Thursday, July 22, 2010
A "Fun" Weekend of Tom White, George McGovern, Union Bosses and their Fellow Democrats
This weekend the Nebraska Democrat Party will hold its state convention in Columbus. According to the Lincoln Journal-Star's Don Walton, their keynote speaker will be former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democrat nominee for President.
1972? Really? That's the best you can do?
I concede there are some things to admire about McGovern. First, he served our country admirably in World War II as a decorated B-24 pilot.
Second, once he left office and became a businessman by purchasing and operating a small Connecticut hotel, McGovern learned firsthand how government regulations can strangle business owners and kill job growth. One example of McGovern's new found reasonableness is his opposition to one of the Democrats' priorities--Union card check. This legislation--which would eviscerate the requirement for secret ballot elections for employees to decide whether they wish to be unionized--is a quid-pro-quo for Union boss campaign support. Another is McGovern's support for tort reform.
Here in Nebraska, partisan Democrat congressional candidate Tom White has taken positions counter to those advocated by McGovern. White has joined Nancy Pelosi in SUPPORTING Union card check legislation and OPPOSING tort reform.
One has to wonder if White will be joining McGovern on stage at this weekend's convention.