I agree with Mickey Kaus on one thing: people like that aren’t Republicans, Lefty agitprop peddlers to the contrary. But progressives in California who are fighting public sector unions aren’t fighting them because public sector unions are bloated ticks on the backside of the American economy. No, they’re fighting them because there’s not enough for both progressives and the aforementioned bloated ticks. These guys would happily go back to the old cash-for-votes deal if only the treasury wasn’t so bare.
Put another way, this is all just strictly business. Nothing personal.