Apr
03
2013

Former Wisconsin recall Lt-GOV candidate breaks with Left, Stands With Scott Walker.

Cle-ver, Governor Walker:

Mahlon Mitchell, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin, says he backs Gov. Scott Walker in his effort to end residency rules statewide.

The move comes less than a year after Mitchell ran unsuccessfully against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in an attempted recall of Walker and Kleefisch.

This is a good way to help splinter off the firefighters from the government drones.  Oh, yes, I’m sure that Mr. Mitchell will take the position that this is just a one-time, specific issue, no-precedent sort of thing.  He just wants to know what it’s like to be on the winning side in Wisconsin for once, you see.  And he’d like his fire fighters to know, too.

So, don’t worry your pre… your heads over this, ye Wisconsin progressives.  Everything’s still going your way.

3 Comments

  • acat says:

    The smartest thing Walker did with his public union-busting was to splinter the unions using the same kind of wedge issues that Dems often employ against conservatives.
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    By splitting the “public safety” unions (i.e. firefighters, EMTs, cops) off from the SEIU et al thugs, it both blunts the union thugs’ efforts to grandstand on public safety issues, and it shines a light *past* public safety down to where the roaches are hiding.
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    It’s .. nice .. to see a Republican governor who knows how to make this work.
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    Mew

    • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

      What I still laugh about is when Walker offered teachers the option to not be unionized in great numbers they chose the protection of their paychecks from union dues over the protection the union offered from their employers.

      • acat says:

        Yep.
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        While there *is* a role for an organized trade union, it must be bi-directional, both correcting wayward members and bargaining effectively with the boss.
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        The union had not done itself any favors by sitting on its’ ever-increasing laurels, the membership know it, and voted accordingly.
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        Had the folks in Ohio figured this out, and not messed with the first-responder unions, we’d have another right-to-work state today.
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        Mew

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