From US News and World Report:
The AFL-CIO has told Washington Whispers it will redeploy funds away from political candidates smack dab in the middle of season, the latest sign that the largest federation of unions in the country could be becoming increasingly disillusioned with President Obama.
The federation says the shift has been in the works for months, and had nothing to do with the president's failure to show in Wisconsin last week, where labor unions led a failed of Governor Scott Walker. . . . . read the full story here.
Editor’s notes: lets be careful, here. Before spiking the ball in the end zone, however, we conservatives should consider the fact that Obama will have plenty of money to run an effective campaign. But, he will not have enough to a slash and burn operation in as many states as he would like.
Understand that Obama’s funding is not going as planned. It is so far off course, in fact, that he sent out a memo in mid-March of this year, telling congressional Democrats not to expect any funding coming from the DNC, this election cycle.
Who makes up the difference? Well, for one, the unions. I believe that this has come as somewhat of a surprise to the Obama campaign. He thought he could fly over Wisconsin four or five times, on his way to fundraisers in Michigan and Illinois, use the excuse, “I was too busy,” (he really gave that as a reason, here, for avoiding Wisconsin), and all would be well. Turns out the unions are furious with him.
One cannot make too much of this Wisconsin recall debacle. It has opened the door for governors and mayors, both Democrat and Republican, to take courage in dealing with their blotted budgets and the pension demands 1 that are killing America.
The news coming out of US News and World Report, makes it clear that the Unions think Obama is going to lose the election and have shifted into high gear, hoping to save as many Congressional seats as possible and they begin work to repair the extreme damage done to the Democrat Party because of this abject failure of a president.
1. The bigger story of the day, just might be the newly reported fact, that the S&P is now reporting that unfunded [pension and retirement] liabilities are closer to 4 trillion dollars than earlier reports of 1 trillion. While entitlement spending is killing the national economy (17 trillion owed with the Social Security program; 38 trillion in Medicare and rising fast), a four trillion dollar obligation for smaller governments, is an equal impossibility.