Stern, a frequent antagonist of TV talk show host Glenn Beck, is reportedly stepping down from his post at arguably the most powerful union in America. It’s unclear why Stern chose this precise moment to leave SEIU. One theory is Stern’s high profile, high pressure job left him exhausted. “Health care getting done is a good culmination,” said one unidentified union official.
According to the Politico:
The SEIU has emerged as a central political player and has grown rapidly under Stern’s tenure, and some close to him had expected him to resign during the first term of the president he helped elect, and after the achievement he’d spent years focusing on, widening access to health care. But he’s also waged a series of bitter battles inside the labor movement, one of the nastiest of which turned in SEIU’s favor with a California court ruling last week. Stern also won a victory when Obama named his union’s lawyer, Craig Becker, to the National Labor Relations board over Republican objections in a recess appointment last month.
Regardless of why Stern’s calling it quits, it seems a sure bet that the Obama administration has a fine patronage plum in store for the New Leftist agitator who was instrumental in forcing ObamaCare down the throats of the American people.
We’ll have to wait and see.
A born hard-left street fighter, Stern has practically lived in the Obama White House. He’s visited there so many times that he’s reportedly being investigated for illegal lobbying.