You can hardly blame Republicans for gloating over the victory in the Wisconsin recall election, in which Gov. Scott Walker retain his seat by an unexpected 7-percentage-point margin over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Liberal pundits all but declared Walker's defeat (actually some did) even before polls opened. Here's what they said:
Now, I've got nothing against folks making a living by spewing nastiness across the landscape--that's what I'm paid to do too. But these folks did ask for a Na Na, Goodbye.
Both sides have been pretty good at, shall we say, exchanging unpleasantries. The above video was produced as a "told ya so" by the Republican Governors' Association, which hardly makes it less entertaining.
But for a very good post-election analysis of the bitterness, check out this article ("Now what? How does Wisconsin heal after hurtful recall?") in WisconsinReporter.com. It's nicely balanced, but considering the level of anger, I don't think mutual disarmament will be coming soon.