In the latest news concerning the race we like to refer to as the (McDermott) Hunger Games, State Senator Pramila Jayapal struggled to explain away her acceptance of political action committee (PAC) money – especially considering the fact that her leading opponent, State Representative Brady Walkinshaw, does not accept what some liberals consider “dirty” money.
Unfortunately for Jayapal, in attempting to give an explanation, she revealed her basic ignorance of how union PACs work. She actually told the liberal Seattle blog Publicola:
“Union money is all member money given from paychecks for politics.”
Of course, the correct phrase would be “union money is member money taken from paychecks for politics, whether the member supports that politician or not.” But, if Jayapal actually spoke the truth about the unions’ confiscatory practices, she would put in jeopardy the big money that union PACs normally provide to Democrats like her.
It could be considered as a little hush money, so Jayapal would not actually point out that PACs (like the Service Employee Internal Union 775) are actually losing court battles to retain their ability to steal money from their members to give it to liberal politicians.
Despite her PAC money advantage, Walkinshaw has outraised Jayapal.
Let the (McDermott) Hunger Games continue.
Dana Doran says
It may be funny now, however, the reality is that slowly over time big government and those that support big government (so that they can have theirs, but you find it impossible to get any for yourself) are making sure, through the use of rules and regulations, that you will not be able to do anything to sustain yourself without purchasing it. It’s all but impossible to build your own home, lots are so small you can’t raise your own food (and there’s many regulations that prevent that) and just try to make your own clothes…it’s now cheaper to buy clothes than make them. So hunger games?