Skip to comments.Wisconsinís Walker Leads Poll As Union Bosses Burn Through Membersí Money
Posted on 01/26/2012 5:57:06 AM PST by IbJensen
Following Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers reforming his states collective bargaining laws and breaking the stranglehold unions held on taxpayers (saving them $476 million so far), union bosses across the country laid siege on the dairy states capitol and declared war on Walker and his fellow Republicans.
In 2011, union bosses and other outside groups spent tens of millions of dollars in a failed attempt to recall six Republican state senators and are spending millions more now trying to recall Scott Walker.
The millions union bosses are now spendingpaid for by union members throughout the countryhas Democrats getting nervous that the money spent might strain union coffers too much prior to the November elections.
According to the Hill:
Unions have made ousting Walker a top priority and are poised to spend heavily in Wisconsin. But Democratic strategists and some senior political experts within the labor movement believe the initiative should have been launched before the November presidential election.
Labor officials are also looking at investing resources in Indiana, a red-leaning state, to battle controversial right-to-work legislation backed by Gov. Mitch Daniels (R).
But the Wisconsin fight will consume far more resources. This is a stomach-churning prospect for Democrats and their allies because the labor expenditures could come just months before the general election, when money will be needed for more important battlegrounds such as Ohio and Florida.
As union bosses continue to pour money into Wisconsin, union members nationwide may begin to wonder if, in fact that is money well spentespecially since, Scott Walkers poll numbers are still ahead of his (potential) Democratic rivals.
According to a new Marquette Law School poll the governor leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a likely candidate, 50 percent to 44 percent. He leads former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, the only declared Democratic candidate, 49 percent to 42 percent margin, former Rep. David Obey 49 percent to 43 percent and state Sen. Tim Cullen 50 percent to 40 percent.
After a year of union and left-wing attacks, most Wisconsinites know the issues well by now. As a result, as union bosses dump more and more money that would otherwise be earmarked for other Democrat races, it is not likely to affect Walkers poll numbers too dramatically, which may prove to be a win-win for Republicans around the country and in Wisconsin.
Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and preserve democracy. Samuel Gompers, American Federation of Labor, 1918
Id love to see how the rank and file would react if the membership squeezed them for more money to prop up Leftist candidates like Braaack Obozo, et al.
Walker is doing America a huge favor by causing the union thugs to spend huge sums of their stolen money for their phonyass “recall”. Every dollar the commies have to spend trying to remove Walker is one dollar less that they will have to use against Americans during the November elections. Walker is a great American.
There is also a RTW bill being pushed in Michigan now.
I hope other GOP governors take notice.
I think Walker is going to trounce them in the recall election and have even stronger power.
He needs to turn around their arguments - when the banshee teacher women yell “its for the kids” Walker should say the same thing- that HE is the one protecting “the kids” from having to pay banshee woman’s pension
They’re investing millions now in the hopes of stealing billions from taxpayers over the long run.
Walker would make a great President.
Right now would be a good time for all 57 states to initiate right to work legislation, and cause the unions to put out huge money on 57 different fronts.
Exactly what I was thinking!
They spend literally millions upon millions of dollars to fund these ill-fated campaigns and their members families are supposedly hurting.
Doesn’t make any sense!
Why not give the money to their poor members?..........
Walker said during his State of The State address yesterday that ‘frugal government means more freedom for the people’. He talked about how his reforms are working. He talked about how they balanced the budget. He talked about creating a better business climate by keeping taxes down. He talked about further reform to education. Democrats sat on thier hands and grimaced as they were being pummeled by his message. Towards the end, he called for people to respect one another. Before he had finished his plea for civility, a crazy person up in the gallery began screaming and wailing. That marked the 4th interruption of his speech by the crazies. I think it made the protester movement look foolish.
I completely agree. I have nothing but admiration for his steadfastness and courage.
A hell of a great idea! Though the blue states would never move in that direction, there are enough red states who could, by that action, drain the resources of the union bosses.
I should stop posting on FR and start my own website. I predicted this months ago. I also stated that timing Walkers unsucessful recall with the Presidential election will put Wisconsin in play for the Republican Nominee.
Yes, hopefully the Wisconsin GOP GOTV effort is on steroids this year. The results with Prossers reelection are very heartening though.
The left is already circulating stories about how Walker is raising “massive amounts of money” through a “loophole” for his defense.
That is a great sign to me. As if they are expecting him to survive and they are already setting the stage for the morning-after excuses.
Lefties categorize it as a "loophole" to cast it as somehow sneaky, unethical at least, and more then likely illegal. In fact the "loophole" they decry is clearly a provision of the recall law that they demanded be exercised. In other words, they stepped in it when they decided to attempt to recall Governor Walker. Perhaps they should have read the recall law before they ran off half cocked. If they had they would have know that initiating the recall process allows the individual contribution limit to be set aside for the candidate being recalled.
Too late now, so sad, too bad! 8<(
It’s too early to assume he survives the recall but let’s assume he does fend off the avalanche of union spending. How do we explain the success in OH of them getting Kasich’s similar reforms rolled back? Is Walker a more skilled politician or is OH more left wing or is it something else? Maybe Wisconsinites would still roll back Walker’s reforms if they had the ballot referendum but they don’t like his opponents.
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