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Will Southern Dems Torpedo Themselves By Voting Card Check?
Stop the ACLU ^ | 28 Nov 08 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 11/28/2008 9:53:50 AM PST by Jay777

Politico has some interesting analysis on the purported divisions among Democrats going into the future. They may have majority control of Congress on its face, but do they have enough of a controlling majority to push through some of their most egregiously extreme measures like the pro-union card check idea contained in the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)?

According to Politico the "fault lines" in the Democratic caucus are soon to be revealed.

Unless Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can whip their caucuses into unity, numerous fault lines will be revealed: Southern Democrats vs. Northern liberals on labor law; California greens vs. Rust Belt Democrats on global warming; socialized medicine adherents vs. go-slow health care reformers; anti-war liberals vs. cautious centrists on national security. And don’t forget the anti-bailout crowd vs. the powerful Michigan Democrats in both chambers when it comes to money for Detroit.

Martin Kady goes on to elucidate those divisions, one of them being the card check issue. Of course, we've discussed card check here many times, but essentially if passed it would eliminate any potential union member from having the right to vote for or against a union on a secret ballot, making the member's vote open for everyone to see. This would leave the member open to any sort of union pressure and thuggery, for sure.


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KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; reid; secretballot; unions

1 posted on 11/28/2008 9:53:50 AM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777

Yup....the unions have done a good job with the Auto Industry haven’t they? People think the unions will get them the same benefits instead of working for a living.


2 posted on 11/28/2008 9:58:01 AM PST by RC2 (Where is Obama's Birth Certifacte?)
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Blue Dog Dems in the South and other states better not vote for amnesty or taking away the silent ballot for union workers. 2010 is not that far away.


3 posted on 11/28/2008 10:06:09 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Jay777

Why don’t the Republicans simply introduce a bill requiring all entities conducting elections that affect the American economy via interstate commerce to conform to the standards for federal elections? That would require the Democrats to vote against the secret ballot in all elections to satisfy their thugish sychophants in the oxymoronically named “labor” movement. {But my wife who is a physician just reminded me that the word “movement” has an applicable medical meaning that could make the term “labor movement” a nonoxymoron.}


4 posted on 11/28/2008 10:12:27 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Jay777

Honda has not had any layoffs for associates in 30 years.
They have ‘associates’ that do really ‘share the profits’. It is a efficient business model.

I believe any attempts to unionize these shops will be futile.


5 posted on 11/28/2008 10:34:14 AM PST by griswold3
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To: Jay777

House Republicans should switch to the Democratic Party, and give some political weight to moderate Democrats. They might even be able to get rid of Pelosi and her legions of demons.


6 posted on 11/28/2008 10:34:25 AM PST by pallis
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Why don’t the Republicans simply introduce a bill requiring all entities conducting elections that affect the American economy via interstate commerce to conform to the standards for federal elections?

Yeah, kinda like the way they're makin' sure that Constitutional requirements are being followed now. That'll keep 'em honest. (/s)

7 posted on 11/28/2008 10:44:04 AM PST by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.............maybe.)
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"According to Politico the "fault lines" in the Democratic caucus are soon to be revealed."

The 'RAT Party is divided and that division will become evident sooner or later.

8 posted on 11/28/2008 11:40:30 AM PST by Matchett-PI (2008 = Was The Year of the Toilet for 'rats (they just don't know it yet).)
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