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.
[[ “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.” ]]
We can only hope....
No... the voters did not and will not forget that desecration.
the MSM is in panic mode saying this is an “ominous sign” that voters have been mesmerized by conservatives promising to scapegoat unions.
Conservatives can win by being conservatives and people will vote conservative.
The MSM is just stupified into wondering what else conservatism will take from the left.
And how the cops refused to do their jobs, siding instead with the lawless thugs...
Do you think they will figure out that the people of Wisconsin are their employer?
Public Service doesn't mean you're to be serviced by the public for life
President Kennedys Executive Order 10998, allowing Federal unions, is what opened the door for public sector unions at the state and local level, which is leading to bankruptcy from bloated public sector salaries, benefits, and retirement plans. Businesses that offered plans like many governments have would go bankrupt. Govt entities will, too, eventually, but it will be much more painful.
This is why unions should again be outlawed for public employees.
When collective bargaining was brought into American schools in the 1960s, it was a revenue stream and power base for Big Labor. Suddenly, union bosses became more interested in building political muscle than educating children.
At that point the battle between unions and school boards became more focused on salary, benefits, pensions and working conditions for adults, and less about students.
Kids are only pawns in the self-serving union game.
What is the purpose of teacher unions? To work for children? Establish new and better requirements? Push their members to better serve parents and children?
"Despite what some among us would like to believe, it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about children. And it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees" ...National Education Association's just-retired General Counsel Bob Chanin. (The NEA is the County and State Association's parent body).
NEA General Counsel Bob Chanin Says Farewell:
As legendary New York teachers union leader Albert Shanker said, "When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children."
All government unions should be banned. The idea that government workers need protection from guess who?? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, is ridiculous. remember, teachers are government employees. Ban government unions.
Forget that, pay the whole damn thing. They get paid a salary, buy what they need from that, and stop embezzling public funds for all these benefits. Learn what every small business owner learns - the pain of not being able to deduct health insurance, of having to make tough decisions, and more so, choosing health plans that make economic sense, instead of these gold plated benefits that only raise the cost for every taxpayer.
They want retirement benefits? Buy it as well. Stop stealing the people's money.
That will always be a mystery to me. Why is it anyone who works in the public sector looks arrogantly down on those who work in the private sector, the only source of their income. They may may blurt "I pay my taxes too" but in fact their tax payments come from the income provided by the private sector. The Government is double dipping (no doubt far more) from the private sector.
In the words of Rodney Dangerfield.... NO RESPECT
Did he say Wisconsin voters are “racist!!!!!”
‘That will always be a mystery to me. Why is it anyone who works in the public sector looks arrogantly down on those who work in the private sector, the only source of their income. They may may blurt “I pay my taxes too” but in fact their tax payments come from the income provided by the private sector. The Government is double dipping (no doubt far more) from the private sector.’
That makes way too much sense for the average government employee to understand. After all, they see those who work in the private sector as “greedy” and “needing to pay their fair share”.
Thanks for the post and the pic of Queen Grizzly. She and Clarence Thomas are my heroes these days.
It'd be fun to go to a lib with this pic and suggest that these are Tea Party folks, to see how quickly the lib points out facial features and clothes as proof of the intellectual inferiority of conservatives.
Then and only then do you let them know that these are Barrett supporters at his Election HQ...
Watching all the MSNBC shows with glee!
AMEN! I like what I've been hearing/seeing of Gov. Scott Walker! Perhaps in 2016...
You Betcha !!!
I thank you from the top of my cheesehead to the bottom of my beer mug.
Amen to the results in WI - now to bring Wanggaard over the line as the 4th state senator. VERY slow reporting from the Racine area.
Doing the same!
congratulations to Wisconsin...I like to think my measly $50 bucks helped in some small way...
GREAT post in #30, Elle Bee!
Ok, please keep your mitts of our great Scott Walker. haa haa.
After he has fought so hard and campaigned against the vindictive recall - please let him finish his term in the great state of Wisconsin. He is a proud man tonight and so are We the People of Wisconsin.
Proud to be here in Packerland.
Come on. Somebody throw a tantrum. Let’s hear some psychotic ranting from the left. It’s so much more fun to laugh in their faces when they’re going nuts.
Time you Union thugs and bullies come down and live like the rest of us.
"Learn what every small business owner learns - the pain of not being able to deduct health insurance, of having to make tough decisions, and more so, choosing health plans that make economic sense, instead of these gold plated benefits that only raise the cost for every taxpayer."
If mental illness is hereditary, then maybe sanity is infectious. Yell your statement from the rooftops and at least those who hear can't claim ignorance.
That... video... is... hilarious!
Can you give me a link to the original source photo?