Voters in SC’s House District 8 will notice Â something strange on their ballot this year: Democratic nominee Tom Dobbins is listed twice, once as the Democratic nominee, and once as the nominee of the Working Families Party.
This may be the first time you’ve heard of this party, but it won’t be the last. The WFP was founded by “a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions” according to the party website. Wikipedia provides a little more detail:
New York’s Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups such as Citizen Action of New York. (emphasis added)
Uh oh… so ACORN’s in town, and we all know that they don’t come to town just to see the sights. But what is Tom Dobbins doing running on this ticket, if he’s the conservative “old fashioned Democrat” he claims to be?
Well, we asked him that, and here’s what he said:
Fact check #1: “I’m against unions, but I think what they’re doing for families is great.”
Oh, really? What are they doing for families? Check out a few of their platform principles:
Hmmm. This comes right out of the Socialist playbook.
Fact check 2: “The state Working Families Party is different from the national party.”
In the first place, there isn’t a national party. The Working Families Party was first founded in New York, and there are sister partiesÂ in six other states (including South Carolina. Lucky us!).
In fact, according to one article,
The Working Families Party has no county organizations or county committee men or women and no local structure beyond its top leadership and an army of paid canvassers.
As far as the South Carolina party being “different” from the “national” party, a brief perusal of the South Carolina WFP website will put that lie to rest.
Fact check #3: “I’ve told them – and I put it on my application – that I won’t support unions.”
“Candidates know that when they’re on our line, they’re committed to certain things.”
Perhaps she’s referring to the legal implications of participating in a party with numerous criminal and unethical practices.
So, where do we go from here? Regardless of what Mr. Dobbins claims, we know that:
- ACORN is a master of underhanded strategy, and there’s a reason SC is one of only seven states that has a Working Families Party.
- We know that the WFP is funded by “a mix of public funds, party funds, union funds and candidate payments.”
- The WFP’sÂ goal is to pull the Democratic party to the left.
I can’t draw any conclusions about Tom Dobbins, but either he’s hand-in-glove with their corrupt agenda, completely hoodwinked himself, or he doesn’t know socialism when he sees it.
Any of these possibilities would make him the perfect puppet for ACORN and their leftist cronies.