Donald “D” Taylor, the general president of the Las Vegas-based UNITE HERE, met with the Senate Minority leader for a private meeting Tuesday that reportedly touched on the union’s grievances with President Obama’s signature health care law, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
McConnell confirmed that the two met in the nation’s capital, adding that it was Taylor who requested the get-together.
“It was a fairly brief meeting but it’s safe to say this is a good example of some of the president’s union constituents who were very enthusiastically for him who think Obamacare has been a disaster for them,” McConnell said after the meeting.
A Las Vegas union — Harry Reid’s corrupt power base — cozying up even briefly with the Republican Senate leader? That’s kind of a big deal.
In a larger sense though there might be less here than meets the eye. The meeting could have been a warning shot to Reid to fix something, anything with this rolling health insurance disaster. Or even if the unions are finally wising up to decades of Democrat abuse, what of it? Private-sector unions are now so small (thanks to those decades of Democrat abuse) that the GOP would be picking up a few table scraps at best.