I want to thank the people of Wisconsin who put up an epic struggle to recall Scott Walker. Organized labor put in their best efforts to help, but got outspent by what is becoming America’s corporate shadow government and their massive propaganda, oops, I mean advertising campaigns. The fight to oust the man who wants to destroy unions could have been won if Wisconsin's Anti-Walker people had the unreserved support of the national Democratic Party and Barack Obama. Many of you think that we are seeing an all too familiar pattern of Obama's indifference to the plight of unions and union workers, but it's more than that so read on.
President Obama has a tendency to play it safe, regardless of the consequences. He seems to analyze almost every move that he makes for potential voter loss or gain. That's why many of his 2008 campaign initiatives were watered down or abandoned. That's why he waited almost three years to come out in favor of giving gays the right to marry. That's why he never made a personal show of support in Wisconsin to help the dump Walker effort. That's why the only help that he gave Tom Barrett in his campaign against Scott Walker was a lousy last minute tweet on Twitter.
Many people fought long and hard to get the required signatures for a recall vote and all the President could muster was a last minute tweet?? Someone should tell him that being “all in” is a two way street, he can't expect union people to be “all in” for him, if he's not “all in” for us! Our “two” party system very effectively limits our right of choice to the lesser of two evils. I don't know about you, but if I were given the chance to choose from a wider range of candidates, from a wider range of parties, I would vote for the guy or gal who does the right thing, regardless of the political consequences!
Scott Walker is a man on a mission which was assigned to him by his corporate masters. That mission is to wipe out as many unions as he can, making Wisconsin a mini third-world country where corporations can hire low wage, employees with reduced expectations and little hope for a better life. In his vision, Wisconsin will become a place where there is an abundance of minimum wage jobs with little or no benefits.
He has already proven that he will use any means at his disposal to help his corporate benefactors accomplish their goals, even if it is at odds with the democratic process. This Tuesday, Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to rectify a mistake that they made when they elected Walker and to send a clear message to other corporate owned Governors like Florida's Rick Scott. Let's take back our country one state at a time!
Wisconsinites, get out there and VOTE!!!