Dems worried about union intimidation

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Now, I wasn't at Redstate when the whole Card Check debate was going on, but, needless to say, Redstate was right, and the Democrats were wrong.

What is so funny today is that the Hillary Clinton people, after getting beaten trying to reduce the power of the culinary union, are screaming about union intimidation. One diarist over at MyDD captured the problem like this:

This is an open caucus. Union members will be standing in the same room with other union members. Or maybe even their shop steward. Or their foreman. Or possibly even a union official. Everyone will know which candidate you're backing. And if you're a member of Culinary Workers Local 226, and you don't caucus for Senator Obama???

Lemme get the argument straight. Secret ballots are important to protect you in a caucus from union thugs, but not in a vote in a unionized shop?

I love watching the Democrats. They are validating our arguments about the Democrat Party. They prove the deep strain of racism in their party. They prove our arguments about union thuggery. They have a couple more weeks to give us more attacks... Fun fun fun.

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It seems lost in the current millennium
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

I feel so.......righteously smug when the Clintonistas get what they dish out.

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

He splintered the Clinton's support in the party. Obama supporters are making the same complaints about the Clintons that the republicans made when he was in power. It wasn't all partisan bickering, they really can be jerks to anyone.

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if they we not so successful in taking away our freedoms, reducing our standard of living, and blocking progress in every form.

Evil prevails only when good men do nothing.

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

which can change by the minute. They are passionate about values, one value now, another value later. They care, about different things at different times. They have roots, the kind that can get up and walk. They are gifted with loyalty, to themselves, and principles, subject to change and the polls.

They are not nuts, just flexible. Or, in a word popular in an ignorant age, pragmatic.

"a man's admiration for absolute government is proportinate to the contempt he feels for those around him". Tocqueville

Not so much in this particular election, but I would hate to think of an open caucus in a room owned by a casino if they had a candidate or a local issue being voted on that they were sponsoring.

They would have it all on tape from the video cameras and could look at how all voted at their leisure.

That's why we have secret ballots and why cardcheck should have properly gone down in flames.

I hope this is not too off topic, but a thought occurred to me this A.M. on the West Coast.

I worked my way through college working nights as a cook in restaurants. I never scheduled a class earlier then 10:00 A.M. (Now I wake up at 5:00 A.M. even on a Saturday.) So, it makes me wonder, how many of the culinary union members will actually show up for this early morning caucus? And more along the topic of the thread, how many will skip it because they do not want some union boss looking over their shoulder?

Clinton may do better than is expected.

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