Wankers Of The Day

4 comments June 9th, 2010at 07:32am Posted by Eli

“Senior White House officials”:

A senior White House official just called me with a very pointed message for the administration’s sometime allies in organized labor, who invested heavily in beating Blanche Lincoln, Obama’s candidate, in Arkansas.

“Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members’ money down the toilet on a pointless exercise,” the official said. “If even half that total had been well-targeted and applied in key House races across this country, that could have made a real difference in November.”

Yes, stupid organized labor, trying to get rid of one of their bitterest enemies in the Senate Democratic caucus, what could they possibly have been thinking?  (Does anyone else wonder if perhaps a lot of swear words were edited out of this totally anonymous “senior White House official”‘s quote?)

But wait, there’s more…

WH anger at labor predates tonight. Pelosi/Reid/Obama did a lot for labor and labor repays them by wasting $10 million. That’s their [c]laim.

Sure, that sounds reasonable, if you define “a lot” as “stringing them along with empty EFCA promises to retain their support for an increasingly shitty and public-optionless healthcare bill.” Besides, labor’s support for Halter wasn’t really  about what Pelosi/Reid/Obama did for labor, it was about what Blanche Lincoln did for labor.  Or rather, against labor.

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  • 1. Bill  |  June 9th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Republicans like to talk about “entitlement attitudes” sadly this seems to be true of the Democratic leadership who think that they deserve to be elected regardless of what they actually do

  • 2. Charles  |  June 9th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I think labor won the exchange, replying that “Labor is not an arm of the Democratic Party.”

    I mean, really. As Bill suggests, these people apparently think that we owe them our votes. We, the people who give them our time, our talent, and our money– we owe them! Even when they promise us single payer and deliver us privatized insurance, promise EFCA and deliver nothing, promise regulatory oversight and (with some help) deliver us the largest environmental disaster in our nation’s history.

    They’ll get my vote, but not because of who they are. Only because of who they aren’t. I doubt that others will be as discriminating.

  • 3. Eli  |  June 9th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Absolutely they won the exchange. But I wish they had won the primary too.

  • 4. Charles  |  June 11th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Well, there’s that.

    But it’s almost a dead certainty that we retired Blanche Lincoln. Unless, of course, she switches parties.

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