barry?).
PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SENATE DEMOCRATS:
PASS OUR HEALTH REFORM AND
“KEEP MAKING HISTORY”
Right below that is a photo of a protest in front of the Capitol along with the headline:
AMERICANS TO SENATE DEMOCRATS:
ADD TO OUR 36 TRILLION
DOLLAR MEDICARE DEBT AND
The ad comes compliments of the Committee to Rethink Reform, which helpfully tells WSJ readers, “For more facts, go to rethinkreformaction.com.
Here’s what the About Us section says:
The Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization fighting for employees’ freedom of choice. The committee is composed of thousands of American workers, employers and others that believe that everyone deserves a right to a private, fair election when it comes to joining a labor union, and that employees should be able to choose the health insurance plan that best benifits their family.
- That employees deserve a wide aray of employment benifits.
- That a private vote is the only way to ensure against intimidation, coercion, and deception;
- That so-called “card check” unionization is fundamentally wrong;
- And that current unionization process, which is supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, is the best way to protect employees’ freedom to make a decision free from pressure.
Similar Potemkin front groups are surfacing everywhere nowadays, occasioning this Campaign Outsider Industrial-Strength Heads-Up©:
Always check the pedigree of full-page advocacy ads in newspapers. Always.