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View Diary: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan to break unions is 'divide and conquer' (94 comments)

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  •  Call-ins to WI NPR. (16+ / 0-)

    Early indications are this video is bouncing off the Walker-Backers' fact-repelling armor. This is just proof that Walker is doing what he promised to do seems to be the rationalization. Never mind that he did not campaign on ending collective bargaining, much less the goal of a right-to-work state.

    Also remember this. When this video was shot, Walker's plan was to strip ALL collective bargaining from ALL public unions - including police and firemen. That was too extreme even for his rubber-stamp Assembly.

    It was dialed back ... but not until after this video was shot. Walker's comments here speak  about this broader target. The video is proof of more Walker lies.

    RWers will deny, but this video will be heard in union families. There are still a handful of unions who officially support Walker. Walker still pretends he supports private sector unions. He lied so this very week. This video destroys any illusions those unions can have. A Walker win equals the end of WI unions.

    Many non-union families grasp this too. Some are even Republicans. These people did not sign up for a dramatic makeover of Wisconsin at the hands of a single Governor. At the hands of a single Governor who did not even mention such things during his campaign.

    Tom Barrett can put Scott Walker on the record and on the spot. Why are you making WI a right-to-work state? Don't say you are not.

    •  Quicklund, this point that you make, (3+ / 0-)
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      RWers will deny, but this video will be heard in union families. There are still a handful of unions who officially support Walker. Walker still pretends he supports private sector unions. He lied so this very week. This video destroys any illusions those unions can have. A Walker win equals the end of WI unions.

      Many non-union families grasp this too. Some are even Republicans. These people did not sign up for a dramatic makeover of Wisconsin at the hands of a single Governor. At the hands of a single Governor who did not even mention such things during his campaign.

      is exactly what I think. As for WPR, I think those Walker supporters were advised to call in today or something. On a less controversial topic, the listeners calling in are much less pro-Walker, generally. I know the state is polarized, but I still think a lot of Walker supporters don't listen to WPR. Heck, they are complaining that JSOnline is too liberal. They think the truth is biased against them.
      •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

        NPR was just the only source of feedback I'd personally heard at the time I posted my comment. It's not a great gauge of Republican support. But I was mostly interested in hearing what mental gymnastics this video caused.

        Over the next few days, of course, we'll see if this video forces its way into the public debate. If it has legs that's a sign the fence-sitters are coming to us.

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