Ann Coulter

Labor unions did such wonderful things for Detroit's economy that the city recently recorded its lowest population since the 1910 census, and the federal government has had to bail out two of the city's major employers, General Motors and Chrysler.

Currently, Detroit boasts a 47 percent adult illiteracy rate, which is fantastic news for Democrats. (Ironically, I read that in the Detroit News.)

Two weeks ago, Obama's National Labor Relations Board made the gutsy call to file a complaint against Boeing for attempting to build a new airplane production plant in South Carolina -- a right-to-work state -- and demanding that the plant be opened in Washington state -- a dying Democratic pro-union state.

Suing Boeing for building a plant in South Carolina will certainly help Obama raise lots of campaign money from labor unions. Unfortunately, more Americans workers will be unemployed when Boeing and other companies give up on building plants in America and move yet more of their operations offshore.

But the Obama administration is gutsily punishing right-to-work states -- even states that merely require secret ballots in order to obviate coercion by union thugs.

What are Americans supposed to do to earn money? Obama doesn't care: Ordinary Americans are irrelevant to the Democrats' electoral ambitions -- they exist only to justify the hiring of more government workers.

The Democrats have now officially abandoned working-class Americans.

Obama is doing what's in his and his party's self-interest, rather than concerning himself with the mass of American citizens. He is using his executive authority to reward gays, illegal aliens, do-nothing government employees, far-left union bosses, abortion industry executives and global warming kooks.

Are you on that list of Obama's friends?

Democrats blithely act as if big labor, pro-illegal-immigration, pro-government union policies combined with massive government red tape and huge socialist programs will have no effect on jobs.

They incessantly repeat "gutsy call" for "you'd have to have been brain-dead not to make the call to kill bin Laden," hoping the Democratic Party will suddenly seem macho.

Then, after a few weeks of robotically chanting "gutsy call," they can get back to their true passion -- destroying jobs -- at which point they will robotically chant Bush's name to explain why millions of Americans have lost their jobs under Obama.

How gutsy.