For Big Labor, this week's "card check" victory marked the ultimate payoff for past Democratic election support. For House Democrats, it marked the end of the honeymoon.Pelosi and her ilk are incredibly sleazy. I don't hold out any hope the media will highlight such payoffs, but then again, people are tuning out big media in droves, so the word may just filter out.
Democrats won in November in part by playing down their special interest patrons--unions, environmentalists, trial lawyers--and by playing up a new commitment to the moderate middle class. The big question was whether the party had the nerve to govern the way it campaigned, and card check was the first test. The answer? AFL-CIO chief John Sweeney isn't smiling for nothing.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Democrat Honeymoon is Over
With any luck, the American people will file for divorce from Nancy Pelosi.