So the Wisconsin GOP finally fixed the Democrats’ wagon. Without the Democrat state senate members they found a way to bust the public employees unions by passing a bill that took out financial concerns and became a raw grab for party and union-crushing political power. As if this kind of tactic will go down well in Wisconsin. Most polls point to a quiescent but still firm pro-union sentiment in that state and in the country. Scott Walker’s polls are already hitting the skids. The stories of the immiseration of the middle class will flow and so will Democrats, over time, into these legislative jobs. The question is . . . what can the majority do with this? Already Walker is a poster boy. How high and far can it be waved? Can the clear exposure of the GOP agenda wake Democrats up? Today the Assembly will vote. Sometimes politics can surprise you. This may be one of those times.
Today in the NY Times by Justin Sullivan, Getty