WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Service Employees International Union launched an online movement Monday attacking Republican senators for blocking the confirmation of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services Secretary in the wake of the recent swine flu pandemic.
The SEIU accuses GOP senators of holding up the vote "to curry favor with extremist roots," and invokes Hurricane Katrina to urge visitors of the Web site to sign the petition.
"This disease is spreading as we speak, but right now, a Bush-appointed accountant is running the department," the union says on its website. "We need an HHS Secretary NOW. Sign the petition telling the Senate to vote immediately to confirm Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. If we don't act, the swine flu might just turn into another Hurricane Katrina."
The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday to confirm Sebelius as the department's new leader.
Amen. Consent to the Sebelius nomination now! Just say NO to the party of NO!
Have we no decency? Will the left wingers politicize anything to try to gain votes?
SEIU is one to talk about responsibility for this!?! They push amnesty for illegals and open borders with every waking breath! Where do you think this flu outbreak is coming from?????? (hint - people coming from Mexico)
I agree she should have been confirmed already, but let's be serious. Obama spent 5 hours golfing yesterday. Maybe he could have stayed in at the White House to monitor is looking to be a pretty serious pandemic.
The gop cares NOTHING about this country or Americans living in it! They are only worried about spreading fear and disease! This is a clear case of them basiccally HOPING this spreads so they can blame Obama. They are a dangerous extremist party and need to be stopped before this destroy this country any further. Its SHAMEFUL and DISGUSTING!!!
Republican Susan Collins also refused to vote for the stimulous package unless the millions of dollars for pandemic funding was removed.
Karl Rove also ridiculed the money as well.
Republican Party does not have the best interest of this country.
There only agenda is to bring down the president of the united state.
Call them unpatriotic .
GOP are a bunch of idiots
Isnt this the third nominee for the post after the first two were found to be tax cheats? Also since the disease is coming from beyond out borders wouldn't a tighter immigration policy have helped stop the spread? Otherwise its just another baseless democrat attack from the hyper partisan SEIU. Guess they want some of the HHS money as well as what they got in porkulus.
THE GOP NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE POWER AND HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO RUN THINGS!
I think it is funny to hear Democrats accuse Republicans of using fear in their ads and then they run ads using their own fear tactics. Pretty hypocritical of Democrats, but what else do you expect from Democrats.
Grand Obstructionist Party – didn't even want funding for prevention and cure.
I can FEEL the disdain from them just reading it.
I'm a democrat and I feel that this crosses a line. Let's try to not resort to emotional blackmail to get what we want, please.
We would have had one by now if all of the candidates had not been corrupt. Sebelius is no different, are there no honest people in DC anymore?? As for you Union guys, well you suck the big one, really.
If it were not so typically union and believed by the libs, this would be real funny. Just goes to show you the depths to which these liberal supporting organizations will go and add vote against the ECAF.
Didn't the REPUBLICANS also take out flu preparedness money out of the stim package???
Why all the flap over a little disease. After all, President Obama said it was nothing to worry about at this time.
Besides, doesn't Sebelius have a lot of extra baggage that needs to be inspected closely?
Good thing the SEIU doesn't stoop to fear-mongering. Only Super-Sebelius can save us! Politicians are peas in a pod – what they ALL want is your money.
Who better to tackle the swine flu problem than a useless pig herself?!
not surprising at all
How is Obama's unstaffed adminstration going to protect us against anything, much less health hazards?? Not to mention their open border policy..
Just more of the same from the Obstructionist Republicans.
Is it the fault of the GOP that it seems to be tough finding qualified people to fill the department and that it's woefully unfit to handle any large scale emergency? Nope. You can lay that squarely on the shoulders of this bumbling, incompetent administration.
Image that..., more case of swine flu in the US than in Mexico.