Union Leader Strives to Ease Obama’s “White Guy Problem”

Patricia Zengerle, Reuters, August 1, 2012

President Barack Obama made history in his 2008 election victory as the first black U.S. president, but he risks achieving another, less welcome, first if he wins again in November.

Obama is on course to become the candidate with the lowest support from white male working class voters to win a U.S. election if he triumphs over Republican Mitt Romney on November 6.

Polls show support for Obama from white males without college degrees at under 30 percent, well below the 39 percent he had when he defeated Republican John McCain four years ago. While he has overwhelming support from Hispanics and blacks and does well among women, the Democratic president needs to shore up his backing among those men.

Richard Trumka, the most powerful U.S. union leader and an important bridge between the White House and blue-collar America, sees two solutions to Obama’s problems: mount labor’s largest voter outreach effort ever, and keep up the attacks on Romney’s business record.

“We’re absolutely going to do good work on the ground, mobilizing workers. We will have 400,000 volunteers this cycle,” Trumka, a former coal miner who is president of the 12-million-member AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor federation, told Reuters.

“We’ll be involved in 32 battleground states, up and down the ballot from Barack Obama, the House races, the Senate races, the state house and senate races,” he said.


“Will we get every one of them? No. But will we make a difference in our areas? Yes, we will. Voting for their own economic interests generally trumps any kind of clichés, hidden agendas or anything else. They vote in their own economic interest,” Trumka said.


“There’s no reason that there should be a white male, or a white, voter gap,” said Trumka, who called the auto rescue “a magnificent thing.”

A Washington Post survey last month showed Romney ahead by 65-28 percent among male voters who had not attended college, while a Quinnipiac University poll had him leading with 56 percent and the Democrat with 29 percent of that group, down from 32 percent earlier this year.


A quarter of AFL-CIO members did not vote for Obama in 2008.

“Some of this I think was pure racism,” said Trumka. “Some of them would be gun owners, some of them would be right-wing. Some of them would be . . . died-in-the-wool Republicans.”

Democrats acknowledge that Obama is unlikely to capture the white male vote, but say he can be re-elected if he minimizes the damage because of his huge edge with black and Hispanic voters.


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  • “We’re absolutely going to do good work on the ground, mobilizing
    workers. We will have 400,000 volunteers this cycle,” Trumka, a former
    coal miner who is president of the 12-million-member AFL-CIO, the
    largest U.S. labor federation, told Reuters.

    A former coal miner is doing everything he can to elect the most anti-coal Presidential administration ever.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      “A former coal miner is doing everything he can to re-elect the most anti-coal Presidential administration ever.”

      Probably in recognition of the coal-burning efforts of the president’s mother.

      • Token Finn


  • The creatures who run this country are already talking about their next abomination, which is running the mayor of Los Angeles, a mexican, as the next U.S. presidente:


    And that is the progression: Hundreds of years of White, blue-eyed presidents, and then you get a jive-talkin’ black. From there, the natural progression is mexican, a lesbian/tranny, and then maybe some guy who has really nice clothes. Let’s all go chant: “U-S-A!  U-S-A!”  j/k

    • NM156

      Democratic desperation. Who would his running mate be? Cheech Marin? What a bunch of creepy, moronic clowns.

  • The Verdict of History

    Our post-racial president  has managed to awake the RACIAL consciousness of the working-class white community across the breadth of the nation.

    It is eternally amusing to see the leftist activists puzzled in bewilderment as the skeleton of the New Deal coalition continues to disintegrate: the working class, southern whites, catholics and suburban voters with any sense of their financial interests have left the Liberal hub in droves…

    Expect Obama’s vote to be confined to Blacks (convicts), Hispanics (illegals), college hooligans, liberal “intellectuals”, clueless PC white professionals that still think black is “cool”and a few Jews (of course)…

  • MekongDelta69

    Trumka is (and always has been) so far to the left and is absolutely an all-out white-hater. What’s he going to do in November? – 1/2 of his vote will go the ‘black’ Obama and 1/2 of his vote will go against the ‘white’ Obama.

