The folks over at The Huffington Post have
now noted this high praise for Stern (yes – the long-time SEIU wizzard) in Gingrich’s book, “Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World
Conservatives cannot cheer unions overseas and then be blindly anti-union here at home. There are legitimate historic reasons for workers to organize
together, and there is a strong need for a healthy, competitive, union, movement that helps improve the lives of its members and the competitiveness
of our country.
Andy Stern, the head of the Service Employees International Union, is the union leader who probably best understands the challenge of the world market
and the need to make American union members productive in the face of world competition. Sadly, he is a distinct minority among union leaders.
Newt Gingrich praised Andy Stern, the same Andy Stern who recently wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal urging Americans to draw inspiration
from China’s economic model. At the
very beginning he declares “The free-market fundamentalist economic model is being thrown onto the trash heap of history”. This is the same man
the ‘Conservative champion’ Newt Gingrich praised.
How about when he declared himself a “Realpolik Wilsonian”?
A follower of the man who gave us the Federal Reserve, income tax (16th amendment), wartime socialism (arguably the first Fascism), massive
surveillance to arrest all opponents of the war (Eugene V. Debs for example, a Socialist, who was released by Harding), and took us into World War I
to “make the world safe for democracy”.
Maybe we could also discuss his support for Nelson Rockefeller?
It was the Goldwater movement which propelled the Conservative base into the forefront of the Republican Party, consolidating itself under the Reagan
administration. Nelson Rockefeller was the most prominent Liberal in the GOP and one of the most critical figures in the
I do not necessarily hate everything discussed above; I just find it interesting that the want-to-be leader of the Republican (conservative) Party is
such an admittedly die-hard Leftist at heart. Perhaps Statist and Globalist would be the better names. Nevertheless, this fits perfectly in my thread
wrote over a year ago about the Neoconservatives; Newt Gingrich is the archetypal Neoconservative.
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