The state of Wisconsin is in an uproar after the Senate passed the Anti-Union Bill, restricting collective bargaining rights of public union workers. It's a big hullabaloo because people are upset that the Republican legislators could be so clandestine about an important bill and "outmaneuver" the missing Democrats, as NPR puts it. I have to say that taking out the economic components of the bill that required the presence of the Democrats-in-hiding was pretty sneaky - clever or wrong, I can't really say because my knowledge of the law is next to zero.
What I do know is this: the Democrats are just "butt-hurt" (upset) that even though they tried to run away and hide in Illinois to think of a counter plan, the Republicans still managed to pass this bill. But what I also realize is that the Republicans always say they want to turn back to the old traditional way of politics and do everything clean-cut and put all politics out in the open for the public to see. So, why be secretive? Why make a sketchy move that the public so obviously disapproves of?
We can't be hypocritical, folks. But oh Democratic senators of Wisconsin...what else did you think was going to happen when you ran away and hid? Come out, come out, wherever you are.