In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation's largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.The following is dynamic: Wow, talk about a RINO: even before seeing the final plan, Senator McCain is supporting President O'Bama's war plans, front page story above the fold in the New York Times. So will Boehner. Maybe we all underestimated Mr O'Bama. It looks like this will be a slam-dunk for Mr O'Bama; Cantor has now said he will also support the president. It looks like it will be the Senate democrats that Mr O'Bama has to win over. If they fall in line, this vote could be over pretty quickly. It almost looks like Congress wants this off their plate as quickly as possible.
On another note, my reference to this being the Syrian Missile Crisis appears not to be far off. The Israelis launched a missile with no advanced notice, scaring the folks in the Mideast and the financial markets, until explanations were provided. Target practice.