Thursday, June 1, 2017

City Democrats betray their base. | Fred Klonsky

City Democrats betray their base. | Fred Klonsky:

City Democrats betray their base

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When I applauded the plan to merge the Chicago Teachers Union with ChiACT, the union organizing charter teachers, former Arne Duncan press agent Peter Cunningham, who I assume is a Democrat, suggested it was just a way for the unions to recruit more members.
I had to explain to Peter that a union recruiting members was the point.
It is called “organizing the unorganized.”
But attacking the electoral base of the Democratic Party is what the Democrats seem to be doing these days.
It was a factor in the national Democrats loss, giving the White House to Covfefe.
Cities simply do not produce the turnout in key states that the Democrats need to win.
Democrat Pat Quinn lost to Republican Bruce Rauner in a blue state by attacking AFSCME and cutting state public employee pensions. Rauner didn’t win by much. He didn’t have to.
While Illinois went blue, Chicago Democratic Party leaders and the Mayor continue to City Democrats betray their base. | Fred Klonsky:

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