TNGOP Labels Rep. Moore ‘Obama’s De-Facto Campaign Manager’

Press Release from the Tennessee Republican Party, August 18, 2011:

Democrat State Representative Gary Moore Tapped As ‘Obama’s De-Facto Campaign Manager’

NASHVILLE, TN – Earlier this week, Democrat State Representative Gary Moore, District 50, was elected to serve as President of the Tennessee Chapter of the AFL-CIO Labor Council.

The AFL-CIO, including all chapters, enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama for President in 2008 stating, “…he’s leading the fight to turn around America…Obama knows what it’s going to take to create an economy that works for everyone…Obama has vowed to fight for working families and for an economy that works for all—and he has the record to prove it.”

“Make no mistake, Gary Moore will be leading the fight in Tennessee to re-elect Barack Obama and perpetuate his failed economic policies. Whether it includes raising money or organizing grassroots efforts, Moore will essentially be Obama’s de-facto campaign manager in the state,” said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney.

Just today, The Hill reported that Michael Podhorzer, the labor federation’s top politics officer, said, “There’s no question that the Obama administration has done many things that have helped working people…” The story also indicates that the union is likely to create a “super PAC” that can spend and receive unlimited amounts of campaign cash to help fund campaigns like President Obama’s.

“One could give the AFL-CIO the benefit of the doubt about what they said of Obama back in 2008; but to reaffirm their position that Obama is showing leadership on the economy, even as the economy continues to tank, is not only misguided, but naïve. As the leader of the Tennessee chapter of this big union, it will be difficult, if not impossible for Gary Moore to distance himself from this position,” said Devaney.

In 2004 and in subsequent re-election campaigns, Moore has received thousands of dollars from the AFL-CIO to fund his own campaign.

 

The Obama Record Endorsed by the AFL-CIO:

New Low Of 26% Approve Of Obama On The Economy. From Gallup: “A new low of 26% of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, down 11 percentage points since Gallup last measured it in mid-May and well below his previous low of 35% in November 2010.” http://bit.ly/ojgvGF

Consumer Prices Rose By The Most Since March. From the Associated Press: “Consumers paid more for gas, food and clothes last month, pushing prices up by the most since the spring.” http://apne.ws/nN0WYK

Jobless Claims In U.S. Top Forecast, Climb Back Above 400k. From Bloomberg News: “More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the labor market is struggling two years into the economic recovery. Jobless claims climbed by 9,000 to 408,000 in the week ended Aug. 13, the highest in a month, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.” http://bloom.bg/oYukin