Skip to comments.Live thread: Wisconsin Supreme Court election - Prosser vs Kloppenburg
Posted on 04/05/2011 4:56:48 PM PDT by Jean SEdited on 04/05/2011 8:26:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
This election is important nationally too. If Kloppenburg is elected the Wisconsin mandate by the electorate in 2010 in this state will be negated by the WI Supreme Court and the unions will have won.
I live in a hardcore conservative area and discovered today that my Prosser yardsign was mutilated and thrown into one of my plantings.
Pray for Wisconsin and for Prosser's election!
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Even if the woman wins can’t the legislature just bring it up for a vote again? Or don’t they have the votes now?
I wish but the chief justice is a lib, she will delay everything until August if Kloppenburg wins.
Who’s counting the votes? SEIU goons?
How so? State supreme courts can just go around voiding legislation they don't like? If the law in question even gets there, won't the legislature just repass it ling before any election, recall or otherwise?
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I think they're more concerned that the court, evev with a new vote to pass, would invent some reason why the law is not constitutional. And because it would be a state constitutional issue, there wouldn't be any opportunity for Federal review. They're also concerned that any other such action by the Walker Administration would be thrown out on specious grounds as well.
But your point about not having the votes may be true as well -- if this is a decisive defeat for Prosser, you may start seeing some R's turning into RINOs out of fear of the unions. Which would, frankly, suck.
If she wins, the Pubs should repeal the bill, write a new one, and pass it. They should take this out of the hands of the court.
I just got back from placing my vote
There’s still just under 1/2 hour left to vote, any WI conservatives who haven’t, for God’s sake, get out and vote!
“...you may start seeing some R’s turning into RINOs out of fear of the unions.”
I think those R’s in question should be more afraid of fiscal conservatives.
Correct. If Prosser loses, the Walker reforms will be voided by the Supreme Court. Period. This will be an exercise of raw power, and they will invent any ridiculous legal rationale they damn well please.
I cannot fathom why so many freepers are being naïve about this.
The national ramifications of a Prosser loss are horrendous.
Hey that’s encouraging...low turnout may mean the standard SEIU “cigarettes for votes” campaign isn’t working too well.
Beautiful! Thank you...
They have the most bags of fake votes to put in in case Kloppenburger is losing.
Hope this turns out well.... Will check in later tonight.
How was turnout, and are you in a liberal or conservative area?
Milwaukee county turnout will be higher because of the county exec race. Suburbs are heavy conservative. Can easily negate the inner city. And then go and negate some of Madistan. Waukesha county needs to have heavy turnout.
If Kloppenburg wins, Wisconsin can kiss budgetary reform, concealed carry, and voter ID away. Moochers everywhere will run to the activist Supreme Court to have them all declared unconstitutional.
Doesn’t matter lower judges will just delay cases as they control timetables for hearing them. That’s what Sumi is doing now.
I'm not being expressly naïve, but I am 2000 miles away, and not a WI citizen. I will watch the results with interest, and pray for the republic. I live in a right to work state. I admired Reagan's view of PATCO. Government unions? Socialist parasites. Fire them all.
Thing is when this is law the state won’t take their union dues out of their paychecks anymore. It will be up to them whether they want to be in the union, or pay dues.
As most liberals and most teachers are cheap people, as exhibited by what they are bitching about, I would bet most will not pay union dues or even bother to be in the union anymore.
Which is why the unions are freaked by it.
Note this is only for public sector unions.
I really hope our man wins too, but if not, I see a big silver lining.
Let the big union states continue to screw themselves with massive budget deficits and higher taxes. Companies from those states will move to places like Georgia, which has low taxes and is a right to work state.
Good points. If Prosser is defeated, it will embolden and encourage all the Left, including the petition drives underway now against Republican state Senators (a challenge to one has already been successful). In addition to the tangible effect on the balance of the supreme court, there is also the impact on the battle for hearts and minds, including the 2012 election. The last thing we need is for Wisconsin voters to start feeling remorse over last Novembers sweeping changes and have to give back the momentum that has been gained.
my best wishes for Wisconsin and America....that would be the guy winning
Thank you. God be with Wisconsin. All the good work of the good people cannot be swept away by the thugs and parasites in this election.
Dear God, please see that evil does not triumph.
...and if you win the bet, well, we might as well cash in all our chips and drink ourselves into oblivion.
They will just keep shooting it down in the courts.
The democrats are actively promoting voting for someone on the judicial branch to prevent the executive and legislative branches from functioning.
This will not be allowed to occur. We will have a revolt in this state before this happens. Actually we will probablt have judges removed from the bench before that.
I doubt that, I believe it will make the Republicans stick together more. I suppose it can go either way but so far from what I’ve seen I beleive it will keep them together.
Especially given the recall attempts going on.
No, the dems will just bring it to Dane cty circuit court for another reason. They will just invent reasons and the liberal judge Sumi will allow it.
I live in a right to work state and I have been on the edge of my seat all evening, waiting for a good outcome for the fine people in Wisconsin. I love Gov. Walker and am keeping him in my prayers. What an outstanding man and so brave, he needs prayers.
Is that ethical?
She should have to recuse herself if she wins.
Surely you jest! Do libturd activist judges EVER recuse themselves for any conflict of interest or any reason? Just look at the RAT bastard Judge Sumi, who should have recused herself on the union collective bargaining bill, when her son is a union official.
Dimturds & activist libturd judges NEVER follow the rules that they mandate for conservatives & Republicans. Unfortunately Repubs let them get away with it, pretty much without any exceptions. "It's time to move on" they say.
Thanks for your work on this, Sarge! I’m surprised I only learned about this particular race today.
I’m in CA, but I recognize the importance of this race so I’m on pins and need;es here.
I’m hanging my hope on the fact that a lot of the traditional rat vote is unemployed and don’t value education/teachers. Blacks are heavily unemployed and don’t vote unless there’s some $jack in it for them or it’s one of their own running. Maybe they’ll stay home.
BTW, how’s the weather there? If it’s cold, it’s good for pubs. They’re more willing to make the effort in bad weather than lazy lefties are.
I think Prosser wins, about 53-47. The union riots in the Capitol building got lots of publicity, but I think the majority of Wiconsin voters, who, lets not forget, only a few months ago elected Walker AND a GOP legislature, are disgusted with what happened, and can't wait to vote....
Thanks. I make it 2 minutes ‘til launch.
You're right, that's why this west-coaster is watching with interest.
Yes. Most people are unaware that there are three separate lawsuits over this bill. The Republicans believe that this bill was passed legally and they know that even if they pass it again there will be another liberal judge to to attempt to overturn it.
And personally for these people, their lives were threatened and had to have police escorts to get to their jobs. The unions took over the Capital, it was so very ugly.
If the good people do not win this one, it is all over for Wisconsin and ultimately the Nation. If the thugs win, it shows that there are more of them than they are of good people.
Thanks. That’s easier than the other link.
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah...