On Friday, your day following Thanksgiving–using @LaCasaBlanca, the Spanish twitter handle for the White House–Barack plus Michelle Obama tweeted a pic of themselves posing with immigration reform activists that are about a hunger strike.
— La Casa Blanca (@lacasablanca) November 29, 2013
Interestingly, the individual next to the First Lady’s left is Eliseo Medina, the past amount 2 individual inside the Service Employees International Union.
In September, Medina abruptly resigned within the SEIU raising speculation which he was involved inside the SEIU corruption scandal inside Los Angeles which sent past SEIU boss Tyrone Freeman to prison.
As the ex-Secretary-Treasurer of the SEIU, Medina was filmed throughout a widely-distributed speech about how legalizing illegal immigrants might become 8 million “progressive” voters.
For the last 2 weeks, Medina plus his other fasters have been occupying a tent found on the National Mall involved inside a hunger strike*–a strategy, the NY Times notes, Medina learned from Cesar Chavez.
Since Chavez’s time, Medina plus others inside the SEIU have involved inside many media-generating “hunger fasts” throughout different advertisments that, because 1 information outlet reported a several years ago, appeared more of the trend diet.
Separately, the White Home posted on its blog a gushing post of the First Couple’s see to the campers’ tent created by Cecilia Muñoz, a previous Vice President of the pro-amnesty group La Raza, today serving because Assistant to the President plus Director of the Domestic Policy Council:
Today, the President as well as the First Lady visited the courageous people that are fasting inside the shadow of the Capitol, losing their wellness inside an effort to receive Congress to act fast about commonsense immigration reform. The President as well as the First Lady gave their help for their fight for family unity this Thanksgiving weekend, because families over the nation come together to invest time with loved ones.
Oh, then there’s this picture of Medina providing guidance about a gluten-free diet:
POTUS Obama listens to hunger striker Eliseo Medina, exploring immigration protesters found on the Washingon Mall now. pic.twitter.com/bHGNW8S1tl
— UmojaWithBarack™ (@MrMilitantNegro) November 29, 2013
Update: As it turns out, this became a full-fledged picture op:Related:
“Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth.”
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Cross-posted at LaborUnionReport.com