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  • The Most Disappointed Barrett Supporter In Wisconsin (Video)

    06/05/2012 8:23:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Dorsey Shaw
    A “blue-collar” voter took the news of Scott Walker's victory a little too hard.
  • In Wisconsin, the Left Picked a Fight -- and Lost

    06/05/2012 8:11:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 5, 2012 | Molly Ball
    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...
  • Schultz On Walker Win: He Could "Be Indicted In The Next Few Days"

    06/05/2012 7:45:05 PM PDT · by oldernittany · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/05/2012 | Real Clear Politics
    Ed Schultz concluded the segment by making a wild assertion. "Scott Walker could very well be indicted in the coming days," the MSNBC host said.
  • Based on Exit Poll accuracy the supposed win for Obama vs Romney would actually be a loss

    06/05/2012 7:57:18 PM PDT · by shoedog · 15 replies
    polls | 6/5/2012 | Self
    Well if exit polls showed 50/50 race for Walker and ends up say 58/42, then a 53/42 exit polling for Obama could potentially be 50/45 Romney, based on how badly they missed real results
  • Obama Re-Election team concedes Wisconsin up for grabs

    06/05/2012 7:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    National Right To Life News ^ | June 6, 2012 | Dave Andrusko
    By the time you read this post, we can hope that pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will have rebuffed a recall election. Gov. Walker is a long-time hero for the pro-life cause, having begun his advocacy as the student pro-life leader at Marquette University, the same entity which conducted the poll. His opponent, Tom Barrett, has an extensive voting history in favor of abortion, having voted for taxpayer funding of abortion and for partial-birth abortion when he was a member of Congress. But either way, not so long ago it would have been heresy to think that Wisconsin was “in...
  • Rebecca Kleefisch survives recall, holds onto Lt. Gov. seat (WI)

    06/05/2012 7:53:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Fox6now ^ | Ju | Jeremy Ross
    Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch survived a recall attempt Tuesday, June 5th, defeating her Democratic challenger Mahlon Mitchell and avoiding becoming the first lieutenant governor in the nation to be recalled. Kleefisch, a Republican, was the only lieutenant governor in the U.S. to face a recall election. Now she’s also the first to survive one. She faced a recall along with her boss, Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Democrats and unions had been angered after Walker and the GOP-led Legislature took on public-sector union rights last year.
  • Wisconsin GOP Senate leader Fitzgerald survives recall

    06/05/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 55 replies
    WKBT News 8000 ^ | June 5, 2012
    Veteran Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald has defeated Democrat Lori Compas in Tuesday's recall elections. Democrats angry with Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious plan that all but ended most public workers' union rights forced the governor, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Fitzgerald and two other GOP senators into recalls. They also were trying to capture an open seat in Tuesday's elections. Walker claimed he had to impose the union restrictions to balance the state budget. Democrats saw the moves as a direct attack on organized labor. Compas, a Fort Atkinson photographer, has never held public office and faced a difficult fight...
  • ...‘Hopefully the colon cancer will take her before we get her’

    06/05/2012 7:45:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2012 | David Martosko
    With the Wisconsin recall election in full swing Tuesday, the roving video patrols of Revealing Politics, a new conservative political website, were in the Badger State talking to voters. Journalist Christian Hartsock caught one bandana-clad liberal protester on camera in the capital city of Madison, threatening Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. “Run, get the f--- out of the state,” he advised the lieutenant governor … We’re coming after her anyways, so it doesn’t freaking matter anyways, win or lose.” Asked what protesters would do with Kleefisch if they found her, he answered, “I don’t know, hopefully the colon cancer will take...
  • Walker says recall win 'feels good'

    06/05/2012 7:49:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 5, 2012
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- In his first interview since beating back a recall challenge, Gov. Scott Walker tells The Associated Press that the victory "feels good." Walker said Tuesday that, "it's time to put our differences aside and find ways to work together to move Wisconsin forward."
  • So, today I was watching MSNBC...

