I’ve developed a keen interest in a certain seven-term incumbent Republican RINO Republican congresswoman during the past four weeks. Elected to serve the people of Missouri’s 8th Congressional District, her name is Jo Ann Emerson and, during the past four election cycles, she has accepted campaign contributions from some very radical unions.
During her last-three re-election campaigns, according to records at OpenSecrets.org, she accepted a total of $12,500 from the Service Employees International Union. Perhaps sensing the public’s growing contempt for the SEIU, a radical labor union famous for wearing purple shirts and walking in lockstep with President Barack Obama (see video below), campaign records show she actually returned $2,500 to SEIU. Perhaps she decided to cut her ties with the group amidst intense scrutiny of the organization by conservatives and Republicans.
During the same three election cycles, she also accepted $3,500 from a group known as UNITE HERE. Based on a glimpse of the group’s web site, it appears the group is comprised of the same kind of people and espouses the same kinds of ideas as their SEIU brethren. Most recently, the group made news after its members — mostly hospitality and service industry workers — walked off the job at the Hyatt Regency Chicago as a protest against work rules.
This coziness with the unions, however, should not come as a surprise to anyone who’s read other posts about Emerson and learned about the close ties her second husband, Ronald Gladney, has to labor unions, including SEIU.
I’ve published it before and I’ll publish it again: Congressman Emerson believes in bringing home the bacon — err, uh, pork — and putting it straight into her own husband’s skillet.