Humiliated Democrats in DC must be feeling really dumb right about now. Not only have they been taking a beating over their efforts to torch and burn the First Amendment, union bosses, the main recipients of Democrats careless disregard for the Constitution decided they don’t like the DISCLOSE Act any more either:
The AFL-CIO supports reasonable disclosure and disclaimer requirements related to political and advocacy activities. We have long argued that there is too much special interest money in politics and that much of it remains hidden behind a smokescreen of third-party organizations established for the purpose of obscuring the real source of funding.
However, the Senate bill imposes extraordinary new, costly, and impractical record-keeping and reporting obligations on thousands of labor (and other non-profit) organizations with regard to routine inter-affiliate payments that bear little or no connection with public communications about federal elections.
After all the trouble of back-room deal making, their political backsides raw and exposed, Democrats are left with nothing but a piece of humble pie after their benefactors abandoned them.