Al Sharpton, who got his start in life as an extortionist and a mover of mob violence, opposes “card check” because it might – wait for it – lead to intimidation.
Putting aside the fact that Sharpton opposing intimidation is like Madonna opposing eroticism, has no one told him about the decades-long campaign of skilled, professionalized, and thoroughly illegal management intimidation that has broken the back of the private-sector labor movement in this country? I’d gladly take real free elections (quick, offsite, with no chance for management to threaten and propagandize) as a substitute for card-check, but the status quo simply won’t do.
I wonder who greased Sharpton’s palm. Or is he merely desperate for attention, now that Barack Obama has put Sharpton and his fellow race-hustlers in the shade, perhaps (imshallah) for good?