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Not A Dime's Worth Of Difference

Telling yourself that is a dangerous thing.
Not A Dime's Worth Of Difference

Yeah, keep telling yourself that a Republican victory would be just fine if your preferred Democratic presidential candidate isn't the nominee, because the Democrat you don't like is indistinguishable from the Republicans:

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said during a radio interview Thursday that he supports national “right-to-work” legislation, a type of anti-labor law that Wisconsin passed last year in an effort to cripple the state’s unions.

The Texas senator, who is currently leading in the Wisconsin polls, said in an interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee that such right-to-work laws are a “fundamental right,” according to the Associated Press. Right-to-work laws are designed to severely weaken unions by forcing them to provide services without payment from workers.

This is an idea Republicans really like. So is a national 20-week abortion ban, which has widespread support among Republicans in Congress. So is a national concealed-carry reciprocity bill, which means that states with lax laws regarding concealed carry of firearms will get to decide who can pack heat in states with stricter laws.

I'm just scratching the surface here. If you seriously believe that politics is divided into "relentlessly progressive" and "not relentlessly progressive," and that all "not relentlessly progressive" governments are alike, you apparently have overlooked the category of reactionarygovernments, such as GOP-dominated Wisconsin, North Carolina, Kansas, and Georgia. The federal government, if we have a Republican president and Congress, would be just like the governments in those states. I know I say this all the time, but those state governments are tacking ever rightward, not sitting in the centrist doldrums. Things are getting worse in those states. And if you think the inevitable response to this sort of government is The Revolution, then ask yourself why Scott Walker won a recall election and reelection, or why Rick Snyder hasn't resigned.

I understand why a lot of people loathe Hillary Clinton. But she is not going to sign a national right-to-work law or a national 20-week abortion ban. She's not going to put justices on the Supreme Court who'll vote to eviscerate labor law and voting rights. No, she's not a flaming lefty. But she's not Ted Cruz.

Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog

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