2 things I've learned form all this:
1. All politicians are the same, heartless ****s that all they care about are elections. The behavior by these Republicans to dissolve unions are disgusting. They're using fear and lies to push their agendas.
On the other hand, those democratic congressmen that fled are dumpsterfires. "I don't like what you're doing, so I'm taking my ball and going home."
2. Most American people think that involvement ends with elections. Once they vote, they just sit back and do what their masters tell them.