December 7, 2012
I will give the right-wing this begrudging credit: there is no phrase that ever has or ever will top "Right to Work" in terms of overwhelmingly effective spinning of complete bullshit. It is a simple, short phrase that is designed, perfectly, to capture the sentiment of a vast majority of people who have no idea what it actually means.
In my adult life I have never come across any other piece of jargon that more masterfully embodies the concept of "I don't understand something, but this sounds good, so I'm for it."
We are a nation of idiots, by choice. This is a thing we are just going to have to accept and encourage our children to deal with and work around at an early age.