Good morning, everyone: it’s a truly beautiful day………
Let’s start off with a quote from Jim Geraghty at NRO:
Believe it or not, by winning his recall election, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has done his foes – the Wisconsin Democratic Party, the public sector unions, the progressives and angry leftists – a favor.
He has liberated them from the soothing illusion that they are popular, and that the public agrees with them.
Although the final count got a bit closer by the end, Scott Walker crushed Tom Barrett last night in the Wisconsin recall election by about 170,000 votes, 53% to 46%. And if you aren’t aware, yes, that’s a lot. Especially when CNN was saying that the exit polls looked like it was going to be a coin-flip and go far into the night.
There’s also an excellent post in the Daily Caller:
If you pause and listen carefully, you might be able to hear the despair coming from Jim Messina, President Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, and David Axelrod, Obama’s top strategist and communications director, as the meaning of Wisconsin’s recall election becomes clear.
In the final hours before Governor Scott Walker’s victory, with the writing on the wall, President Obama and his campaign could only muster a tweet and a last-minute video for challenger Tom Barrett. But do not let that tepid support fool you: Democrats and their union allies spent an astronomical amount on a judicial election, four state legislative recalls and the recall of Governor Walker, only to lose.
Democrats, Big Labor and Team Obama initially put all their chips on the table, organizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort to unseat Walker. The day before the recall, Wisconsin’s MacIver Institute illustrated just how much money Big Labor has spent: more than $21 million. Earlier in the month, the MacIver Institute put up a matrix to “put an end to any stories that Big Labor, the Democratic Party and other left-wing organizations aren’t going all out to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.” The spin aside, Team Obama, Big Labor and Democrats were heavily invested and suffered a huge loss in Wisconsin.
Almost never reported fact: the union political operatives are paid, boys-n-girls, yet money paid to them doesn’t get counted as money spent on the campaign. Not realizing that is what allows displays like this……..
That’s classic; I’m gonna have to save that clip….
Last point: for over a year, the media covered the recall effort, telling us over and over that it was vitally important, and then just within the last couple of weeks told us not to worry about Wisconsin anymore: it was just a local election. Yeah, NO implications for the general election to be found there.
Nope, nope, no sir. Nothing to learn from Wisconsin at all.
Well, does THIS face look like last night’s election had “no national implications“? I don’t think so…
Hahaha, gloat, gloat, and gloat some more, sir! It can’t be too much!
Great day for Wisconsin, Gov. Walker and this country. And it wasn’t even close–not nearly close enough for Dems to try to steal or sue their way to victory.
Hopes for November building…thank goodness, it appears there are still quite a few folks out there with some common sense and critical thinking abiliies.
I agree, Buckeye. The final outcome was a bit like watching your team jump out to a 42-0 lead, and then playing “prevent” defense for the entire second half.
The final score may be closer, but the outcome was never in doubt.
I thought Shultz was going to perform ritual seppuku on MSNBC last night. You could virtually taste the tears……..
Anything that makes the commie Schultz look like he’s sucking a lemon is OK with me. Although, like most libs, Eddie is so miserable he almost always looks like he’s sucking a lemon.
Were Schultz and Bob “I’m not gonna cuss” Beckel separated at birth?
Shultz seppuku? Do they make swords that big?
Shultz’s version of seppuku is denying himself the 4th double cheeseburger at Rally’s on the way home.
The pain; it hurts.
“This is the end of America as we know it!” (sob, gasp, tear)
The young man in the clip is gloriously correct!
This will mark the beginning of the end of Public Sector Unions holding the taxpayers hostage.
Unions will lose their ability to “coerce” membership and dues payments to them from.
Obama’s “Attack Team” is recognized as the stuffed shirts they are.
The “Democracy” of dead voters, hired thugs, et al, is being overtaken by a grassroots-I’m sick and tired of this crap-taxpaying voter.
And don’t kid yourself for a moment: Walker’s victory meant that a number of voters with a “D” on their voter ID crossed the aisle. It’s time for the REAL democrats to give the boot to the Socialists and Marxists who have taken over their party.
Rock on, Scott Walker…..rock on!
“This will mark the beginning of the end of Public Sector Unions holding the taxpayers hostage.”
From your keyboard to God’s…inbox, PGH!
“Unions will lose their ability to “coerce” membership and dues payments to them from THOSE UNWILLING PARTICIPANTS.”
Sorry……… got caught up in my gloating.
Totally understandable, PGH!
You get a ‘pass’ today. Tomorrow?
It’s back to our standard punishment: solitary confinement in the Janet Reno room…
Is she just back from a safari? (Thanks, “Family Guy”.)
I’ll be sure to wear my “I support Elian Gonzalez” T-shirt…….
The night the feds busted into that house and took that litle boy back to an island prison is the night democracy died. I knew then it was the end of the USA as we know it…
(Yes, finally watched the “emotional testimony” from the recall supporter…literally hysterical.)
Game over man, game over (sob, sob, sob)….
That ‘Aliens’ quote USED to be my favorite quote for helpless losers.
This just replaced it…..
Great post here and this cry baby has now been enshrined in Occupy lore as the poster child of the clueless. If you want to see other clueless tweets from Wisconsin Union idiots you can check out my post here.
Normally I’m a gracious winner and take the high road but these WIUnion dolts are a threat to Freedom and Liberty and need to be publically ridiculed. It’s our duty as citizens.
So, you’re saying it’s our “Patriotic Duty”???
Ok…..count me IN!
Heh, heh, heh, ….heh, heh, ..He said “Doody”…..
(***sorry: old “Beavis & Butthead” reference)