This video describes the situation in Wisconsin perfectly:
I have a few thoughts on the elections last night:
1. The fact the GOP is claiming this as a win is really symbolic of their failure to understand the reality of the political landscape. Their insistence that they have a mandate, that the voters support them in ever endeavor, and the idea that Republicans winning in Republican districts is earth shattering are all examples of this. If someone came into my house and told me I had to race them for dinner (that I made), I would not say I won if I managed to keep four out of six dishes. (I'll admit that's a horrible example but whatever.) Want to be proud you didn't lose? Then great. But not losing is not the same as winning and the fact Walker claims the recall shows voters want both sides to "work together" is a major victory for the Democrats.
2. A shit ton of money was spent in this election. It's a bit appalling actually.
3. Everything could shift again on Tuesday. As the video pointed out, as long as Democrats can hold onto the other two seats then there will be a pro-labor majority. That's a big "if" though. Personally I think it's too early to be too excited about anything and I hope people get out to vote just as much next week as they did yesterday.
4. People really hate Kathy Nickolaus.
In the end though, I agree wholeheartedly with Sarah. It doesn't really matter who won or lost. The recalls themselves were a major victory for voters and I think both sides should respect that.