A New Republican Star is Born
by Scott Rohter, June 2012
In my last article I speculated about who pulled the plug on the TEA Party. I thought that the TEA Party might be running out of juice because we wound up with Mitt Romney as our Republican nominee instead of a solid conservative in 2012. But maybe nobody pulled the plug. Maybe we haven’t lost our mojo, after witnessing the enormity of Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin. But I can tell you this…They won’t stop trying to pull the plug on the TEA Party!
All night long yesterday I listened intently to reports on the radio from ABC, the BBC, FOX News, and NPR about the recall election going on in Wisconsin. I went back and forth between wondering and worrying. When it was clear that Governor Walker was actually going to win the election, that’s when I noticed the Liberal’s spin machine kick into high gear. That’s when their denial began to set in too. Mainstream media reporters began saying things like, “Embattled Governor Scott Walker survives an historic recall election.” The mainstream media reported that Governor Walker was actually the first and only Governor to ever survive such a recall election. This observation seemed to legitimize their efforts to recall him, and the arrogance of the organizers of this recall election, when in reality Governor Walker did nothing at all to deserve a recall election. The Left just didn’t like the way he was governing. They didn’t like his policies, but that is not a reason to call for a recall election. However, stating that he was the only Governor to ever survive such a recall election seemed to justify their efforts all the same.
Furthermore reporters in the mainstream media said that, “The very polarizing Governor Walker somehow managed to retain his Wisconsin Governorship.” Somehow, I asked myself? They mentioned nothing at all about the huge cost of conducting this unnecessary exercise in democracy, and how it wasted vast sums of the taxpayer’s money. Instead they pointed out that, “Democrats say they will have to invest even more assets now in Wisconsin in order for their Party to prevail again in November, but the failure of the Wisconsin Recall Election is no reflection either on President Obama’s popularity or on his chances of winning in November… “Yea, right. I have some swampland for sale in Florida. Would you like to buy it?”
Never did I once hear a mainstream news media source realistically admit, or even allude to the huge size and scope of Scott Walker’s victory. Only once after listening for more than five hours did I ever hear a single word mentioned, or a single dissenting voice even hint at the huge scope of the defeat for the organizers of this recall election. “It wasn’t even close,” one reporter from NPR said later. Governor Walker won by an even bigger margin than he did two years ago… It was 54% to 46%. “Two years ago his margin of victory was smaller than that,” they said…
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