Labor unions, public and private, have been as loyal as any faction of the Democratic Party; so it seemed a good omen for future repeal or de-funding when the Obamacare-supporting AFL-CIO lost 40,000 ILWU members over that support. But then we discover that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are only upset that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t grant their particular union a tax-waiver and socialize health care in America more radically.
In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the dissolution of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamacare: Continue reading
The creation of non-union Boeing jobs in South Carolina as the firing on Fort Sumter
When Citadel cadets invited a War of Northern Aggression led by Abner Doubleday 150 years ago last April, they knew that the firing of canon balls at federal troops on a federal fort in Charleston Harbor was illegal in Lincoln’s eyes, if not the eyes of their nascent Confederate nation’s. The First and Second battles of Bull Run followed all the way to Appomattox Court House.
But who would have thought, some 135 years after the end of Reconstruction in the South, that the building of an airplane factory by a Northern firm in North Charleston would commence a third bull run around basic American rights to liberty and happiness pursuits sans union shop mandates?
I speak, of course, of President Barack Obama, his rapper and most leaders of the modern Democratic Party.
He seems to have a thing about killing police.
Common has written one “poem” in which he talks about carrying weapons to use against police warning, “They watching me, I’m watching them.”
He has written material lauding Assata Shakur, a Black Panther who was involved in a shootout that killed a New Jersey state trooper. After escaping from jail, she now lives in Cuba. He named his daughter after her.
And he has lauded Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer.
And what’s more, Common has spoken out against mixed marriage – something you would think would get the attention of President Obama. He has made anti-gay remarks and suggested he’d like to “burn a Bush,” a double entendre, the awful half of which appears to suggest killing George W. Bush.
So, how is the anti-Bush, anti-McCain, anti-Palin, brilliant Hope and Change agent working out for you, even since bin Laden died?
Has your, now 3-year’s dead, wallet yet been stimulated enough to motivate grooving to hip-hop, cop killer-praising “poetry” at the White House with Common’s fellow Trinity United-in-hatred of GD-KKK-Hate America Church, 20-year presidential and First Lady pew-parked butt parishioners? Yes, Common heard and loved the sermons that Obama claims not to have heard when his butt was parked there with Michelle for 20 years!
Today’s Democratic Party is not the party of JFK. It’s not even the party of the first Democrat Andrew Jackson.
After all, wouldn’t we prefer anti-Federal Bank so-called “white trash” to an anti-Boeing-plant-in-South Carolina holder of a Hawaiian long-form birth certificate, whose greatest claim to fame is that he waited nine months to let the Navy take out a terrorist who was o-for-the-last-nine years?