Market Basket’s Gift to the GOP if they’ll take it

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Market Basket's Gift to the GOP if they'll take it

Sat­ur­day night you would have noticed that the Mar­ket Bas­ket story made national TV.

Visit NBC​News​.com for break­ing news, world news, and news about the economy

The story has also made Time Mag­a­zine

In an era over­run with CEO hate and 1% bash­ing, such com­ments — and the actions of all those who have put their jobs in jeop­ardy — are noth­ing short of astonishing.

and the Wash­ing­ton Post

Employ­ees protest over many things: higher wages, bet­ter ben­e­fits, safer work­ing con­di­tions in their jobs. What’s far more unusual, if not unprece­dented, is to see work­ers, orga­nized by senior man­agers, stage a rebel­lion to help their CEO get his job back.

We’ve been cov­er­ing this story for a while and while the instinct says this is a demo­c­rat issue (labor vs man­age­ment) I think it’s tailor-​made for the GOP & the con­ser­v­a­tives, consider:

1. The work­ers have rejected unions and con­tinue to do so

2. They aren’t strik­ing over money or demand­ing that ridicu­lous $15 hour min wage.

3. They are argu­ing AGAINST tak­ing on debt as dan­ger­ous to the company.

4. They are argu­ing for the long term sta­bil­ity & sur­vival of the com­pany vs a quick fix

5. Their ral­lies cross eth­nic and racial boundaries

6. Like the Tea Party ral­lies they are respect­ful and clean up after themselves.

7. Like tea party ral­lies there is no trou­ble at them (I talked to an offi­cer on duty, no trou­ble, no vio­lence no arrests).

Bot­tom line this rally is pro-​capitalism, they are the com­plete oppo­site of the occupy movement.

And if that’s not enough you have high pro­file democ­rats like Eliz­a­beth War­ren & Deval Patrick play­ing duck dodge & hide on the issue (For War­ren that’s going to come back and bite her pres­i­den­tial ambi­tions) leav­ing a huge void. If the GOP/​Tea Party/​Conservative move­ment moves to fill that void you sud­denly put the left on the spot while sup­port­ing what con­ser­v­a­tive have always sup­ported: Respon­si­ble man­age­ment of busi­ness to make a profit.

If I was Rick San­to­rum I’d be in Mass­a­chu­setts at the next rally. If I was Reince Priebus I’d be ask­ing why Eliz­a­beth War­ren & the left are AWOL and sug­gest it is due to being owned by the unions.

And if I was Kirsten Hughes I’d run through that gap in the line the left has left unguarded and I’d go all in for the Mar­ket Bas­ket Work­ers and vividly illus­trate the GOP’s sup­port for the work­ing man.

This is not only the right thing, it’s the SMART thing…

…which unfor­tu­nately makes it less likely the GOP will do it.

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Con­sider the lineup you get In addi­tion to my own work seven days a week you get John Ruberry (Marathon Pun­dit) on Sun­day Pat Austin (And so it goes in Shreve­port) on Mon­day Tim Imholt on Tues­day, AP Dil­lon (Lady Liberty1885) Thurs­days, Pas­tor George Kelly Fri­days, Steve Eggle­ston on Sat­ur­days with Baldilocks (Tue & Sat) and Fausta (Wed & Fri) of (Fausta Blog) twice a week.

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Saturday night you would have noticed that the Market Basket story made national TV.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The story has also made Time Magazine

 

In an era overrun with CEO hate and 1% bashing, such comments—and the actions of all those who have put their jobs in jeopardy—are nothing short of astonishing.

 

and the Washington Post

Employees protest over many things: higher wages, better benefits, safer working conditions in their jobs. What’s far more unusual, if not unprecedented, is to see workers, organized by senior managers, stage a rebellion to help their CEO get his job back.

We’ve been covering this story for a while and while the instinct says this is a democrat issue (labor vs management) I think it’s tailor-made for the GOP & the conservatives, consider:

1. The workers have rejected unions and continue to do so

2. They aren’t striking over money or demanding that ridiculous $15 hour min wage.

3. They are arguing AGAINST taking on debt as dangerous to the company.

4. They are arguing for the long term stability & survival of the company vs a quick fix

5. Their rallies cross ethnic and racial boundaries

6. Like the Tea Party rallies they are respectful and clean up after themselves.

7. Like tea party rallies there is no trouble at them (I talked to an officer on duty, no trouble, no violence no arrests).

Bottom line this rally is pro-capitalism, they are the complete opposite of the occupy movement.

And if that’s not enough you have high profile democrats like Elizabeth Warren & Deval Patrick playing duck dodge & hide on the issue (For Warren that’s going to come back and bite her presidential ambitions) leaving a huge void. If the GOP/Tea Party/Conservative movement moves to fill that void you suddenly put the left on the spot while supporting what conservative have always supported: Responsible management of business to make a profit.

If I was Rick Santorum I’d be in Massachusetts at the next rally. If I was Reince Priebus I’d be asking why Elizabeth Warren & the left are AWOL and suggest it is due to being owned by the unions.

And if I was Kirsten Hughes I’d run through that gap in the line the left has left unguarded and I’d go all in for the Market Basket Workers and vividly illustrate the GOP’s support for the working man.

This is not only the right thing, it’s the SMART thing…

…which unfortunately makes it less likely the GOP will do it.

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Consider the lineup you get In addition to my own work seven days a week you get John Ruberry (Marathon Pundit) on Sunday Pat Austin (And so it goes in Shreveport) on Monday Tim Imholt on Tuesday, AP Dillon (Lady Liberty1885) Thursdays, Pastor George Kelly Fridays, Steve Eggleston on Saturdays with Baldilocks (Tue & Sat) and Fausta (Wed & Fri) of (Fausta Blog) twice a week.

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