“Come back, Daddy loves you!” cried the union-guttting governor. Why did they run away? I think the reason is two-fold.
They’re using the Wisconsin Constitution to their advantage. They know that the Senate doesn’t have enough live bodies to vote on it. They know that they can’t be arrested when Congress is in session. Those who went to IL know that the police can’t arrest them and drag them over the state line.
Without them (at least one), you can’t have your vote. You won’t get what you need to do, done. Same thing with these union workers. They are needed. It’s not hard to see the parallel between the senators fleeing and the teachers on strike. Also, if you don’t have experience with collective bargaining and strikes, you do now.
This is exciting. Time for Jiffy Pop! Go Senate Democrats! Stay on the lam.