As Wisconsin voters go to the polls today for Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election, reports are coming out of the state about robo-calls telling people who signed the petition to recall Walker not to vote: “If you signed the recall petition, your job is done and you don’t need to vote on Tuesday.” Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips, who earlier likened opponents of Walker’s plan to roll back workers’ rights to the Brownshirts, emailed members about the story, saying that it proves that progressives do not care about democracy and “no longer believe in the validity of elections.” He said the liberal belief system “breeds tyrannies” and that the tea party “must not only defeat but also totally destroy this attitude if our Republic is to survive”:
Liberals no longer accept the will of the people and move on to the next election. This bodes very badly for the future of democracy in America.
The simple truth is Democrats no longer believe in the validity of elections. Elections for them are simply a tool to gain power. They are not the voice by which the people speak.