Words fail me. Mardell has done a blog post about the Walker result, opining that, regardless of whether or not it actually means anything for the rest of the country, it’s still a psychological boost the the Republicans. Which it is, although Mardell wants you to think they’re wrong for feeling that way. He then plays the writer’s game of asking a question so he can give his opinion without appearing to do so, wondering if this means that the unions are simply “too big for their boots”, or really are the champions of the downtrodden worker. Then he says this:
The protests that led to the recall election were portrayed by some as the renaissance of union power, and taken alongside Occupy Wall Street as sign of a new dynamism on the left. That did not work so well.
?????? “New dynamism”?
Behold what Mardell views as “new dynamism”:
New Dynamism in Madison: Rage and violence against Tea Party and Walker supporters. The guy at the start of the video urging people to get bloody is a Democratic Party Rep.
New Dynamism in Fon Du Lac, WI: Death threats against Republican pols force them to miss St. Patrick’s Day celebration
New Dynamism around Wisconsin: A comprehensive list of death threats and vandalism by unions, Democrats, and their supporters
New Dynamism from Wisconsin Teachers’ Union: Comparing Scott Walker to Hitler
New Dynamism in Cleveland: Occupiers plot to blow up bridge
New Dynamism in Berkeley: Occupiers seize university farm site and trash it.
New Dynamism in Seattle: Occupiers vandalize several downtown businesses to celebrate May Day
New Dynamism in Washington, DC: Occupy protest turns violent
New Dynamism in Portland: Occupiers bring mortars in glass jars
New Dynamism in Portland again: Occupiers tell women not to report rapes to the police
Even more New Dynamism in Portland: Band sings “[email protected]#& The USA”
New Dynamism in Oakland: Occupiers shut down a Burger King
New Dynamism in Oakland again: A business puts up a sign showing solidarity with the Occupiers. Occupiers smash the window.
New Dynamism in San Diego: Occupiers turn violent when street vendors stop giving them free food
New Dynamism in Boston: Occupiers try to occupy Israeli consulate
New Dynamism in Los Angeles: Occupiers say “Violence will be necessary to achieve our goals”
Total arrests for New Dynamism so far: 7,263
Others are welcome to post more examples. There are many, many more.
Mark Mardell is a very sick man. He must be removed from his position.