It is difficult to overstate the outcome in the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. It might still be a little early to tell if his victory signals the end of the mystique of the Barack Obama “narrative”, although that day may come soon enough with the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. But Walker’s win is huge in its own right on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides long-needed confirmation that there is a limit to the tolerance of Americans in the decades-long process during which we allowed the left to debauch the principles of fiscal responsibility. And of all places, in the land of Robert LaFollette, among the vanguard of progressivism, and in the state that led the march to the disaster that has become public sector collective bargaining. Almost as significantly, in the current environment that features the dysfunctionality of a Greece, a California, an Illinois, an Italy, and a Washington, D. C., this election came at a critical time when we were in desperate need of a ray of hope and evidence that a democracy can morally reform itself, confront the welfare entitlement state before it’s too late, and return to sefl-government. This would be real hope and change.
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