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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:56 AM

GOP and other Conservative Groups vow to push ‘right to work’ in other states

The conservative groups that supported Michigan’s new “right to work” law — winning a stunning victory over unions, even in the heart of American labor — vowed Wednesday to replicate that success elsewhere.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/groups-vow-to-push-right-to-work-in-other-states/2012/12/12/2310311a-447c-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html

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Reply GOP and other Conservative Groups vow to push ‘right to work’ in other states (Original post)
UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
catbyte Dec 2012 #1
leftynyc Dec 2012 #2
catbyte Dec 2012 #3
leftynyc Dec 2012 #4
Old and In the Way Dec 2012 #5

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:06 AM

1. I think workers in this country are toast. Even though Obama won, we have lost the country

With so many states completely controlled by Republicans, they are fixing elections and gerrymandering districts in such a fashion that Democrats will NEVER take the House. I am afraid we are in for a long, long walk in the desert. I don't see any hope, anywhere. Sorry.

This whole RTW in Michigan has so demoralized me I can't even work up the energy to be outraged anymore. I know that's what they're hoping for, but when you see 40 years of work flushed down the sewer with the stroke of a pen, it kills your soul.

I need some time to heal.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:23 AM

2. It's the republican governors

that are doing the damage - not the House. I hope the people who self righteously sat on their asses in 2010 "to teach the Democrats a lesson" have learned their own lesson here.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:02 AM

3. The only way we'll be able to turn things around federally is to take the House because of all the

damage the Republicans are doing in the states. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. You can see the current clusterfuck with the Republicans in control of the House--utter gridlock. They are completely out of ideas, so the only thing they know how to do is stall and block and obstruct.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. It's a different argument

Right to work crap comes from each state. States that voted for Pres Obama last month but got pub governors in 2010. They can be voted out in 2014 but by then much of the damage will have been done. The House will be very hard to take back with all the gerrymandering crap and the history of low voter turnout for our side in off year elections.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:03 AM

5. Well, one way that they can lose their gerrymandered edge quickly is

if people vote with their feet and move. Lose population, lose representation. Republican social and economic policy might just create the conditions that make significant majorities move to States that have more political support for the interests of a vibrant Middle-class .

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