Did everyone get that? The NATIONAL LODGE
endorsed Trump. This after surveying all of their chapters and coming up with a tally on whom to endorse. The LOCAL FOP
did NOT endorse a national candidate (as far as we know, they never have) and merely posted what the NATIONAL LODGE
Given the tenor of recent endorsements by the LOCAL LODGE
, we wouldn't be surprised if they actually voted for Hillary, seeing as how they consistently have endorsed Chicago Machine candidates and countless other democrats. But they are only one vote.
And get this - the NATIONAL LODGE
sent out a survey to the two candidates for them to fill out and return, asking for their positions on issues important to the police. Usually a flunky fills out the answers and the NATIONAL LODGE
makes its endorsement based on the answers that best reflect the concerns of.....police officers!
Guess who didn't even bother to fill out the survey?
Or even have a flunky do it?
So the LOCAL LODGE
continued endorsing Chicago Machine democrats locally and reported to its members exactly what the NATIONAL LODGE
had chosen to do based on the response AND NON RESPONSE of the candidates. Amazing how that works.
Um, no. You and the other 49 thieves did this to right an historical wrong. You see, for years, the city refused to acknowledge the actuarial tables presented to them by various pension boards that pointed out (correctly) that the multiplier used by the city to determine pension contributions was low - lower than was possible to maintain the solvency of pensions systems.
But successive mayors and alder-thieves ignored these warnings and instead, spent the money in an orgy of financial misconduct unseen in recorded history. Many connected families, firms and individuals got rich while the pensions withered. So spare us your "we did this...to support." You're full of shit.
Oh yeah, and the governor signed a law that said if the city didn't make the proper contributions, their share would come out of other state money that democrats wanted to spend on all sorts of other crap.
Then the threats start (gotta rub the balls of the "revrunds," social justice warriors and urban terrorists!):
- He said the union's endorsement of Trump could have consequences in the City Council, starting with 2017 budget hearings beginning next week that will eventually embroil the Police Department.
"I think there will be a lot of questions during the budget hearings about culture and police-community relations in the wake of this endorsement," Pawar said. He also said it would attract scrutiny over the new police contract, expected to be reached in the coming year.
Really? So a LOCAL
Fraternal Organization merely publishing the result of a vote taken by their NATIONAL
Fraternal Organization, is going to result in "questions" and "scrutiny"?
Why? Because they didn't endorse the "correct" candidate? This is still America asshole. We don't march people to the voting booths and hold a gun to their head so they "elect" the "correct" candidate. We're sure that there are many cops who are going to vote for Trump, others for Hillary, and each for their own reasons - usually naked self interest. You don't get to force cops to endorse your candidate.
Deano responded, but not nearly forcefully enough.
Fuck this asshole with his socialist leanings and Big Brother bullshit.
Hey asshole, you come from the most corrupt city council north of Orleans parish with an incarceration rate rivaling certain banana republics. A kleptocracy run by "public servants" who all end up millionaires inside of three terms. And you're going to bluster about an endorsement by a NATIONAL LODGE
and hold it against a LOCAL
entity merely attempting to keep up with your criminal misspending, crooked contracting, and massive tax increases?
Did you forget that cops are REQUIRED to live in the city? That your tax hikes are PAID BY US to save OUR pensions that you and your ilk mismanaged? So your "support" is actually shorting us (and out families) more money so that we don't have to eat cat food when we finally manage to retire?
Or does your narrow-minded, leftist, democrat, socialist, totalitarian thinking only go so far?