    Poor little socialist thug will be so confused…

  • slimcat1

    Yeah, this has been the case for many years with the bigshots of the AFLCIO. Years ago, When Rudy Guiliani ran for the his second term of office for mayor of NYC, I asked our leadership of my local at a meeting when they would endorse Giuliani? They answered that we were going to stay neutral. I said “neutral,” how can they do that in that Guiliani brought the city back from the brink of destruction that David Dinkins had brought us to. That we had near 100% of the men working against barely 50% when Dinkins was mayor. Didn’t we owe it to a man who’d done so well for the city and our local to endorse him? They wouldn’t answer me and didn’t endorse Guiliani, but for the most part, we voted for Guiliani. That’s the way it is in the Trades. The bigshots are mostly commies or leftists and the men are all good Americans for the most part.

  • Church_of_Jed

    These White working class men are seeing their unemployed daughters, sisters, ex girlfriends, and ex wives all getting tattoos, going off the Pill, dating the local n’gro Diversity gang, and sprogging out mongrel babies, so they’ve decided to “get on the right side of history by joining the future”.

    They’ll vote for Obamau-mau again because they’ve given up on White privilege.

    When our White women won’t defend their holy of holies and won’t honor the eons of selective European racial breeding that gave them their beautiful White skin, then what’s there left to care about?

  • Athling

    By any economic indicator or any other indicator what has Hussein actually done for America? Who has he done anything for? Answer: pro-abortion fanatics, homosexualists, La Raza, blacks via his mouth piece Hplder, and various other assorted fringe groups. Why on earth would any sane white person vote for him? Have we forgotten the extreme Leftist appointments he has tried to make? What kind of judges has his administration slipped through on us?

    I find it both insulting and embarrassing that so many white women will cast their votes for this community organizer.

    • When I try to visualise the types of White woman who’ll vote
      for Obama, the image that comes to mind is of the hordes of young girls you see
      screaming, crying, pulling their own hair out at the sight of Justin Bieber,
      Robert Pattison (twilight movies actor) or 5o years ago, the Beatles or
      I can’t think of a male equivalent of that same sort of group
      adulation, well except for sports fans maybe.

  • SirMarlowe

    That White men are reluctant to vote for Obama is a clear indication that White men are capable of thinking. White men recognize Obama is a phony: they have not fallen for the many lies and subterfuge surrounding Obama. Many White men have not fallen for the fairytale that Obama’s biological father was a Kenyan goat herder. They know that Obama’s biological father was Frank Marshall Davis, the Negro communist organizer, who died in 1987 at the age of 82.
    Davis was 55 years old in 1960 when he impregnated 17-year-old Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother. Davis met Ann Dunham through her father, Stanley Dunham. Ann visited Davis, and he eventually talked her into posing nude; fornication with Davis was soon to follow. Davis was married to a White woman, Helen Canfield, a former Chicago socialite, who was 19 years Davis’ junior – they had five children; Canfield was also a card-carrying member of the Communist Party.
    Other than being a lecher and a sexual pervert, Davis was a journalist and a poet, but he likely received most of his income from the Soviet Union as payment for his communist organizing efforts in the city of Honolulu.
    White women are, unfortunately, more receptive to the many lies told by Obama, and they, of course, believe the Kenyan fairytale: one of the frailties of women is that they often tend to be delusional, what with beliefs in Christianity, astrology, numerology, and other such pseudo-sciences.
    To research the assertion that Frank Davis is Obama’s biological father, do a search for “Dreams from my Real Father”, a DVD by Joel Gilbert: this DVD is available at WND (World Net Daily) and Amazon, among others, for between $15 and $20. WND may take up to 10 days for delivery, and they don’t debit your account until they ship. Video clips of interviews with Gilbert are posted online.
    Just for starters:
    The Kenyan goat herder was about 5’ 6” tall; Frank Davis was 6’ 2”; Obama is 6’ 2”. (Ann Dunham appeared to be about 5’ 2”) Obama is left-handed; Frank Davis was left-handed. The facial appearance of Davis (when young) and Obama are almost identical.
    Oh, by the way, Stanley Dunham was a CIA agent, and one of the shady characters he was assigned to watch was Frank Davis. )The furniture salesman story was his cover-profession.) When Ann told her father that Davis had impregnated her, Stanley met with Davis; both of them could not afford that the truth came out: Stanley would have lost his CIA clearance, and Davis would have had more problems with his wife, (who eventually divorced him, ostensibly for his womanizing.)
    The solution: they had to find a fall-guy. Since Stanley had tabs on all of the foreigners in Honolulu, he knew about the Kenyan, Barack Obama. They propositioned him: he agreed to marry Ann with the stipulation that the birth certificate did not show him as the father: hence: the birth certificate reads: Father Unknown. This is further reason for not disclosing the real birth certificate.

