It's no surprise that the Democrats' most reliable constituencies are wavering. On August 3, at the AFL-CIO executive council meeting, President Richard Trumka lamely exhorted America's labor leaders to support Democrats in November. Trumka told his union brothers and sisters, "We know you're angry. We know you're frustrated. We know we haven't achieved everything that we worked for. But we've made progress, and we have to keep it going."Some in the administration don't like the feisty Warren. Perhaps Timothy Geithner, who is a creature of Wall Street, and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who earned $16.2 million during a two-and-a half year stint as an investment banker, don't want to upset their pals in the financial industry, a sector in which these two characters will likely find employment should [Barack Obama] come a cropper in 2012.
Stand Up for Elizabeth Warren Joel Bleifuss In These Times; Sep 2010; 34, 9; Docstoc pg. 4 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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