Is There Hope?

With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s ass-kicking of the labor unions, I’m feeling a little bit giddy.

Public sector unions have reached their high water mark. Let the cleanup begin as the red ink recedes.

Despite a last-minute smear campaign accusing Scott Walker of fathering an illegitimate love child, the governor’s recall election victory sends a clear message that should resonate around the nation: The fiscal cancer devouring state budgets has a cure, and he has found it. The costly defeat for the entrenched union interests that tried to oust Walker in retribution for challenging their power was marked by President Obama’s refusal to lend his weight to the campaign for fear of being stained by defeat. We’ll see how well this strategy of opportunistic detachment serves in the fall as Obama reaches out to unions for support.

However, I’m so used to disappointment over the last decade or so, I can’t bring myself to truly enjoy it. If this rising red tide carries through November, however, all bets are off and there’s going to be a river of PBR-flavored puke rolling down my street and into the Tennessee river for a day or two.

UPDATE: Cranky here adding a little victory dance to PTH’s party.

What do you say when a governor is elected by a majority of voters, is put through the legitimate recall process and again wins the majority of votes in the recall?

Well, if you don’t get your way, you’d call it the “death of democracy”.

Sorry Chuckles, but the voters consider the loss of some of your collective bargaining rights and the goodies that come with enjoying a higher level of benefits than the average Wisconsinite worth the exchange for a government that can actually balance its checkbook and somehow see improvement in education.

Yes Preston, there is hope.

6 comments on “Is There Hope?

  1. Ass-kicking?


    I don’t know which ****ing numbers you wing-nuts are looking at. Last night in Wisconsin was democracy in action, and the people of Wisconsin are sending their message loud and clear to dangerous extremists like Scott Walker and Mitt Romney:

    So take your “giddyness” and shove it up your ass Mr. Holmes. Oh…and BTW, you’ve just made our “list”.

  2. It was a clear message sent to Scott Walker alright.

    But you know who the real winner was??? Obama. He was the real winner.

    If Scott Walker would have lost, that would have been disastrous for Obama because uh, Scott Walker winning was great for Obama so…uh…hrm.

    I really can’t follow Lefty cognitive dissonance anymore beyond “heads I win, tails you lose”.

    If Ed is truly committed to the unions, he should stick a gun in his mouth a blow an MSNBC peacock onto the wall behind him to show us how serious he is.

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