Eventually, the stalemate in Wisconsin will end and Democrats in Wisconsin will have to face what could easily be a public relations loss in the battle that brought thousands upon thousands of enthusiastic demonstrators to the state capital in Madison.
Even Democratic analysts say the tactic is hightailing it out of the state and hiding out in Illinois was a risky tactic at besdt.
“Wither they are trying to unfairly deny the peoples vote in November or they feel that things are so inequitable that they have been forced to use these tactics. In doing so, Democrats might end up losing a giant public relations battle in addition to this legislative stand off.”
New GOP governor Scott Walker, one of the Tea Party faithful, kicked off the controversy by wanting to require state union workers to pay more for their benefits and also demanded other changes in contracts and negotiations.
The changes kicked off a national debate over whether or not state employees have it better than many other workers in these economically-stressed times.
Walker’s actions come at a time when public approval of unions is low in many polls.
In a touchy political environment, stalemating the government of a state over something with limited public approval could play right into Walker’s — and ultimately the GOP’s — grand plan to add more wins to their power past in 2012.