Labor rights and true progressives

President Obama's National Labor Relations Board has shocked the business world by ruling that Boeing illegally moved production from Washington State to punish the labor unions.
The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says it will seek an order to require Boeing to place the second 787 production line in Washington state, in response to charges filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) 17 months after Boeing selected North Charleston, South Carolina to host the site. FlightGlobal.com
No surprise that the open right wing plus its media and corporate press is up in arms. And what about the true progressives? FDL? Not a peep. DailyFox? No coverage. What is concerning the true progressives? Well it might be Gary Johnson, pro-pot, right wing ex governor of New Mexico. We learn that Johnson is considered positively by High Priest of True Progressivism Glenn Greenwald.
One of his hopes for 2012 is that candidates will emerge to take on the red and the blue teams — he is keeping an eye on Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, who is pro-gay and antiwar, and who could run with a Democrat like former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold. He would also be happy to see a billionaire run without the help of either party, to “disrupt the two-party stranglehold.”
I thought we were supposed to be against bipartisanship. Oh it is so confusing. Johnson, by the way is one of the maverick Republicans who supports private for-profit prisons, Social security privatization, and the destruction of Medicare Medicaid -plus he's against child labor laws. A breath of fresh air!


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