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The Beginning of the End?

Rasmussen has a new poll out, showing that the vamoosing out of state by the Senate Democrats in Wisconsin is deeply unpopular with Americans. Indeed, fully two-thirds oppose the tactic, while only 25 percent approve. Only 48 percent of Democrats approve (while 44 percent disapprove).

This would indicate that the people howling in the streets are, essentially, political Astroturf. There is practically no real grassroots support for the senators. The fact that in the Assembly — the lower house of the legislature — Democrats have agreed to abandon their filibuster would indicate that they are correctly gauging the political winds. Instead of hundreds of amendments, there will be only 38 more, and debate will be limited to 10 minutes each. That would allow a final vote about noon, central time, today. Assemblyman Mark Pocan, Democrat of Milwaukee, said, in a remark that seems clearly intended for the ears of Senate Democrats, “You can’t limit democracy. You have to let the process happen.”

That sounds to me like an impending victory for Governor Scott Walker.


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