There are a lot of good Americans out there like this guy. They are frustrated and rightfully so.
Quirk voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and then Donald Trump in 2020.
Had President Joe Biden, the self-described “most pro-union president in American history,” done enough to forestall a strike?
“I don’t know what he’s done,” Quirk said. “Ask him. I don’t think he knows what he’s done. Seriously. I’m not trying to be mean.” Quirk wasn’t freelancing: Fain and the union haven’t yet endorsed Biden’s reelection, throwing into doubt Biden’s standing in autoworker-heavy communities like his.
He wasn’t supporting Biden or Trump at the moment, and he didn’t think either party was truly on autoworkers’ side.
“They’re all full of shit,” Butler said. “We haven’t had a president in there for years, with the exception of Trump, that was really for the people, all the way back to the Reagan days.”
“Historically, man, if you didn’t vote Democrat years ago, and you were in the union, sometimes you got your ass kicked,” he said. “Democrats were for the working people. That shit has changed. I’m telling you what, the Democratic Party was not what it was 20, 30 years ago.”