When incompetence merges with arrogance all sorts of unintended consequences eventually emerge. And when incompetence AND arrogance reside in a President...OH BOY!
There can be little doubt that President Obama's foolishness in Syria, Afghanistan and Iran will stand as historical examples of gamesmanship and shattered credibility. What has garnered far less attention but may actually have equivalent consequences domestically is the tale of the collapsing cozy relationship between unions and Democrats.
Unions have been in decline for decades in the private sector. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics private sector union membership is now at just 6.6%. In the public sector, it's 35.9%. So it's not surprising that unions have always opposed government-run health care. It's generally believed that, especially in the private sector, union membership is mainly driven by the rich benefits many unions offered through multi-employer plans. These plans enabled employees of even small employers to tap into the much-larger buying power