Monday, July 10, 2006

Getting Mental At Raising Kaine

Well, it seems that Lowell Feld over at Raising Kaine has had just a leeeetle too much Kool-Aid. Of course, one learns that alone by noting his numerous links to the misnomered far-Left nitwits ... er, outfit called the Center for Media and Democracy, an outfit which bills itself as
"Countering propaganda by investigating and reporting on behind-the-scenes public relations campaigns by corporations, industries, governments and other powerful institutions," but one which never seems to include labor unions promoting their agendas with forced union dues as among those "other powerful institutions."

In a post of 308 words, Lowell manages only ten actually to identify what he derisively calls the "Orwellian bizarro world" of the National Right to Work Committee (I'm the guy with the beard in the background, and was merely a spectator) Apparently, this is established because the Committee "works toward laws that prohibit 'compulsory unionism.'"

Of course, as a propagandist for the far Left, perhaps Lowell knows from whence he speaks when discussing an "Orwellian bizarro world."

Now, Lowell doesn't bother to give us a single word to explain that "compulsory unionism" phrase further, so I will: it simply means that the Committee wants to prohibit laws and practices by which employees are forced to join or pay dues to a labor union as a condition of getting or keeping a job.

Instead of actually addressing the issue, though, Lowell treats us to his bizarro fantasies of a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (quick: Name the other psychotic who used that phrase in all seriousness?). That goes from minimum wage laws to the political propaganda of the United Auto Workers union.

It's really a pretty pathetic post, and if this is the best that a paid staffer for the Webb campaign can come up with, I'm looking forward to the Allen victory party. Wow! The UAW says something. Must be true!

Let's just make it clear, though. We can conclude that Lowell thinks that an individual should be forced to pay dues to a labor union as a condition of getting and/or keeping a job. Even Chris Matthews (in 2000) was shocked by Ralph Nader's position on that one. Since that is the sole principle for which the Committee works (it defines "single issue"), one can only describe it in derisive terms as holding an "extreme anti-labor position" if one disputes that principle. A principle, BTW, held by a clear majority of union MEMBERS, and 75% of all Americans. I know, I know: it must be a false consciousness that those (like Lowell) in the vanguard of the proletariat have to overcome.

And a personal little shout out to Lowell. Hey, maroon! Paul Weyrich is the President of the Free Congress Foundation, NOT Morton Blackwell. Even the far Left loons whose website to which he links get that one right, as does the Free Congress Foundation's informational website. Of course, Morton Blackwell is Virginia's Republican National Commiteeman and runs the Leadership Institute.

Tip of the hat to Greg Letiecq for bringing Lowell's imbecilic post to my attention.