"Ready for dinner"
Much has been made over the past couple of days of a promise President Obama made when he was a candidate in 2008 — that he would join picketers on the frontline if ever someone tried to deny workers their right to organize or collectively bargain. Many are saying that Obama has reneged on that promise with his relative passivity as the labor battle in Wisconsin rages on a week-and-a-half since protests began. This, needless to say, would be an issue near and dear to the heart of conservative pundits far and wide. Bill O’Reilly weighed in with his thoughts on the issue on his program last night.
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Peter Finocchiaro is the deputy editor of Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.More Peter Finocchiaro.