Governor Scott Walker's maneuver was particularly illuminating. This political fight was not about Wisconsin's budgetary woes whatsoever. It was about the Republicans' desire to bust the unions, for if it was, as they claim, about the budget, they would have no reason to ban the union workers' right to negotiate without passing the budget.
I wonder if the Reagan Democrats have any regrets pulling the lever for Walker. Perhaps they will wake up and vote accordingly next time.