First, just a thought: the sky isn't falling. What ever existing facts about the disarray of the left were true before the recall vote. More importantly they would still have been true if the recall had never happened. So to all my activist friends, take a deep breath and chill out.
Activists, unions, and every day working people came together for democratic electoral action --right, wrong, or indifferent--in Wisconsin (only the 3rd time in US history) and we are all better for it for many reasons.
Now go digest two very valuable posts from the always excellent Corey Robin.
A Challenge to the Left « Corey Robin
Wisconsin: WTF? A Facebook Roundtable on Labor, the Democrats, and Why Everything Sucks « Corey Robin