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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...