Ahem, Pot is to Kettle what Bait is to Switch?
Labor needs to focus on bread and butter issues and not be diverted by secondary concerns. Many working people are "progressive traditionalists" - socially conservative and economic progressives. They may be pro-life and pro-gun but also experiencing deep anxieties about their economic plight. Can labor connect with them? The Moose certainly hopes so.
What about the Democratic Party? If the Democratic Party is only big enough for one hand clapping. Cheney in '08 isn't impossible.