It probably goes without saying that the recent discovery by Republicans that once a party has won an election it should be able to pass any legislation it wants without any parliamentary gimmickry from the minority is seconded in particularly shameless form by Althouse (who, at least, is making no pretense to being anything but a Republican hack anymore, progress of a kind):
The fact is that the Republicans decisively won the governorship and both houses of the state legislature — probably with next to no votes from the people who came to the demonstration. If you’re asking — like Shilling — for the Republican legislators to listen to democracy, they should look at the last election, the people all over the state who voted for them and, presumably, for fiscal responsibility and shared sacrifice.
Ah, yes, don’t you remember during the health care debate when Althouse thundered constantly about how undemocratic it was for Republicans to use parliamentary gimmicks to thwart the party that won the presidency and both houses of Congress by substantial margins from passing its signature initiative? And when she said that “democracy” required the Democratic majority to ignore the reactionary teabagger faction, most of whom after all weren’t even Obama voters? Funny, neither do I!
And Althouse gets extra bonus hack points for using “shared sacrifice” in the new Republican sense of the term. Omitted: any sacrifice that Walker is demanding from a Republican constuency. Reason for omission: they don’t exist.