Saturday, February 26, 2011
Which side is David "Bobo" Brooks on?On the side of the bosses and the reactionaries, as he always is.
The Wisconsin union fight has become a real "Which side are you on?" moment. Sleepy Mark Shields can be awfully weak as a political analyst. But he's at least on the democratic side of this issue. Bobo is doing his usual schtick, in this case promoting the most reactionary, anti-union position with a calm voice to make it "reasonable" by the degraded, completely unreasonable standards of the Beltway Village. Bobo sometimes has reasonable things to say. This isn't one of them. This is the PBS Newshour Political Wrap of 02/25/2011:
This PBS Newshour clip from the same day has a mediocre this-side-says-the-other-side-says chat about reactionary union-busting. But the first part of this clip shows Democratic members of the Wisconsin lower house dressed in union solidarity shirts chanting "Shame, shame" at the Republicans who had just voted to deny the basic right of union organizing to Wisconsin public employees. To hell with the Beltway Village version of "civility", whether it's the Bobo version or the Jon Stewart version. This is how representatives who get elected with the votes of working people should be acting:
Tags: david brooks, labor movement, mark shields
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