    06/05/2012 6:22:52 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 23 replies
    vanity | 06/05/12 | Winston's Julia
    I know... but I wanted to see what they were saying about the Wisconsin election. I just happened to catch a segment where Joe Klein was being interviewed and he was talking about the importance of "Do Not Resuscitate" orders.
  • GOP Projected to Win at least 3 of 4 Senate Districts; Hold Big Lead in 4th, But too Close to Call

    06/05/2012 7:34:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    Scott Walker has won his recall election and more good news is coming for Republicans. With much of the vote in, we can now project that the GOP will win at least three of the State Senate recall elections in Wisconsin as well as the race for Lieutenant Governor. Lieutenant Governor Race, with 48% reporting: Rebecca Kleefisch (R)- 570,579 votes, 58% Mahlon Mitchell (D)- 417,627 votes, 42% State Senate, District 13, with 56% reporting: Scott Fitzgerald (R)- 23,345 votes, 59% Lori Compas (D)- 15,525 votes, 40% State Senate, District 23, with 38% reporting: Terry Moulton (R)- 13,143 votes, 60% Kristen...
  • Obama Provides Support to Unions in State Battles (2/19/2011. Blast to the past)

    06/05/2012 7:02:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/2011 | ap
    Organized labor is trying to re-energize and take advantage of the growing backlash from the wave of anti-union sentiment in Wisconsin and more than a dozen other states. President Barack Obama and his political machine are offering tactical support, eager to repair strained relations with some union leaders upset over his recent overtures to business. The potent combination has helped fan the huge protests in Wisconsin against a measure that would strip collective bargaining rights from state workers. The alliance also is sending a warning to other states that are considering the same tactic. "I think it's a clear message,"...
  • Early Wisconsin recall exit polls: 60 percent say recalls are only for official misconduct

    06/05/2012 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2012 | Kevin Hechtkopf
    Sixty percent of Wisconsin voters in today's recall election say recall elections are only appropriate for official misconduct, according to early CBS News exit polls. Twenty-eight percent said they think they are suitable for any reason, while nine percent think they are never appropriate. Today's recall election in Wisconsin pits Republican Gov. Scott Walker versus Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in a rematch of their 2010 race. According to the early exit polls, 6 percent say they decided on their candidate in the last few days, with 93 percent saying they made up their minds before that. The recall effort...
  • Romney Congratulates Walker, Says 'Tonight’s Results Will Echo Beyond the Borders of Wisconsin'

    06/05/2012 7:25:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Mitt Romney just issued this statement congratulating Scott Walker for his victory in tonight's Wisconsin recall election: “I congratulate Scott Walker on his victory in Wisconsin. Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington, D.C. Tonight’s results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters...
  • BEST LINE OF NIGHT!… Sarah Palin on Wisconsin Recall: “Obama’s Goose Is Cooked” (Video)

    06/05/2012 7:31:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 5,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin Was On Fire Tonight! Sarah Palin knows what the recall election means for Democrats– “Obama’s goose is cooked!”
  • FReep this Poll: Who Will Win in the Wisconsin Recall Election?

    06/05/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    Any way you look at it, the recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is coming down to the wire. Poll leading up to today showed Walker with a small, but significant, lead. Additionally, exit polls show that he likely received the most votes. However, polls are not necessarily reliable. Allegations of voter fraud have come from both sides. Voter turnout is very high. And no matter what side of the political spectrum you reside, you know that this is an important election with large ramifications come November. So we ask you: who will win today's race in...
  • NBC Calls It For Walker

    06/05/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 54 replies
  • Live Report from The Walker Victory Party at the Waukesha County Exibition Center WI!

