So the right is of course claiming “victory” – while the left is running with the fact that Obama came out the huge favorite in exit polls. But the real story, is again, being ignored.
And that is that the wisconsin recall, and the 2012 elections are not about america- but about power.
Thanks to the “Citizens united” Scouts decision, and a wisconsin loophole allowing a recalled governor to raise unlimited cash, Scott Walker outspent his pponent at least 8:1, and as high as 15:1 by some figures) in the most expensive election in Wisconsin history. And Walker had 3 out of state, and anti-union billionaires spend more money themselves then the entirety of the funds raised by his oponent and the unions (yes, those evil unions whose money corrupts politics). And yet of course Walker has always slammed “big money” and especially out of state money..until it was going to him.
So this election pretty well sealed it. The billionaires are buying the government, part and parcel. And we will all suffer.
And let’s not forget- in 2011 under Walker while the rest of America was gaining jobs- wisconsin ost jobs. 2012 has been a bit better- but the average salary is still down over $2,000. And that’s what was being bought folks. More money in the hands of the lords- less money in the pockets of the workers (workers who should be damn happy to even have a job…right?)
The rich have declared war. America is theirs damnit. We should be thankful we have a job. Never mind laying awake at night worrying that we don’t have healthcare, that we may not be able to afford to send our kids to college. That the cost of gas, the interest on our student loans, our morgatges, our car payments mean we have to make sacrifices. They are worried that an increase in taxes might mean forgoing that 4th vacation home. That they may not have the biggest yacht. that they may not get invited to the right parties, or be able to buy the right politicians and judges.
But thank god this election is about communists. socialists, someone who, you know, had to have been born in Kenya, birth control…yes- just keep looking over there.
Goodbye america. It was (sort of ) fun while it lasted