The real threat to democracy in Wisconsin

Fleeing Democrats have stolen the will of the public and their right to self-governance

Edward Morrissey

Union protesters in Wisconsin claim that a threat to democracy has risen in their midst. Placards appearing at their rallies equate Gov. Scott Walker to such dictators as Hosni Mubarack and Benito Mussolini. Even more of the signage warns that Walker is a new Adolf Hitler. One Democratic state senator said on camera that Walker has already begun treading down Hitler’s path. "Adolf Hitler, in 1933," Lena Taylor instructed the interviewer, "abolished the unions, and that is what our governor is doing today."

Put aside for the moment the nonsense of equating a newly elected governor's offering a bill which was fully outlined during the campaign to Germany's Holocaust-launching, World II-inciting führer. The union protesters are correct. There is a threat to democracy in Wisconsin. The real threat to democracy is the state Senate Democrats who fled Wisconsin.

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