Remember this? You may have seen it in an email previously.
Now have a look at this:
Ugh. Where to start?
"Democracy died tonight...the end of the USA as we know it." No, actually. Democracy died when leftists/progressives threw a temper tantrum and fled Wisconsin rather than allow Governor Walker's reforms to be passed by the democratically elected legislature and signed into law by the democratically elected governor. And then, having lost that irrational, tantrum-fueled battle, they decided to try to undo the legal actions of duly-elected representatives by packing the court with a sympathetic jurist ... and failed. Then having lost the chance to have a court overturn the laws, they decided to continue the tantrum and stage recall elections, basically over a policy disagreement ... and failed. This is not the end of the USA. We would have been much closer to "the end of the USA as we know it" had they been successful with any of these irrational tantrums. The way to settle policy differences is by winning a regularly scheduled election. The problem with that approach is apparent, what with the overwhelming win by the governor due to the success of his reforms, turning a $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus without a tax increases or service cuts.
"We just got outspent $34 million to $4 million dollars." What, we're not counting outside expenditures from, say, the unions, who poured as much as $30 million into the effort? I'm sure this guy was disappointed in Mr. Obama outspending John McCain in 2008 too.
"If the people you see here behind me can't get it done, it's done."
Buddy, it's done. Trust me, or just read the returns yourself. And stop wallowing in self-pity and despair. The "end of the USA as we know it" won't come from democratically-run elections going against you. Instead, it'll come when the losers of such elections take to the streets to overturn them.
6/6/12 1300: Just curious. Does democracy look like death wishes and threats for the political foe who defeats you? And if so, what differentiates said democracy from third world banana republic dictatorships?