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Wisconsin vote tests Tea Party power (Two more RAT Fleas on the chopping block August 16th)
Yahoo ^ | 8/10/11

Posted on 08/10/2011 4:12:52 AM PDT by Libloather

Wisconsin vote tests Tea Party power
August 10, 2011, 5:22 pm

Voters have tilted in favour of Republicans in Wisconsin recall elections that were closely watched for signs of a backlash against Tea Party conservatives in a presidential battleground state.

Republican candidates successfully defended four seats in the Wisconsin state senate in Tuesday's elections, retaining control of the senate and holding Democratic gains to only two seats, results showed on Wednesday.

Democrats had organised the recall vote - aimed at unseating legislators - against six Republican state senators after they sided with the Republican governor on a law that took collective bargaining rights away from state workers.

The elections were closely watched, coming ahead of next year's congressional and presidential elections, and was seen as a test of the power of small-government, anti-tax Republicans who won control of the US House of Representatives last year.

The Democrats were livid that Republican Governor Scott Walker and his party backers adopted legislation earlier this year that strips most public workers of collective bargaining rights.

The legislative fight over his plan attracted national attention - and tens of thousands of protesters to the Wisconsin capital, Madison.

Democrats needed to win at least three of the six seats up for grabs in Tuesday's elections to wrest control of the senate from Republicans.

Even if they were to win a third seat, Democrats would still have to successfully defend two other seats they hold in another recall vote August 16 to secure control of the senate.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fleas; power; teaparty; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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To: org.whodat
RE :"The man does have backbone"

He is looking like the anti-Bush: someone who we can point to as an example of the success of the private sector to create private sector jobs jobs without government $$$, with a straight face.

21 posted on 08/10/2011 6:18:49 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Logic n' Reason
I truly believe it is time for our great Governor, the Honorable Scott Walker, to begin to layoff state workers. Lots of state begin with, 10,000 or so. More later.

Government needs to be drastically pruned. People who rely on government funding (government employees; academics and "non-profit" employees who depend on government grants; welfare recipients; state contractors and suppliers) tend to vote for more government.

The only solution is a DRASTIC reduction in the size of the public sector, both in terms of public employment and in terms of spending. Make these people have to rely on the private sector for their income.

22 posted on 08/10/2011 6:37:40 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik
I read somewhere that polls show the Rep leading the dem in one race by over 15% in the rat recall.

Safe to say, we should pick up at-least one of those two.
If we can bag both of those rat bastards, the idiots will be back to exactly where they were, minus the 30+ million they wasted on recalls!

23 posted on 08/10/2011 6:40:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Libloather

Eagles UP!! Lets git er done next Tuesday.

24 posted on 08/10/2011 6:43:45 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How even a WOMAN could fall in love with Rachel Maddow is waaaay beyond me....)
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To: Logic n' Reason


25 posted on 08/10/2011 6:45:51 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (How even a WOMAN could fall in love with Rachel Maddow is waaaay beyond me....)
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To: sickoflibs; All

It was a nail-biter of a night, but in the end Republicans prevailed in 4 of the races while Democrats won only 2 - despite the boastful predictions from many Democrats in the days before the election that they thought they would sweep and win all 6 elections.

But there is something very important we ALL must be aware of. While reason won last night, we are not totally out of the woods yet.

Media outlets are reporting that 1 Republican State Senator may switch parties or vote against the GOP. That man is Senator Dale Schultz who was the ONLY Republican Senator who did not vote for Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair bill.

We can’t afford to see the Left win by flipping this weak sister in the GOP, thus we are going to go all out to win in the 2 RECALL campaigns against Democrats that take place next Tuesday. In fact, if we prevail in these two races the net gain for Democrats through this entire RECALL process will have been ZERO (0) seats. They will have spent more than $40 MILLION for nothing!

So let’s go out and finish the win. Let’s see those 2 Democrat Senators who abdicated their job duties and fled to Illinois lose their seats. Let’s make the Left eat crow for ever starting these shameful RECALL campaigns to punish Republicans who actually DID do their jobs.

26 posted on 08/10/2011 7:32:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

“What are the chances of bagging these two rat next week? Are the odds are good?”

The race up North Dem. Holperin Vs Rep. Simac(Tea Party) odds are real good for a pick off.

The other race - is against a Dem in the Kenosha area - I don’t know, but that one is doubtful.

27 posted on 08/10/2011 8:23:19 AM PDT by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

It was disheartening to read the paper this morning with that witch Shilling crowing about her victory. In her countless ads, with a lot of money from Big Union, plastered on tv Shilling never once told the truth: her party almost spent the state into insolvency. But she played on voters emotions. Unfortunately, Kapanke’s ads did little to counter the emotion. Shilling is a prime example of a deranged leftist pol who will try her best to spend every last dollar of Wisconsin taxpayers income.

28 posted on 08/10/2011 8:26:56 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Beagle8U

Keeping my fingers crossed.

29 posted on 08/10/2011 8:43:38 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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