Skip to comments.If Walker Wins, What Are the Lessons?
Posted on 06/04/2012 5:10:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk
EXPECT THE LEFT TO BLAME OBAMA
Maureen Dowd of the New York Times dismissed Obama on Sunday as someone who prefers to float above, at a reserve, in grandiose mists. When the likes of Dowd are no longer feeling the love, we shouldnt be surprised that other Democrats are dumping on Obama for not showing up to help Barrett in Wisconsin. Progressive Pundits Lay Groundwork to
Blame Obama if Wisconsin Recall Fails was the headline of a searing critique by Noah Rothman at Mediaite. He quoted Ed Schultz of MSNBC sarcastically noting that the president was in neighboring Iowa and Minnesota last week and that his campaign office is in nearby Chicago. Its all around, but is it in? Schultz asked of the Obama campaign. [Union members] want him on that line because he talked about being on that line with them back in 2007. Schultz closed his plea for an Obama visit by saying it is the job of a leader to motivate his followers.
WISCONSIN IS NOW IN PLAY FOR NOVEMBER The state hasnt voted Republican since Ronald Reagans reelection effort in 1984, and Obama won it easily by 14 points in 2008. But the state can be competitive. Both Al Gore and John Kerry carried it by only a handful of votes many of which may have been fraudulent, as a 2007 Milwaukee Police Department report showed.
By this fall, Wisconsins new voting law will probably be in effect. It limits same-day registration abuses and requires voters to show photo ID at the polls; this should reduce the role of last-minute fraudsters such as the infamous Park Avenue heiress who pled guilty to flying to Milwaukee in 2000 and passing out cigarettes to homeless people in exchange for their promise to vote for Al Gore.
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Republicans with guts can actually beat Democrats rather than giving in to them and making excuses why they had no choice???
Conservatives don’t have to “move to the middle” to win elections. Stand on principles and let the chips fall were they may.
It means the GOP has a good chance to beat the teacher’s unions politically. No reason to be intimidated by them.
They can’t defend their record.
Watching Scott Walker should be an education for ALL the GOP. This guy has stood strong because he actually believes in what he says..that less government and union intervention will bring prosperity to EVERYONE. The turnaround he’s led even while dealing with the slimy and well-financed and orchestrated opposition is remarkable.
If Walker wins by a bigger margin than last time I say WI goes to the Republicans in November. Without WI Obama is done. He will get FL and OH.
I meant he WILL NOT get FL and OH
Not enough dead people got out to vote democrat?
One lesson: Political courage has its rewards as truth and diligence will win the day.
Let them. I hope they rip each other's flesh off.
All WITHOUT layoffs!
I don’t know if general trends can be established from a Walker win — I’d imagine a significant number of folks planning to vote for him aren’t actually Walker supporters but rather people who believe that a politically-motivated recall (as opposed to one for actual malfeasance) is not healthy.
Democrats need to steal even more votes next election...
There is definitely a large group of people who will vote for Walker because they dislike the recall as an idea, but if the rats don’t get rid of Tate and and his crazy, flag burning spokesman, they will continue to alienate the middle throughout the election season.
Who do you mean by ‘he’? Obumbles wont win Fla this time.
If Walker wins, any “R” state that is not right to work will become right to work.
Then make mandatory union dues illegal. Use the “Pro-Choice” argument.
That will make the lefts heads explode.
Governor Walker will win because the folks in WI WANT COMMON SENSE leadership.
Most of the states will go to Romney, Obama is FINISHED. Even FL is cleaning out their roles of “dead” voters.
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.....Or better yet, WI better do what FL is now doing, CLEANING out the voter roles of illegal voters, be they dead or who are not USA citizens.
1-When the taxpayers are paying the additional freight for the increased costs of unionization, it's bad. When consumers are paying more for products and services produced by union labor-it's ok.
2-Because a state can't print money, we must do something NOW. Because the Federal Government CAN print money, we need not have any urgency whatsoever.
3-Liberal fiscal policy creates it's own collapse sooner at the state level than at the federal level-see #2.
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That we can create “tar babies” by taking control of a few relatively small states and thus force the unions to systematically bankrupt themselves?
Please see post # 7.
I am hitting he invisible “like” button on your comment!
I saw that after I posted.
Public sector unions are toothless tigers when the lion tamer actually has the courage to get in the cage with them.
What are the lessons?
I’m hoping the main lessons to come of all this are that: 1) public employee unions should never have been legalized in the first place, and, 2) that they need to be legislated out of existence if a state is to survive financially, and furthermore, 3) that this is now possible in many states. The events of the past couple decades in places like CA and IL have made it clear that voters who permit public unions are just voting to raise their own taxes while eventually cutting the services provided.
Of course, that won’t be the “lesson” if Walker loses. Instead it will be “cross us and you’re done,” and we might as well consign ourselves to California’s fate.
By the way, a decent chance exists that the Senate will flip to the Democrats. All it will take is for them to win one of four Senate recall elections tomorrow. (I don’t know what the prospects are for taking it back in November if that should happen.)
Also without unpaid furlough days. Under Doyle, we were required to take 8 unpaid furlough days per fiscal year. I should do an analysis; I think the net difference between furlough days under Doyle but mandatory union membership and no insurance copay; and no furlough days WITH insurance copay and WITHOUT union dues is in my favor.