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Rev. Jackson: Walker = Wallace

By on 6.4.12 | 5:03PM

Over at The Weekly Standard, Steve Hayes and John McCormack tell us that during a rally yesterday in Milwaukee in support of recalling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Reverend Jesse Jackson likened Walker to the late segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace. Jackson railed, "Wallace did it in Alabama and now Walker in Wisconsin - trying to take back access to vote."

So for putting the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin on par with federal government employees is the equivalent of "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever!" President Obama call your office. Jesse Jackson thinks you're a racist.

For good measure, Larry Hanley of the Amalgamated Transit Workers likened Governor Walker's reforms to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Gee, I'm surprised Hanley didn't compare Walker to Hitler. Not that it has prevented others from doing so.

The deployment of such rhetoric convinces me that who oppose Governor Walker's reforms have lost the argument and, unless there's a widespread campaign of union intimidation, I think that will bear out at the polls tomorrow night.

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