Republicans are telling it like it is
I think this is refreshingly candid and should be encouraged. It's important that people understand the real motivations for this fight that's happening all over the country. This is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's closest ally in the state Senate, Scott Fitzgerald on Fox News this morning:
The Republicans in both the states and the federal government are engaged in a coordinated, cynical strategy to defund the Democratic Party's labor and economic populist factions once and for all. In the age of Citizen's United, this leaves both parties entirely in the hands of the corporations.
FITZGERALD: Well if they flip the state senate, which is obviously their goal with eight recalls going on right now, they can take control of the labor unions. If we win this battle, and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions, certainly what you’re going to find is President Obama is going to have a much difficult, much more difficult time getting elected and winning the state of Wisconsin.
If you think politics is a kabuki sideshow now, just wait and see what happens if they succeed.
Interestingly, Fox is the only place I ever hear this openly discussed. I guess they figure they can let down there hair over there.