    The Kenyan also stipulated that he did not want to be held financially responsible for the child. For his efforts, the Kenyan received some money and his admission to Harvard University was “facilitated.” As Jerome Corsi writes in his book Where’s the Birth Certificate”, his research did not reveal that Ann Dunham had any kind of a relationship with the Kenyan, Barack Obama.
    Obama found out who his biological father was when he was 12 years old. This is just another one of the many lies that Obama has told to the American people. White men don’t like to be lied to.

  • anarchyst

    You mean our first “affirmative action” kenyan village idiot . . .

  • MrGJG

     “Some of this I think was pure racism,” said Trumka.

    So when white men are running 70-30 against Obama that’s racism, but when blacks are running 97-3 against the white guy that’s considered what?

    • refocus

       Love , justice, respect… what else can it be?

    • LaSantaHermandad

      It’s considered the legacy of slavery and it will continue for millennia  to come as long as they can milk the cow i.e. the White race.  I don’t know how they figure. Most cows are brown. “How now White cow.”? I don’t think so.

    • A very good point.

    • Diversity!

  • JohnEngelman

    A Reuters/Ipsos poll of recent graduates reveals a drop in support for Obama compared with 2008, but it shows no movement toward the GOP. If the election were held today, 52 percent said they would vote for the president, and 27 percent for Romney. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/us-usa-poll-elections-youngvoters-idUSBRE85S0VM20120629        

  • ricpic

    The amazing thing, or maybe not so amazing, is that white men have accurate antennae for who is a friend and who is a foe and white women don’t. I say maybe not so amazing because over the almost unimaginably long prehistory of our race it was men who had to immediately size up a threat, whether the threat was mortal or not and even whether the males of another clan might be potential allies. These were life and death decisions in which women played no part. So this may be an area in which women have a blind spot. It sure would appear so from the significant number of white women who enter into relations with danger written all over them black males, written all over them that is to even mildly aware white males. Thus the white women flinging themselves into Obama’s open arms. 

    • anarchyst

      This was one reason why giving women the vote was resisted with so much fervor. It is fact that many women (still) are easily swayed when a black man states “you won’t go out with me beause I’m black”. One thing leads to another and the creation of a mudshark ensues as well as half-breed low-intelligence offspring. The only solution is to “shame” all white women that succumb to the (false) charms of a black man. White women must be told in the harshest terms that “once you go black, we don’t want you back” and then make it stick.

  •  People hear “union” and still think middle aged white man working in manufacturing or heavy industry.  In reality, organized labor today is far more about non-white mop floppers and bureaucrats.  Ergo, Trumka’s statements and Obama advocacy.

  • Ummm ….. didn’t Tricky Dick Trumpka learn anything from the West Virginia Democrat Primary?

  • They don’t bother to mention that only 43 percent of Whites voted for Obama last time, and the percentage is down in the high 30s right now. And I notice that Trumka trots out the old tried-and-true race card, as usual. And if he really thinks there is “no reason” for such a marked racial gap, then he’s REALLY clueless. Say goodnight, Rich; the era of big labor bosses routinely leading their mobs to the polls to vote straight Democrat are a thing of the past. You’re a dinosaur, Rich. Your day is done.

    • NM156

      What a creep. Ceasar Chavez is to the right of this guy, and I mean that with no irony whatsoever.

  • Yes, I suspect you’re right. Rob Peter to pay Paula, and you’re assured of Paula’s vote.

  • NM156

    Trumpka, the first organized labor leader to endorse open borders, despite the hard-as-rock fact that mass immigration and union membership have an inversely proportional relationship: immigration increases and union rolls decrease, always and forever. The overarching, long-term goal, the goal worth accepting losses for at the outset, is the flood of Hispanic immigrants to guarantee permanent leftist electoral success in the not-too-distant future and an unassailable liberal Presidency and Congress that can dictate permanently-and ensure union dominance. What isn’t mentioned among right wing analysts of Trumpka’s historic reversal of union immigration policy is that it is also the destruction of the United States as we know it. These people have to go, no matter what the cost.

