Notice that the senator said this to “a gaggle of bloggers at the Heritage Foundation.” Thus he gave those troops a major talking point, and would have them all go forth and spread that gospel.
WI GOP Senator: Supreme Court Race ‘Took The Wind Out’ Of Union Sails
Evan McMorris-Santoro | April 12, 2011, 2:50PM
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a gaggle of bloggers at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday that the controversial results of the state Supreme Court race in the Badger State surprised him, and indicate that Wisconsin isn’t as pro-union as the thousands who gathered in and around the state capitol in Madison during the collective bargaining fight might want to think.
He also said that the battle between pro and anti-collective bargaining sides during the budget fight last month was much uglier than has been reported, with unknown leftist “thuggery” leading many state legislators to be “intimidated.”
Johnson, who replaced Sen. Russ Feingold (D) in the Senate in the Republican sweep of the Wisconsin ballot in 2010, said that the apparent defeat of liberal Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenberg will significantly slow the roll of unions as they attempt to stop Republicans across the country from passing laws they don’t like.