Rachel Maddow and filmmaker Michael Moore both agreed that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the state’s Republicans will lose what Moore called a “class war” being waged against the working class.
The two were reacting to the sudden passage of a measure in the Wisconsin Senate to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights–something only accomplished through an unheard-of parliamentary maneuver.
Before bringing Moore on, Maddow said that the Wisconsin Republicans had awoken a “dragon.” And she sent a message to the Democrats as well. “When people who have to work for a living are directly attacked…they fight back,” she said. “And they are expecting the Democratic Party to stand with them.”
Moore then came on the show. He told people to go to Madison right away. “This is war,” he said. “This is a class war.”