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Trouble in Paradise: Unions Opt to Skip Democratic National Convention

Morpheus Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 9:30 PM
I think the big problem is this: Obama does something that sets a bad example for plenty of people. Especially lack of fiscal discipline. Romney on the other hand, is one of those people that really does better than the previous generation. His father was Governor and an auto union leader, he's an MBA and the co-founder of Bain, which ranked in the top 10 for American private equity firms. Wealth, education, you name it, he did it all better than his father did. If he gets elected president, well that adds another accomplishment.

Convention season is nigh, but the Democrats’ gather won’t quite be the Greek-columned, overflowing-football-stadium fete they had in Denver last time around. No, Charlotte is looking to be much more subdued: a shorter party with fewer guests, in large measure due to a union hissy fit.

Indeed, the Dems have cut their party down from four days to three, and now, their BFF from 2008 has decided not to come. Rather than join in the fun with Obama and company, unions have instead thrown money at their own party in Philadelphia, on August 11. Contributions and even...