Dec 2, 201306:59 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Progressivism in the crosshairs
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Barack Obama had once aspired to be the progressive equivalent of that transformative president, Ronald Reagan. Now he looks more and more like Jimmy Carter after he was attacked by that killer rabbit. Obamacare is a late-night TV punchline. Our Ms. Burke? She just wants to get elected. Kind of like Jim Doyle. Remember the Doyle legacy? Neither do we. What would Mary Burke do if elected? Work really hard. Every day!
Otherwise, the lady makes no promises. She’s “the Fifth Amendment candidate,” Charlie Sykes quips. Old fist-pounding Bob La Follette would be so proud. Has 21st century progressivism become the political ideology that dare not speak its name?
No issue enrages Wisconsin’s left like Scott Walker’s rollback of public-sector collective bargaining privileges. Act 10 struck at the heart of the government-industrial complex. Progressives mounted expensive and wearying recall elections only to have the governor and his legislative allies show what democracy really looks like. So where does Our Ms. Burke stand?
“She has deftly handled the public employee collective bargaining question,” reports Capital Times editor Paul Fanlund, by not answering it. “She talks of her desire to treat public employees fairly. But to lock herself into that position would be nuts, and she has not.” Guess we’ll have to elect her to see what she stands for.
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