A largely unnoticed part of the story caught my attention.
During the meeting the SEIU was holding a protest outside the White House against Arizona and Brewer.
My question is this; What the Hell does immigration have to do with organized labor? Why would a union be protesting an immigration law this energetically (there appeared to be quite a few people at the protest)?
Keep in mind that there is a very close and cozy relationship between Obama and the SEIU. Andrew Stern, President of the SEIU, is the most frequent visitor to the White House. In one 6 month period alone he visited 22 times.
So, why was the SEIU there on this day? How did they organize a protest like this on a fairly short notice? This meeting was not set very far in advance.
Watching this I was reminded of a Central American Banana Republic or one of the former Communist states in which the dictator of a country stages protests to give the appearance of support for their position.
Is this what we have turned into? Are we now nothing more than a Banana Republic? What do you think?