Years from now, Wisconsin school children will be singing a new version of Humpty-Dumpty:
“Scott Walker sat on a wall. Scott Walker had a big fall. But not all of the Koch Brothers millions could not put Scott Walker back together again.”
How sweet it is! For America’s working families, it’s two big wins in a row.
First, John Kasich tried to destroy collective bargaining in Ohio. And the people of Ohio rose up in anger and rejected his plan.
Then, Scott Walker tried to gut workers rights in Wisconsin. The people of Wisconsin waited patiently for a year – until it was legal to do so – and then they rose up in righteous outrage, too – one million strong! – and demanded Walker’s recall.
One million signatures! What a glorious day for all working families in Wisconsin. And what a powerful message to Republican politicians everywhere.
First in Ohio, now in Wisconsin, the American people have spoken: We believe in the rights of workers, union and non-union. We believe in the right of collective bargaining. We believe that workers deserve the wages and benefits they fought so hard to win for their families.
And any politician who tries to destroy the middle class does so at his own peril.
That’s my parting shot for today.