Basically, that's what can happen when you take your own importance and news releases too seriously.
So sometime in the 51 days before Democrat Tony Evers is sworn in as Governor and replaces the Republican incumbent whom the electorate unambiguously rejected, a defeated Scott Walker and his lead legislative hench-people will have codified some 11th-hour changes to Wisconsin traditional law and tradition through which they will desperately try to make their beloved FitzWalkerStan permanent.
Assembly Speaker and public official caricature Robin Vos has done most the talking for this sad, one-dimensional, and pathological partisan trio.
He went on Milwaukee talk radio the other day, and without understanding the basics of projection or unintentional self-parody, said it was Democrats after the election who were the "sore losers."
And he later told his home county paper that he and allies have to change the rules of the game now so they won't be dictated to later.
Talk about an expanding self-awareness deficit.
Speaking of which: the fundamental mistake these purportedly professional politicians are making is that they over value their own importance and mistakenly think they have a right to permanence and possess a path to its righteous implementation.
Instead of grasping the truth of what happened on Nov. 6th - - that people wanted change. And Walker's defeat and the blowout upheaval in the US House of Representatives proved that politics is defined by impermanence, and is regulated by the proverbial pendulum.
And as long as Donald Trump is their party leader, and the basic demographics of the US electorate get more urban and diverse, Republican losses will continue and the careers of the likes of Vos and Fitzgerald are already on the same clock that Paul Ryan knew was ticking.
And which ran out on Walker.
Meaning that whatever last-ditch rigging of boards and appointments and privilege FitzWalkerVos manage to force into government and foist onto the electorate are going to be short-lived and self-defeating - - their reversal sped along by public disgust at the game-playing and the grasping.
And, more practically, doomed by the inevitable ash-canning of their 2012 gerrymander that handed them their corrupted and unearned share of power that's already begun to fade.
So in the short run, Vos and Fitzgerald will self-deal themselves into position to dole out a few more favors for donors and special interests, and will beat their chests at a few more self-serving news conferences and trade association soirees - - and with Walker's final, legacy-killing official signature can clutch temporarily at some of the levers of power for a bit longer - - but these guys have to know the wheels of justice are already picking up speed and will grind exceedingly fine.