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June 06, 2012

What The Recall Means On TheLeft

Writing for Firedoglake David Dayen said,

Walker already won the war. The policy of defunding the left, defunding the checks on conservative power, was the entire point of Scott Walker’s agenda. And it was successful when he signed Act 10, the anti-worker law, last year. The entire point was to decimate public unions, one of the last bastions of labor strength. And that’s exactly what happened; public unions in Wisconsin lost thousands of members over the past year. As a result, labor couldn’t keep up with outside spending to compensate for the massive loophole-induced funding lead Walker had. Labor didn’t have the numbers or the public sentiment to make the argument for the importance of unions and collective bargaining.

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The labor movement represents one of the only remaining checks on corporate power, in the fight for economic justice.

In other words lefties believe that in the fight for economic justice, government employees ought to be required to contribute to the Democratic party as a condition of their employment.  That is the effect of compulsory union membership with dues automatically collected by the state.

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Help me out here....
Is it possible that the droves of folks "opting out" of forced
"dues" money to elect "legislators" that "compromise" by playing hookey and hiding across State lines will no longer support lavish "retreats" for "labor" rent seekers (mostly sub-standard law "students"?)that have never done a day of "labor" in their lives?

I wonder if there's a case to be made via. "commerce Clause" if such auto-deduct, Union backed, "legislators" crossed state lines while on-the-clock?

Tell me again Mr. (Howard) Dean, who's more divisive?

Posted by: CaptDMO | Jun 7, 2012 7:13:48 AM

What the failed Wisconsin recall vote means for "the left" is-
1. Immediate irrational denial.
2. A violent thrashing tantrum on the floor of the market (remember those?)check-out line.
3. An consequent spanking, "out in the car".

Posted by: CaptDMO | Jun 7, 2012 7:24:19 AM

Bingo on all counts, Cap. Let's not forget that all of this might never have happened if mainstream media still had its monopoly on the dissemination of "news." These days we chuckle when they report about how "heroic" state legislators were hiding in a motel in Illinois. Real freedom fighters, you know.

Posted by: Tom Bowler | Jun 7, 2012 9:22:33 AM