June 9, 2010

Tweety gets his union hate on again after Blanche Lincoln's Democratic primary win in Arkansas. He repeated this nonsense several times on MSNBC the following day and on his blog. Too bad he doesn't have the same concern for the big monied interests that were supporting Blanche Lincoln.

My belief in American democracy:

I'm something of a romantic on this subject. I believe in this country's fundamental good. I believe in our ability to choose the best leaders.

... So, I like the way we run our government. I don't believe in the Tea Party/Birther argument that our government verges on being some kind of foreign occupying force. For all its faults – thinking long-term for once – to paraphrase Woody Guthrie, this government is our government.

My worry is those who try to manipulate democracy, the pressure groups and the money people who'd like all elections to come down to who can buy the most advertising on television – most of it negative advertising.

What gave me hope last night was that we saw voters don't like to be pushed around any more than I do. A lot of labor money went into the Arkansas Senate primary. It produced a lot of drama – stand-alone, who’s-side-are-you-on drama – and a real hero. Women celebrated in the pro-labor film “Norma Rae;” the irony is that the heroine, the Norma Rae, last night in Little Rock was the Democratic senator who labor tried to beat. Norma Rae's name in this picture is Blanche Lincoln.

Matthews made a similar analogy back in 2008 when he compared Sarah Palin to the character Norma Rae as well. This man's brain really is fried. Note to Chris Matthews, Blanche Lincoln and her corporate backers in no way shape or form resemble any union organizer, fictional or real. She's on the side of the union busters in case you didn't notice.

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