Let's say that there was no condition regarding the Unions involved. Let's say that instead the Republicans in office boasted that they had brought jobs to the state thus showing their "generosity" wouldn't that be just as political?
Aren't most new laws political in nature? Should the Administration, now fighting voter ID laws, be viewed as abuse of political power? Doesn't almost everything contain political results?
I understand your argument but isn't this the way politics work when you have the 2 opposing party system? Doesn't the party in power take actions to keep their power and the party out of favor initiate legislation to increase their position?
Certainly the Democrats are passing laws that increase their voter base. Why would that be OK in view of the political power issue?
I hope that is a reasonable question. Politicians are not self-sacrificing by nature, they are self-serving. So, isn't that the way it goes?