Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"5" Dead in O-HI-O

Ohio "Senate Bill 5", that is.  You know, the one championed by Republican Governor John Kasich, the one that would have restricted the collective bargaining rights of Ohio's public sector unions, the one that would have given Ohio's various local jurisdictions the authority to balance their budgets.

Look, there's no way to sugarcoat it, in Ohio last night the unions won, the Democrats won, the Left won, and they won big, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

But, actually, they didn't win because they can't win.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the trumpet has sounded and the bill is finally due.  Denial in the form of voting for left-wingers of any stripe will not delay for even one minute the day of reckoning, the Great Reckoning.  In fact, voting for any incarnation of the Left at all will only hasten its coming.

We, all of us, Left or Right, Democrat or Republican, from any and all states and regions, must now run the gauntlet.  We cannot escape it and, make no mistake, it will be painful.  The only question we have to answer is whether or not the pain we have to endure will be more or less.

Last night, although they thought they were choosing otherwise, the people of Ohio voted for more.

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