Last week, the Union of the Unemployed (UCubed) registered on the radar screens of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Daily Caller, Human Events aka the John Birch Society, the Drudge Report, the Romantic Poet, Fox Business News and literally thousands of their fruitcake friends went bananas over the idea that UCubed would even try to organize the unemployed.
Responding to the attacks, UCubed Executive Director Rick Sloan took the zealots to task for failing to exhibit an iota of compassion for the millions of their fellow Americans who desperately want to work again.
“So here’s my question,” asked Sloan in a bulletin to UCubed activists. “What has the vast right-wing conspiracy done for the unemployed? The answer is: Kicked them when they were down, called us names like “hoboes”, “lazy” and “drug users”, cut their benefits, made them fill specimen jars, and sought to keep the jobless from voting.
“To the GOP’s lunatic fringe, the idea that the unemployed were being organized into a powerful political force scares the living daylights out of them. And it should.
“Having fought efforts to alleviate the pain jobless Americans have endured and having voted en masse against measures to put millions of jobless Americans back to work, the vast right-wing conspiracy now fears that their strategy could backfire.
“The fear they feel is fully justified,” warned Sloan. “Their depraved indifference towards their fellow Americans will carry a steep price in November.”