Insanity reigns at union HQ

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The AFL-CIO did just that- endorsing the incumbents instead of the challengers- or not endorsing at all.

The Dayton Miami Valley AFL-CIO Regional Labor Council has endorsed Rhine McLin for a third term as Dayton mayor over her opponent, Gary Leitzell.

Democrat incumbents Nan Whaley and Joey Williams also received the union’s support of their bids for re-election to the Dayton City Commission. Their challenger, neighborhood activist and blogger, David Esrati, was not endorsed.

“It’s no secret that we have had problems with the city commission and the mayor, but those have been resolved,” Wesley Wells, executive director of the labor council, said.

via McLin wins AFL-CIO endorsement for mayor.

The comments on the Dayton Daily News site are almost all negative, with quite a bit of union bashing- as well as McLin bashing.

What this means is that McLin and her shadow, Nan, have an army of volunteers to distribute their literature, paid for by out of town landfill/demolition contractors. What it means for Williams is he gets to tag along for the ride. What it means for Gary Leitzell and me- we need volunteers.

Lots of them. There is no doubt that the people of Dayton are frustrated with the lack of leadership and direction. However, just getting them to the polls in these off-year elections can be tough.

Are you willing to volunteer? To donate?

Or are you going to sit around and let nature take its course?

My new donation page is ready for testing :)

http://electesrati.com/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=5

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7 Responses

  1. Ice Bandit August 25, 2009 / 2:29 pm
    ….and in other news, the AFL-CIO endorsed David Shula as new coach for the Bengals, Adam Dunn as saviour of the Reds, John Cooper as the new grid coach at Ohio State, Tom Greene and Paulie Shore as America’s new sitcom and movie favorites, Tara Reid and Lindsey Lohan as America’s sweethearts, William Hung as the next American Idol, Ryan Leaf as the best quarterback in the NFL, the Commodore 64 as favorite computer, the Dayton Daily News for editorial excellance and Mike Brown as Ohio’s favorite son……..

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  2. Jeff August 25, 2009 / 7:54 pm
    Wes Wells saying they’re not endorsing Leitzell because he home  schools is pretty asinine.

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  3. Brad August 26, 2009 / 3:32 pm
    Leitzel “didn’t appear supportive of Dayton Public Schools” by home schooling…

    Apparently Joey’s kids going to Kettering didn’t strike the same nerve with Wes and the other brain surgeons…

    We are so screwed…

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  4. David Esrati August 28, 2009 / 6:13 pm

    @Brad Joey’s kids go to DPS- Valerie elementary.

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  5. Brad August 29, 2009 / 11:56 am
    ok, my mistake..

    we’re still screwed..

    and not because of Joey.. he’s tolerable.. but the thought of more years with McLin/Whaley makes me want to move far, far away.. and hey, I can do that now..

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  6. David Esrati August 29, 2009 / 11:52 pm

    btw Brad- anyone at the IAFF I should talk to about an endorsement?

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