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Originally posted by NorEaster
I'm sort of enjoying this show. The GOP is destroying itself again, as if they never took that break from their suicidal process in 2006. They just picked up where they left off and are moving to finish the job. Unbelievable.
This time they won't have the Tea Party to fake people out with, since that idiotic ruse took off and started eating their preferred "corporate" candidates in the primaries. It's pretty exciting to watch the death of a political party as established as the GOP. It's not a common thing to get to witness. I actually thought that the national party leadership would get a handle on things once their candidates swept the polls in November, but it's been a free-for-all ever since. Hell, they can't even get a serious (or nonserious) presidential candidate to announce, and that's pretty telling. It's like there are several ideological drives going on that have nothing to do with each other, and are even conflicting with each other. And they're all really frantic. It's a mess.
I will say that I didn't expect the new GOP governors to choke coming right out of the gate. It's like there's a virus that's gotten spread around and they're all losing their marbles at once. Used to be they'd wait until they got used to the chair behind the desk before they started destroying their careers. I don't see this bizarre behavior allowing the GOP to survive as a viable party if it keeps up. The middle of the political spectrum won't suppport that sort of crap, and will eliminate it in 2012.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Maxmars
Uneducated people assume that the unions are greedy, malevolent and just plain evil.
They probably aren't members of unions. They probably have bosses that make them work for #ty pay and benefits. They probably don't have adequate sick pay/vacation pay. They probably work more overtime than what's legally allowed (and their boss likely bribes the gov't to look the other way). They probably face retaliation if they even think of challenging their employer.
If you enjoy that kind of crap, more power to you.
But don't trample on the rights of other Americans to organize and fight for good benefits, pay and equity!
Who doesn't want a fair wage? Collective bargaining exists for that sole purpose!