American workers got a big boost from President Obama yesterday.
The White House announced his opposition to Initiative Two on the November 8 ballot in Ohio – joining working families in efforts to defeat Initiative Two and thereby repeal Governor John Kasich’s bill to strip Ohio teachers, cops and firefighters of their right of collective bargaining.
The President did the right thing on Initiative Two – with a little help from his friends.
On yesterday morning’s show, I asked Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur if it would help if the president came out in opposition to Initiative Two. She said it would.
So, at yesterday’s briefing, I asked Jay Carney if the president had taken a stand – and if he had any plans to go to Ohio and join the opposition. Nothing yet, said Carney.
But then, they must have gone to work. Because, just a couple of hours later, I received an email from the White House – from Deputy Press Secretary Amy Brundage – saying it’s now official: The President OPPOSES Initiative Two.
Good for him. Next step is for President Obama to travel to Ohio before Nov. 8 and lead a big rally against Initiative Two. And, if he does, I’m going with him!
That’s my parting shot for today.