LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2012 — To quote Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, “This is what democracy looks like!
In 2010, conservative Republicans Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch defeated liberal Democrat Tom Barrett in a close election. In the 2012 recall, Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch faced off against Barrett again. This time they crushed him.
For liberals, there is no way to put lipstick on this pig. They got shellacked. They spent millions of dollars trying to render the 2010 election results meaningless simply because they lost. They waged a Jihad against an obscure sitting judge. They lost. They tried to flip the legislature. They lost.
The recall results were so decisive that King George Soros and all of his corrupt liberal henchman could not put the public union bosses back together again.
For those who forgot or never understood why the left launched this recall, it came down to the unions. Unions talk about everybody pitching in and paying their fair share, yet it is unions reaping benefits while contributing virtually nothing to the state coffers. Governor Walker sought to limit the right of public sector unions to hold the state hostage financially and from a productivity standpoint.
Public sector workers, who produce absolutely nothing, were willing to fight to the death for their right to be underworked, overpaid bureaucrats draining state coffers to fill their own troughs.
In California and New York, liberal leaders surrendered to the unions and allowed their states to be destroyed. In Wisconsin, Governor Walker said “enough.” The unions responded by trying to invalidate the democratically elected Walker.
Walker did not give in to the liberal bullies. He did not allow Wisconsin to become California or New York. Wisconsin was not going to be a fully bought and paid for subsidiary of corrupt unions. Governor Walker did what Republicans never do. He fought back. The bullies huffed and puffed. Now the results are in. The bullies lost. Mob rule lost. Intimidation, fear, and scare tactics lost. The rule of law won.
Liberals will complain that this will lead to a nationwide full-frontal assault on unions. Good. It is long past time.
Unions will complain that they were outspent. Too bad. Unions have been intimidating public officials all across America by spending into the stratosphere (and occasionally kidnapping family pets). For once, those on the other side fought back (without stealing innocent domesticated animals). The reason why the unions were outspent is because enough people disagreed with the unions.
Mayor Barrett was classy in defeat, yet one of his most poignant remarks will be ignored by the frothing left.
“It is up to all of us … our side … and their side … to listen … to listen to each other.”
The left never listens. They don’t see conservatives as human beings, so listening to them is pointless.
Notice that no liberals were advocating that everybody “come together.” Coming together is a phony slogan liberals use after they win an election. What that phrase really means for liberals is “We won. You lost. Shut up. Sit down. You will agree with us, because we are right and you are wrong.”
Liberals never want to come together after they lose. In the coming days they will just become more belligerent and more defiant. They will say that despite losing, they “sent a message” with the recall. They will claim that they issued a “stern warning” that they will harass Republicans with recalls all over America if they try to govern as conservatives. The left will use this defeat to pursue vengeance in the November presidential election. The left will be out for blood. They will not come together because they cannot and will not accept any election defeat as legitimate.
As for Governor Walker, he was far more gracious than he needed to be. Yet in the middle of his conciliatory remarks was one unmistakable lesson that Republicans everywhere should heed.
“Voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions.”
Yes. They do. While the left was screaming and shouting and destroying state property, Governor Walker was governing. While teachers were playing hookie and fake doctors were handing out fake sick notes, Governor Walker was doing his job. Liberals protested working conditions by refusing to work. Governor Walker kept working.
RNC Chairman and former Wisconsin GOP Chairman said that, “Big labor bosses can no longer bully the taxpayers of America.”
The left lost the moral high ground, as many Democrats realized that the recall was immoral. Professional psychiatrist and all-around genius Sir Charles of Krauthammer provided intellectual and ethical clarity to the entire situation.
“This is the beginning of the decline of the public sector union.” “They overreached.” “They got whooped. They had three chances at this.” “You can go against an entrenched union in a progressive state, if you make the case.” “The electorate is ready to hear tough arguments on tough issues.”
In less polite language, the bottom line is that too many liberals are bullies. They know that America is a center-right nation, so they try to enact liberalism by force. Too many Republicans give in, which just leads to more bullying and more liberalism.
Not this time. Governor Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch put the bullies on notice. The tyranny of the liberal minority is not going to drag Wisconsin down any more.
Whether their bravery in fighting back is the new norm or a statistical aberration will be reflected in the very near future. For Republicans in the other 49 states, there is only one thing to do.
Republican leaders need to do the jobs they were elected to do. Americans want solutions. The people will embrace conservatism provided the results are effective. Governor Walker enacted a conservative agenda. In a short amount of time he turned the state around.
From Washington, DC to both coasts, liberalism is failing. Wisconsin conservatism is succeeding.
There is nothing for conservatives to be afraid of anymore. The unions can only hurt us if we let them.
Oh, and pay attention Governor Romney. Making Scott Walker your Vice President would make Rebecca Kleefisch the Governor of Wisconsin. If the left was crazed before, that would drive them en masse to Dr. Krauthammer for psychiatric care.
The scenario will not develop since both Walker and Kleefisch have work to do in Wisconsin. Yet it would be so much fun to watch.
For now, conservatives across America should emulate Governor Walker, except without his graciousness. Put your feet up on the table. Light cigars. Then send those pictures to union leaders nationwide with a simple message.
See you in November. Bring it on.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.
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