Thursday, January 7, 2016

Khanna snags labor endorsement from Honda's column

Ro Khanna announces his candidacy in May.
CONGRESS | 17th DISTRICT | It may not be the harbinger of a bad year ahead for Rep. Mike Honda’s re-election, but the loss of union support Wednesday could prove troublesome.

The Laborers’ International Union of North American (LiUNA) announced last month their endorsement of Ro Khanna’s campaign in the contested Seventeenth Congressional District, wrote Politico.

The labor union which boasts of 63,000 members in California had backed Honda in 2014.

The endorsement is the “beginning of the end” for Honda, boasted Khanna.

An exodus of larger, more locally active unions would surely degrade Honda’s re-election chances this year, but there is no hint any of them are planning to follow LiUNA’s lead.

In addition, the local and state Democratic Party will almost assured back Honda when its members meet later this month to hand out endorsements for congressional and statehouse races.


  1. Is there a consultant relationship between this Union and Khanna camp?

  2. By MW:

    Based on some of his recent statements, it appears that Honda is now afflicted by senility, and therefore it is time for him to retire - and unless he wants to try to hang on for awhile longer, and perhaps become as much of a public clown and joke as Pete Stark, or even Laython Landis, was at the end.

    More specifically, even if a person is a fanatic on diet, exercise, and keeping his weight down and so forth, still eventually both the body and brain will deteriorate considerably with time, and therefore eventually it is time to retire and let the young upstarts take over.

    Even for a person who is a fanatic on diet, exercise, and controlling weight, etc, still the legs will generally almost completely go - in other words the ability to run nearly as fast as a person could in his late teens or early twenties - sometime in a person's thirties.

    Even for a person who is a fanatic on diet, exercise and in general trying to stay as healthy and physically fit as possible, still usually there will be a considerable loss of strength and muscle in a person's forties.

    And while the brain is usually the last to have major deterioration, and I can think of a few people I know who are ninety years or older who are still as sharp as a tack, and while some others have considerable brain deterioration by age sixty, or even before that, however Honda, and who I believe is in his seventies, is obviously way over the hill, and therefore it is definitely time for him to retire.