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.
The Supreme Court decision was not surprising, but still it was demoralizing. The deck is stacked against workers, with the governor, court and legislature all in the hands of Republicans hell bent on decimating a Democratic power base. With the bargaining fight behind us, the state looks to the recall elections slated for Republicans who have supported this attack on workers.
Wisconsin’s governor-elect fulfills a campaign promise and rejects $810 million in federal funding that would have gone to building a midwest high-speed rail system connecting Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities. Our conservative warrior also rejected all the jobs and spin-off investments that would have gone with it. States like California and Florida gleefully accept the money and realize why we’re called cheeseheads.