Friday, October 22, 2010


Obviously, I misunderstand the term as used in Washington DC.

While His IMperial Majesty Barack Hussein Obama, who was the beneficiary of millions(?) of dollars worth of (illegal) foreign campaign donations in 2008 excoriates the US Chamber of Commerce for taking dues money from foreign entities--money which is carefully kept from any political uses--it turns out that the number one "outside"so-called, donor of political money is...

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

And of course, all that newly spent money has gone to buy Democrats.
The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats' hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push.
I suppose you could question whether government employees are really outsiders.  But then you'd find yourself questioning whether government employees should even be allowed to have unions, and that's just crazy talk.  No telling where it would end.

Wall Street Journal, by way of Instapundit.

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