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  • Group ends Mich. recall effort after Wis. results

    06/07/2012 9:25:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-7-12 | ap
    LANSING, Mich.—A group seeking to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that it has ended the effort following Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall election. The group called Michigan Rising said it would stop collecting signatures, noting it already was short of its own gathering goals. Instead, the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank, develop progressive leaders and support current progressive legislators.
  • Fox News Poll: Majorities say White House failed on economy, health care

    06/07/2012 3:33:08 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2012 | By Dana Blanton
    While American voters consider the Obama administration successful on national security, majorities say it has mostly failed at stimulating the economy and improving health care -- two areas the White House cites as major legislative accomplishments. A Fox News poll released Thursday shows 55 percent of voters think the Obama administration has mostly succeeded on making the country safer. More than half of voters think the administration has mostly failed at creating new jobs (56 percent), stimulating the economy (54 percent) and improving health care (52 percent). Roughly a quarter of Democrats agree that the administration has failed on creating...
  • Between the Lines: By Mark Halperin (Democrats now believe 0bama could lose)

    06/07/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 7 replies
    Slime Magazine ^ | 6-7-12 | Mark Halperin
    With five months until Election Day, Barack Obama faces a grim new reality: Republicans now believe Mitt Romney can win, and Democrats believe Obama can lose ... Last week's anemic job-creation and economic-growth data was sandwiched between two Bill Clinton specials: in one television interview, the 42nd President lauded Romney's business record as "sterling"; in another, he veered from the Obama line on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts ... The failure to unseat Wisconsin's Republican governor Scott Walker in a recall election was another bad sign for Democrats since it will rev up conservatives nationwide, including the kind of...
  • The “People United” Go Down In Flames (WI recall vote...what does it mean?)

    06/07/2012 4:52:54 PM PDT · by ak267 · 2 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 6-6-2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    The American left as we have come to know it suffered a devastating blow in Wisconsin last night. The organized heart of the left gave everything it had to the fight against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: heart, shoe leather, wallet and soul. The left picked this fight, on the issue and in the place of its choice; it chose to recall Walker because it believed it could win a showcase victory. That judgement was fatally flawed; it is part of a larger failure to grasp the nature of American politics and the times in which we live. The left gave...
  • Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win (Wisconsin State Senate)

    06/06/2012 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 26 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 6/6/12 | Lee Bergquist
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) defeating incumbent Van Wanggaard in a tight race. Republicans held on to three other state Senate seats in Tuesday's recall voting. Democratic challengers lost recalls bids against Sens. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls.). Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) was elected to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), who resigned earlier this year after opponents gathered enough signatures to initiate a recall election. All eyes Wednesday will be on the 21st District. Results posted early...
  • Canada Bracing for Massive Influx of Wisconsin Boat People

    06/07/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 29 replies
    The Borowitz Report ^ | June 5, 2012 | Andy Borowitz
    OTTAWA (The Borowitz Report) – The Canadian coast guard was on alert today, preparing for what it fears could be a massive invasion of boat people from Wisconsin. Conor McGlindon, commander of the Royal Canadian Mounted Coast Guard (RCMCG), said that satellite photos had revealed a “substantial flotilla” in the making, as Wisconsinites prepared to flee their state for their neighbor to the North. “Word has gotten around that we have policemen, firemen, and basic school lunches up here,” Mr. McGlindon said. “You can’t blame these boat people for seeking a better life. But we are under orders to intercept...
  • No wonder unions hate Scott Walker, he cost them a fortune

    06/07/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/7/2012 | Doug Book
    Recalled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won the special election against Tom Barrett on Tuesday, his 7 point win an improvement over the 6 point, 2010 margin of victory. And as for the $21 million FOX News reported organized labor to have poured into the recall sweepstakes? Call it a crap shoot designed in the hope of recouping some portion of the stunning losses unions have suffered over the past 24 months. Two Walker-sponsored laws have decimated both the power and bank accounts of government sector unions, the first making Wisconsin a right-to-work state and the next doing away with the...
  • Stock Market rally was all about Walker Victory in Wisconsin.

