All politics is local? Sorry, Tip – nowadays all politics is vocal.
Case in point: the Boston chapter of the Service Employees International Union, which has recently jumped into the 2012 campaign adstravaganza. From Thursday’s Boston Globe:
Union dives into political spending
SEIU had fought corporate outlays on ads
The Service Employees International Union, the politically active labor group whose members include health care workers and janitors, has fought against corporations spending unlimited cash on candidates, warning it would “distort and ultimately delegitimize the electoral process.’’
But the union has now organized its own group that can spend limitless amounts of money to influence elections, and that group is running an ad criticizing Senator Scott Brown.
Said ad, from MassUniting:
The Globe piece points out that “[t]he nonpartisan group factcheck.org said several of the ad’s charges are inaccurate and called it ‘a misleading liberal ad.'”
Right. So what else is new?