Nation doges bullet.
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This last is truly monumental. When no longer forced to belong to - and finance - a union large percentages of workers simply dropped out. On his radio show this morning Glen Beck predicted that if Walker won this election that at least one third of those Wisconsin public sector workers who remained in the unions would withdraw as well. I tend to agree with him, but we will have to wait as see.
For now what is important is that in a state which voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008 a Republican governor who had earned the bitterest possible hatred from public employee unions (one of the most important of the core constituencies of the Democrat party) won a decisive victory in a recall election, something no US governor has been able to do before.