Michael Goodwin has a great column in The New York Post from Sunday. Titled “Union Bile Runneth Over,” it is sure to cause liberals to foam at the mouth (see video after the excerpt):
The Boiling Over of the Liberal Mind is on full display these days, and it is not a pretty sight.
Union protesters in Wisconsin compared Gov. Scott Walker to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other tyrants. A sign showed him in a Nazi salute and screamed, “Heil Walker.” Another said, “Hitler, Stalin, Walker.” Still another showed a swastika next to his name.
New York unions also reached back to World War II, although with a twist. “Wisconsin: Our Pearl Harbor,” wrote John Samuelson, president of the local Transport Workers Union, which represents transit workers. He railed against “enemies of labor and democracy.”
But Paul Krugman proved himself the master of disaster comparisons. The bid to trim union power reminds the excitable New York Times columnist of the invasion of Iraq.
His argument, as best I can follow it, is that privatizing services and weaning people off government is exactly what Iraq was about, and we did it in Chile 40 years ago, too. Or something.
Wherever you look, the bile runneth over. Beyond making fools of themselves with juvenile comparisons, the “social justice” crowd is inadvertently proving that public-sector unions are a privileged class. Touch them and you die from a thousand insults.