Profiles in presidential endorsement regret, labor union edition

Joe Biden hasn’t even been the president for a week yet and the regrets are starting to flow.

Frankly I can’t feel bad for some of these people. Anybody who believed a word uttered by the eight-year understudy to the “if you like your plan you can keep it” president is an idiot. But it’s too bad that the rank and file workers have to bear the brunt of that gullibility.

Back in August of last year, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters went all-in on Joe Biden for president:

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) today announced that the UA Political Engagement Committee (PEC) has concluded its endorsement process with a decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President.

“We’re not going to sit on the sidelines at the UA. This endorsement is about putting UA members to work and fighting for fair wages and good benefits. Under a Biden Administration, that’s exactly what we’ll get,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.

Obviously they believed all of Biden and Harris’ bulls**t about not wanting to ban fracking and caring about union jobs, along with promises to be centrists on the issue of energy.


And now they know it, albeit too late. Here’s the union’s latest statement on Biden signing an EO to kill off the Keystone pipeline (a move so nuts even Justin Trudeau is against it):

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.

I feel for the workers but it’s difficult to have any empathy for the union leaders. Maybe they knew what would happen but have been promised more members once the latest taxpayer financed pie-in-the-sky and destined to again be short-lived “green jobs” shams are in place.

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