Below is a screen capture of an image a Facebook friend shared on his wall:
The individual branded, “fool,” is of course the accomplished and determined reformer currently governing the great state of Wisconsin. This image, however, mis characterizes Governor Scott Walker’s reforms. The legislation that Republicans signed would not deprive any working man or woman of his right to join a union.
Indeed if anything, his reforms do quite the opposite; they give individual public employees greater freedom, with provisions preventing state and local governments from collecting union dues, requiring annual certification via secret ballot, and allowing employees to “opt out of paying union dues.” (Last link via Moe Lane who has more.)
Just as Scott Walker has not conducted a “War on Unions” (as some on the left claim), Republicans haven’t conducted as “War on Women” as many on the left claim. They haven’t even declared a war on contraception.
Rather than engage Republicans on the actual issues, e.g., the specifics of Walker’s reforms or the federal government mandating the employment policies of a private institution, our friends on the left, with a generous assist from the legacy media (and some undisciplined Republicans), prefer to cast Republicans conducting a war on the various constituencies Democrats need to rally to win votes.
And they fault our side for our uncivil discourse. No wonder they obsess about a slur Rush Limbaugh recently uttered. (And for which he has apologized.)