Class warfareJohn Nichols, journalist with The Capital Times and The Nation magazine, said something in a column the other day that gets far too little attention:
National conservative groups and their Republican allies announced early on that they would go after the Democratic senators who had left the state to try to block Walker’s plan.
Unions and their Democratic allies then moved to recall Republican senators who had sided with Walker.
That's right. Despite comments by Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and edtorial writers that use of Wisconsin Constitution-based recalls ought to be scaled back, and despite historical revisionism about this year's recalls being an entirely Democratic Party confection, it was the Republicans and their allies who kick-started the Wisconsin recall elections.