Sunday, August 24, 2008

Obama and Card Check

A quick check of Daily Kos following the Biden announcement tipped me off to a key Democrat Party goal. Dems are looking to strengthen their Senate numbers and get Obama elected President to achieve a key goal of getting "card check" passed (please click the link.) Obama's comment:
"I will make it the law of the land when I'm president of the United States."

Last year this legislation stalled in the Senate after being passed in the House. This bill would require businesses to certify a union after 50% of the workers signed a card requesting one. Sounds reasonable? Except for the fact that workers are now allowed to vote with a secret ballot. And why do we have secret ballots in America, boys and girls? Because we want elections to be free of intimidation, collusion and bribery. Over at Daily Kos, they complain that union elections are never fair. Me, I'll always believe in the tried and proven processes of democracy. I'll let you be the judge: Daily Kos article here, web site here.

I couldn't resist embedding Ted Kennedy's response to the advertisments. What is he thinking? If they are getting this kind of reaction out of Ted, they must be doing something right.

Housekeeping Update: To those folks I invited to read and comment on this blog who aren't regular readers, I have updated the blog settings to allow anonymous posting.

1 comment:

Dean said...

B-Daddy, In all the length of that rambling Kos article, I would've thought that they would've bumped into the secret ballot aspect if only by accident. Never gets mentioned.

"Employee Free Choice Act"? That has to one of the more cynical titles I've heard in a while.

And you're right about hitting the Easy button - if Ted Kennedy is for it, then its probably a safe bet that this is some piss-poor legislation.