Sour Grapes up in Wisconsin

If you’ve lost track of the recall election for Governor in Wisconsin between Gov. Scott Walker and his Democrat challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, it’s not your fault. Things don’t look good for the recall backers up in cheese-land right now, so suddenly it’s “nothing to see here” time for the media. When you can locate a story about it now, they contain a very different tone than they used to have.

Maybe the best indication of things not going well for the Dems is this blurb from the LA Times, a paper which is certainly no big fan of Scott Walker:

Recent polls have pointed toward a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s June 5 recall election. But here’s the clearest evidence to date that national Democratic party officials believe their side is losing: Democratic officials are playing down the potential impact.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) insisted in a television interview that a loss for the Democratic candidate in the recall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, wouldn’t have any implications for other races, such as the presidential election.

Are you sure about that, Debbie? Even when the president is having increasing trouble raising funds, and the unions are spending cash in a race that would have no “national implications”? From the startribune.com:

“…….the National Democratic Governors Association is raising large sums. So is We Are Wisconsin, which, despite its name, raises most of its money outside the state, McCabe said. The organization spent $10.7 million on last summer’s senate recall races, with $10.1 million coming from three national unions — the AFL-CIO, AFSCME and the Service Employees International Union.”

And, although I hate to link to the Huffington Post, for the sake of accuracy:

“”Walker has become a national hero to many Republicans and conservatives and is a hot ticket on the fundraising and speaking circuit. But he is the top target for unions and Democrats as he became the face of the anti-union movement this year with his proposal that took away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers.”

Top target?

The face of the anti-union movement?

Over $10 million coming from three NATIONAL unions?

Don’t let anyone kid you: this was ground zero for the Left’s power grab in 2011-2012. Unions and Occupodos joined forces to take down Walker. It was unbelievably important for months and months, and months……until it  recently began to look likely that they’d lose.

And now they are just giving an indifferent shrug and trying to convince everyone that it was never that big a deal in the first place, before this election is even in the books.

Ya know, that reminds me of an old fable concerning a fox and some grapes, but I’m sure I don’t know why…..

7 responses to “Sour Grapes up in Wisconsin

  1. LivinRightinPGH

    If only a Walker victory could persuade the Republican Establishment that you CAN cut spending, reduce the union impact on state pension funds, etc, and STILL win elections!

    It would appear that even DEMOCRATS in Wisconsin see the benefits of his actions, or else he’d go down in flames, and Ms. Wasserman Schultz would be trumpeting his defeat as the second coming.

    You can’t have democrats without r-a-t-s……

    • The new audit came in (the one that polled every single employer in the state) and Wisonsin added jobs. Added, as in NET jobs.
      Throw in the fact that teachers aren’t getting laid off, etc.,… and the veracity of Walker’s claims are revealed. His plans are working.

      Which is why he’s winning. He was telling the truth all along, and the recall loons were lying through their Labor-funded teeth.

      Surprised?

  2. I love it! I hope the recall effort crashes and burns and unions flush a few 10s of millions of dollars down the toilet trying to support it.

    The media can ignore reality all they want. Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away.

  3. Why Americans allow unions to exist is a key question? Why do they? Unions are a small special interest group that receives excessive economic benefits at the expense of everybody else.

    Bottom line: unions are evil, past time for them to be eliminated. Anyone interested in fairness should work to eliminate them. It is in the self-interest of all non-union members to eliminate them.

    • Unions served a genuine purpose many years ago. However, in this day and age, where even the smallest grievance can be Tweeted out to thousands of people in seconds, the necessity of unions is no longer relevant. The days of sweatshops, at least here in the States, are a thing of the past.

      I would not call unions themselves evil, though. The union leadership (in many cases, though not all) would come closer to that definition, since far too often they work actively for their OWN benefit and not the benefit of the members.

      I will certainly agree that most union members would be far better off not being in a union. The ones that actually benefit are the ones that should be out of a job in the first place.

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