    06/06/2012 6:44:46 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 27 replies
    BI ^ | 6/6/2012 | Joe Wiesenthal
    Earlier we joked that some people thought today's rally was the result of the election outcome in Wisconsin last night. Well, serious people think so too. James Grant, of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, was just on CNBC, and this is what he told Maria Bartiromo: "...Today i think part of the source of the levitation was the Scott Walker triumph in Wisconsin." He explained: "People maybe are discounting the prospects of a return to something like freer if not free markets come the Fall if Romney or GOP decisively wins." Grant also said he expects a third round of quantitative...
  • Scott Walker -- Wisconsin's True Progressive

    06/07/2012 6:19:50 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 2 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | June 7, 2012 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week, after his criminal trial ended with a hung jury, John Edwards proclaimed hopefully, “I don't think God is through with me,” as he planted the seeds for his comeback. Projecting the false modesty and manufactured authenticity that vaulted the one-term senator toward the presidency, Edwards personifies Groucho Marx's maxim that “The secret to life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." In response to Edwards, I imagined a collective uproar: “Think Again, John — the jig is up!” As Edwards exits stage left, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker takes center stage. He...
  • Mark Levin: Make Scott Walker the Speaker of the U.S. House

    06/07/2012 5:56:15 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On his Wednesday radio program, conservative talker Mark Levin made what he called “a radical, but very rational suggestion”: Republicans should make Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Speaker of the House, despite the fact that Walker is not a sitting congressman. Walker just survived a recall election in his state. According to Levin, to begin what he called an “80-to-100 year process” of restoring a constitutional government, it would be necessary to do something bold. “Now folks, revolutions don’t just happen,” he said. “A movement doesn’t just happen. So we need people in place in positions of power to carry out...
  • How did Scott Walker win so big and what's next?

    06/06/2012 5:31:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 6, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    "Win" is too small a word for what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pulled off Tuesday. So, probably, is victory. In a referendum on the first half of his first term, the Republican became the first governor in U.S. history to defeat an attempt to oust him from office. The other two recall efforts -- against California's Gray Davis in 2003 and North Dakota's Lynn Frazier in 1921 --were successful. Exit polls discovered a significant number of Wisconsin voters bothered by the union-led recall bid for something short of improper conduct. While others were impressed by Walker's budget surplus and billion...
  • Elite Media Distorts Wisconsin Exit Polls and Results

    06/07/2012 2:26:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | June 7, 2012 | Matt Towery
    They are at it again. Following what can only be described as a butt-kicking win for Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election, many media pundits were trying to "split the baby" by acknowledging Walker's win, but pointing to exit polls that show President Obama with a seven-point lead against Mitt Romney in that state. There is just one problem with their story: It fails to acknowledge just how far off the exit poll was in the gubernatorial contest. To add insult to injury, the elite media bashed Matt Drudge for supposedly posting information saying the exit polls showed Walker...
  • Walker, Unbowed

    06/06/2012 11:38:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 5, 2012 | The Editors
    The year-long saga of the Wisconsin recall is, at long last, over, and Scott Walker is still standing. The low-key Republican governor has withstood a sustained (and expensive) onslaught from the forces of Big Labor and its allies on the Left that featured everything from the coordinated cross-border retreat of intransigent Democratic lawmakers, to the occupation of the state house by a band of radicals, bongo drummers, and high-school truants, to ill-fated attempts to nullify Republican legislative majorities and pick off uncooperative judges. Walker’s enemies did everything but release the kraken. And yet, he won. Throughout, Walker has stayed even-keeled,...
  • Florida’s Scott: Wisconsin Is Validation of My Policies

    06/06/2012 8:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott tells Newsmax.TV that the victory of his Wisconsin counterpart, Scott Walker, in a recall election validates his own policies in the Sunshine State, and says that it may even be a bellwether for the November election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. “Absolutely” it’s a validation, declared Scott in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. “What we know now is that if you run on a campaign of fiscal responsibility, making your state a business-friendly state, reducing taxes, reducing regulations, putting people in place that are going to be pro-business — because that’s where jobs get...
  • ‘We Are the 119%’

    06/06/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-6-2012 | Ed Driscoll
    June 6, 2012 'We Are the 119%' Ed Driscoll “Last night we got home from a dinner and discovered something wonderful when we switched on the television. ” James Taranto gleefully writes in his latest Best of the Web column at the Wall Street Journal. “There’s an entire cable network called MSNBC devoted to the entertainment of conservatives. Apparently all they have on this station is disconsolate lefties 24/7. We assume it’s part of the Fox empire. Roger Ailes is a genius, isn’t he?” A guy named Lawrence O’Donnell hosts a show called “The Last Word,” a misleading name, since...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker's Win Means Little For Obama, Elections 2012?

