Monday, December 8, 2008

What Will Move Obama Forward?

Not this kind of deluded, boost-don’t-knock non-sense. What will move Obama and his band of Clintonites forward is this kind of struggle. For anyone to the left of Robert Gates these days, the watchword should be – “Two, Three, Many Republic Windows and Doors.”

Note: it’s nice that Jesse Jackson joined those Republic workers briefly and likened their struggle to Martin Luther King’s and Cesar Chavez’s. It would be more than nice if Obama, having uttered a few weasel words of support on Sunday, would show his face there too. But it is ironic – and revealing of the extent of our “left’s” historical ignorance and/or amnesia – that, at a time when the UAW is under assault by Republican (and some Democratic) union busters, no one bothers to remark that, back in the last Great Depression, the first sit-down strikes in the United States were the work of auto workers in and around Detroit struggling for union recognition.

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