    06/05/2012 6:52:11 PM PDT · by Syncro · 66 replies
    On The Ground ^ | June 5, 2012 | Syncro
    The Tea Party Express has their two busses in the front of the parking lot at the Expo center.
  • Scott Walker Projected to Win Recall Election

    06/05/2012 6:54:54 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    With 19 percent of precincts reporting, Scott Walker holds a lead of 61% to challenger Tom Barrett's 39%. With such a lead, Pundit Press can now project that Scott Walker will win his recall election. Despite Unions pushing mightily against him and President Obama... tweeting his support for Barrett, Scott Walker has won decisively. Now he can concentrate on bring Wisconsin further into prosperity. What the implications will be for November can only be surmised. However, there is no doubt that Walker's win is a stunning mandate against the President and in favor of responsible government.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects [ticker]

    06/05/2012 6:55:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 117 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 05, 2012
    MSNBC CALLS WALKER WIN: RECALL LOSES [ 22% Reporting Walker 61%, Barrett=38%]
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Survives Recall Election, Fox News Projects

    06/05/2012 7:04:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    It's over!
  • NBC News: Walker emerges victorious in Wisconsin recall

    06/05/2012 7:05:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 9:56 p.m. — WAUKESHA, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a furious recall campaign on Tuesday, emerging as the victor in a bitter fight over state budgets and collective bargaining rights. NBC News declared Walker the projected winner over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a closely-watched campaign first prompted after Walker drove a bill stripping public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights through Wisconsin's legislature showed little signs of abating, according to exit polls. The stark divisions that took hold after Walker drove a bill stripping public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights through Wisconsin's legislature...
  • Barrett not willing to concede yet- UPDATE: Concedes 10:15 PM CDT

    06/05/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Jean S · 95 replies
    He pulled this crap in the last election.
  • Whatever Walker's Fate, Obama Leads Romney in Wisconsin

    06/05/2012 6:25:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 60/5/12 | Gary Langer
    Whatever Scott Walker's fate, Barack Obama may drag some bragging rights out of the Wisconsin governor's recall election: Voters in preliminary exit poll results today say they favor Obama over Mitt Romney in November's presidential election by a slight 6-point margin (51-45 percent). These results are preliminary so it remains to be seen if that result will hold in final exit poll results later tonight. If so, it might provide Obama forces with pushback should Walker, the incumbent Republican, prevail in the recall election against Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee. Barrett lost to Walker when the two...
  • Voter Fraud Explodes in Wisconsin; Eye Witnesses Speak Out

    06/05/2012 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Today | Aurelius
    From students using class schedules to "prove" that they live in Wisconsin (but not who they actually are), to multiple accounts of people being "bused" in, dozens of accounts of Democrat and Union attempts to commit voter fraud in Wisconsin have hit the news. One town even has turnout that was reportedly six times the votes normally cast in a "heavy" participation election- and that was at 10:30 am in the morning. ..... Milwaukee's Election Commission director Sue Edmond stated that, even should they find out that the students lied about their DOB or who they were, their votes would...
  • White House: Wisconsin results mean nothing for November

    06/05/2012 6:36:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies ^ | 6/5/12 | BYRON TAU
    The White House is bracing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to hang on in Tuesday's recall election— denying that the contest portends anything for President Obama's chances in November. "A race where one side is outspending the other by a ratio of at least 8 to 1 probably won't tell us much about a future race," press secretary Jay Carney said.
  • Wisconsin Recall Election: Thread 2

    06/05/2012 6:40:41 PM PDT · by Jean S · 910 replies
    <p>New thread so we can keep this at the top of the breaking news sidebar.</p>
  • Obama tweets support for Walker opponent on recall eve (slightly lifts finger to hit "send" key)

    06/04/2012 6:47:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2012 | Justin Sink
    President Barack Obama tweeted support for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett Monday night, the day before Badger State voters weighed the recall of incumbent Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Marine veteran arrested at labor union rally in Wisconsin issues a statement (Update)

