I would expect no more of the Longshoremen than to threaten the Nation's economy with a crippling strike. (Imagine a strike and a fiscal cliff.) Everyone knows the Longshoremen are run by the Mob for the Mob. How else are they going to keep their members juiced in with no-show jobs? But lately it seems like the whole Democratic Party is in the game playing chicken with all of our lives. Calif. Governor Jerry Brown playing chicken with the state's school system. President Obama playing chicken with all of us. Maybe it's not new, but it's an awfully dangerous game.