Since Walker and the Republicans were victorious, it's up to the Democrats to "reach out and find common ground."
Yes, because the Democrats have been so unwilling to cooperate up until now? This false equivalency bullshit is so tired.
The idea that Democrats haven't been trying, forever, to negotiate on policy with the Republicans is ridiculous.
The Journal rants:
Pouting and stomping their feet doesn't work and will only drive them farther from state voters. That's a lesson they should have learned during the Act 10 days of protest when state senators fled for Illinois to delay a vote on the measure that effectively killed public sector unions in Wisconsin. Fist-shaking and name-calling wasn't effective then and isn't going to be very effective in the months ahead.Has the Journal been paying attention to Republican politics for the last 40 years? The Republicans have been the party of pouting, stomping their feet, fist-shaking and name-calling.
The Democrats' claims against the Republicans for fraud, lying, deception, favoritism, cronyism, etc. have all been true.
The Republicans have manufactured a false reality for their constituents and the media has been a willing accessory.
The Journal continues:
Walker won, and not just because he ran a better campaign than Burke. At least 52% of voters like the governor and like his message better than they liked Burke's. They like balanced budgets. They like a healthier economy. And they think Walker and his fellow Republicans can deliver on those issues better than the Democrats can.A balanced budget? A healthier economy? Republicans deliver [on these issues] better than the Democrats?
These claims are all demonstrably false! How can the Journal write such easily disproven drivel?
The Journal then attempts more revisionism:
Some of Walker's opponents argue that he has demonized public sector employees and teachers. He did not, although some of his supporters have.So, it wasn't Scott Walker claiming unions [not Wall Street] destroyed the economy and teachers [not CEOs] are overpaid?
They continue with a 'Democrats are meanies' meme, "Many of Walker's opponents have demonized the governor and his supporters, comparing him to past dictators, for example, or charging that he is a puppet of the evil Koch brothers and big mining companies."
I guess the Journal would just like to ignore the fact that both of these claims are true. It seems their form of journalism has a real problem with calling it like it is.
Until Republicans and the Journal Sentinel can come to grips with reality, it looks like we will be faced with a continual string of false equivalencies and manufactured narratives.