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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Arthur And Mike Join The Unity Caucus
The big buzz on the blogsphere is Arthur Goldstein and Mike Shirtzer joining the Unity caucus. According to Arthur, Unity reached out to both of them and apparently agreed to a couple of conditions. These conditions are that Arthur and Mike will not have to take the "Unity Oath"and can be an independent voice within the caucus.
Some feel that Arthur and Mike sold out to the Unity leadership. However, I disagree. I believe that the Unity leadership, fearing the effects of Janus down the road, and feeling the resentment members have on how the Unity caucus puts their own political interest above the member needs, realized that they must pretend to reach out to the members by giving an independent voice on the executive board,
By putting Arthur and Mike on the Unity ticket, they allow the two of them to vote as they please and oppose the Unity consensus, without changing the final outcome.
The bottom line is I support Arthur and Mike's decision to join the Unity caucus and will vote for them..