    06/06/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 11 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Lawrence Chehardy
    The voters of Wisconsin have spoken. Gov. Scott Walker becomes the first governor in the history of our nation to survive a recall. Democrats and union leaders say it means little while Republicans hail Walker’s victory as a sign for things to come in November. Take the poll if you think the election will have an impact for the upcoming elections. Vote and pass around.
  • AFL-CIO chief dismisses regrets in Wisconsin recall

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Michael O'Brien
    With the labor movement reeling from the result of Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sought to downplay the significance of Gov. Scott Walker's victory over a union-driven effort to unseat him. Trumka, the leader of one of the nation's largest labor groups, dismissed the notion that unions might look back upon their unsuccessful campaign against Walker with regret."We didn't decide on this recall. It was the workers in Wisconsin and the voters in Wisconsin who did," he said on a conference call with reporters. "Hell, I don't know if we'd do anything differently."
  • New York Sun Salutes Sarah Palin’s Outreach To Union Members

    06/06/2012 3:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | June 6, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    One of the things that sets Sarah Palin apart from the herd of politicians out there, is she’s for real. She’s actually had to work for a living. She’s a self-made, successful woman. The American people relate to her, because she can relate to us. She is, in fact, one of us. When it comes to taking on the corrupt union thugs, Sarah again separates herself from the pack. As a former union member herself, in a family of union members, she understands it’s the corrupt, greedy union leadership, and some hand picked thugs, not the rank and file workers...
  • JIM GRANT: Today's Market Rally Really Was About The Scott Walker Victory In Wisconsin Last Night

    06/06/2012 2:40:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/06/2012 | Mamta Badkar and Joe Weisenthal
    Earlier we joked that some people thought today's rally was the result of the election outcome in Wisconsin last night. Well, serious people think so too. James Grant, of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, was just on CNBC, and this is what he told Maria Bartiromo: "...Today i think part of the source of the levitation was the Scott Walker triumph in Wisconsin." He explained: "People maybe are discounting the prospects of a return to something like freer if not free markets come the Fall if Romney or GOP decisively wins." Grant also said he expects a third round of quantitative...
  • Big Labor's Big Boo-Boo

    06/06/2012 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/6/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    Wow. Where to start? The "it's gonna be a late night in Madison" notion was virtually over by the end of Happy Hour -- which no doubt did cause some very late nights instead in Washington and Chicago. With little or no happiness at all. And naturally there were also the comparisons to the vibes of the night Scott Brown took down the Kennedy seat in 2009. More on both of these dynamics shortly. The real story is: what happened this spring in Wisconsin was not a recall election at all. Pure and simple, it was a mulligan. A childish...
  • If The Wisconsin Recall's Message Wasn't Clear To Liberals...

    06/06/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Report says Democrat takes last Senate seat (Wisconsin Senate can reconvene early...

    06/06/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Leader-Telegram ^ | 6/6/2012 | Staff
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) in a tight race defeating incumbent Van Wanggard, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting...
  • MSNBC contributor and former Dem Rep. Harold Ford: Scott Walker got 'lucky'

    06/06/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 47 replies
    TheDC ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Tennessee Democratic Rep. Harold Ford offered his theory on why last night’s Wisconsin recall election went in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s favor: He “got a little lucky.” Ford’s co-panelist, former Vermont Democratic Gov. Howard Dean, blamed money and “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist asked why the Democratic side is unable to match the Republican side when it comes to money, since the rules are the same for everyone. “You know, it’s a good question, and it’s one that will play out and be answered over the coming months,” Ford replied. “I look...
  • Obama campaign: 'Strong message' sent to Walker (barf alert!!)

