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  •  His political career (2+ / 0-)
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    has been as one of America's leading progressive voices.  

    •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)

      I guess being vehemently anti-labor and against working people is a truly progressive position now.

      The Rethug Party are anti-American traitors. The Congressional Rethugs form a fifth column intent on destruction of America.

      by IhateBush on Mon May 04, 2009 at 02:03:59 PM PDT

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      •  McGovern was not anti-labor. (1+ / 0-)
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        rock the ground

        None of us is especially happy about his stance on EFCA, but you're going to repeatedly trash the man on this thread because of one stand (taken when he was in his mid-80s) and one or two votes out of entire his career?

        If he was so anti-labor, why did the UAW endorse him and work hard for him in '72?  Why did the IAM and the Farm Workers?  Bill Winpisinger of the IAM said of Mean's "neutrality,"

        A labor movement that pretends to be neutral, as between George McGovern and Richard Nixon, is a labor movement the forfeits any claim to being a force for morality in America

        And let's not forget what a bunch of stellar guys were running the AFL-CIO.  Al Barkan, head of COPE, described McGovern's supporters as:

        "kooks, crazies, queers, and feminists."

        That was the ugly side of labor that did not support McGovern.  The progressives in the labor movement who didn't hate "kooks, crazies, queers and feminists," who weren't tools of the neocons like Scoop Jackson, that labor movement wholeheartedly supported George McGovern.

        Are you the change or not?

        by goinsouth on Mon May 04, 2009 at 03:29:28 PM PDT

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