June 16, 2008

WHILE A PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD BE DREADFUL ON SOCIAL ISSUES...:

Union Critical of Obama’s Top Economics Aide (LOUIS UCHITELLE, 6/12/08, NY Times)

Acting quickly after securing his party’s presidential nomination, Barack Obama picked a well-known representative of Bill Clinton’s economic policies as his economic policy director and signaled this week that the major players from the Clinton economics team were now in his camp — starting with Robert E. Rubin.

Senator Obama, Democrat of Illinois, hired Jason Furman, a Harvard-trained economist closely associated with Mr. Rubin, a Wall Street insider who served as President Clinton’s Treasury secretary. Labor union leaders criticized the move, and said that “Rubinomics” focused too much on corporate America and not enough on workers.

“For years we’ve expressed strong concerns about corporate influence on the Democratic Party,” John J. Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, said Wednesday in a statement implicitly critical of the symbolism of the appointment, no matter Mr. Furman’s economic skills.


...and would be tempted to return to the point where we appear to be the weak horse vis-a-vis Islamicism, he has no wiggle room on economics.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2008 11:06 AM
Comments

Sweeney baby, don't be greedy. I've already given you card-check to intimidate workers to join your union. Anyway, this latest move is to peal off whoever left to support that stupid party. Frankly, without those racist wall streeters I would have a harder time winning. You do want me to win, don't you. You love me, you'll vote for me. And, you'd better deliver that damned woman's racist working stiffs to me. Your future depends on me.

Posted by: ic at June 16, 2008 12:26 PM

I see that Goolsbee has been undisappeared now that Hillary has been vanquished; I wonder just how far to the right he will tack?

Posted by: Mike Earl at June 16, 2008 1:03 PM
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