Scott Walker - A Weasel To The Bitter End
November 8, 2018

On Tuesday, Karma came to Wisconsin riding atop of a Blue Wave.

As the gentle reader is assuredly aware of Walker losing his seat - and any future aspirations of being president. It was poetic justice done in slow motion.

It was a long, tense night as the counts came trickling in. Walker and his opponent, Tony Evers, never were more than a few percentage points away from each other. Finally, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the race was called and Evers was declared the winner.

But then Walker's inner weasel manifested itself in full force. He refused to concede the race. In fact, he sent out his Lieutenant Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, to beg for money as they were preparing for a recount.

On Wednesday afternoon, Walker finally conceded the race.

But he wasn't done. With all things Walker, there's more, there's always more.

Walker is now goading on the Republicans in the state legislature, to pass some lame duck session bills to hamstring Evers by cutting his powers before he takes office:

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Wednesday he would discuss whether to look at limiting Evers' power with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). FItzgerald is open to the idea, according to an aide.

"If there are areas where we could look and say, 'Geez — have we made mistakes where we granted too much power to the executive,' I'd be open to taking a look to say what can we do to change that to try to re-balance it," Vos told reporters.

"Maybe we made some mistakes giving too much power to Gov. (Scott) Walker and I'd be open to looking at that to see if there are areas we should change that, but it's far too early to do that before I talk to Scott Fitzgerald."

Talk about sore losers.

But Walker is probably feeling extra salty about this loss because Karma kicked his ass all over the state.

Walker has spent the last eight years vilifying teachers, especially the Superintendent of Public Education, Tony Evers. He and his Republican comrades have constantly tried to limit Evers power as Superintendent. Now Evers has returned the favor by ousting Walker from power altogether.

For the past 16 years, Walker has spent attacking and sabotaging Milwaukee County, which has the state's largest population of African Americans and other minorities. It was Milwaukee County that delivered the death blow to Walker's career with tens of thousands of ballots that weren't counted until the very end.

In 2011, an opened bag of 17,000 questionable ballots was "found" in the very red Waukesha County, which gave Walker's judicial rubber stamp, 30,000, an insurmountable lead. This allowed Walker to immediately pass some of his most nefarious laws, including Act 10, his initial volley against unions. in 2018, Walker was mewling about 47,000 uncounted ballots, which he claimed were "questionable." These late counted ballots were what secured Evers victory.

But the most sweetly ironic part of it all was that just last year, Walker and the Republicans changed the recount rules, making it much more difficult for a candidate to ask for a recount. Under the new rules, a race has to be within 1% point for a candidate to call for the recount.

Because of Milwaukee's late surge of votes for Ever, Walker lost by 30,000 votes, or 1.1%. Walker's change in the law came back to bite him in the ass by preventing him from asking for a recount.

The whole election - well, Walker's entire career actually - was summed up perfectly by Richard Trumpka, President of the AFL-CIO:

Scott Walker was a national disgrace.

All of this leads me to ask one question - Is it wrong that I'm still smiling?

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