Wisconsin from the right
While I can't claim much familiarity with the right-wing blogs, the first impression I got from a sampling of them was how startlingly few of them have posted about the topic. It's almost as if they prefer to avoid it. Still, I did find a few reactions.
First up is the generally-moderate conservative blog Sane Political Discourse, which takes moderation and sanity in something of a new direction via the very title of its Wisconsin post, All F@#$ing Government Unions Must F%&*ing Die!, though the post itself is rather less hysterical. The inimitable Malcontent offers a frothing anti-Michael-Moore screed, but Moore has to share the honor with Farrakhan (who gets top billing) and NPR. Casting Pearls Before Swine just briefly celebrates the Republican move with Wisconsin Democrat's Plan Backfires.
That title may be wishful thinking. Self-described conservative- turned-libertarian-turned-progressive E.D. Kain thinks that the Wisconsin coup is the beginning of the Republicans' Waterloo:
Wisconsin is shaping up to be the real Waterloo. And not just Wisconsin, but also Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, and the rest of the over-reaching state Republicans. Governors like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Jan Brewer are riding on the coattails of the Tea Party, but they’ve become blind to the dangers of their radical policies. In Wisconsin, Democrats are already promising to step-up recall efforts. But the recalls are only a small part of what is likely going to be a huge anti-Repub- lican backlash across the nation, as working Americans finally realize what that party actually stands for: an playing field heavily tilted toward the rich and powerful, toward corporate power, and against worker rights....Republicans have a long history of union-busting and anti-labor rhetoric, but taking on teachers and cops is a big mistake. This blatant effort to weaken the Democratic party will have precisely the opposite effect.
Maybe that's why most bloggers on the right, in marked contrast to those on the left, prefer to avoid the subject.
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