SEIU: Save Our State or Shut it Down? by Liberty Chick 28 Apr 2010 post a comment Share This: I'm thinking SEIU may need to hire itself a new communications consulting firm. Am I the only one confused by this messaging conflict? To protest Illinois state budget cuts, thousands (which in lefty stats must mean 10, as in ten people) took to the steps of Illinois' state capitol building, demanding the Governor shut down the state house. They chanted, "Shut it Down Now. Shut it Down Now". [youtube k6oeCWsMT_o] Then, at the same protest, they marched and chanted outside, "Save Our State. Save Our Schools." [youtube 2g8SnthO2MI] I don't know which it is they'd like the Governor to do - shut down the state, or save it? Meanwhile, all across my own state of New Jersey today, the KIDS in many of the schools organized a mass walkout to protest budget cuts in NJ. [youtube YxnTh_X3AkE] Keep in mind, the voters of NJ - what was traditionally a blue state - overwhelmingly voted in favor of budget cuts last November when the state went red, kicked big-government Corzine to the curb, and elected a Republican for Governor. And last week, our state had record turnouts for local school budget elections, and again, voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of cuts. That was the largest school budget vote-down since the New Jersey School Boards Association started keeping track in 1976. So, what were the NJ kids chanting in today's walkout? "Save Our Schools. Save Our Schools. Save Our Schools." Hmmm. Wonder where they got that? Mixed messaging AND indoctrination. Now there's a fabulous combo.