Mark Belling makes some great points on why Walker shouldn’t be shy about signing the bills headed to his desk. Fortunately, it looks like Walker is on the same page.
The only actual opposition to a duly elected Legislature legislating and a still-the-governor governing comes from Democrats and the media who go batty every time a Republican actually does something. This crowd prefers its Republicans to be acquiescent. They like Republicans who don’t make waves. What they don’t like are Republicans who have power and they especially hate Republicans who actually use power. The actual great mass of Republican voters — which is right around half the population of Wisconsin — desperately wants Republicans who will fight.
Republican voters get this. They know the media is in the bag for the Democrats and will try to stop Republicans from ever exercising power. Look at the number they tried on Brett Kavanaugh. Or the nonstop obsession with everything Trump says or does. Or the biased, negative coverage of Walker’s Foxconn deal. What actual Republicans, as opposed to sellouts like Sykes and wimps like McCallum, want is for their side to fight back against this crowd.
There is one barometer that is 100 percent accurate when it comes to Republican politicians. If the media is going batty over what they are doing and the lefties are protesting, heckling and baying at the moon, the Republicans are doing something right.