Such is the state of today's Democrat Party. Sadly, the self described party of diversity isn't really that diverse after all.
On the other hand, the GOP has younger and more dynamic candidates.
One of them is Governor Walker of Wisconsin, as Holman W Jenkins Jr. wrote today:
Unions may not matter much in American workplaces anymore but unions represent the main political obstacle to just about every kind of reform: School choice. Entitlements. Pensions. Health care.
They are the ones holding back school reforms that would allow black and Hispanic parents to send their kids to a school of their choice.
It's unions that have tied up communities with labor contracts that benefit the members but not the taxpayers.
Here is my advice to the Democrats: nurture a few centrist candidates who understand that taxpayers are fed up with overpaid and arrogant public sector unions.
In other words, the Democrats could really use a "Nixon to China" moment when it comes to public sector unions.
By the way, I am still undecided about the GOP nomination. This is not an endorsement of Governor Walker but rather a realization that public sector unions are bad for governing, as private sector labor leader George Meany once said:
“It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.
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