It looks like the longer the nonsense in Wisconsin goes on, the more the unions will ultimately lose, whether in Wisconsin or elsewhere. The shrillness, the angst, the sheer overreaction displayed by the unions have confirmed what those of a conservative mindset knew all along. It turned off most of the Vast Undecided Middle Ground voters who the Tea Party had aroused from their civic slumber. It has even swayed more than a few children of the Left.
Phil Hands is a political cartoonist for the Milwaukee State Journal. In his own words:
This debate over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill has been difficult for me. I have progressive values. I believe in gay marriage, I believe in mass transit, I believe in global climate change, I believe in abortion rights, I believe in urban planning and I believe in a single payer health care system. But on the issue of public employee compensation and the role that their unions play in our government, I find myself siding with conservatives.
He says this in a column in which he acknowledges that the accompanying cartoon likely won’t make him popular among his fellow travelers.
There are a couple of other pretty good cartoons of his linked on that page.