So. NBC News has just called it for Walker.
When an actual jackass, that is of the Democratic mascot variety, would have been a far superior choice to lead the once-great state of Wisconsin, yet the jackass loses to a union-busting authoritarian governor with a criminal defense fund, then about all one can say is that there is something deeply, disturbingly wrong with American democracy.
In immersing oneself in MSNBC's evening coverage of recall Election Day, one would have thought that Tom Barrett was wiping the dairy meadows with Scott Walker. The network's progressive exuberance was overwhelming in spirit, but ultimately defeated in reality, which is a sad metaphor for activist progressivism itself.
The empirical evidence of a broadly delusional conservative America mounts in election after election, with 2008 representing an abnormally hostile reaction to the catastrophic Bush regime specifically--but now, other than the electorate's chronically wretched memory and seeming inability to sort facts from fiction, little else.
Now--just now--comes the AP's calling of the race, too. That's right, boys. Pile on. And rub it in.
Don't tell us about the money. Don't remind us that Walker gathered a gazillion while Barrett ate peanuts. In a typical race, OK, the money could be a deciding factor, and usually is. But not this time; no it should not have been, this time. No. What the Wisconsin governor had been up to, and what he executed, and how he was caught on tape, bragging of dividing and conquering, and all while organizing a legal defense against criminal violations of the law--no, not even a 25-1 advantage in cash could have vanquished "The 99 percent."
Let us hear no more of this propagandistic abomination, the "99 percent." It is a misleading, fraudulent and thoroughly empty sloganeering tactic for Alinsky wannabes. Nothing else.
What liberalism requires is adults of a serious mind and profound educational talents. Not slogans. Not feel-good catch-terms. Let us bury the 99 percent. And raise hell. Like Harry did.