One of the major advantages Liberals have over Conservatives in any election is the lie. Liberals have made lying an art form. For Liberals, the ends always justify the means; no matter how many lies must be told or how many times a lie is repeated. Liberals, it seems, have no moral values.
Conservatives, on the other hand, do have moral values to contend with. Unlike the Liberals, lying does not come naturally to Conservatives. We use the truth to fight our political battles and the Liberals denounce us for being mean and hateful. The liberals are so lacking in morals they will even claim that our truths are lies. They have no shame what so ever.
However, maybe there is a truth that Republicans can use to their advantage in the next election cycle. A truth from which the Democrats and the Liberals can not hide. A truth that the Liberals will not be able to make into a lie. I’m talking about public employee unions; their outrageous salaries and pension benefits, as compared to the private sector, and their influence over their employers, the political office holders.
Public employee unions just may be the Democrats Achilles tendon. Douglas E. Schoen makes the case in his WSJ opinion piece “The Union Threat to the Democrats’ Future“. I suspect that Schoen is trying to warn the Democrats that they need to change their relationship with the public sector unions or the Republicans will use the unions as a weapon against them. I may be wrong but it really doesn’t matter. Schoen is right.
The Republicans can make a lot of hay out of the fact that the public employee unions have bought and paid for the Democratic Party. Imagine in the private sector if the employees could choose their boss and then negotiate with him their wages and benefits. Absurd, right? But that is exactly what the public employee unions have accomplished.
Asking private sector workers how they feel about the fact that they are struggling to make ends meet and their taxes (local,state,and federal) are being used so that public employees can live on easy street because the Democrats are beholden to them.
I think that the issue of the public employees unions may be one of the best weapons we have to win over indepedents and moderate Democrats. What do you think?