-By Warner Todd Huston
Despite all our talk of CommieObamie being a socialist, it is a straight out fact that the far left in America are mad that Obama didn’t turn us into the U.S.S.R. lite the second he took office. His pace at selling us out and turning us into a social democratic system ala France isn’t happening fast enough for them. For unions the fact that Obama hasn’t summarily castrated the business community and forced card check down everyone’s throats yet is a downer. And with that in mind, unions have announced that they are taking their ire out on those mythical “Blue Dog” Democrats that are trying to run for reelection in conservative districts in the upcoming midterms.
Friend to the blog David Denholm gave us a delicious example of this cutting off of the Democratic nose to spite the union’s face going on in Pensylvania’s 17th Congressional District.
There the AFL-CIO is refusing to support “Blue Dog” Tim Holden. Why? Because he voted “no” on Obama’s take over of American healthcare, that’s why. Ridiculously enough, Pennsylvania’s AFL-CIO front man, Bill George said that Holden has “been good to us on a number of bread-and-butter issues,” but that they have refused to support him because Obamacare was a “revolutionary, historical vote.”
Viva la Revelucion.
Denholm jokes that this is a “watch me hurt myself” move. I liken it more to a famous Wisconsin saying: “Hold my beer and watch this.” This phrase usually precedes a trip to the hospital.
Regardless, I have seen this same self-flagellating move in several conservative districts where the unions have vowed to punish their own Congressmen because they haven’t signned onto Obama’s commie train fast enough to suit them. I guess they’d rather have Republicans in office!
So they have that going for themselves, which is nice.
(Cross posted at TheUnionLabelBlog.com)