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Andy Stern’s Crazy Talk

I’ll be on the “G. Gordon Liddy Show” at 12: 30 p.m. Eastern today talking about my latest American Spectator article, “Stern Talk.”

The article begins:

Senators who won’t pass ObamaCare are “terrorists,” the leader of America’s most powerful labor union said yesterday as Senate Democrats’ supermajority death watch entered its second week.

Democrats’ soon-to-evaporate filibuster-proof supermajority of 60 in the Senate was “a gift from the American people” that has been “squandered” by failing to enact so-called healthcare reform, said Service Employees International Union president Andrew Stern. Stern is President Obama’s closest ally in the labor movement and his union would benefit disproportionately from the enactment of Big Government healthcare. He practically lives in the White House, according to official visitor logs, but refuses to register as a lobbyist.

The Democratic membership in the Senate will be reduced to 59 whenever Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-Mass). is finally sworn in and takes over the seat long held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) — a development many say dooms liberal plans to nationalize the nation’s healthcare sector. Brown’s once unimaginable election in the Bay State last week has sent shockwaves through the political establishment that continue to reverberate.

Employing tortured logic, Stern and other prominent leftists believe Brown’s defeat of Democrat Martha Coakley, who at one point led her GOP opponent by 30 percentage points in the polls, occurred only because Democrats hadn’t tacked far enough to port.

In her purple business suit, SEIU secretary-treasurer Anna Burger weighed in. “Everybody was shaken by Massachusetts but the reality is Massachusetts didn’t vote against healthcare; they already had healthcare.” [...]