The assault on middle class America took another turn for the worse last night as Scott Walker cruised to an easy win on a mountain of out of state money and all it can buy. But there is some tentative good news, Walker and his crackpot zillionaire agenda may be put on ice:
(WaPo) — While Democrats suffered a decisive defeat in Tuesday’s Wisconsin gubernatorial recall, they may have successfully taken control of the state Senate. Former state Sen. John Lehman (D) has declared victory over state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine). The AP has not called the race yet, but with all precincts reporting Lehman leads by 779 votes. Wanggaard has not conceded. Democrats launched recalls against four Republican state senators. They needed one victory to win the upper champer, which is divided 17 to 16. Two Republican incumbents kept their seats and a third won an open seat.
Unfortunately this is mostly symbolic, the senate is out of session until November and most of the damage Walker could inflict on middle class voters has been done. No matter who wins the oval office in November, the strategy of the zero-point-one percent will remain the same: ratchet up attacks on middle class benefits and wages, then use the filibuster or any other means to prevent progressives from reversing it. In a few days the conservative controlled Supreme Court will probably hit us with another broadside when they decide we aren’t even allowed a market based national healthcare system that covers everyone.
Guys, not to be alarmist, but let me be alarmist: if conservatives are able to reenact the same polices that crippled our economy and blew up our budget, it is possible this nation could go the way of the former USSR. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but there’s only so much damage any one nation can take before it falls apart.