Even after some Democrats lose an election, they want to keep fighting as one of critics demonstrated in the comments on Scott Walker’s victory Tuesday night:
Walker’s Koch money won the day. But if that’s a victory . . . .ok. Now let’s just wait and see if he survives the criminal investigation against him.
If it’s not democracy when one candidate outspends the other to secure a 7-point victory than, well, we’d better discount the results for a certain electoral contest decided in November 2008. And if we’re going to bring it the Koch Brothers’ money (about $1 million in the Wisconsin race), let’s not forget the unions’ largesse; they spent twenty times the amount those unfairly maligned siblings doled out.
Fascinating how Democrats obsess over money when Republicans outspend them, but not when they outspend the Republicans. Their spending advantage somehow makes Democratic victories legitimate, but a Republican advantages calls his success into question.
But, then for Democrats, almost anything calls a Republican’s victory into question. Democracy, to them, is not what the people want, how they express their opinions in free and fair elections, but what they want. As former* U.S Senator Russ Feingold said, “This game is not over until we win.” (Via Glenn Reynolds.)
No wonder our reader is hoping a criminal investigation will accomplish what an election could not.
*Defeated in November 2010, garnering 314,000 fewer votes than Scott Walker did Tuesday night (108,000 fewer than Walker received on the same night two years ago when Mr. Feingold lost).
FROM THE COMMENTS: V the K offers an important observation:
Walker’s money was donated to him voluntarily by people who support what he is doing. The money the unions spent was involuntarily confiscated from union members. Big Difference.
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