I also couldn't help but noticing that what they were saying about Obamacare - that it would ruin their healthcare, that it would cause unemployment, shatter the middle class, etc, were the very things which they had accused the Tea Party of being racists and fascists for having said... and so... by dint of their own reasoning, the Teamsters were obviously racists and fascists for not accepting what this President had created for them.
It was a pleasant morsel to savor... though...really... it was less like a morsel, than a mint.
Because what they were upset about, was not that Obamacare was going to do those very things to the country, but that Obama & his minions in the Senate and House weren't going to extend the unions enough exemptions to spare them what they were more than willing to inflict upon the rest of the country.
Hardly a Road to Damascus moment.
Well, we just got another little mint today, in that the Longshoreman's union is taking its 40,000 members and leaving the AFL-CIO, not just because of a turf war at the docks, but also in part, for its support for Obamacare as well as the administration's immigration policies.
But not because, you know, those policies are like, wrong, destructive, a violation or our rights, or anti-American, or anything like that... nyahhh. What of it? No, they're just peeved because the Trojan Horse that Obamacare is for single-payer govt controlled healthcare - aka Communism - hasn't rolled through the gates fast enough:
"The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized health care policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their "Cadillac" healthcare plan."Not only that, but because neither the AFL-CIO nor the Obama Administration, would support an immigration plan that the NYT noted, insisted,
"Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have no "disqualifying felonies" on their records, be physically and mentally able to perform longshore work with or without reasonable accommodations for disabilities. Successful candidates, the committee said, must have sufficient understanding of English to understand safety warnings and be eligible to work in the United States."IOW, the Longshoremen are demanding an immigration plan that, if the Tea Party or anyone else right of center had proposed it, would be called racist and fascist for.
And for not immediately being given a government run single payer healthcare plan that no communist worth his gulag would care to live without.
And while it's fun to be able to point out again that, by there own reasoning, they should be called racist fascists for their statements, the fact is that they only believe the administration hasn't been racist and fascist enough for their tastes.
"WAAAA!!!! We're not racist and communist enough yet! WAAAAAAA!!! We Wants IT!!!"