Today I learned that the Democratic controlled state house of Massachusetts passed a bill that strips public service union workers of their right to negotiate their benefits packages.
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Ironically the news of Republican legislators who voted for the Paul Ryan budget bill now going home and facing the wrath of their constituents if PROOF that they are handling a piece of legislation that smells like toxic cow manure. The presence of PROTESTS is proof positive of the quality of the legislation.
Yet just two short years ago during this same recession period as Health Insurance Reform was presented to the local constituents the sight of "Angry White Folks" disrupting their congressman was proof that ignorance and bigotry was taking over America.
The Hand Of Fraud
What we have here is blatant evidence that the news media - from top to bottom feeds off of a NARRATIVE which is set to color all events. Never before have we had the same issues, expressed through different instances to make note of the dramatic differences in reaction. (Note: On the grand scale the differences between the Bush & Obama presidencies as it relates to war coverage, economic issues, perceptions of inaction with respect to 'Black Issues' serves as the larger scope. The distinction between "Angry White folks in town halls a few years ago versus angry White folks in Wisconsin versus NO angry White folks in Massachusetts are transactional examples of what is at hand.)
The bottom line is that the "GOP Governor Attacks Unions" is merely an attempt to get the UNION movement back on track - in preparation for next years elections. If they were to go after ALL OFFENDERS - Including the mayors of various "Mission Accomplished Cities" that have laid off more union workers than has Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (mayors in Detroit, Newark and Milwaukee) this would confuse the message.
They instead give us SILENCE - figuring that we are too STUPID to see what is going on with their selective reactions.