Unionize, Or Die

Remember Nancy Pelosi? The Democratic Representative from San Francisco, the current Minority Leader, the former Speaker of the House, and intends to reclaim that spot? The woman the Democrats decided, back in 2006, should be second in line for the presidency?  Well, she’s still showing just how wonderfully qualified she is for that kind of power and trust.


Remember that whole Boeing plant in South Carolina mess? Boeing built a $2-billion plant there to expand its production, choosing to spread its efforts around a bit rather than stay focused in Washington. It certainly helped that SC is a right-to-work state, while Washington is a union state, and Boeing’s unions have been very expensive pains in the ass over the past few decades. Anyway, shortly before Boeing opened the plant, the National Labor Relations Board stepped in and told Boeing that no, they couldn’t do that — they had to expand in Washington. The law says that businesses can’t punish unions for past activism.

Now, it must be noted that not a single union job was being threatened. What Boeing was doing was simply expanding production, not shifting it. But according to the NLRB, “not rewarding” is pretty much the same as “punishing.” According to Democrats, unions are the business equivalent of herpes or AIDS — once you get them, you can’t ever escape them.


There’s one more detail of the Boeing story I had not been aware of prior. It turns out that the South Carolina workers had actually voted on unionizing — and rejected it. They made a deliberate, conscious choice to not join a union.


Anyway, all that doesn’t matter to Nancy Pelosi. She’s chimed in and said that if the South Carolina workers want their jobs, they should simply stop whining, stop thinking they have the right to their independence, and just join the union — and then the plant can open.


Now, one final point. The NLRB has made it clear that Boeing has two options. First, they can abandon the South Carolina plant (in which they’ve already invested $2 billion) and bring their expansion back to Washington, and use union workers. Second, they can abandon the South Carolina plant (in which they’ve already invested $2 billion) and expand overseas, sending the jobs to China or somewhere else.


Pelosi’s statement reaffirms the Democrats’ priority when it comes to jobs. Their first concern: American union members. Their second concern: foreign workers, working outside the United States. American non-union workers rank no higher than third — and, I suspect, even lower. (They’ve repeatedly demonstrated great sympathies for illegal alien workers in the US.)


Remember this, between now and next November. Any vote for a Democrat running for the House is a vote to put Nancy Pelosi back in as Speaker, the second in line for the presidency and arguably the second most powerful position in the federal government. And Pelosi — in addition to being grossly incompetent, astonishingly stupid, and seriously corrupt — is now affirming that she doesn’t think American workers have the right to reject unions.


Getting Pelosi out of Congress isn’t an option — she’s perfectly in tune with her lunatic left district, and there’s no way she will ever be effectively challenged. But we can sure make certain she doesn’t get the Speaker’s gavel back.


Because if she does, we are totally screwed. She did her damnedest in 2006-2010, and worked wonders. I dunno if we can handle another round like that.

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  • herddog505

    Jay TeaIt turns out that the South Carolina workers had actually voted on unionizing — and rejected it. They made a deliberate, conscious choice to not join a union.

    Hmmm… I didn’t know that.  Interesting, isn’t it: the workers voted against a union.  Now, why would that be?  Could it be that we here in the South have no use for having to pay somebody else to let us work?  Or that we know that voting in a union eventually leads to plant closures and EVERYBODY being out of a job?  Or is it that we know that unions stopped representing workers a long time ago, and now are just cash cows for the union bigshots, the mob, and the democrats?

    It’s also interesting that the fact that the workers voted the union down doesn’t exactly get a lot of coverage.

    As for Pelosi… What do you expect?  The woman is so stupid as to make me question her sanity.  But, really, she’s no different than many bigtime dems: they are so wedded to their ideology (and the money from corrupt unions) that they don’t understand or care about anything else.  Let those people in So. Carolina stay out of work.  Let the city of North Charleston do without those jobs and the income it would bring in.  Those jobs should go to Seattle and Portland, dammit!

    Anyway, SanFran Nan would be the first to tell you that, if So. Carolina is having any financial difficulties or high unemployment, they should put more people on food stamps, which is the best way to create jobs that we have.


  • Anonymous

    I am so looking forward to a GOP presidency. It is acceptable now to use Executive Orders to get things done that won’t pass the legislative process. It is acceptable now to use the cabinet and other agencies to favor constituents. Come on 2012. ABO. ww

    • herddog505

      Yep.  I appreciate that politicians tend to be even more short-sighted, live-for-today-and-let-tomorrow-worry-about-itself than the average teenage crack addict, but it’s astonishing to me just how damn DUMB they’ve been in the past several years.  From rushing through the Patriot Act to “the nuclear option” to Bad Luck Barry’s Rule by Decree, it doesn’t seem to occur to them that what they do today may be turned against them tomorrow.

      • You’re making the assumption that they’re going to let the reins of power be transferred peacefully.  I’m starting to think they’re not seeing that as an option any more.  If you have power, and you’re doing good (at least, according to your own definitions) then anyone who wants you to give up that power is automatically evil and must be resisted.

    • Anonymous

      Obama is just testing the water to see exactly how much he can get away with.

  • This is the textbook definition of economic fascism. And the left is tripping over themselves to embrace it.

    One of the most outspoken American fascists was economist Lawrence Dennis. In his 1936 book, The Coming American Fascism, Dennis declared that defenders of “18th-century Americanism” were sure to become “the laughing stock of their own countrymen” and that the adoption of economic fascism would intensify “national spirit” and put it behind “the enterprises of public welfare and social control.” The big stumbling block to the development of economic fascism, Dennis bemoaned, was “liberal norms of law or constitutional guarantees of private rights.

    My emphasis.

    • I can pretty well guarantee they won’t like what they want should they be ‘fortunate’ enough to get everything they desire.

      • No doubt. Though they will find a way to blame the consequences on capitalism, conservatism, Republicans, or anything except themselves.

  • Anonymous

    And this woman helped write the health care bill??

    God help us.

  • Anonymous

    And this woman helped write the health care bill??

    God help us.

    • Oysteria

      And I can almost guarantee that even though the healthcare bill was passed, she STILL doesn’t know what’s in it.  Listen, Pelosi has uttered some of the most bizzarre statements over the last few years, with a straight face now mind you, “stupid” barely touches it.  I think there’s no doubt left as to the state of her sanity.  There comes a point where these people have displayed such grossly unreasonable opinions that the reins of power must be wrested from their claws.  What’s just as frightening is there are a plurality of Californians who don’t even raise an eyebrow over statements like hers about the Boeing plant and vote for her repeatedly.

      Californians must get a grip and quit foisting this ridiculous woman on the rest of us.

      • All the more reason for term limits and mandatory retirement ages for Congress.

      • @Oysteria:disqus ,

        Nancy Pelosi’s district is SF and Marin.  Blame them.  The rest of the Bay Area and the rest of the state can do nothing about it, other than re-districting her out of a job (CA gained one seat from the 2010 census), and that won’t happen in this one party state.

  • Anonymous

    “She did her damnedest in 2006-2010, and worked wonders. I dunno if we can handle another round like that.”

    According to Barry, Nancy is one of “the best Speakers”, evah!

    • Well, considering what he wants to do, I can see how he’d think so.

      When your purpose is destruction, anything (and anyone) that facilitates it is appreciated.

  • jim_m

    The dems no longer give a rat’s ass about the law or the constitution.  They are passing regulations that say the Justice Dept can lie about FOIA documents.  They want forced unionization.  They’re calling for suspension of elections.

    Dark days are ahead for this country. Even if they allow an election next year I would not expect them to take defeat with anything short of a violent uprising to overturn the results.

    • Anonymous

      “They are passing regulations that say the Justice Dept can lie about FOIA documents.”

      Excuse the tangent, but can you imagine the uproar if Bush had done this?

  • retired.military

    If I were Boeing I would keep the plant vacant until after the 2012 election and put up signs all over SC that say as soon as Obama and his NLRB are out of office they will be happy to open up the plant and hire x number of workers.  Then add a little statement like “Obama – denying American jobs x number at a time”

  • Darn, I was sure the lefties would be here defending Pelosi and Stalin again.

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  • It is truly astonishing & breathtaking how incompetent, corrupt, and inept a Democrat can be, and still be untouchable in their seat. 

    How low can Liberals/Progressives/Democrats go? Hint:

    The mathematical equation that expresses the limits of a function as it infinitely approaches zero applies here.

    • Never ask a question unless you are prepared for the answer…