So what’s it really about?
May 2, 2012
We think it’s largely irrelevant who Democrats choose as their candidate against Governor Walker, because events have shown that—for Democrats at least—the issues differentiating Walker from his potential opponents are irrelevant.
The Left revealed its one-time core issue of government employee collective bargaining privileges to be instantly disposable, having failed to ignite popular support. So what’s the motive for carrying on?
It’s not about a candidate.
It’s certainly not about Tom Barrett’s nonsensical claim that he longs to “end Wisconsin’s civil war.”
The absurdity of that claim was illustrated this past weekend by two stickers seen virtually overlapping on the same bumper. Left to right, they read: “Coexist,” and “Recall Walker.” That person’s ambition, like Barrett’s, is not to end a civil war but to prolong it until exhausted taxpayers give in.
Perhaps the recall proceeds because:
- Walker is a standing rebuke to the belligerent lifestyle of entitlement and imaginary victimhood. Liberals must destroy Walker to validate their worthiness; or,
- Because infantile leftists always seek to destroy whatever they can’t control; or,
- Because Walker’s agenda exemplifies freedom, defined as government keeping within its rightful bounds. Let this gain a beachhead and the Left’s entire statist enterprise is doomed. Liberals must therefore destroy Walker at any cost.
That last point would also explain the vast expenditures by Liberals at the national level to defeat Walker and thwart his agenda. It is why we keep hearing Wisconsin is “Ground Zero.” None of us can imagine the thousand petty harassments and impositions a Walker defeat would unleash against the people of Wisconsin and probably every American taxpayer. Let us endeavor not to find out.