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Big Labor to Impure Dems: Time to Pay

Big labor is not happy with Obama and his friends in the Senate. Many in the labor movement are considering supporting candidates to run against Democrats whom they feel are not purely representing their interests.

hmmm…doesn’t sound like there’s a lot of room for dissent on the left.

From National Journal:

It’s not one big happy family for the Democrats when it comes to some of the brothers and sisters in the house of labor. Frustrations are so great that union chiefs on the AFL-CIO’s executive committee have discussed backing primary election challenges to Democratic senators cool to their agenda.

The idea was kicked around at the executive committee’s January 25 meeting in Washington, even though just over a year ago labor pulled out all the stops to put a Democrat in the White House and expand the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. “Some people clearly supported” the challenges, said Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, who participated in the meeting by speakerphone. McEntee said that no specific proposal was advanced for mounting primary fights against Democrats whom the leaders view as less than loyal to labor’s cause. Rather, “it was a matter of discussion. When you’re in the condition we’re in, legislatively, you’re looking around like a blinded doe; you’re looking for means to pay back and make things better.”

The chairman of the AFL-CIO’s political committee continued, “Maybe it might be a good idea to let [potential targets] really know some things, let them know where we really stand; maybe we primary some of them–‘Blue Dogs’ or others.”

So I guess this means we can ignore the Main Stream Media line that says “Republicans are being obstructionist.” The big fight, as we’ve known all along, is going on within the Democrat party.

The Progressives are fighting with the more “moderate” dems on the finer points of the legislation. I put moderate in quotes because I don’t think any of them are really all that moderate. There are just varying degrees of radicalism, with some being more radical than others. The less radical bunch are easy to identify, they needed the bribes in order to support ObamaCare.

crossposted to The Ritz Report