If you think bigotry is all about skin color or religion, you are only half right. Bigotry is about intolerance. Intolerance can come from almost anywhere, including the voices accusing others of bigotry. Just because your intolerance is judged to be politically correct does not take you off the hook.
Unions comfortable with their hold over the government workforce, and optimistic about the president’s planned “Winning the Future” spending package, should be very nervous about what the debt ceiling conflict means for their future. Organized labor has powerful friends in Washington helping to spread the mantra of worker exploitation, but this may not be enough to stop the fallout from the debt crisis.