    06/04/2012 6:59:33 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 31 replies
    Paulding County Republican Examiner ^ | June 3, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Paulding County Republican Examiner reported that on Friday, a U.S. Marine veteran was detained and arrested by police after being heckled and yelled at a rally hosted by former President Bill Clinton for Democrat Tom Barrett The veteran’s name is David Willoughby, the son of Naples, Florida Tea Party founder Barry Willoughby. Early this evening, he released an email statement concerning his arrest and detainment. In relating his experience, he said, “My name is Dave Willoughby. I am the one in the video.” “Without being told what I had done, I was handcuffed and escorted off premise. Placed in a...
  • CBS: Walker Might Become Anti-Union 'Poster Child' If He Wins Recall

    06/04/2012 7:05:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    On Sunday's CBS Evening News, John Dickerson candidly admitted that a failed recall attempt of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "would be a big blow" to the unions, and that it "would be a sign to any Republican contemplating similar action to limit unions that you could survive, and Walker will become the poster child and hero of that effort." Poster child? Dickerson predicted that there "would be a lot of infighting in Democratic circles, with unions saying the national Democratic parties and their president didn't do enough" if Walker won. But he immediately added a more sunny spin, that "it...
  • Anti-Walker Protester Scares School Kids At WI Capitol Building (spew you will)

    06/04/2012 8:31:21 PM PDT · by ak267 · 6 replies
    MRC ^ | 6-3-2012 | MRC
    In front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, a popular field trip destination for school children, one protester got pretty upset when MRCTV asked him about his sign. The school children watching this man were a bit shaken up by his behavior.
  • Ed Schultz Lurches From Panic to Incoherence Over Wisconsin Recall

    06/04/2012 8:36:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-4-12 | Jack Coleman
    What a difference 48 hours makes in the barren wasteland known as Ed Schultz's mind. Back on May 29, Schultz warned of giant flaming acorns falling from the sky if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in a June 5 recall election against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who was defeated by Walker in the 2010 gubernatorial race. (audio clips after page break) Here's Schultz sounding the alarm that a Walker victory could foreshadow President Obama's defeat in November, which in turn would usher in an era of permanent GOP control of the White House (audio) -- They are trying to set...
  • Marine veteran arrested at labor union rally in Wisconsin issues a statement

    06/04/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT · by bigbob · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/3/12 | Christophe Collins
    Today, we learn that the veteran’s name is David Willoughby, the son of Naples, Florida Tea Party founder Barry Willoughby. Early this evening, he released an email statement concerning his arrest and detainment which was sent by his father to Jan Morgan, an Associated Press Award winning veteran television journalist. In relating his experience, he said, “My name is Dave Willoughby. I am the one in the video.” “Without being told what I had done, I was handcuffed and escorted off premise. Placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. I asked if I should have my...
  • Wisconsin labor fight started ugly, ended ugly

    06/04/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/4/2012 | Byron York
    For some so-called progressives in Wisconsin, the threat posed by Gov. Scott Walker's policy limiting the collective-bargaining powers of some public employees has justified almost any response. Democratic lawmakers fled the state rather than allow a vote on Walker's proposal. Some teachers and other public employees abandoned their jobs to protest in the streets. Some doctors violated ethics standards by issuing medical excuses for protesting teachers who walked out on students. Unions threatened boycotts against businesses that declined to publicly side with organized labor. AFL-CIO officials equated the cause of comfortable and well-paid unionized employees with the work of Martin...
  • Ringers Flood Wisconsin

    06/04/2012 9:40:42 PM PDT · by WaterWeWaitinFor · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    New York union members are campaigning for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Milwaukee, the New York Post reports. Fearing their own bargaining rights could be stripped away, members of New York’s powerful unions piled onto planes to Wisconsin in an effort to topple GOP Gov. Scott Walker in tomorrow’s recall election. Tom Mason, a New York City bus driver and executive board member of ATU Local 726, said he’s worried that Walker’s attacks on union rights will spread to the Big Apple and the rest of the country. … “Everybody in the union movement should be...
  • Intrade Has Walker’s Chances over 90%; NY Times in Panic Mode

    06/05/2012 3:36:56 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 14 replies
    The American Interest ^ | June 4, 2012 | Walter Russell
    Even The New York Times has thrown in the towel on the Wisconsin recall.With an Intrade poll citing Walker’s chances of winning the Wisconsin recall at more than 93%, The New York Times is entering into full-blown panic mode over what this election could mean for Obama’s chances this November: A Republican resurgence here, which has burst into full view as the party determinedly defends its sitting governor in a rare recall election, is spilling into the presidential race.  The result is poised to shape the general election fight between Mr. Obama and Mitt Romney, who intends to add Wisconsin to...
  • Candidates barnstorm the state in tight Wisconsin recall (Walker still UP!)

