Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Why Recalling Gov. Walker is Not only Just, But Necessary.
I come to bury Walker, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
the good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Walker. The noble Barrett
Hath told you Walker was ambitious;
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Walker answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Barrett and the rest -
For Barrett is an honorable man;...
To all my next door neighbors who may be on the fence over the issue of whether to recall Governor Walker, please hear me out. If like me, you feel that the remedy of recall is an extreme and extraordinary one, please let me explain in all earnestness why it is not only just, but necessary in this instance.
Maybe like me you are very wary of recall elections. This would not be an unusual reaction in light of the fact that the last gubernatorial recall was a fraud perpetrated upon the good people of California by the likes of those paragons of Republican virtue, the Enron Corporation and Arnold "I sleep with the help" Schwarzenegger. As you may recall, the State of California was in the gripes of one of the most serious and precarious financial situations which the state Republicans falsely and conveniently blamed on then Democratic Governor Gray Davis and his alleged mishandling of skyrocketing energy prices. For those of you who have seen the documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, you know the truth of the matter: that Enron traders manufactured the California energy crisis to reap massive illegal profits for its criminal corporate syndicate.
So why on earth, with a track record like that, should the good citizens of Wisconsin want to follow California's lead and repeat their mistake with only the political parties reversed?
Simply because the current breed of Republicans are practicing what I call Trojan Politics. Had Scotty Walker been honest and run on a platform of repealing the rights of Wisconsin citizens to collectively bargain, had Mr. Walker honestly said it was his ambition to become the Union busting heroine of the John Birch Society, had the not so great Scott admitted in advance that he and his Republican co-conspirators would rubber stamp legislation by conservative lobbying groups such as ALEC and won an election of full disclosure fair and square that would be one thing. But since Governor Walker kept his true agenda hidden and sprung it upon the people of Wisconsin as a fait accompli not only is it just that Mr. Walker be subject to a recall election, it is necessary to remove him.