Unions and their de-facto labor party political puppets [read: Democrats] are freaking out right now! They know that their Reign of Error may come to a crashing halt next Tuesday.
The Senate Special Election in Massachusetts next Tuesday is not going their way and, while the AFL-CIO sends its shock troops and the SEIU's attack ads and purple shirts flood the Bay state, GOP candidate Scott Brown's momentum seems to be gaining over his opponent Martha Coakley with Brown now leading Coakley Even in her own polling, Martha Coakley's "bottom has fallen out."
"I have heard that in the last two days the bottom has fallen out of her poll numbers," says one well-connected Democratic strategist. In her own polling, Coakley is said to be around five points behind Republican Scott Brown. "If she's not six or eight ahead going into the election, all the intensity is on the other side in terms of turnout," the Democrat says. "So right now, she is destined to lose."
According to a Suffolk University poll, Brown is up by 4%.
How quickly has this race turned around?
In November, Coakley was beating Brown by 31 percentage points. Now, Brown is up by 4% -- a change of 35% in two months.
How important is this election to the nation?
Well, as one newscaster stated: "If Scott Brown wins next Tuesday...he will change the world of politics as we know it." This is what has union bosses so scared.
Unions have spent over a billion dollars electing a party that would be beholden to their "special" interests (as evidenced by the sweetheart deal union bosses got from Democrats on the "Cadillac tax" earlier this week).
Union expenditures in 2006 and 2008 were purposeful and with two primary (and many secondary) goals in mind:
First and foremost, union bosses have been running a deceptive campaign to get the job-destroying and hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) made into law. As EFCA effectively strips workers of their right to vote on unionization and gives the (union-backed) federal government the right to impose contracts in the private sector, it has been union bosses' dream for some time..
Secondly, union bosses have been campaigning for the nationalization of U.S. health care for decades. With the billions union bosses will make from nationalizing the health care industry, union bosses see health care reform as one of the two major vehicles for them to regain their stranglehold on the U.S. economy forever.
Now, however, union bosses' dreams may be getting a bucketful of cold (Bay State) water thrown onto them if Scott Brown wins on Tuesday.
To us, it would not matter if Spongebob were running against Martha Coakley and the union special interests...but he's not. So, if you're at all interested in helping Scott Brown end union bosses' Reign of Error and beat Andy Stern & Co., go here to help.
"I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes." Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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