When the Wall Street Journal is able to publish an op-ed titled Union busting, Massachusetts style," you know Democrats are blowing it. The state House, where Democrats have a strong majority, has passed a bill that would curb collective bargaining over health benefits for municipal employees. The Democratic governor says he won't sign a "Wisconsin-type bill," but the difference might be more a matter of degree than kind.
Republican governors have suffered big losses in public opinion polls this year, in large because of their attempts to bust the unions. Why on earth would Democrats want a part of that, Rachel asked last night.
"They say that Democrats are really good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory," she said. "They say that the only extreme gun laws Democrats always support is the right to shoot themselves in their own foot. They say the Democrats have never seen a political opportunity they either didn't reject or turned inside out so they could figure out if you'd make them lose instead of win."
Friday, April 29, 2011
Union busting, Massachusetts style
Massachusetts Dems playing to lose