Right-To-Work’s passage in Missouri seems to be inevitable after the message sent by voters in the last election, much to the dismay of Democrats. This fact appears to have gotten in the head of one Democrat Senator, Jamilah Nasheed, who said that Republicans won in November because Union members that voted for them only did so because they are sexist or did not like Barack Obama.
STATE SENATOR JAMILAH NASHEED: “You know what? The Republicans, they have their philosophical views on what should be policy in this state. Right? And the Democrats, we have less power, but we can agitate, we can advocate, and we can aggravate, okay, in this chamber, okay.”
“But at the end of the day, you have to ask yourself, how did we get here? You have Democrats who voted for Republicans. We have Democrat union members who voted for Republicans, not even thinking about their own bottom line, but thinking about the fact that they didn’t like Barack Obama and they don’t like a woman ruling the world.”
“So at the end of the day, we’re going to go Republican and we’re going to vote Republican, even though we’re Democrats, we’re going to vote Republican because at the end of the day, we can’t get with the fact of a woman controlling our destiny, and then they go with the Democrat destroying their destiny.”
Obviously, this is a gross and unfortunate characterization from Senator Nasheed. Union and non-union workers supported Republicans because they know the GOP will support policies, like Right-To-Work, that encourage job creation and economic growth. Meanwhile, Democrats big government policies continue to stifle progress and frustrate workers that are desperate for opportunities.