With the Scott Walker recall election in Wisconsin, along with the earlier recalls of state Senators last year, the fear of a democratic push back is growing amongst elites who want to hold on to their elected position.
Take this article from Politico:
Recalled or not, all agreed on one thing: the process has become far too commonplace and should be reserved for only the most egregious cases involving accusations of corruption, malfeasance or criminal charges. Today, simply collecting enough petition signatures can trigger a recall, regardless of the reason...."All" those that agreed seemed to exclude, oh say, the over 900,000 Wisconsinites who signed a petition to recall Walker.
With the nation’s latest recall contest set for Tuesday in Wisconsin, politicians who have endured recalls say it’s such a disruptive, divisive and unsettling ordeal that there should be a much higher bar for forcing elected officials to face voters before their terms are up.
The process hits hard both at the office and at home, jeopardizing the ability to govern and legislate, while also hurting private family life, according to those who have faced recalls.
And just look at the nauseatingly sympathetic towards elite politicians; while it's true that politicians are in fact human beings, their job systematically impacts many more human beings who, judging by the single digit approval ratings of almost every aspect of politics, chances are they aren't doing a good job.
Seriously where's the mom that works three jobs and is going in to recall a politician that cut her benefits? It's not fantasy, it was the drive that got a massive amount of Wisconsinites to petition to recall walker.
We have to be vigilante about this sort of thing, if Scott Walker wins he will most definitely make harder to recall politicians and so will every governor in the country.