John Nichols: Scott Walker’s anti-union fantasy isn’t working for him anymore

Yesterday John Nichols wrote a great piece in the CapTimes outlining how Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union fantasyland simply isn’t working when it comes to winning him votes.

The point is not that contemporary Republicans returned to their party’s pro-labor roots.

The point is that even Republicans recognize that Walker cannot produce evidence that his “unintimidated” assault on workers and their unions has yielded meaningful fiscal or economic progress.

Attacking unions never yields the benefits that the attackers claim are just around the corner. That’s because the first Republican president was right when he told Congress, “Labor is prior to and independent of capital.”

Some truths are self-evident. And Abraham Lincoln stated one of them when he argued: “Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”


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3 thoughts on “John Nichols: Scott Walker’s anti-union fantasy isn’t working for him anymore

  1. Zach, thanks.

    Unions are a pain-in-the-neck, but without them all the money flows to the elites, (billionaires).

    For anyone who is interested, Sam Pizzagotti’s “The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970”

    is an extremely accessible history of the U.S. labor movement in the 20th century.

  2. I really feel sorry fro the left to become completely overwhelmed by the thought of getting even with Scott Walker. You just drip with hate. Disgusting.

    1. Another wet dream there again Bobby, eh? Non-conservatives are quite a bit more nuanced in a wide range of feelings toward our, oh, wait, our governor? Don’t blame them for your inability to recognize the one emotion you are so practiced at and apparently doesn’t allow you to see anything else. One is a lonely number, Bobby, that’s why you come here for attention, we understand. Liberals have compassion for even the lowest life forms.

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