Ed Schultz at APWU Convention: ‘Most Dishonest Campaign Ever’

From the American Postal Workers Union:

Ed Schultz, host of the Ed Show on MSNBC, and the best friend postal workers have on television today, addressed the delegates on Day 4 of the National Convention.

Ed Schultz fires up the audience.
Ed Schultz fires up the audience.

“I want to tell you a little bit about what we’re going through at the Ed Show,” he told the delegates. “Every day we have to come to work and debunk a new lie.  This is the most dishonest national campaign this country has ever seen with Romney and Ryan.”

“It’s a misinformation campaign, and in some parts of the country it’s working.”

“They’ll tell seniors in Florida that ‘we won’t touch Medicare,’ but when you look at their budget, it’s a whole different story.”

“Postal workers are living what the Republicans are all about.  Republicans came up with the pre-funding requirement.  They want to privatize everything.

“If the Republicans had their way, you wouldn’t be here.

“The Republicans are not your friend.  They never have been and they never will be.  Just look at their record.  They want your health care gone.  They want your pension at the mercy of Wall St.  They want to take your voice.  They’ve gone after collective bargaining over the past two years.

“I think this is the biggest story in America,” Schultz said.

“As long as I’m in front of a microphone, I feel obligated to tell the story of the working class,” he added. “We have to tell your story, over and over again.”

“This is the biggest election in American history for American workers, and for American women.

“The Republicans are willing to let some Americans fail.  They don’t want everybody to have a voice.  They want to suppress the vote, so they can do a  better job of destroying workers rights in America.

“We’re not going to let it happen,” said Schultz to thunderous applause. “We’re not going to let them take away what we believe in.  Nothing is lost until you give up.”

“Unions are the savior of the middle class in America and are vital to getting America back where it needs to be.”