Among other more far seeing mavens, RR and its selected cohort of commenters deserve a little chest thump and back slap or two for being years ahead of what has now emerged as national wisdom on the destructive force that is the public service unions operating at ALL levels of government.
Now we have both Democratic and Republican electeds pointing out that the opulent benefits of public sector compensation packages need to be rolled back. In San Jose, San Diego, Wisconsin, Vallejo, Stockton, Indiana, … the people have spoken, and these people are not only made up of conservatives or tea party members. I don’t think that this infection of eye opening revelations is going to stop with these jurisdictions. There is a sea change happening and people are hearkening back to the historical warnings from FDR and George Meany, not exactly rightwing opponents of the labor movement.
What is not surprising is that the local leftwingers have seen none of this, and today remain as blind as ever. To them last Tuesday’s elections were a victory which they continue to celebrate as the resurrection of the Purple People Eater that is turning all voters into their leftwing version of ‘middle roaders’. I think that is wonderful. How can anyone not like an election in which everyone wins. Most certainly the conservatives want the progressives to hold that warm thought, and continue doing what they have done so far. Those kinds of ‘victories’ are bankable.
What now is also in the national discussion is the recognized fact that our elected officials sit at least on both sides of the table during negotiations with the public service unions. And many of them sit only on one side – guess which. How can you tell on which side your electeds sit on? Simple, when they all swear on a stack of bibles that they only represent you the voter, and to boot act huffy that you even brought up the subject, you need look no further. Those officials who understand the problem and their manifest involvements are now beginning to show a smidgeon of contrition here and there.
These leaks are not something that just started recently in the election campaign. They have been going on for quite some time for purposes that are now becoming a national concern. Democrat Diane Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is demanding an explanation from the administration not only about the leaks, but that they be stopped immediately. The damage to our nation is becoming unconscionable.
In response, Eric Holder, our most incompetent and devious Attorney General in decades, has appointed two internal (I’m not kidding) investigators to whitewash the entire affair. This is the administration in which recently retired SecDefense Bob Gates got so fed up with the purposely positioned leaks that he walked into the office of the head of the National Security Agency and told him to “Shut the f%@k up!”, because the NSA was contributing directly to battlefield deaths in the middle east.
There is not a single dimension along which this dirtbag administration has not dishonored itself through either agenda or incompetence. The only things at which they excel is their scamming of the ignorant and gullible segments of our electorate. But that may be all that is needed for the damage to continue.