Doug Mataconis calls this "the most overwrought election loss reaction ever":
Walter Russell Mead counters the distraught voter above:
The left’s problem in Wisconsin wasn’t that the right had too much money. The left’s problem is that the left’s agenda didn’t have enough support from the public. Poll after poll after poll showed that the public didn’t share the left’s estimation of the Walker reforms. Many thought they were a pretty good idea; many others didn’t much like the reforms but didn’t think they were bad enough or important enough to justify a year of turmoil and a recall election. The left lost this election because it failed to persuade the people that its analysis was correct.