Derek Hunter

What a week!

It won’t end up being a week where people ask you “Where were you when…” as you drink beers 20 years from now. But the recall election results in Wisconsin were like Christmas in June. There’s something about tears of disappointment from liberal progressives that makes my liberty-loving heart smile.

How awesome was that? And by awesome I mean hilarious. Any time you make a guy wearing a Boston Red Sox hat cry by voting against a Democrat union stooge it’s a good day. There was one bright spot for Leftists on election night…MSNBC, while still embarrassingly trounced by Fox News, scored high ratings for their prime time DNC talking-points-spewers. Those high numbers can be traced to the record number of conservatives who tuned in to enjoy reality wiping the smirks off their collective faces as they were forced to announce Gov. Scott Walker had won.

If you watched closely, I swear you could see on their faces the harsh reality setting in. First, they were picked last in every gym class every day. Then, they had to take their cousins to prom. And now, the unpopularity of their political philosophy put them back in the same dark, awkward place. It didn’t last long. They stomped it back down faster than Daffy Duck stomps down Bugs Bunny when they pop out of the ground in a cavern full of gold. But it was there. And it was glorious. (Here’s a video compilation. Enjoy.)

You almost have to feel bad for the young progressives in Wisconsin. They really believed their own press. These children of the unearned high-self-esteem culture never before had truly confronted reality. They’d spent their lives with their psyche encased in bubble wrap and covered in participation ribbons. The notion they might not get what they want simply because they want it was as foreign to them as personal responsibility is to President Obama. Not anymore.

They’ve now been confronted with the fact you don’t get what you want by simply demanding it – that refusing to shower, acting obnoxious, chanting and drum circling as if these things matter do not amount to a campaign strategy.


Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.