There's no one more ecstatic about dancing on the grave of Scott Walker's national political ambitions than Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO.
When the union-busting Wisconsin governor entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination back in July, Trumka released a one sentence statement: "Scott Walker is a national disgrace."
So as Walker prepared to announce his exit from the race on Monday, Trumka went for a simple coda.
#ScottWalker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) September 21, 2015
(Hat tip: New Republic's Brian Beutler)
It would be hard for Trumka to better encapsulate the feelings of union-backing Democrats toward Walker. And it may be that Walker's focus on cracking down on labor rights just came at the wrong time. According to Gallup, Americans' support for unions is at its highest point since 2008.