There’s no other way to interpret Big Gulp’s editorial in USA Today:
“…For decades, companies like Amazon have been allies of the left in the culture war, but when their bottom line is threatened they turn to conservatives to save them. Republicans have rightly understood the dangers posed by the unchecked influence of labor unions. Adversarial relations between labor and management are wrong. They are wrong for both workers and our nation’s economic competitiveness.
“But the days of conservatives being taken for granted by the business community are over.
“Here’s my standard: When the conflict is between working Americans and a company whose leadership has decided to wage culture war against working-class values, the choice is easy — I support the workers. And that’s why I stand with those at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse today.”
Rubio has sniffed the air and senses an opening to be Possum Hollar’s pal. Now before we marvel at a Republican taking the workers’ side in any conflict, note that he’s not calling on regulating Amazon, changing their anti-competitive business practices, or even endorsing anti-trust hearings.
He’s still a Republican, he’s only sensing an opportunity to be a populist-lite.