We have written many times about the Obama administration’s thug tactics. Often those tactics are exerted on behalf of unions, one of the Democratic Party’s most stalwart (if fading) sources of money and support. One of the administration’s recent outrages is the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to force Boeing to abandon its $1 billion-plus investment in a new production line in South Carolina, and build all of its new 787s in Washington, instead–using more expensive and less reliable union labor, of course.
It is simply unbelievable that the federal government would try to tell a private business where it can build a factory. When the order comes after an enormous investment has already been made, and would result in the American company’s products being less competitive in the marketplace, the outrage is compounded. Boeing’s investment, described as the “largest industrial investment in South Carolina history,” would go largely or entirely to waste. That will show South Carolina for not voting for the Anointed One!
Worst of all, the government’s case against Boeing is a tissue of lies. (That, too, is sadly typical of the Obama administration.) Michael Luttig, Boeing’s General Counsel, is a brilliant lawyer who formerly served on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was often mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee, but eventually decided to move to the private sector. To see how dishonest Obama’s appointees on the NLRB are, see Luttig’s irate letter to the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon.
I am not sure whether Obama is in the pocket of the unions or vice versa, but Michael Ramirez’s comment of some months ago is apt:
I’m pretty sure the country can survive four years of Barack Obama. It is not at all clear that we could survive eight years of his thuggery and dishonesty.
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