This fall, the Democrats are looking far more than usual to organized labor’s ground troops and money to save embattled Democratic candidates, but labor’s vaunted political clout may fail to deliver — partly because so many union members and retirees, like Mr. Turosky, are angry about the economy, and partly because unions are finding it hard to surmount a deluge of Republican campaign ads.
In recent days, several unions have not just poured a record number of canvassers into the streets going door to door, they have promised record amounts of campaign spending in a last-ditch effort to counter corporate spending and limit Republican gains in House, Senate and gubernatorial races.
BECAUSE THEIR MEMBERSHIP IS PROBABLY FILLED WITH CLOSET-TEABAGGERS, I THINK THEY UNIONS WILL BE UNABLE TO SAVE THE DEMOCRATS. (AFTER ALL, MANY UNIONS HAD TO PAY UNION MEMBERS TO GO TO RALLIES.)
The giant union of government workers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is promising to spend a record $66 million this year on get-out-the-vote efforts, voter education and political advertisements. That includes $16 million that the union recently took out of an emergency fund, and it comes on top of $21 million it spent last year, mainly on state and local races. The union says it has spent $17 million on broadcast advertisements so far this year.
... Theplans to spend about $50 million in this year’s campaign, while the Service Employees International Union, one of the most politically active unions, plans to spend $44 million, including $14 million already spent on advertisements.
IT'S A LOT OF MONEY, BUT IT'S TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
ONLY RAMPANT VOTER FRAUD CAN SAVE THE DEMOCRATS NOW.
I THINK THINK THE REAL GOAL OF THE UNIONS IS TO MAKE AS MANY RACES AS POSSIBLE CLOSE ENOUGH TO STEAL!
AND I EXPECT THEY KNOW THIS TOO, AFTER ALL: IT'S HOW OBAMA AND AXELROD STOLE THE NOMINATION FROM HILARY.