Skip to comments.GOP could turn Wisconsin red in 2010
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 states 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).
Theres nothing thats 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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Wisconsin is too “Red” already. It needs to be less Marxist. A nice shade of Conservative Blue.
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.
It will be a real success if we can dump Tammy.
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.
How did the Republicans ever get to be “red” anyhow?
Red is traditionally the color associated with marxism, socialism and liberalism, no?
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; 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.
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.
Hubert Horatio must be turning over in his grave.
GLad to see it.
I also thought I heard somewhere that red indicated the incumbent was ahead... or the other way around.
Bump for later.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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