DAY ONE: IT BEGINS.
Counting the Days Until the Mainstream Media Picks Up the Story of
Democrat Tom Harkin Delivering Big Labor its 2010 Hit List of His Fellow Democrats
As the job-destroying, union bailout bill known as the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has become bogged down in the U.S. Senate, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has established himself as union bosses' chief negotiator in the U.S. Senate and, in fact, is beginning to act a bit like a union thug himself.
In fact, if Harkin's attempt to reach a compromise on EFCA fails, he has sworn to take the original measure to the Senate floor for an 'up or down vote' to let the voters "see for themselves who in the Senate is really with them or against them."
As the United Steel Workers (formerly of America) stated on June 18th:
Senator Harkin...has vowed to either find a solution that works to get to 60 votes, or force those unsupportive Senators to take a vote on the original measure. This way, we know where they stand come election time...
In other words, Senator Harkin is doing union bosses' bidding by forcing Senators within his own party to either help bail out the unions or, if they don't, they'll get on Harkin's Hit List.
Unfortunately, no one in the mainstream media (either from the Left or the Right) has called into question a special interest group using a U.S. Senator to target fellow senators--including those within his own party.
Until such time as America's mainstream media picks up on union bosses' use of Senator Harkin to threaten other U.S. senators (including senators of his own party), LaborUnionReport.com is announcing the Harkin Hit List Countdown.
Every day, we will be counting the days that Harkins' threat goes unchallenged by either the media, his fellow Democrats, or Republicans, and LaborUnionReport.com will be issuing another statement about this seeming blackmail of elected politicians by a special interest group.