Prettying the Porker’s Puss, Republican Style

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*+-Berry Craig: This union-card carrying Hubert Humphrey Democrat from Kentucky — where Steve Beshear, our second-term-seeking, union-endorsed Democratic governor is up two dozen points over his Scott Walker-wannabe Republican challenger in a recent bellwether poll — hopes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s “way forward” will include a recall election that will unemploy him, too.

Jim Crow, Yankee Republican Style

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*+-Berry Craig: With Wisconsin Governor Walker’s blessing, Republican lawmakers are ramming home a bill that requires voters to show photo ID at the polls. Of course, the idea is to decrease the Democratic vote.

Walkerloo?

*+-Berry Craig: The old party of “Lincoln and Liberty” — founded in Wisconsin — is long gone. The new GOP is the party of tea party-tilting, union-hating, government-despising ultra-conservatives of the compromise-is-surrender persuasion.

Kathy Nickolaus: Dairy State ‘Organizer of the Year?’

*+-Berry Craig: Unwittingly, of course, Walker lit a bonfire under labor. Unintentionally, Nickolaus has stoked the flames even hotter and probably made them even more likely to singe several of Walker’s willing helpers in the state senate.

Scott Walker as Old Lord North

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*+-Berry Craig: My guess is that when Walker and his labor-hating Republican legislators took aim at public employee unions, they figured the private sector unions wouldn’t do much about it.