After attending yesterday's festivities around the Capitol, I have a few quick notes.
1. There may have been 3,000 Tea Baggers, and about 60,000 anti-Walker/ anti-Tea Baggers. The media portraying it as "equal, dueling" protests is their typical "both sides are equal" lie. If you weren't on the lawn on the one corner of the Capitol the baggers were, you wouldn't know they existed. Their show was so lame they baled 90 minutes ahead of schedule, and I only knew that because I then saw a few Walker signs heading to the other side of the Capitol.
2. Memo to the D.C. and New York media. This is not a budget issue in Wisconsin, it is a workers' rights and inequality issue. And trying to tie it into the federal budget is especially stupid, but since you have no clue about anything going on among people who make less than 6 figures or west of the Appalachians, it's not surprising that this is eluding you. And why is someone like George Will allowed to speak on ANYTHING outside the Beltway? The next contact he has with someone in a real job will be his first in decades.
3. The longer this goes on, the worse Scott Walker looks. If WisGOP had a brain, they'd take the concessions agreed to by the state unions. But they're dumb, so they won't, and they will be smoked over the next 2 years.