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The Wisconsin Restraining Order as a Harbinger of 2012?

Posted on | March 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

Walsh at The Corner is sounding just a teeny bit alarmist about what’s going on in cheeseland:

Yes, a mighty jurist in Dane County with the Dickensian name of Maryann Sumi has halted publication of the new law restricting collective-bargaining privileges for the state’s public-sector unions until she can rule on its merits.

Welcome to Election 2012, the preview edition.

As I’ve been saying, Wisconsin is a test-case battleground for the special forces and new weapons that each side will bring to bear next year. Okay, make that one side, since the Republicans continue to play by the old rules — you know, contesting and winning elections, passing laws, stuff like that — while the Democrats deploy their fleets of teachers, cops, firemen, and lawyers like Panzer divisions. For the Party of Alinksy — the unholy offspring of ’30s machine-politics gangsters and ’60s Marxist radicals — there is no tactic too thuggish, no argument too ridiculous, and no thing they will not attack, including the very legitimacy of the system that gave them their law degrees.

You better wise up, Janet Weiss: Until the Stupid Party figures out that not only have the rules changed but the game itself has undergone, shall we say, fundamental transformation, this adamant refusal to accept defeat on the part of the Left will continue, undermining the very foundations of our country’s legal and political system.

I’m not sure many of the conservative third of the country want to believe that the Left is essentially engaging in low-intensity-conflict. The uncaring third will stay glued to the Xbox in any case. The notion of any constituency in the country conspiring to undermine her foundations is an uncomfortable one.
And yet, given the existence of things like JournoList, and the media pivot on the “New Tone” since Tuscon, one is dragged closer to wondering to what extent the US Constitutional order is, in fact, under siege.

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