Skip to comments.What's Changed After Wisconsin The Obama administration suddenly looks like a house of cards.
Posted on 06/07/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by bestintxas
What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into "one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever," as the Washington Post's Paul Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker's supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money.
But organization and money aren't the headline. The shift in mood and assumption is. The vote was a blow to the power and prestige not only of the unions but of the blue-state budgetary model, which for two generations has been: Public-employee unions with their manpower, money and clout, get what they want. If you move against them, you will be crushed.
Mr. Walker was not crushed. He was buoyed, winning by a solid seven points in a high-turnout race.
Governors and local leaders will now have help in controlling budgets. Down the road there will be fewer contracts in which you work for, say, 23 years for a city, then retire with full salary and free health care for the rest of your lifepaid for by taxpayers who cannot afford such plans for themselves, and who sometimes have no pension at all. The big meaning of Wisconsin is that a public injustice is in the process of being righted because a public mood is changing.
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Maybe just treasonous.
Trial are needed, and judgements made to execute some people if proved against the country.
” The Obama administration suddenly looks like a house of cards.”
Always has been.
Wisconsin was in part the Dem’s latest Wellstone Funerally moment. Screaming union zombies, nonstop mainstream media ranting, leftist ads featuring the bogeymen known as The Eeeeeviiiillll Koch Brothers (who are nothing like the real Koch brothers BTW), and it blew up in their faces.
The 119% turnout in Madison needs to be prosecuted. I have heard of 103% turnout in Philadelphia, but 119%? Then again, Norway, WI, had smething like a 550% turnout.
Peggy got some facts wrong. When all tallied, the monetary differential was much less than the (elsewhere) claimed 7 to 1. And she gives the Tea Party short shrift here too. They worked hard.
Good work Peggy.
Still voting for Obama in ‘12?
And there’s a strong wind acoming in November.
I think she nailed it here, but the dirty little secret is nobody has looked to Barry for leadership since the 2010 elections. It's almost as if he got 0bamacare, finreg and Porkulus and then he checked out and went on the amateur golf tour. Since he lost the house he's been in perpetual vacation/fund raising mode.
I can't wait to see this idiot landslided out of office.
I'm figuring that Wisconsin is the first of many Republican dominoes (the Democrats are too hooked on union money). I suspect there's been massive spinal implants in heretofore weak Republican governors and mayors, who will be emboldened now to take on the public unions, even if only to get re-elected, with the fiscal health of the state/city coming in second.
Barrett was indeed crushed. 7 points translates to about 15-20 points when fraudulent votes are excluded. Conservatives can’t have babies fast enough to keep up with the onslaught of Holder’s felon, dead, illegal immigrant and student ‘Socialists in training’ multi-voters.
Nothing has changed, what has changed is rethoric.
It is not a house of cards. Sure there are many jokers and queens. But mostly this regime are turds. It is a house of turds.
Guess it wasn't enough. Even homes with union members voted against the recall...