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Howard Dean on labor unions: ‘They are Super PAC’s that Democrats like’

February 5, 2016

  While trying to defend Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders’ attacks for being well-funded by Super PAC’s Howard Dean let a dirty little secret out of the bag. Howard Dean was trying to play the gender card on Bernie Sanders by claiming she is facing a double-standard because she takes money from Super PAC’s but nobody questions Bernie Sanders for taking money from labor unions.

  Here is what he said:

“Why does Hillary Clinton have to put up with a double standard?” Dean said. “I don’t hear anybody asking Bernie Sanders for his transcripts for some speech he made with a labor union. Frankly, for Bernie to say he doesn’t have a super PAC, labor unions are super PACs. Now, they’re super PACs that Democrats like, so we don’t go after labor unions, but this is a double standard.”

  Of course everybody knows this to be the truth but while some people on the right (myself included) have written about this the Democrats like to pretend there is a difference here by claiming unions fight for the workers.  Big money is big money pure and simple, it does not matter where it comes from, and for once Howard Dean got it right.

  But there is something else that I found to be very interesting in this quote: it appears to me as if Howard Dean just admitted that Democrats “go after” their political fundraising enemies while leaving friendly ones alone. Isn’t this what Lois Lerner and the IRS has been accused of? And isn’t it the left who has always claimed this never happens? That’s what I thought…

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2016 8:04 pm

    In addition, the labor unions who contribute money do so from members who may or may not support their candidate of choice.

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 5, 2016 8:11 pm

      Great point!

      Liked by 1 person

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