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Sam Stein On Morning Joe: Obama's 'Delicate Dance' With Labor

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The Huffington Post's Sam Stein appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss his recent article on the 'delicate dance' that President Obama now finds himself with the labor community.

Stein says:

But for every two steps forward the president has taken, there is one step back. On Wednesday, Obama first weighed in on the debate warning against the vilification of public employees during an interview with a Wisconsin television station -- a statement that Gerald McEntee, the President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, called "terrific."

The next day, the president's campaign arm, Organizing for America, announced that it was engaging in the Wisconsin saga as well: organizing buses, running phone banks, and urging supporters to call up state legislators. News of the entrée, broken in Politico, was passed around under the header, "DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests."

By Friday, it was time for clarification as the committee insisted that its role was "being exaggerated."

Read Sam Stein's article here.

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