Update: Face The State has more, including Colorado WINS’ rude treatment of state representative Amy Stephens.
As teased last night to our handful of Blog Talk Radio listeners…
If I try to come up with something witty, you can leave it to Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency to come up with something even wittier.
A few days ago I brought your attention to the most recent exploits of Dave Ohmart and his Colorado Loses, a vocal minority of state employees opposed to Governor Bill Ritter’s gold-plated invitation to unionize their workplaces. Apparently, Dave wasn’t greeted so kindly by union organizer Ryan when he decided to tag along for last week’s Colorado WINS union event at the State Capitol featuring Ritter as keynote speaker.
Antonucci really hit it on the head with this concise “compare and contrast” quip:
The union in theory: “We prefer to approach challenges from a team standpoint and focus on what we have in common â€“ an approach that leads to more constructive problem solving with an ‘everybody wins’ outcome.”
The union in practice: “You’re not going to say anything, are you Dave? I’ll have to toss you out of here if you do.”
A yawning gulf between theory and practice: That about sums it up. As Antonucci explains, “Colorado is giving a little glimpse of what life will be like when card check passes.” It ain’t pretty, but your Democrats in Congress don’t care.