    06/06/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Byron Tau
    The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win. "While tonight’s outcome was not what we had hoped for – no one can dispute the strong message sent to Governor Walker. Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites from all walks of life took a stand against the politics of division and against the flood of secret and corporate money spent on behalf of Scott Walker, which amounted to a massive spending gap of more...
  • Morning After Walker Victory, Morning Joe Excludes Republicans For First 69 Minutes

    06/06/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Scott Walker scored an historic victory last night. The first governor ever to fend off a recall election. Winning in the face of a furious big labor effort against him. And so, to comment on this resounding Republican victory, Morning Joe . . . assembled a lefty panel and excluded any Republicans until the second hour, when Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was finally allowed to put in an appearance. With Joe Scarborough off for the day, the panel consisted of Mika Brzezinski, former Dem congressman Harold Ford, Jr., former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, Mike Allen of Politico, and just to...
  • Teacher's Unions Earn "F" for Wisconsin Recall Abuse

    06/06/2012 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    They really outdid themselves. In Wisconsin and across the nation, public school employee unions spared no kiddie human shields in their battle against GOP Gov. Scott Walker's budget and pension reforms. Students were the first and last casualties of the ruthless Big Labor war against fiscal discipline. To kick off the yearlong protest festivities, the Wisconsin Education Association Council led a massive "sickout" of educators and other government school personnel. The coordinated truancy action -- tantamount to an illegal strike -- cost taxpayers an estimated $6 million. Left-wing doctors assisted the campaign by supplying fake medical excuse notes to...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-06-12 (Skinner Loses It Over Wisconsin Recall)

    06/06/2012 4:15:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 114 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Head DUmmie Skinner, DUmmies, and PJComix-
    Normally the one DUmmie who tries to maintain a sense of equilibrium in the midst of bad news is Head DUmmie Skinner. But not this time. The CRUSHING defeat last night in the Wisconsin recall election was too much even for him as you can tell by the profane primal scream title of his THREAD, "F*CK." Yes, as you can see Head DUmmie Skinner DUmmie loses it and, most entertainingly, so do the rest of the DUmmmies. So let us now watch0 the DUmmies go Primal Scream over the Wisconsin recall election results in Bolshevik Red while the commentary...
  • Wisconsin Another Canary In Obama's Coal Mine

    06/05/2012 11:08:39 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/06/12 | CaroleL
    The long election night covering a race that was going to be too close to call never came. Less than an hour after the polls closed in Wisconsin, it was obvious that Democrats' attempt to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker had failed and not by the predicted razor thin margin but by nearly 10 points. This decisive victory of conservative economic reform over unaffordable government spending sends a strong message across the nation. But will that message be heard by all?
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Obama’s goose is cooked’

    06/05/2012 9:40:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 5, 2012 | M.J. Lee
    Sarah Palin had this to say after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was declared the winner of Tuesday’s recall election: “Obama’s goose is cooked.” “I think that the Democrats there understand that the president’s no-show represents the fact that Obama’s goose is cooked,” Palin told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News soon after networks called Walker the projected winner of the historic recall. She was referring to President Barack Obama’s decision not to campaign for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. As she denounced Obama’s “hopey changey stuff”, the former Alaska governor continued: “More and more Americans realize that what Wisconsin has just...
  • MSNBC declares Obama winner of the Wisconsin recall

    06/05/2012 9:27:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Tonight, the really big winner in the Wisconsin recall election is President Obama,” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said at the top of his Tuesday program after parent network NBC called the race for Gov. Scott Walker over Democrat Tom Barrett. Over the past several months, the left-leaning hosts at MSNBC have put a lot of emphasis on the Wisconsin recall, saying it was important for current Walker to be defeated in order to maintain the American middle class. “John Heilemann, I said at the top of the show that President Obama big winner tonight because in the exit polls we...
  • Ignore the spin: Wisconsin was a disaster for Democrats and President Obama