    06/04/2012 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/04/12 | Brendan O'Brien
    Candidates barnstorm the state in tight Wisconsin recallBy Brendan O'Brien | Reuters – 2 hours 26 minutes ago MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett barnstormed the state on Monday, the day before a recall election that could remove Walker from office over a law reducing public sector union power. Latest polls are predicting a close vote, with Walker holding a narrow lead in the single digits, and virtually no undecided voters. Political analysts said the outcome will depend on which side is best able to turn out its voters. The stakes are...

    06/05/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 21 replies
    WISN 1130 A.M. RADIO ^ | 06/05/12 | VANITY
    If you have lived in WI for at least 28 days you can vote.
  • Wisconsin gives progressives something to build on (utterly clueless)

    06/05/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/5/12 | vanden Heuvel
    On Tuesday, all eyes will be watching to see whether Wisconsin voters will keep labor-bashing right-winger Scott Walker (R) in the governor’s mansion. But win or lose, the real story is the 15 months of people power leading up to this day. The real lesson lies in more than a year of progressive organizing, petitioning, canvassing and campaigning for the cause. The real result is a progressive movement that is deeper and broader than before. When Walker’s opponents needed 540,208 signatures to trigger the recall election, Wisconsin’s progressives responded by collecting more than a million. They filled 152,000 pages —...
  • Jesse Jackson says GOP Gov. Walker is segregating Wisconsin

    06/05/2012 6:41:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 78 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Speaking at two rallies Sunday and Monday, Rev. Jesse Jackson compared Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker to segregationist Alabama governor George Wallace and said Walker is perpetuating segregation in Milwaukee. . . “Why is Milwaukee so segregated and so-locked out? Because of a lack of access to transportation,” Jackson told the press alongside a group of local church leaders. “If you are in fact on welfare, you can’t own a car.Without public transportation, you can’t get to the job, and the job can’t get to you.” That is why, Jackson said, Milwaukee has become the “poorest...
  • PPP poll shows Walker up 3 in WI (Tomorrow is the big day!)

    06/04/2012 6:22:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What to think of the latest PPP poll in Wisconsin? One one hand, a narrow lead within the margin of error on the day before an election might signal a slight and final shift in momentum in Tom Barrett's favor. On the other, PPP is a Democratic pollster who might be looking for the best possible take on the race ... and having the Democrat down three as a best case would be a positive for supporters of Scott Walker. The Hill reports on the results: A new poll finds Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a narrowed lead over...
  • Hard To Watch: Dem Rep's Screeching Screaming Anti-Walker Song and Dance

    06/04/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT · by chickadee · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/2012
    Milwaukee on 6-1-12 at a rally for Tom Barrett with Bill Clinton Congresswoman Gwen Moore performs a Song and dance against Scott Walker. An unfortunate performance by my very own congressional representative . . . caputured on video.
  • Move Along, Nothing To Cheese Here: Associated Press Spins Wisconsin Recall

    06/04/2012 6:09:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even the New York Times, in an article by Jeff Zeleny today headlined "Recall Battle in Wisconsin May Snarl Obama Camp", acknowledges that a victory by Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election on Tuesday could spell trouble for President Obama's re-election effort. But while the Times might be bending to reality, the Associated Press soldiers on in support of Obama. With even a Dem poll pointing to a Walker victory, the Associated Press, apparently fearing the worst, proclaims in an article today that "Few November clues to be found in Wisconsin recall." Authored by correspondent Thomas Beaumont, the...
  • If Walker Wins, What Are the Lessons?

