Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
AAP
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.

(Excerpt) Read more at au.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fleas; power; teaparty; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 08/10/2011 4:12:57 AM PDT by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Hopefully the GOP can get at least one Rat held seat next Tuesday.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 4:37:34 AM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Payback Time


3 posted on 08/10/2011 4:39:47 AM PDT by Rodm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
One of the Republican seats lost in yesterday's election was that of Senator Dan Kapanke, a fine representative from the La Crosse, WI area.

In his place will now sit one of the absolute worst examples (or best if you're a far far far left lefty) of a dem/lib/prog/pop pig...one "Mrs" j. schilling.

I am ashamed of La Crosse. La Crosse is supposed to be a conservative town. Not any more. It is now branded as just another WI socialist community. The entire area - having thrown out a wonderful senator and hired a pig - makes me sick. I don't know why the vote turned out as it did, but I'll see if I can take a "deep dive" and find out.

Is this a case of "sour grapes"?? You bet your sweet ass, it is.

4 posted on 08/10/2011 4:43:14 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Logic n' Reason

We must remember the courage and integrity of those two Republican senators who lost not just their seats but probably their political careers because they fought for freedom and justice in Wisconsin. We need more patriots like these heroes to sacrifice to restore freedom and destroy the democrat party. God Bless those brave souls!


5 posted on 08/10/2011 4:48:59 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Logic n' Reason

I donated to Kapanke knowing that it was an uphill climb for him. What’s wrong with these people?


6 posted on 08/10/2011 4:49:15 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

That was one of the most biased articles on the election that I have seen.
Letting this line stand is a journalistic crime:
Republicans nevertheless passed the bill, using a legislative manoeuvre that a judge later ruled was unconstitutional.

They did not state that this judge was overruled by the State Supreme Court.

I hope that the results from Wisconsin are predictive of the 2012 elections, they lost 4 to 2.


7 posted on 08/10/2011 4:52:04 AM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NewHampshireDuo
I donated to Kapanke knowing that it was an uphill climb for him. What’s wrong with these people?

I donated to his recall campaign and also voted for him.

As to your second question, I surely don't know. I have a home in La Crosse, had lived there for 6 years. It is supposed to be a "conservative" area....not any more. Not by a long shot.

We'll just take to calling it "Moscow on the Mississippi"

I'm sick of the town (pop. = 51,500), and all the dem/lib/prog/pops in it.

8 posted on 08/10/2011 4:57:07 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

I hope next Tuesday goes well. I was listening to a caller this monring on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” show...he said this is like the Vince Lombardi days and the Green Bay Packers...”We’re on the 10 yard line but we’ve got to get the rest of the way.” Good on Wisconsin!!!!!


9 posted on 08/10/2011 4:59:36 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NewHampshireDuo
What’s wrong with these people?

Maybe this will help explain it.

Moonbat

10 posted on 08/10/2011 4:59:58 AM PDT by doc11355
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

An honest reporter would cease calling it ‘collective bargaining rights’.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 5:06:44 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lacrew

I shouldn’t come down to semantics. I know how I would vote regarless of how they describe it.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 5:10:15 AM PDT by Huck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Logic n' Reason

I donated to Dan and ran his donation link on my website. Can someone on the ground tell me if Dan will run again next year?


13 posted on 08/10/2011 5:11:42 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Rodm

“Payback Time”

Are there any FReepers in WI with an idea of how next weeks recall election will turn out. Are there any indications that the jackasses are going to lose any Senate seats?


14 posted on 08/10/2011 5:19:48 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

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


15 posted on 08/10/2011 5:20:18 AM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Soooo, why didn't the WI democRATS run away to neighboring states THIS time?

How I LOATHE them.

16 posted on 08/10/2011 5:20:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :"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. "

Of all the Republican figures we read about here I would say that Scott Walker is at the top of those we can point to as a role mode. What he is doing in WI, cutting spending while cutting taxes (something Republicans wouldn't do at the national level when in power), luring jobs to his state, is providing an example that defies every liberal economic theory/fairy tale about how to recover from a recession. This puts him #1 on liberals bullseyes list.

For months the MSNBC evening shows run by ex-Air America (socialist) hosts have been trying to rally liberal support to make a example of Walker last night, AND FAILED.

17 posted on 08/10/2011 5:40:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Logic n' Reason

My guess. Libs from Minnesota are fleeing to Wisconsin boarder towns. Of course, they bring the same infection that caused them to leave in the first place.


18 posted on 08/10/2011 5:46:06 AM PDT by cableguymn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cableguymn
My guess. Libs from Minnesota are fleeing to Wisconsin boarder towns. Of course, they bring the same infection that caused them to leave in the first place.

Good guess. On the surface, it would seem to be logical. However, it ain't the case.

The population of La Crosse has been 51,000 +/- 250 since 2001 (10 years). It is the home (or was the home and world HQ) of Trane A/C...that is until Trane was purchased by a multi-national corporation based in Dublin, Ireland (Ingersoll Rand - heavily union - wouldn't buy one of their products with your money)

The employement in the La Crosse area from Trane alone in 2001 was over 5,000. There are now less than 1,100 left. There were 7 buildings in operation in 2001. Now there is one...and it is half empty.

There is a liberal enclave just north of La Crosse called Onalaska...filled with yuppy dem/lib/prog/pops. La Crosse county (wherein lies Onalaska) went for the pig. Out in Monroe County (mostly rural, small town, farming) went for Senator Kapanke.

Moreover, La Crosse town itself is now filled with lots and lots of state employees....'nuff said on that point.

I truly believe it is time for our great Governor, the Honorable Scott Walker, to begin to layoff state workers. Lots of state workers....to begin with, 10,000 or so. More later.

My guess....republican voters stayed home, and the dem/lib/prog/pops showed up.

19 posted on 08/10/2011 5:56:49 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: sickoflibs

The man does have backbone.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 6:12:55 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

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 workers....to 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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

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 .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

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....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Logic n' Reason

Wow, THAT SUCKS.


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....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

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.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson