Unions and Dems better off with Kerry loss

David Broder:

Breaking sharply with the enforced harmony of the Democratic National Convention, the president of the largest AFL-CIO union said Monday that both organized labor and the Democratic Party might be better off in the long run if Sen. John F. Kerry loses the election.

Andrew L. Stern, the head of the 1.6 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), said in an interview with The Washington Post that both the party and its longtime ally, the labor movement, are "in deep crisis," devoid of new ideas and working with archaic structures.

Stern argued that Kerry's election might stifle needed reform within the party and the labor movement....


"It is a hollow party," Stern said, adding that "if John Kerry becomes president, it hurts" chances of reforming the Democrats and organized labor.
There are other reasons why losing would in the long run help Democrats and the US. They would have to reevaluate their message of anger and hate and come up with a coherent governing reason for voting for their party. If using insult and invective is seen as a winning strategy, political discourse will sink even lower as Republicans respond in kind. Democrats need to come up with logical argument for their party. Right now they offer only insults and anger.


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