Saturday, June 18, 2016

Missouri Insider: Show-Me Unions Dangerously Divided Down Ballot



The Summer primary season is warming up and it's time to start drilling down on the trends that will impact upcoming elections for better and worse.

Accordingly . . .

Missouri insiders fear that union divisions in Democratic Party down ballot races will offer leverage for Republican opposition in the Fall.

Here's a quick perspective . . .

"It's a question of loyalty," according to one Show-Me state Insider. "We're seeing union money spread thin and some of it even going against incumbents who have 100% union voting records. This might seem like a smart tactic but in the end it's more leverage for the Republicans who can convince some of their members who voted with unions to second guess their support."

Now, it's no secret and not really news that unions are spending big bucks to back AG Koster for Governor in order fend off paycheck protection and right to work but in smaller races, the criticism here is that recent union bet hedging strategy weakens the party overall and is one of many reasons the Super Minority struggles to win back more seats.

You decide . . .

9 Comments:

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

I've never understood the idea that if you are in a union, your supposed to vote the way they tell you
Why should they vote democrat when that party is bringing in millions of illegal aliens and now Muslims. Not to mention trade deals
How does that represent a guy working in a union shop?

Anonymous said...

If you don't stand together, then you're not a union. Hence, the name union.

Republican "Right to Work Laws" are really right to work laws?

Anonymous said...

Democrat greedy union slobs looking to scam the system.

Anonymous said...

Unions have no loyalty anymore and the Republlicans. Are going to use it to pass right to work so I hope they enjoyed playing in these primary's because it's going to cost all unions big. If there was ever a time to not spend money on contested primary that divided labor it was now.

Anonymous said...

Labor is shooting themselves in the foot

Anonymous said...

Um 8:15 if you think democrats are bad for unions then you don't understand how truly terrible republicans are for unions. And if you think illegals only showed up once Obama got elected to u rea don't know anything.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what Democrats are to some pissant union they are a fucking nightmare for America.

Anonymous said...

Unions are great while you are working, but when you retire they fuck the shit out of you !

Anonymous said...

We need more unions. It motivates the Chinese to make the products we actually use even cheaper.