  • refocus

    A statistically significant segment of the white male population is on prescription  drugs for mental disorders. 

    They watch  5- 7 hours of TV per day. 

    Their kids, pretty as anyone could ever hope for, play video games 8 hours per day. 

    By any objective criteria they are being conditioned for suicide. 

    When the time comes they will do what the TV and their bosses tell them to do because that is their job, to do what they are told to do.

  • “There’s no reason that there should be a white male, or a white, voter gap,” said Trumka.

    I’ll name just one. Eric “My People” Holder.

  • Liberals have over played their hand. They were empowered by Obamas’ win and were too busy pushing their ‘progressive’ agenda that they neglected white males which they considered useful tools but after the election, irrelevant.

    Hopefully these non-colleged educated whites are smart enough to see what’s really going on and give up their support for other peoples’ liberal ‘progressive’ dream.

  • JohnEngelman

    By a 52% to 37% margin, more voters say they have an unfavorable than favorable view of Mitt Romney…
    Barack Obama’s image remains, by comparison, more positive – 50% offer a favorable assessment of the president, 45% an unfavorable one.http://www.people-press.org/files/2012/08/8-2-12-Political-Release.pdf        

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    I am simply amazed that many blue collar guys vote for Obama. Maybe because many are on welfare now too?

    • Miiclow

      Nailed it Gwynn.  Did you catch the line about “voting for their economic interests?”  It’s the same old story with the Dems, just buying votes with other people’s money.

      Makes me sick.

  • Mentious

    A White woman for Obama is a disgusting race-traitor to say the least.

    • Pecosbill


      My experience in talking with white men, in private, is that they eventually will show their disgust for blacks and their criminality and psychopathy.  After, of course, they give blacks due credit for being excellent aphleaks.  In the conversation, these white guys will eventually get around to expressing praise for various white defense groups such as the bygone days of the old Klan. 

      I found white women just the opposite in private conversations with them about race.  They will go to extremes to make excuses for black behavior and anti-social antics. They even show a great deal of sympathy for black felons and future black felons.    Blacks who are not felons or future felons garner a great deal of sympathy from these white women.  Rarely will they speak of blacks like white men do, unless they are in jobs like police officers and social workers.

      White women voting for Obango is simply a show of their compassion for blacks.  After which they can feel good about their show of anti-racism, in spite of the harm they are doing.  Harm to their white husbands, white daughters, and white sons.

      • anarchyst

        Women were denied the “right” to vote for exactly the things that you state . . .

    • anarchyst

      closest thing to a “mudshark” . . .

  • LaSantaHermandad

    What really pisses me off is the constant harping on the fact that the White males who don’t support Obama are bereft of higher education. It’s that typical Izquierdista disdain for those disgusting, unpolished , “boring” “White Guys” who are the ones who pretty much built this society and who died in the greatest numbers to protect it.  

    • anarchyst

      I would PROHIBIT any ivy league college “graduate” from serving in any political position.  No more Hahvad or Yalie “pointy-headed intellectual to ruin this country . . .

  • refocus

    This article is further proof that the union leaders are on the payroll of those who are working to destroy white America.

    They never say one little word about the deindustrialization  of our country.

    If 400,000 men of normal intelligence walked door to door in their own
    neighborhoods protesting the deindustrialization and offering a public
    office candidate who would stop it … perhaps the economy could be
    turned around and our good lives saved from degradition. 

    But the union rank and file is too stupid from booze and dope to even care. 
    They are concerned only with not being racist.

    Here, go to these web pages and get sick enough to vomit up your morning coffee. 


    There will be no soft landing.

    • Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

      I already vomited up my morning coffee on a previous article, however, I did manage to choke back some bile while viewing your links.

      Thanks (I think) 😉

  • Hirene

    What a terrible predicament.  Mitt Romney will be even worse for working class whites.

    • This is the same thing I thought about “songbird” McCain whose first
      order of business when he lost in 2008 was to seek a posthumous pardon
      for Jack Johnson (a black boxer in the early 1900’s who was
      discriminated against and persecuted by Whitey). Not to mention his
      position as a war mongering Israeli suck-up whose admittedly weakest
      point was the economy.

