I think it's safe to say that Americans don't like bullies. And if there were any doubt to fair-minded people--who still hold the balance in this country--the Rebuplican steamroller of workers' rights in the Badger State put an end to them. Not to mention any question about the party's respect for truth. As a Wisconsinite told talkingpointsmemo:
It's not just the budget bill needs a quorum -- the big issue is that *any* bill with fiscal implications is supposed to have a quorum in the Wisconsin state Senate. So there are two choices here:
1. Collective bargaining has fiscal implications, and so the bill will be blocked in the courts and ruled unconstitutional.
2. Collective bargaining DOES NOT have direct fiscal implications, and Gov. Walker has been lying this entire time by making the case that it's fiscally necessary.
So either the state R's just passed an illegal bill, or Walker has been lying this entire time and really is just interested in union-busting.For another example of the Rebuplican respect for truth, see todays NYT.
The trouble with lies is that they catch up with you. That's why David Mamet has one of his characters say to another in Glengarry Glenross: "Always tell the truth--it's the easiest thing to remember."
Every day, more Americans come to realize that the GOP stands for three things: 1) Money; 2) Power; and 3) The power of money.