Governor Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin quickly turned into a pity party for the left. While most took to the airways in full fledge spin mode, others had still not come to terms with the embarrassing defeat.
CNN interviewed an anti-Walker protestor live in Wisconsin following the news of Governor Walker’s victory. It would be the understatement of the century to say the man didn’t take the news too well. Glenn played the interview on radio this morning:
VOICE: I'm just disappointed. This is the end of democracy. We just got outspent 34 million to 4 million. This was ‑‑ this was the biggest election in America and I hope you keep me on tonight because this hurts us all. Every single one of you out there in the nation, if you're watching, democracy died tonight.
REPORTER: You're very emotional.
VOICE: I'm very emotional because we all had a lot invested in this. This was it. If we didn't win tonight, the end of the U.S. as we know it just happened. That's it. We just got outspent 34 million to 4 million and we don't have any other resource left but the people you see here behind me. And if the people you see here behind me can't get it done tonight, it's done. And I'm just disappointed.This is the end of democracy. We just got outspent 34 million to 4 million. This was the biggest election in America, and I hope you keep me on tonight. Because this hurts us all. Every single one of you out there in the nation, if you're watching ‑‑ I'm very emotional because we all had a lot invested in this. This was it. If we didn't win tonight, the end of the USA as we know it just happened. That's it. We just got outspent $34 million to $4 million and we don't have any other resource left but the people you see here behind me. And if the people you see here behind me can't get it done tonight, it's done.
It’s hard to decide whether to laugh or feel sorry for this man who is clearly distraught over the loss of his beloved democracy. Fortunately for the rest of us though, we live in a republic, not a democracy. And after last night, the republic is looking pretty strong.
“Well, you know what,” Glenn asked. “Democracy is done. Democracies die all the time. Democracies, democracies have a very short life.”
“You want to see what democracy looks like, go look at Egypt. Go look at Syria. That's what democracy looks like,” Glenn continued. “We're not a democracy. That's why we're a republic. And I'm here to say happy days are here again if democracy died last night because that means the republic will live.”
In light of this groundbreaking interview, it is interesting to look at the media coverage of last night's events. Glenn was watching CNN throughout the night, and couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming amount of time they spent airing taped footage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee instead of focusing on a historic U.S. election.
“I have nothing against the queen. I have nothing against England. They’re our allies,” Glenn said. “And the Queen – she’s one tough broad.”
“But in the middle of the election, probably the most important state election since the Missouri compromise, I don't know, I don't think I need to see footage taped earlier of the celebration of the Queen.”
As news coverage becomes more and more internationally oriented, important domestic issues and events, like the Wisconsin recall election, go under reported.
“This is the problem with our news media. This is the problem with our society,” Glenn lamented. “All of our towns are exactly the same because they're global gaps. They're global entities. I don't really care about global stuff. I don't think you do either.”
“CNN has no allegiance to the United States of America. They don't have any allegiance. We're all the same,” Glenn said.
“And when CNN decides to cover the Queen last night, and one of the biggest elections for a state in the nation's history is relegated to a little box so we can see the Queen and the pretty airplanes and the parades and her doing that cool queen wave in the bubble car, I mean I don't think I need that. But thank you CNN you make my job so much easier.”
Watch the weeping below: