Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wisconsin Speaks

Recall how Republicans in Wisconsin dealt public unions a body blow, and the liberal world erupted in agony? Remember that the Wisconsin Democrats decamped to a neighboring state to try and avoid a vote on the union issue? Remember how in almost all press reporting of the changes to unions' collective bargaining powers the word "stripped" was always used, as here
Tuesday's recalls were largely seen as a test of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who has drawn national attention since unveiling his controversial plan to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers.

Well, yesterday six recall elections were held, with six Republican senators up for recall. The Dems had to win 3 of these to take back the Wisconsin senate. The Dems only won two of the six.

It cannot be said better than this, from the same Wisconsin State Journal article as above:
"The revolution has not occurred," said UW-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee, a former Democratic lawmaker. "The proletariat did not take over the streets."

Take notice, world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dean Hansen,

I was excited to see you have a blog! I plan on working through your posts starting with the most recent.

Your comments on the tea party are interesting, but a bit surprising. Do you really support the tea party? Are you also against including taxes as part of a budget compromise?

Please let us know.