January 19, 2008

Blue On Blue, No Heartache For GOP

There are a few moments where pure schadenfreude can honestly be enjoyed without guilt. Besides Geraldo getting assaulted by neo-Nazis he wanted to exploit for ratings, the second-best example is watching Democrats beat each other up by accusing each other of the voter fraud they insist doesn't exist in general elections. This time, Bill Clinton provides the blue-on-blue action in Nevada:

Today when my daughter and I were wandering through the hotel, and all these culinary workers were mobbing us telling us they didn’t care what the union told them to do, they were gonna caucus for Hillary.

There was a representative of the organization following along behind us going up to everybody who said that, saying 'if you’re not gonna vote for our guy were gonna give you a schedule tomorrow so you can’t be there.' So, is this the new politics? I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years. So I will say it again – they think they're better than you.

Wow -- who would have thought that unions try to organize voters? Isn't that why people like Bill Clinton have sucked up to them for decades? Having a leading Democrat complain about union pressure on members for political action has to be one of the most clarifying and completely hilarious moments in politics since .... well, since Howard Dean flamed out in Iowa and the Democrats picked John Kerry as the nominee.

If Hillary wins the nomination, it will be even more hilarious to see Bill come back to Nevada to get this union endorsement in the general election. Will he keep an eye on these organizers to ensure that they don't engage in "voter suppression" if Hillary runs as the Democratic nominee? Even in Vegas, I wouldn't bet on it.

For his belated discovery of how the unions he and his party have assiduously and at times corruptly courted actually operate, Bill Clinton wins the Captain Louis Renault award. It seems somehow fitting that he finds himself shocked, shocked! at the bare-knuckled "gambling" that will go on in the casinos of Vegas.


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