I GET the principles held by people that led to this recall. I really do. However, I also have a deep respect for the process by which our leaders are elected. It just feels like a bunch of people didn't like the outcome of the actual election, so recall, Here we go!
I liken our democracy to our justice system: It may not be perfect, but it's the best system out there. Give the system a chance to work!
Watched the video; what an idiot! The Democratic voters here in Michigan tried to get a recall petition going against Governor Snyder (R) before he even took the oath of office! I hate sore losers! If you didn't win, you didn't win.
@ZepBlueEyedGirl - It's a famous Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII) -
Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Quite true. Like you, I understand some of the anger and reasons for attempting the recall of Gov. Walker, but ultimately, there's an election cycle for a reason and it would have been best to have waited until the end of his term to boot him out of office rather than throwing the toys out of the pram, as was the perception in this case. It's analogous to federal Republicans attempting to impeach Obama after ObamaCare passed. You can't recall sitting politicians purely because you disagree with their policies - that's what the election cycle is for.
I agree with you here. I personally think Walker sucks big time and I'm very happy I don't have someone like him for governor. But he was elected in the normal election by the people of Wisconsin. So I don't even understand this recall thing. If a majority of the people democratically elects someone who promises to give the people less rights and lower wages - then everyone should just respect that. Apparently that's what the people want. Most voters in Wisconsin obviously like what Walker is doing. So Walker being the governor is not the end of democracy - it is democracy in action.
Though kind of ironically, apparently republicans simultaneously lost control over the state senate - so now democrats will have a much easier time stopping Walker from putting his policies into law...
Democracy means we can vote for whomever we choose, yet, we do not choose who those people will be. Want to see the real deciders? They arrived in black limos, with tinted glass to the last Bilderberg meeting.
I am originally from WI and I did not live there during Walker's reign. Well, with all the people that complained I am confused as to how he got back into office. Some of these folks did not go out and vote like they should have.
Money from outside Wisconsin was solicited and spent in Wisconsin. That is probably a good thing for the state. When the going gets tough, more tough things will happen.
Certainly when most of the state starts to feel they have been cheated there will be another recall election. You can't buy the mood of the state, however you can tighten up who gets to vote in an election. Bottom line is that some folks without jobs will move away to another state. People who have jobs now hope that they don't lose them. The statisticians need to observe who is creating jobs. I certainly hope it is not a false promise that they will create jobs.