With Wisconsin recall election exit polling data showing 27% of union members voted for Governor Walker and the last Marquette University poll before the election, indicating the total was closer to 40%, Ed Schultz of MSNBC demanded to know why union members would vote for Scott Walker.
I thought I’d write a response: Ed, as a former member of a public employee union, let me count the reasons:
1. Pro-life issues. 99% of union political contributions go to Democrat Party candidates. Pro-life politicians have become virtually extinct in the Democrat Party. Instead, Democrats at all levels compete with each other to be the candidate who promises the most radical pro-abortion agenda. With this incredible imbalance of contributions, public employee unions have become the major financial source for pro-abortion politicians. Wisconsin Planned Parenthood, of course, endorsed the recall. When I attend pro-life rallies, it is so heartwarming to see people in their green AFSCME t-shirts shouting obscenities at us. The fact is, these days no pro-life candidate of either party, would get a penny in contributions from public employee unions. read more »