    06/05/2012 8:51:51 PM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2012 | Thomas Grier
    If you pause and listen carefully, you might be able to hear the despair coming from Jim Messina, President Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, and David Axelrod, Obama’s top strategist and communications director, as the meaning of Wisconsin’s recall election becomes clear. In the final hours before Governor Scott Walker’s victory, with the writing on the wall, President Obama and his campaign could only muster a tweet and a last-minute video for challenger Tom Barrett. But do not let that tepid support fool you: Democrats and their union allies spent an astronomical amount on a judicial election, four state legislative recalls...
  • Rove: Walker over-performing in traditionally Dem counties

    06/05/2012 8:28:11 PM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Fox News Channel (live) | 6/5/12
    Karl Rove was talking about the Repub blow-out tonight. We already know people lied to the exit poll-takers. Rove mentioned that in one traditionally Dem county, Walker had, so far, tens of thousands more votes than expected. Walker is about to make his victory speech.
  • Scott Walker 'the liberal slayer' wins one for the producers(he is our Tea Party model hero)

    06/05/2012 8:44:52 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 23 replies
    sol rant | 6/5/2012 | sickoflibs
    Wisconsin count as of 11:30pm EST , Walker 54%, Barrett 45%. NBC calls it for Walker back at about 10pm. It was a classic. I watched MSNBC all night flipping to FNC only briefly from time to time. Over at ‘MSNBC/Destroy Walker-BC’ they were predicting such a close election that they said it would probably require a recall. 'Be prepared for a long night' they repeated. Dem are knocking on a million doors today, boots on the ground', they were calling those who didn't vote in 2010 to shame them to get out and vote. Then with 1% counted Walker...
  • We're all cheering for the victory of public sector unions, but...

    06/05/2012 8:52:57 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 18 replies
    ...what we should be worried about is the democrat/union retaliation for this blow they were just dealt. I don't know how, when, or where, but there will be a retaliation. My guess would be that they will try to do something at the federal level to limit state's ability to stand up to unions. All unions, not just public sector.
  • A theatrical reenactment of tonight's recall vote in Wisconsin

    06/05/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT · by TMA62 · 9 replies
    Attached is a theatrical reenactment of tonights recall vote in Wisconsin. Spencer Tracy plays Scott Walker. Ernest Borgnine plays the unions, Robert Ryan plays Barack Obama. Tom Barrett is played by a bar stoll. Enjoy!
  • Should Romney pick Scott Walker for VP?

    06/05/2012 9:03:11 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    Should Romney pick Scott Walker for VP? With such a move, Romney could put WI in his column, and help him in other working class states like Ohio and Penn. Not to mention that it will make the prospect of voting for Romney more palatable for conservatives! I cannot see any downsides. What am I missing here?
  • Note to Talking Heads: Stop Citing the Recall Exit Polls!

    06/05/2012 9:08:26 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 6 replies
    Weekley Standard ^ | 6-5-12 | Jay Cost
    The early draft of the exit polls this morning showed a 50-50 tie in the Wisconsin recall race. It's still early, but the best bet is that Scott Walker meets or exceeds his margins relative to 2010, which points to a 5-point win or better. This suggests that the early draft of the exit polls were biased toward the Democrats. Nevertheless, channel surfing across CNN and MSNBC just now, I notice talking head after talking head citing the exit polls in some way. Stop it. Clearly, they were wrong and they need to be updated. Until then, stick to the...
  • Governor Walker's Victory Spells Doom For Public Sector Unions

    06/05/2012 8:38:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/05/2012 @ 9:36PM | Bill Frezza
    Public sector unions have reached their high water mark. Let the cleanup begin as the red ink recedes. Despite a last-minute smear campaign accusing Scott Walker of fathering an illegitimate love child, the governor’s recall election victory sends a clear message that should resonate around the nation: The fiscal cancer devouring state budgets has a cure, and he has found it. The costly defeat for the entrenched union interests that tried to oust Walker in retribution for challenging their power was marked by President Obama’s refusal to lend his weight to the campaign for fear of being stained by defeat....
  • Republican Petrowski captures Wausau-area Senate seat [WI -- former Pam Galloway seat]

    06/05/2012 8:21:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 5, 2012 9:48 p.m. | Lee Bergquist
    Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) defeated Rep. Donna Seidel (R-Wausau) for an open Senate seat, according to The Associated Press.
  • The Most Disappointed Barrett Supporter In Wisconsin (Video)

    06/05/2012 8:23:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 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...