This cartoon, obviously, was done in advance of the recall election in which Walker prevailed. There’s plenty of Monday-morning quarterbacking going on, so here’s mine: A major factor in the failure of the recall was that a majority of voters never saw a recall as a legitimate vehicle for addressing their grievances. Most people in exit polls said the only legitimate reason to recall a politician was if they’d done something criminal, even though the state constitution says a recall can be held for any reason that motivates enough people to sign a petition. Lacking “high crimes and misdemeanors” even people who don’t like Walker voted for him, because they didn’t like the recall effort itself.
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We in the cheesehead state knew there were a lot of recall signatures being collected, but the 1 million delivered surpassed most expectations. Certainly some percentage will be thrown out, but there will be far more than enough left standing. The process still has a long way to go, but the clock is ticking, governor……
That’s right: After stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers (and other egregious actions too numerous to mention) Wisconsin’s boy governor has taken steps to limit the first amendment rights of those outraged by his initial stripping of rights. This guy is all about consolidating power and he has no shame. Hopefully, pending a successful recall, he will soon also have no governorship.