So, leftists are all butthurt because a business owner sent an e-mail to his employees telling them that voting for Obama would be bad for business.
Okay, I can grok this. While you are certainly free to work for whomever you choose, in today's economy you want to keep your job. It's human nature. No one wants to rock the boat and be out looking for work, even in allegedly under 8% unemployment. I can understand how and why employees might be intimidated, and no, it's not a good thing.
But how much do you want to bet that the people with their panties in a bunch over this see no problem whatsoever with a union steward telling the union members who they should vote for? Like, say, in Boston where the mayor of the city met with union leaders to get the word out for Fauxcahontas? Or, you know, in PA, once the Senator in question changed parties? Or school employees in Michigan.
Let's recap: Private business owner sends an e-mail to his employees hinting that they should vote a certain way? OUTRAGEOUS! Union heads actively canvassing their members to vote for a certain candidate or political party - even when they're supposed to be doing their job? Why, that's just part of their function. No, there's certainly no coercion in a union steward - the person responsible for backing you in a fight against management - telling you that you *must* vote for Candidate X or Political Party Y.
Remember, it's only an outrage when the other guys do it!
That is all.