Even Leftwing Magazine Slams ObamaCare for Harming Union Members

Otter: Flounder, you can't spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f---ed up... you trusted us!

It is no surprise that conservative magazines and blogs are opposed to ObamaCare but now even leftwing publications are beginning to have this opinion. What caused their new-found opposition  is the fact that labor unions have finally discovered that ObamaCare is going to devastate the health plans of their members.  The situation of the union bosses from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on down who placed their blind faith in the Obama administration somehow exempting their members from the deleterious effects of ObamaCare is analogous to that of the clueless Flounder in the movie "Animal House" after the Delta House members destroyed a car he borrowed.

And now even TruthOut magazine, the periodical that boldly predicted the indictment of Karl Rove (within 24 business hours) back in May 2006 has published this highly critical article about ObamaCare and the unions by the far left Shamus Cooke. If the source were not identified, you would think the following quotes came from a conservative:

A funny thing happened a couple of months ago: labor leaders finally awoke from their coma and realized that Obamacare was not only bad for unions, but for working families in general.

Once the biggest salespeople of the bill’s passage, union leaders are suddenly full of rage and “shock” at the realities of Obamacare.

The first sign of brain activity happened in July, when a trio of national labor leaders sent a letter to President Obama, saying that “[Obamacare] will shatter not only our [unions] hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

Perhaps they should have read the bill first? Instead of trying to convince their members and the rest of the country how great it was

But labor leaders aren’t accepting blame for their role in selling snake oil to the American public. Instead they are blaming the “implementation” of Obamacare, not its essence. For example, the recent AFL-CIO convention ended with a resolution that critiqued Obamacare’s implementation, saying that the bill “doesn’t live up to its promises.”


Wow! Powerful stuff and a reminder that this did not appear in National Review although it could have. And if Richard Trumka shaves his mustache, how much would he resemble Flounder?

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