… The Governor.
Cartoonist Phil Hands of the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper has this to say…
This debate over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill has been difficult for me. I have progressive values. I believe in gay marriage, I believe in mass transit, I believe in global climate change, I believe in abortion rights, I believe in urban planning and I believe in a single payer health care system. But on the issue of public employee compensation and the role that their unions play in our government, I find myself siding with conservatives.
Hands has been pretty brutal on the protesters as well as the Democrat Senators who bugged out of the state.
The fact that he’s dissing Democrats Senators as Prius drivers shows that even a liberal realizes that his ideological soul mates are mere caricatures.
And he doesn’t much care for the extremism of the protesters either. He drew this based on an actual sign from the protest.
I’m sorry, but Walker is not a despot or a dictator. He, and the rest of the republican clowns serving at the State Capital were elected, by a wide margin, by the people of Wisconsin. I find it ironic that the same day that thousands of people skipped work to rail against our “undemocratic” leader, fewer than a quarter of the registered voters in Madison bothered to vote in an actual election.
Protesters and Union brethren, you’re losing the argument and many of your usual allies are turning against you. Keep up the good work.