So yesterday the left side of the political spectrum was abuzz with the crushing defeat about to be handed to the Tea Bagger's idol, Governor Walker of Wisconsin. The voice of the people was going to be heard!
Well, the voice of the people was heard, alright, only it didn't say what the HuffPo crowd wanted it to say. Now they sulk that it really is "too hard to fire a rotten public sector employee," and go back to their online echo chambers and complain that the election must have been rigged, because not one person they knew was going to vote for Walker! Why, they took a straw poll in the checkout line at Whole Foods and only one person admitted that she was going to vote Republican, and every single one of the commenters on their locavore blog supported Barrett, to say nothing of all their fellow volunteers at the feral cat spay & neuter clinic!
Similarly, if the only time someone turns off talk radio is to post on Free Republic about something they saw on The O'Reilly Factor, they are sure that there must be some skullduggery going on in the recall process. Nobody they knew wanted to recall Walker, so where did all those signatures come from? The unions must have turned out for Barrett!
Of course they did, but that's as much of a whine as the other team bitching about fat cat capitalists donating gazillions more to Walker than to his challenger. Thank goodness that the margin was convincing enough not to need a recount, because that brings out the crybaby in whoever loses like nothing else. Okay, everybody, let's get back to our echo chambers and agree about what these results mean!