      I just question if it even matters any more. Both sides are funded by
      different heads of the same snake and the media is just another head of
      the same monster.

      I used to like Ron Paul (and still due in many ways) by my support
      has wained after hearing his pandering to the blacks and blather about
      MLK and Rosa Parks. He is also very weak in appearance (has a weak
      handshake and has difficulty maintaining eye contact) which would be
      troublesome on a world stage. I know I’ll take some heat from RP fans
      but I believe it’s a moot point now anyway.

      American Third Position seems interesting. Anyone care to weigh in?

      • anarchyst

        The American Third Position sounds good.  However, Ron Paul HAD to pander to blacks as a part of securing possible delegates.  Look at the treatment he received from the jews for NOT pandering to them.  He was excluded from a “debate” put on by a jewish group for stating that America had to be first and that Israel would be better off without American “foreign aid”.  Contrast that to the other republican candidates who slobbered all over themselves in an attempt to prove that they were more supportive of Israel than each other.  Their behavior was sickening, to say the least.  I didn’t know that Israel was our 51st state and that its approval was necessary in the American political process.

  • The Dems are too busy battling the war on women and racism to throw labor a bone.

    • robinbishop34

      We are witnessing the destruction of the New Deal coalition as the Democratic party becomes the party of radical race hustlers and feminists. Just look at one of the articles on this site detailing that the party is becoming minority and woman dominated.

      This has been going on since the sixties, probably earlier.

  • vladimir

    Shows how stupid White Republic leaders are for not taking White union worker’s side since the 1970s. Nixon, Reagan and Buchanan and George Wallace championed the White working man. Libertarians like Jack Kemp and Ron Paul push anything goes capitalism, letting businesses hire low wage, non White Hispanic immigrants over unioned White American workers.

    Always go for the Archie Bunker white voters over country club Republicans, rich pussyfooters.

  • SirMarlowe

    Robert Binion
    “If baying hounds can trail Jefferson’s DNA for two centuries, surely they can sniff out Obama’s, too?  As  stock device in mystery fiction, the problem of unproven parentage is definitely passe.”
    Mr. Binion:
    Obama’s press secretary, James Carney, could not have ridiculed the assertion that the Kenyan is not Obama’s biological father any better although I’m sure he would not have used such stilted language.
    I am sure that a DNA test would reveal that Frank Marshall Davis is Obama’s biological father. The problem, however, would be for an investigator to get close enough to Obama to get a sample from which DNA could be determined. Frank Davis has (likely) five living offspring in Hawaii; an investigator could more easily get a sample from one of them.
    You allude to “mystery fiction:” we are not dealing with fiction here, Mr. Binion: the situation is very real; Obama’s unproven parentage is definitely of extreme importance to the American people. There is nothing passé (out-of-date or old fashioned) about trying to prove that someone is a liar and a fraud, and this applies particularly to the president of the United States of America.
    Although many people in Disney Land USA are so alienated and helpless that they feel as though they are living in some type of fictitious virtual country, I can assure you, Mr. Binion that what is happening is very real: the American people are being duped by Barack Hussein Obama and his handlers. We are not dealing with riddles or fictitious mysteries here, Mr. Binion; we are dealing with reality and cold hard facts.
    The only thing that appears to be passé is White men standing up for their rights.
    Anyone who is so ready to dismiss the well-documented assertion that Frank Davis is Obama’s biological father must be suspect as being pro-Obama, a radical liberal, possibly a socialist or communist, possibly non-White, and possibly not a citizen of the USA.
    Please feel free to state your position on this matter in clear language, Mr. Binion; we are not adverse to hearing from the opposition.

  • edie

    I’ve got a degree and I have never and would never support the fraud who is called president.  

