The standoff in Wisconsin has been a wonderful prism through which to view the Democratic mindset.
First, Governor Scott Walker's opponents have likened him to Mubarak and Hitler. This is a typically well-reasoned, cogent, liberal opinion, backed by indisputable fact. After all, Walker has undoubtedly enriched himself to the tune of fifty billion dollars or so while in office, in much the same way Mubarak did. And he does jail opposition journalists. Right?
And it's only right to compare Walker to Hitler: he did put a lot of Jewish people in concentration camps and then gas them. And, just as Hitler invaded Austria, Walker will probably march the Wisconsin State Guard over to Springfield Illinois and declare a coup d'etat in that state. Right?
Actually, the only Wisconsinites going to Illinois are the Democratic state legislators who have fled to neighboring states in order to prevent a vote on the union issue.
That too, provides a compelling insight. These politicians are simply refusing to do the job they were elected to do. When people in the private sector do that, they are fired. But the Democratic legislators don't feel that the same rules that apply in the private sector should apply to them -- or to the unions who helped elect them.
Let's hope the Wisconsin electorate takes this into account in the the next election.