CPAC Interview: Card Check

posted at 2:30 pm on February 27, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Jonathan Johnson, the president of, sat down to talk about Card Check with me at CPAC this morning. We had a great conversation, as Johnson is one of the few industry leaders willing to go head-to-head with the unions on their pet piece of legislation. We also talk about Overstock’s business model and how a proper use of the free market handles economic downturns more rationally than government:

In a recession, it’s all about the O — and all about a free market setting rational prices for assets. Had we stuck with that truth from the beginning, we may never have had the housing bubble that precipitated this crisis.

Johnson helps lead the effort against EFCA at Save Our Secret Ballot. Be sure to keep checking on Card Check developments.

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This makes me smile…

Love it when we hammer the facts home against the Messiah and his cult, the policies that are killing America…

Mark Garnett on February 27, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Dammit Ed, you couldn’t get the woman from the commercials? You had a good streak going!

MadisonConservative on February 27, 2009 at 2:41 PM

It’s all about the O as in “oh God, that shirt…”

SnarkVader on February 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM


Can we get you some fashion advice? Those shirts gotta go. Luv ya, dude, but the shirts…egads!

jediwebdude on February 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Ed, you need a complete makeover.

keep the change on February 27, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Ed who picks your clothes brother… charlie brown? that shirt is maybe the worst I’ve ever seen.

Kaptain Amerika on February 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

OMG I didn’t even see the comments… everyone’s on you about the shirt… LMAO

Kaptain Amerika on February 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Does Overstock sell shirts? :-)

strosfan on February 27, 2009 at 5:23 PM

I knew there was a reason I liked Overstock, I mean besides the good deals.

Right as Rain on February 27, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Card Check is the response to the fact that the American worker has begun to under stand that the threat of union action is almost effective as union action, and a damned sight cheaper. especially considering the socialist nature of the unions.

darktood on February 27, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Unfortunately he doesn’t know of the thuggery behind the anti-union efforts.

Until then, he’s merely painted a huge target on himself.

sethstorm on February 28, 2009 at 7:54 PM