If Wisconsin Republicans think a compromise to the labor strife is only taking away collective bargaining until 2013, they are on drugs. First, if collective bargaining can return in 2013, why not keep it now? Second, this is a transparent maneuver to end the protests and wait until 2013 for collective bargaining to be permanently rejected. Once these rights are given up at all, they are very difficult to recover. Of course, there's no way that the unions will accept this. It is a sign however of potential cracks in Scott Walker's Republican followers. It also should be a sign that the unions should start asking for more than just not losing collective bargaining rights, but there's no indication of that happening.