I will never forgive the grocer's union for stealing my wages when I worked at Schnucks two days a week during college and stripping my net income to a below-minimum wage of less than $5 an hour (cuz I SO wouldn't have been making that much without them). I will also never forgive the unions for demanding (and receiving!) special exemptions on health care reform once they realized that the progressive taxes would include their expensive health care plans. However I will applaud unions for creating a paid vacation, 40-hour work environment because those things never would have happened without them... seriously, maybe they wouldn't have.
It sounds like the governor is being pretty douche-y but the Democrats running away only makes them look like heroes to their choir. Remember Obama and "I won" and how none of the Republicans in Congress ran away to avoid voting against something that was going to pass? Didn't the Wisconsin people vote this proportion of legislature in? My Republican friends think it's ironic that the threat of federal government shutting down due to frustrated Republicans is considered a bad thing, but Wisconsin government shutting down due to frustrated Democrats is considered an awesome thing.
Now reality is complicated enough and I'm enough aware of my own biases that I'm perfectly willing to let in some facts that put all the blame back in the Republican camp.... if you've got 'em. But it kinda sounds like both sides are just bickering all over the place... and that maybe those Democrats are being at least as bad of sore losers as some Republicans have been for the last two years..
You had me until "Wisconsin government shutting down." What happens in Wisconsin is that one bill
won't get a vote. If the US government shuts down, A LOT more than that is going to happen.