This fits with my view of what's happening in Wisconsin. Middle class people (some of whom voted for Walker and other Tea Party candidates) feel betrayed by his attack, not on specific benefits, but on the basic human right collective bargaining. I think we could be seeing the resurgence of a true workers movement to counter corporate interests.

You can read the whole op-ed here, but I found a few pieces worth highlighting:

Robert Creamer

Scott Walker's plan was a blitzkrieg attack that would catch the opposition with its defenses down, like Germany's attack on Russia at the beginning of World War II. His goal was to emasculate the ability of public service employees to negotiate with the state over their salaries and working conditions, and begin the destruction of the unions that represent public sector workers all over America.

Wisconsin was to be the first state to fall. Then other states with radical right governors -- like Ohio and Indiana -- would follow suit.

Well, the first casualty of war is the plan...

Walker's move has succeeded in launching a movement to defend the rights of Americans to choose a union. Not exactly what the radical right had in mind.

For many years, Wall Street and its allies on the right have tried to portray labor as just another "special interest." The movement that has followed Walker's outrageous action has redefined the right to collective bargaining for what is -- as a moral question, a question of human rights.

The labor movement in Wisconsin -- and the Democratic Senators who have stood their ground -- have become heroic figures.

For three decades Wall Street -- and the top 2% of Americans -- have sopped up every dime of economic growth that has resulted from the increased productivity of American workers. Often those in that top 2% don't even work for a living -- or if they do, they don't produce a good or service. Instead they speculate for a living -- they gamble with other people's money -- they spend their time scheming about how they can get richer, not how they can produce a better product.

As a result the American middle class is in real danger -- and most Americans know it. That has turned the electorate into a combustible mixture. Walker's action may very well have provided the match to help set off a movement among ordinary citizens who see the right to collective bargaining as the way out. That, of course, would be absolutely correct. The only way that everyday people will share systematically in the fruits of their ever-more productive work is through collective bargaining that demands their fair share.

I suspect that's not exactly what Walker and his gang of right-wing ideologues had in mind either. But if the movement to support the right to choose a union continues to explode the way it has this week, that is exactly what they will get.