defunding of the Democratic-party shock troops."

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    'But the Wisconsin recall does have implications beyond 2012. Public-sector unions are a key part of the Democratic Party's coalition. They provide money, manpower, and votes. Which is why Henry Olson, a vice president at the American Enterprise Institute, frames Walker's legislation as a "defunding of the Democratic-party shock troops."

    Wisconsin's new law won't, on its own, radically change the power of public-sector unions. But Walker's ability to withstand the recall will likely spur other governors to follow suit, and likely drain the enthusiasm of the opposition in other states. And even if it doesn't, labor's inability to win the recall is more evidence of their inability to reverse their own structural decline. They're not winning on worksites, as the share of the labor force that's unionized has been dropping for decades, and they're not winning at the ballot box.

    If you step back, then, two things are happening simultaneously among the key interest groups in American politics. Labor is getting weaker.'

    Wisconsin recall shows labor isn't coming back. So what's next? #wonkbook - The Washington Post


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    we need a miracle and pray that Romney will take the neighboring union states across the rust belt.
     

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