Democrats Refuse to Admit Defeat…

…or go within a country mile of sanity.  They’re at it again, now working on a recall effort against Governor Walker.  From Hot Air:

You’ve got to chase your dreams. Ahab had Moby Dick, Javert had Valjean, and these tools have a guy whose collective bargaining bill is a fiscal success even according to Milwaukee’s favorite newspaper.

Can we get them to flush a bunch of money down the toilet next year that might otherwise go towards reelecting Barack Obama in a crucial swing state? Yes, we can.

“‘If we can do all of this against entrenched Republicans on their own turf, imagine our success … when all of Wisconsin can have its voice heard on Gov. Walker’s extreme, divisive agenda,’ Wisconsin state party chairman Mike Tate wrote in a memo to reporters Wednesday…'”

W. C. Fields once said that if at first you don’t succeed; try, try again.  And then quit.  No sense being a damn fool about it.  Our Democrats seem determined on being the fool.

They just spent $30 million to win two State legislative seats, one of which was held by a man who got himself mired in a sex scandal.  What’s next?  $60 million to try and bounce Walker from the governorship?  Goodness, even if they did it, if the GOP controls the legislature then a Democrat governor still wouldn’t be able to undo Walker’s reforms.  Furthermore, as Walker’s reforms are starting to take hold, all of the news is good (late breaking good news for Walker probably saved one or two of the GOP seats on Tuesday) – for Wisconsin’s budget, for Wisconsin’s taxpayers, for Wisconsin’s schools…for all aspects of Wisconsin life, except for corrupt union bosses and their bought Democrat politicians.  By the time the Democrats could get a recall off the ground against Walker (I understand that under Wisconsin law they couldn’t try until some time in 2012) things might be going so well that Walker is politically bullet proof.

I do appreciate the appeal to the voters aspect of this – something all too often absent from the left.  But the purpose of recall is not just to undo every election you don’t like, but to remove from office those politicians who prove egregiously corrupt or entirely out of tune with what they ran on.  Democrats are just throwing a temper tantrum here…

But, by all means, have at it…each cent spent on a quixotic attack against Walker is one cent less Barry and the Boys will have to stave off disaster in 2012.

11 thoughts on “Democrats Refuse to Admit Defeat…

  1. casper August 11, 2011 / 12:31 am

    “They just spent $30 million to win two State legislative seats, one of which was held by a man who got himself mired in a sex scandal.”

    Do you have a source on that. From what I’ve been able to find, that was the total amount spent by both sides with The Republicans spending the most.

    As for admitting defeat, it’s the Republicans that just lost two seats (a third of the seats contested) that they have held for some time. If the Republicans lose a third of the seats they hold nationwide next year they will be in big trouble.

    • Green Mountain Boy August 11, 2011 / 1:00 am

      Two donks get to defend next week. Both of them were fleebaggers. The donks themselves expect too lose at least one of those senate seats.

      Try ann althouse she has a lot more info on the wisconsin seen.

      Still if you only sink 20 million and miss your goal it was not successful.

      Next year the donks get to defend 23 senate seats against the repub 10. All house seats are of course up for grabs. You predicting a donkrat blow out?

    • neocon1 August 11, 2011 / 8:16 am


      do you have a source on that?

  2. Green Mountain Boy August 11, 2011 / 2:02 am

    Wisconsin Public employee unions. 20 million dollars to spend on recall elections 0 dollars to spend on the employee. Why should they pay anything to benifit thier own people when they can buy a politician and have the tax payers do it for them?

  3. americathelost2008 August 11, 2011 / 4:14 am

    I find little credibility in this article to even warrant a reply. Neither side of the aisle and I mean neaither side are puran by any measure. All I know is thay the average America that is not be wel compensated, not employed and whom has lost their home constinues down the abyss while this senseless partisan rhetoric goes on.

    I agree with Casper, nothing I have sourced says the 30 million was from the Democrats, says both parties spent………Let’s get some facts before bashing.

    • js August 11, 2011 / 6:56 am

      being ignorant does not justify the claim that you are right…get off your arse and research this yourself instead of playing the stooge…

      bottom line…you are a lemming following a lemming…or a fool following a fool….take your pick

    • neocon1 August 11, 2011 / 8:18 am


      like catspuke YOUR sources????
      I throw BS flag.

      • neocon1 August 11, 2011 / 8:53 am

        John Fund: Unions Spent $35 Million to Defeat Wisconsin Gov. Walker — and Lost

        Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 12:38 PM

        By Jiim Meyers and Ashley Martella

        Read more on John Fund: Unions Spent $35 Million to Defeat Wisconsin Gov. Walker — and Lost

  4. Bigfoot August 11, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    You’ve got to chase your dreams. Ahab had Moby Dick

    If I remember that book correctly, when Ahab finally found Moby, it turned out to be his last mistake, and he took most of his crew with him. I guess some of these union honchos have the same urge for self-destruction.

    They were outraged at the prospect of putting in a little bit more of their salary into their own health care and retirement, but they’ll spend tens of millions (presumably coming out of dues) on poltical campaigns.

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