The plan hits unions hard, and this is what we saw today...
Kids, perched on a rapidly melting mound of snow, hold signs saying "Hands Off Our Unions," "Save My Future," and "Save My School":
It was a very low key crowd. Note the sign that says: "Bullying Is NOT the Answer! Fix if the Plan Needed!" I'm not really sure what that means. Is Scott Walker a bully? Okay. I understand that feeling but are you saying that if the plan is needed... what? It should still be fixed or are you conceding that we'll need to do it if it's necessary?
That's me in the white jacket, posing with with the crowd:
You can see that it wasn't a very big crowd. There was an effort to get cars to honk, and when they honked, the honkees went "Wooo!"
There were no speakers and no chants. There was one man — I have video but I'm not posting it — who seemed a bit disoriented, who did something that is comically easy to do in a low-key protest. He started speaking, haranguing, like he was the leader. The group of nice, tolerant people did nothing to shoo him away. It was rather touching, even as it underlined the ineffectiveness of the protest.
It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm Sunday, and our new governor has just dropped a shocking union-busting proposal that our newly Republican legislature is likely to step up and pass. This is the push-back from the unions?
Impeach Walker? I don't think so.