As Rachel pointed out, former Fox News candidate and now Ohio Governor John Kasich may have picked the wrong fight in Ohio. He may not be getting as much attention nationwide for his union busting as Wisconsin's Governor Walker, but he's doing even more damage there and he's going after the police and firefighters as well with his union busting legislation.
Rachel and one of our resident Ohioans on teamcrooks pointed out today that when even the Cincinnati Enquirer is bashing you in op-eds, you've got some real problems.
It is shameful that Ohio Republicans pushed the SB5 collective bargaining bill through the Senate on Wednesday using the sort of tactics that congressional Democrats were justly criticized for using during the health-care reform debate.
What's doubly shameful is that this process is tainting an overhaul of public employment practices that is eminently worthwhile and necessary - in fact, long overdue - but should be done in a more reasoned, collaborative manner. The process should produce at least a credible level of buy-in.
We call on Ohio House leaders to step back and see how they can improve the quality of the debate as they take up the measure.
Go read the rest but this is from a paper that heartily endorsed Kasich before the election.