"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
With the divorce announcement of Teamsters and Service Employees International Union from the AFL-CIO, it has to strike fear in the Democratic Party. Under the surface, it signals that unions do not mean as much as they used to in the political-economic forum of the United States. The repercussions transcend into less support trickling down into Democratic Party coffers. Unions, well, union leadership, have served to be an ever-flowing well of support to the Democratic Party. This tell-tale sign of unions succumbing to the power of capitalism and efficiency signals that the Democratic Party cannot rely on their bedrock support now or in the future. Consistently, Democratic Party coffers are filled with larger donations than that of Republican Party coffers. Yes, statistically, it is fact (not an editorial opinion) that the average size of a donation per donee by a Republican is smaller than that of a Democrat. This due, in large part, to the consistent and un-dying support of the Democratic Party through union leadership. This coming worry is highlighted this by Robert Novak in his editorial. The entire situation is somewhat anyway ironic with the standard practices of the union members versus their leaders; the constituents of a union are the traditional 'red-state,' blue-collar workers that comprise the soul of our heartland...and the unions' leadership pours funding into Democratic Party coffers. The illustrated map that outlines the county by county support for President Bush states emphatically that this is a dichotomy.