Skip to comments.In Wisconsin, the Left Picked a Fight -- and Lost
Posted on 06/05/2012 8:11:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
It doesn't mean Obama is going to lose, but the failed attempt to recall Scott Walker gives Democrats and organized labor reason to fear an emboldened conservative agenda.
It's important to remember, as Democrats cope with their failure to topple Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall, that this was a fight they chose.
Unlike the vast majority of elections, which occur on a regular schedule, the recall was a fight the left picked on purpose. They picked it because they thought they could win. And they were wrong.
It wasn't even close. With two-thirds of the votes reported late Tuesday, Walker led his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, by 58 percent to 42 percent.
The idea behind the recall effort was to send a message: a warning to conservatives across the country that there was a line not to be crossed when it came to messing with the hard-earned gains of public worker unions. By losing, however, the consortium of unions, progressives and Democrats that worked so ardently to send Walker packing may have sent the opposite message. If Walker can survive, what's to stop any other right-leaning governor from pushing the envelope?
"This really is a test case. The far right made Wisconsin its petri dish," said Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action Wisconsin, a grassroots progressive group that supported the recall effort. Walker's win, he said, will embolden the Koch brothers and other national conservative funders to get ideologically sympathetic Republicans to push their agenda across the country.
"Wisconsin will not be the high water mark of the attack on unions, public employees, and the middle class," Kraig said. "You will see more Walker-like politicians elected in other states, and you will see more current governors taking this type of attack."
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he, he, he, he, he, he, he.
I think of this as kicking the unions in the balls. And I want to see more of it!
Go Home, Barrett concedes, pay your 12% for your health care like everyone else and shut your pie hole.
I love that picture.
No pale colors. WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER!
Here these sorry bastards pick a fight, try to overturn an election, bring in all the out-of-state union resources in the world early-on — and all you hear tonight is how the poor wittle babies got outspent by out-of-state money. These effers know no shame.
But it sure does my heart good to hear them whine.
re: I love that picture.
Me too. I am looking forward to seeing another one just like it in November.
We are SICK and TIRED of the CHICAGO THUGGERY that has gripped this nation in a STRANGLE HOLD! Today, Wisconsin has broken free and shown us a ray of light and the way forward if we ‘man up’ and take on the fight against unions, against thugs like Obama, Holder, Ayers, and their corrupt political ways.
I hope the Romney camp is SEEING that we are READY and WILLING to take on a much NEEDED fight against all this crap we have bowed to in the name of “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”...
“Scott Walker for President! “
Yes, and sooner rather than later. Romney should be a one termer! Hook Walker up with Palin. We need some new, young leadership.
Dems don't understand the mood of the country...
AND THE CELTICS BEAT THE TRAYVONS!!!!
They picked a fight they couldn’t win, cost the state millions of dollars to hold this failed recall.
Just like the libtards and the unions to make someone else pay for their greed and nonsense.
They should be held accountable for the waste of the citizen’s money.
Cough it up, buttercups!
So the peaceable "victim" stepped in closer and took his best shot. He kicked the bully in the groin as hard as he could, then knelt down and twisted the family jewels while telling the bully in a mild voice how their relationship was gong to be from now on.
That is the ticket--for us to quit letting them define everything and go with our own ideals. When they want a fight, bring it to them on our terms, not theirs.
And Jesse Jackass pipes in with his insightful look at tonights results. Ha Ha. Where is Al Sharpton when they need him?
Anybody watching Omalley on Fox? What a dirtbag.