It's unfair to expect Obama to stand up for unions
Submitted by vastleft on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 8:27am
After all, on the campaign trail, he made it clear that he considered them ominous "special interests."
“Right now groups supporting Hillary Clinton and John Edwards are flooding Iowa and the other early states with millions of dollars in paid ads, phone calls, and mailings," Obama wrote in a memo, referring to the SEIU and also to groups backing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, such as the union AFSCME and EMILY's List.
He went after the groups directly, saying a lot of the 527 activities are "paid for by huge, unregulated contributions from special interests," he said.