Not everyone in the Dem party is Obama. Gov Cuomo of NY realizes reality. His state has a budget gap. Wall Street is not as lucrative as before as staff layoffs in banking, salary/bonus caps, etc etc is eating into state revenues. Now Kodak is bankrupt, Xerox is going from printers to software, layoffs are hitting NY state. NY is sitting on natural gas and oil like PA. PA is booming while NY is sliding into recession. Reality forces one to be practical. Gov Cuomo manage to propose fracking as long it is not near the fresh water reservoirs in upstate. Problem is will he get the proposal thru the green opposition in his party. There are Dems who understand the need to frack to make up for the revenue shortages looming, problem is they have their hardcore environmentalists to deal with. Remember labor was pissed off at Obama to hold up the Keystone Pipeline. Fracking may be the wedge issue the GOP has to gain blue collar Dem voters in 2016.
How did labor vote this last election? Which side got almost all of their support?