You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. Hillary Clinton is no exception. [...] Much of Clinton's time [during her most recent trip to Iowa] was spent in meetings with union bosses. The fact that Clinton is shunning everyday Iowans in favor of big-labor special interests sends a clear message about where her true loyalties lie.
Four leading GOP presidential candidates – Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker – are traveling to a Southern California luxury hotel in coming days to make their cases directly to the Koch brothers and hundreds of other wealthy conservatives planning to spend close to $1 billion in the run-up to the 2016 election. [...] Freedom Partners' annual summer conference is set for August 1 through August 3, and is expected to draw 450 of the biggest financiers of the right... Most have the capability to write seven- or even eight-figure checks to the super PACs fueling the GOP presidential primary.
By scapegoating toothless trade unions as powerful and malign interests, [Walker] enlists working people in his cause of aiding the rich and the strong.