    06/04/2012 5:10:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 4,2012 | John Fund
    EXPECT THE LEFT TO BLAME OBAMA Maureen Dowd of the New York Times dismissed Obama on Sunday as someone who “prefers to float above, at a reserve, in grandiose mists.” When the likes of Dowd are no longer feeling the love, we shouldn’t be surprised that other Democrats are dumping on Obama for not showing up to help Barrett in Wisconsin. “Progressive Pundits Lay Groundwork to Blame Obama if Wisconsin Recall Fails” was the headline of a searing critique by Noah Rothman at Mediaite. He quoted Ed Schultz of MSNBC sarcastically noting that the president was in neighboring Iowa and...
  • (Vanity) Join the Twitter hashtag satire: #WIUnionDesperation (Defend Scott Walker)

    06/03/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT · by ak267 · 1 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-3-2012 | ak267
    The Unions, Daily KOS and Progressives are desperate to smeer Gov. Walker right before the recall. The Twitter brigades are mocking them back!!! Join the fun!!!!/search/%23WIUnionDesperation #WIUnionDesperation
  • Wisconsin recall vote raises issues crucial to voters nationwide

    06/03/2012 7:30:23 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    The Seattle News ^ | 6/2/12 | Seattle Times News Services
    Emotions raw Go into Milwaukee, and it's easy to find discouraged voters who want Walker out. He doesn't understand, they say, that they only want help, not handouts. Greg Renden, a public defender, took a pay cut. He blames Walker for making an already dismal economy worse. "He's abdicated the role of trying to help people in need," Renden said. The splintering that started when Walker cut bargaining rights has seeped into other issues: austere budget choices; a voter-ID law; removal of a law that allowed people to seek punitive and compensatory damages in state court over employment discrimination; and...
  • Marine Arrested At Anti Walker Democrat Rally

    06/03/2012 5:45:51 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 46 replies ^ | 06/03/2012 | AmericanPatriot
    My name is Dave Willoughby. I am the one in the video. Without being told what I had done, I was handcuffed and escorted off premise. Placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. I asked if I should have my rights read to me and was told "You're not being arrested." My personal property was taken from me, I was fingerprinted, mug shot taken and locked in a dark jail cell (lights off) still handcuffed.
  • Mad City Quanta Political Cartoon: Recalling the Wisconsin Recall

    06/03/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT · by liesveld · 2 replies
    Mad City Quanta Blog ^ | 06/03/2012 | John Liesveld
    Meet Sheldon, a feel good, pure-blood Wisconsinite who just wants to ignore the recall.
  • On Bended Knee: The Press and Tom Barrett

    06/03/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    News ^ | June 3, 2012 | Will Swaim
    When the Reagan administration barred critical news media from White House press conferences, liberals quite rightly protested. So where is liberal outrage now that gubernatorial candidate Tom  Barrett has blocked a reporter from his public events? Four male Barrett campaign staffers escorted Wisconsin Reporter’s Dustin Hurst from a Chippewa Falls rally for Barrett, the Democrat hoping to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s Wisconsin recall vote. Hurst is the Wisconsin Reporter journalist who caught on tape the arrest of a pro-Walker protester at a June 1 Barrett rally featuring former President Bill Clinton. But limiting Hurst’s access to the Barrett campaign was more...
  • George Will Schools Krugman on Gov. Walker:

    06/03/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    News ^ | June 3, 2012 | Noel Shepperd
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman got another much-needed education from syndicated columnist George Will on ABC's This Week Sunday. After Krugman impugned Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) for his so-called "fiscal irresponsibility," Will simply and quite accurately responded, "A more than $3 billion budget that he inherited, a deficit, has now become a surplus" (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Will Schools Krugman on Gov. Walker: $3 Billion Deficit 'He Inherited' Has 'Become a Surplus' GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: We have a couple minutes left before we have to take a break, and I just quickly want to go to...