Blackmail or bribery? Colorado Unions Threaten State Democrats
Stop us if this sounds like a bribery scheme you’ve heard Democratic special interests openly admit before.
Colorado unions announced that they will withhold political donations to Democratic state legislators until just weeks before the 2022 election because the party does not allow labor bosses to exclusively dictate its agenda and set policies.
In other words, there is no money from major donors because they don’t get something for something, also known as quid pro quo.
Or maybe we are reading this wrong in The Sun News:
The Colorado branch of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest union federation, will not donate to Democratic legislative campaign committees until at least May 2022 in protest at what the organization sees as the party’s exclusion from the labor interests of state policy discussions.
“We have … been excluded from the caucus discussions on policymaking in favor of bringing business and opposition groups to the table, ignored as allies and relegated to later thoughts,” wrote Dennis Dougherty, Colorado CEO. AFL-CIO, in a letter to worker leaders that was obtained by The Colorado sun.
On second reading, perhaps the union is just giving Democrats fair warning that donations won’t arrive in time for ad purchases and other campaign needs unless they change their ways.
But doesn’t that sound like blackmail?
We are so shocked to see it all stamped on a news headline.
Whats Next? Is someone going to wake up next to a horse’s head?
People’s Democrat and president of the state Senate, Leroy Garcia, says he is taking the threat very seriously.
But what part caught your attention? Democrats don’t listen, or do Democrats not get money because they don’t listen?
It is only necessary to check the contribution date when the money starts to arrive again to get the answer.
If unions cut Democrats until mid-May, lawmakers will have to spend it fast before voting by mail begins for the June 28 election.