Count me out of all the “oh noes, we shouldn’t have tried to recall Scott Walker” bullshit. Every time Republicans try some crazy shit — shutting down the government, impeaching Clinton, etc. — we hear about how they learned their lesson and they’ll never try it again. Then, of course, as soon as they get their chance, they try again. Sure, they didn’t shut down the government this time, but they came awfully close. There were few if any repercussions for impeachment and the government shut downs (they held on to Congress through it all) and there were none for the recent near shutdown.
They say to be a great shooter in basketball, you have to have no conscience. You missed your last ten shots, who cares, you take another, because you know you’re a good shooter. Likewise, an effective political movement should have no conscience. The last crazy shit you tried didn’t work, just start planning the next caper.
Wisconsin Democrats took a pretty good run at Walker. They came up short, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Maybe recall elections are a trickier vehicle than we thought.
Doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat back into Vichy mode.