From HuffPo comes this amazingly interesting choice of words from the SEIU’s lavender-lapeled lord of labor Andy Stern speaking at the Center for American Progress:
Reflecting on the policy changes that these senators [Democrats Joe Lieberman, CT and Ben Nelson, NE] secured during health care negotiations, he argued that the country “should send the national security people over to [the Senate to] explain to them why we don’t negotiate with terrorists…”“Because there are a lot of terrorists in the Senate who think we are supposed to negotiate with them when they have their particular needs that they want met,” he added.“Are the Senate rules really appropriate for a 21st-century country where we can create gridlock by very limited hard work?” Stern added. “If we are going to have filibusters, let’s at least have a debate. At least make people go to the floor. Let’s put the cots on the floor permanently… Change can easily die in the wells of the Senate.”
Asked how badly he wanted filibuster reform, he replied: “Very badly.”
One could snidely comment about Stern’s use of the term terrorist: It takes one to know one. (But we won’t.)
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine December 23, 1776
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