Republicans got killed yesterday. Actually, American got killed. There are certainly many reasons for the devastation, but a huge part of the strength in the leftist "surge" for voter turnout is the inordinate power of organized labor. Did you know that election day is a national holiday for the UAW? Did you know the big sellout management teams who used to run the Big Three Automakers negotiated that away in 1999? Why do you suppose labor sought that and what do you suppose those people are doing all election day? Autodialing!
From the California Public Policy Center, an organization on the front lines of the leftist onslaught to remake America into a socialist republic in a piece called Taking the You out of Unions:
To show how one-sided its political spending is, according to the Center for Responsive politics, in 2011-2012, the AFT spent $768,194 on Democrat candidates for office and $0 on Republicans. This clearly shows a deep disdain for any of its dues payers who happen to be Republican. (While polling numbers on this issue vary, it is safe to say that somewhere between a third and a half of all teachers are politically to the right of center.)
In 27 forced union states, public school teachers must pay to play. They are forced to fork over the part of union dues that is allocated for collective bargaining. But they are not required to pay the portion that is spent on politics. As such, it would behoove all conservative, centrist and politically disinterested teachers to opt out of paying the political part of their union dues. Why should teachers’ dues money go to candidates and causes that they don’t agree with and may indeed find abhorrent?
We have a lot of firsts in this administration, but the worst may be that the first President reelected with unemployment over 7.2% is also the first President elected by a hard left majority minority coalition. That surging coalition was organized, phone-called, and driven to the polls by millions of Joe Six Pack union-workers who had the day off while you were working to pay the debt and future taxes they plan to levy on you. How about some right to work change?
Curiously, where is National Right to Work on actually pushing to enact right to work laws?