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GOP could turn Wisconsin red in 2010
Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 08/01/2010 12:35:30 PM PDT by RobinMasters

For decades, Wisconsin has served as a bastion of Upper Midwestern populism, which has mainly served the Democratic Party. At the moment, its entire slate of constitutional offices and its legislative leadership are all held by Democrats. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel sees change in the air, though, and reports that the state’s GOP has a shot at capturing every post in the upcoming midterms (via Lakeshore Laments):

If this is a year of opportunity for victory-starved Republicans, no state in the country offers more bounty than Wisconsin, where an entire Democratic power structure is in peril this fall.

Wisconsin is one of two states in the United States where Republicans have a plausible chance to take away from Democrats a governorship, both chambers of the Legislature, a U.S. Senate seat and one or more House seats. (Colorado is the other).

“There’s nothing that’s not on the table,” says state GOP chair Reince Priebus. “My expectation is this is going to be the biggest Republican year in the history of Wisconsin.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2010; gop; red; wisconsin
Hello, Wisconsin !
1 posted on 08/01/2010 12:35:35 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Wisconsin is too “Red” already. It needs to be less Marxist. A nice shade of Conservative Blue.


2 posted on 08/01/2010 12:36:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: RobinMasters

Michigan has 7 GOP representatives in DC and 8 democrat. Looks like we’re going to flip that this time. We already hold the state senate and trail in the house by just a few seats.

The biggest problem we face is RINOs.


3 posted on 08/01/2010 12:44:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ping-a-ling


4 posted on 08/01/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: RobinMasters

It will be a real success if we can dump Tammy.


5 posted on 08/01/2010 1:00:33 PM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: RobinMasters

The first order of business is to end same day voter registration and demand I.D. at the polls. The last two elections presidential Wisconsin went Dem only because of voter fraud in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine.


6 posted on 08/01/2010 1:02:26 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: RobinMasters

How did the Republicans ever get to be “red” anyhow?

Red is traditionally the color associated with marxism, socialism and liberalism, no?


7 posted on 08/01/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: I_Like_Spam

The terms “red states” and “blue states” came into use in 2000 to refer to those states of the United States whose residents predominantly vote for the Republican Party or Democratic Party presidential candidates, respectively. A blue state tends to vote for the Democratic Party, and a red state tends to vote for the Republican Party, although the colors were often reversed or different colors used before the 2000 election. According to The Washington Post, the terms were coined by television journalist Tim Russert during his televised coverage of the 2000 presidential election[1]; that was not the first election during which the news media used colored maps to graphically depict voter preferences in the various states, but it was the first time a standard color scheme took hold. Since 2000, usage of the term has been expanded to differentiate between states being perceived as liberal and those perceived as conservative.

This unofficial system of political colors used in the United States is the reverse of that in most other long-established democracies, where blue represents right-wing and conservative parties, while red represents left-wing and liberal parties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_stateshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states


8 posted on 08/01/2010 1:23:59 PM PDT by OCC
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To: RobinMasters

Yip,Yip,Yip,Yip,YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 08/01/2010 1:45:41 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: OCC

The Democrats became “blue” in order to once again hide their allegiance to all things thugocratic. (communism, fascism, statism, slavery)

Also, if Wisconsin goes “red”, it won’t be because the voters suddenly like the GOP and plan on getting elephant tattoos, it will be because several excellent candidates are running for the GOP there this year.

Rick


10 posted on 08/01/2010 1:46:01 PM PDT by RickGee
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To: RobinMasters

Hubert Horatio must be turning over in his grave.
GLad to see it.


11 posted on 08/01/2010 1:55:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: RickGee

I also thought I heard somewhere that red indicated the incumbent was ahead... or the other way around.


12 posted on 08/01/2010 1:56:09 PM PDT by OCC
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To: RobinMasters

Bump for later.


13 posted on 08/01/2010 1:56:53 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: RobinMasters
Hello, yourself! Conservatives are all pretty excited up here. Scott Walker is running a great race for governor, as is his primary opponent Mark Neumann.

Rebecca Kleefisch is leading the money race for Lt. Governor and she's a great conservative, former news anchor, businesswoman. Others challenging her on Sept. 14 include Brett Davis and Dave Ross, mayor of Superior, WI.

The US Senate race against Russ Feingold features grassroots conservative Dave Westlake and RINO-esque businessman Ron Johnson.

David King is running for Secretary of State and Scott Feldt and Jason Punzel are running for State Treasurer.

State Sen. Dan Kapanke is taking on US Rep. Ron Kind-D for the 3rd Congressional District and Sean Duffy is running to replace retiring Dave Obey.

We have a lot of young talent who are running for office, some for the first time, and it's exciting to see solid conservatives standing up for their families and for America.

14 posted on 08/01/2010 2:01:03 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: OCC
These were always confusing with this jerk:


15 posted on 08/01/2010 2:11:15 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: OCC
I also thought I heard somewhere that red indicated the incumbent was ahead... or the other way around.

I guess some folks never heard the negative connotation of "going in the red," as in losing. Oh wait, maybe the "news" reporters came up with this when a Republican lost, thus "going in the red."

16 posted on 08/01/2010 2:13:34 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: RobinMasters

It makes no sense to me how Wisconsin is rat territory, anyway. Outside of Milwaukee (read: solid partlyine black vote) and Madison (solid Marxist vote), the state seems more “red” to me than my region of Tennessee. Hardworking people who love their deer hunting, their lakes, and their their families.


17 posted on 08/01/2010 2:30:28 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: I_Like_Spam

Dominated, election-wise, by two major population aggregates, highly socialistic Milwaukee in conjunction with Madison/Dane County, home of Univ. of Wis-Madison, the “Berkeley of the Midwest.”


18 posted on 08/01/2010 2:51:47 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Cobra64
The 1984 maps did not clear anything up, but sure drove home the point of who won!


19 posted on 08/01/2010 3:13:28 PM PDT by OCC
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Don’t confuse people fieldmarshaldj. I’ve never like the GOP being the “Red” States and Dems the “Blue” either. But, we have to accept it. Don’t make this confusing for folks. LOL.


20 posted on 08/01/2010 3:40:09 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: RobinMasters
On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin!
You’ll look great in red!
Learn to vote for GOP
You’ll finally get ahead

On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin!
It’s time that you wised up
Vote, Badgers! Vote! Vote! Vote!
The Democrats are dead!

21 posted on 08/01/2010 4:58:59 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: Pardeeville Liberator

Save your ink. We’re stuck with Tammy and Herb for many, many years to come. We may be able to dump Feingold, though, and that might be enough to see us through. :)

D@mn, I hate that man! Ask me why...


22 posted on 08/01/2010 6:31:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: the Real fifi

“...only because of voter fraud in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine.”

There’s a LOT of voter fraud in north west Wisconsin too...where we bump up against Minnesota, Yah Hey. Up by Hudson, etc. The LibTards from MN cross back and forth to vote in WI as many times as they want!

Secure our STATE borders...NOW!


23 posted on 08/01/2010 7:07:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: RobinMasters

Seems like we hear this crap every election cycle from the press. Never comes to fruition.


24 posted on 08/01/2010 8:34:28 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: no dems

I say it with all sincerity, I find the Orwellian propagandic shift of colors to be as viscerally offensive... nay, MORE viscerally offensive, than the usage of “teabagger.” I will accept neither, ever, and will work mightily hard to educate people on our side that they should steadfastly refuse to be called Communists and gay perverts by the left.


25 posted on 08/02/2010 12:26:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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