Democrats are so few in the Missouri General Assembly that the only way they can accomplish anything is to keep the Republicans from checking off something on their bucket list.
Joe Keaveny (D-St. Louis), Senate Minority Leader, when asked what he thought was the most stellar accomplishment for himself and the Democrats this session, of course his only answer was going to be that “we stopped/prevented (insert Republican agenda item here).”
Guess what he was most proud about stopping.
Okay, I’ll make it a multiple choice test and narrow it down to two options:
Yep, you got it.
Of course, you know by now that on the left, even the left that represents the Democrat Party in a flyover state, social justice is more important than economic populism.
Note: For the purposes of full disclosure, I don’t have a strong opinion either way on paycheck protection, just as I don’t have a strong opinion either way on right-to-work, because I don’t see how the law being one way or the other on either issue substantively changes much of anything. But I do know that PP/RTW are BFDs to union leadership, and union leadership has a way of turning out union rank-and-file foot soldiers. Yet and still, the Senate Majority Leader thinks that some fruit and nut leftist social issue is more important than all that.