Saturday, February 26, 2011

Over 1,000 'Rally to Save the American Dream' at the State Capitol

6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann supports union-busting moves by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

By Karl Bremer

In response to the anti-worker thuggery going on next door in Wisconsin and other states at the hands of Republican governors, Rallies to Save the American Dream were held in the capitals of all 50 states today. Over 1,000 supporters braved single-digit midday temperatures in St. Paul to hear Minnesota musicians Paul Metsa, Charlie Maguire and Murphey's Midnight Rounders, along with speakers that included 5th District DFL Congressman Keith Ellison, Minnesota DFL State Sen. Scott Dibble and AFSCME Council 5 Executive Director Eliot Seide.

Our own Minnesota Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann enthusiastically supports union-busting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and compared him to Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln.

"I'd say it's a new revolution going on over there," Bachmann said on a right-wing radio talk show yesterday. "We saw the great Ronald Reagan pushing back the Soviet Union in the eastern bloc nations. We saw Abraham Lincoln push back the Confederacy in Atlanta. And now we're seeing the Republicans in Wisconsin causing the Democrats to retreat to Rockford, Ill., so I'd say we're winning!"

Below are a few images from today's St. Paul rally. Best overheard line:

"I'm not in a union--never have been. But I'm here, 'cause I know what the hell's going down."