  • anarchyst

    Yeah right, on “better pay and better treatment” . . . my personal experience with “unions” has been just the opposite.
    I was hired as a technical specialist for a large company in the midwest that had previously “contracted out” its technical work.  By my own efforts, I was able to bring the technical work “in house”, thereby saving the company a considerable amount of money. 
    Here’s where it gets a little “sticky”–my employer gave me a $2.00 an-hour “raise” in recognition of my job performance and abilities. 
    The raise lasted about a day until the “union” (that I was FORCED to belong to–a non-right-to-work state) found out about it.  The “union” demanded that EVERYONE get a $2.00 per hour raise or NO ONE gets it. 
    Here I am, FORCED to pay “union dues” to a “union” that is keeping me down.  For those of you who ask, why didn’t the company just make you a manager, it would have done no good as I would still have to do “bargaining unit” work.
    It took TWO YEARS during contract negotiations to create an additional “bargaining unit position” before I got my raise.
    I can stand on my own merits–my skills are in high demand.  I don’t NEED someone speaking for me, especially a worthless union that only looks out for the slackers and marginal employees.
    A pox on all of them . . .

  • Hirene

    Why should they vote for the Democrats?  They undercut thier jobs and wages any chance they get with immigration and then stick their kids into black schools to get beaten up.

  • s shadow

    Logic, that’s why so many white women faint at O’s speeches.  Yes, makes perfect sense.

    •  That hasn’t happened for a long time.  I think a lot of those that did were paid actors, a la the Jim Jones cripples “cured” by his faith healing.

  • refocus

     Many of these libtards lost some savings on the Facebook IPO, as did those who depend on the California State pension fund.  A 50% loss at today’s price.  Ha ha ha.

  • Sounds like all of Engelman’s “brilliant Whites” will be voting for Obama.

  • I couldn’t find a transcript for the radio ad for this ‘SK energy’ (heavily
    caffeinated/chemical drink), but there is a couple of other people out there who’ve
    noticed the Ad’s racist double standard.

    See cached comment on the drink’s own Face book page, as the comment has been removed
    from the ‘live version’ of this page.


    Or see another blog mention this ad.


    But hey it’s ok, because it’s all done for a good reason.

    White people get to be defamed and sold toxic chemicals at a ridiculously
    inflated price as to subsidize population growth in Africa (just what they

    HuffPost Headline: ‘50 Cent’s New Energy Drink To Feed 1 Billion Kids In


    This 0.5 of a $1 rapper guy reportedly has a personal net worth of $250
    million, so he’s probably taking a leaf out of the uber limousine liberal and
    billionaire Bono of U2, whose ‘One’ anti-poverty
    foundation (whose anti poverty though?)/charity was busted giving only
    1% of its donations to the intended needy, with the rest going to admin costs.


    • Screen print of the cached facebook comment, as depending on the browser, it doesn’t seem to want to be displayed.
      Small potatos I know, but I find it heartening seeing more ‘normal people’ noticing anti-racism/racism.

  • anarchyst

    Businesses already set wages to the market, union or not.  Henry Ford started out non-union and paid his employees TWICE the going wage.  Of course the Wall Street types and banksters howled that his tactic would destroy capitalism.  The opposite happened.  He singlehandedly CREATED a market where none had existed previously.  His employees could AFFORD his product.

    Businesses DO have to realize that a symbiotic relationship exists between consumer (employee) and company.  Without either compnenet capitalism cannot endure . . . This so-called “free trade” and NAFTA that bill clinton signed has assured our race to the bottom. Despite claims to the contrary,  Smoot-Hawley was a good idea.  Our country prospered on tariffs for almost 150 years.  Anything produced here should be tax-free.  Anything made outside the country should be taxed.

    We do not have “free trade”, but “managed trade”.  This system was set up to benefit the multinational corporations at the expense of the American worker .
    You are correct about businesses looking after themselves.  However, there ARE businesses that realize that their employees have values and do what they can to nurture their professional development.  This benefits the company.

    By the way, most unions cater to the “unqualified” blacks at the expense of more qualified whites.  Just look at the apprenticeship programs.  A poor white kid has one-tenth of the chance of getting a slot as a “cousin” of a black “union official” or member.  I have seen this situation personally . . .
    Best regards.

    P. S. End the federal reserve and prosecute the banksters and politicians for perpetrating this FRAUD on the American public.

  • anarchyst

    The democrats and republicans are two sides of the same coin and predetermine BOTH sets of “presidential election candidates” discussing them amongst each other. 
    Yes, the DNC and RNC collude with each other on who to present as suitable “candidates”. 
    Our founding fathers warned against political parties as they would hijack the political process and lead to crony politics in which the best candidates are shut out in preference to those who toe the party line.
    We should have 20 or 30 viable political parties in this country, not just two . . .