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August 08, 2008

Even George McGovern Says Obama's Too Leftist on Unions

One of Obama's more odious and cynical and, quite frankly, Mafia-friendly sops to big, ugly labor is his support of the "Employee Free Choice Act," the Orwellian-named bill that would strip workers of their right to a private, secret ballot in deciding to unionize (or make subsequent union decisions generally, I think).

It doesn't give them free choice. They have free choice now. What it does is take away their free choice. Unions do some good, but they're thuggish in their tactics. When you're asked if you want to unionize, in a public "vote," with several beefy dudes of questionable occupational skills dressed in sharkskin suits from Brooks Brothers' "Caporegime" Collection, well, I think it's pretty fucking obvious which way you're going to "vote."

Which is why the unions are so keen on this bill. It's a guaranteed unionization in every shop in America, because no one is going to stand up to the union thugs in a public vote.

They don't have to make overt threats. Their reputations precede them.

This is such a transparent disempowerment of workers' rights to unionize, or not unionize, that even George Fucking McGovern is troubled by it.

Nor is this Obama's only nod to the Bad Old Days of unionized mobsterism. He supports ending the ongoing federal oversight of the mobbed-up Teamsters' Union, basically for no reason except the Chicago Outfit is chafing under such oversight and wants their piece of the action again. That highly critical article is from the very liberal, very pro-union TNR, to give you an idea of just how odious, unprincipled, cynical, and mob-friendly Obama's union policies are.

Who knew that when Obama said this country wasn't what it once was, he had in mind the Golden Days of 40s/50s Mafia control of unions?

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