The Maryland Democratic Party: A fully owned subsidiary of organized labor
There’s a protest brewing in Montgomery County that proves once again that the strings of the Maryland Democratic Party are pulled by union bosses….
I’ve been around politics a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of Democratic protest that seem self-defeating from the outside, but I have never seen Maryland Democrats drink the kool-aid quite like I have on this particular issue. This is not a case where Democrats are boycotting a particular business or candidate, but they are boycotting their own party apparatus. This action will clearly have a deleterious effect on the ability of the Montgomery County Democratic Party to raise additional money, train activists, and deploy resources to other, more competitive counties in Maryland.
And it is only when you think about it in those terms when you realize that this is how much the Maryland Democratic Party and its leaders are beholden to powerful labor unions. The AFL-CIO said there was going to be a picket line protesting this event, and not one Democrat with statewide ambition seems to have the stones to cross that line. It’s as if the union said “jump” and the Maryland Democratic Party asked “how high?”
The Maryland Democratic Party has proven itself, in this one episode, to be little more than a fully owned subsidiary of organized labor. Really helps to answer the question of whose interests elected Democrats are serving in Annapolis, doesn’t it?