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  • 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...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-06-12 (VIDEO: Wisconsin Congresswoman DUmmie Delivers Command Performance)

    06/06/2012 6:05:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 6, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    So how many anti-Walker votes did the Moonbat PERFORMANCE by Congresswoman Gwen Moore lose? Yes, I said Congresswoman. This sanity challenged loon is actually a member of Congress and only DUmmies could have elected her. A brief clip of her performance appeared on O'Reilly yesterday but here is a more extended version of her madness.
  • Wisconsin Exit Polls Point to Romney LEAD in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 5:57:38 PM PDT · by ex-Libertarian · 21 replies
    CBS Exit polling | 6/6/2012 | ex-Libertarian
    Remember those exit polls that came out yesterday BEFORE the polls closed and before the actual results were released? The exit polls had two main "findings": 1) Walker and Barrett were tied, and it was going to be a "long night," and 2) Obama was beating Romney by 6 As we all now know, Walker beat Barrett by 7. i.e., the exit polls overstated actual Dem support by 7 points. Since the same exit poll had Obama ahead by 6, you do the math. Romney is ahead in Wisconsin, period.
  • 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."
  • Wisconsin vote could help state bonds

    06/06/2012 3:14:11 PM PDT · by SteelToe
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2012 | Joan Gralla
    (Reuters) - Municipal bond prices fell and yields rose on Wednesday, squeezed by a retreat in the Treasury debt market, though yields remained near historic lows. The municipal bond market usually surges in June and July, when bondholders often reinvest billions of dollars of coupon payments and redemptions. But that scenario might be dampened as a result of the current low interest rates, said Edward Reinoso, chief executive officer of New York-based Castleton Partners. "The penalty for staying in cash is so minimal that it may be the better option instead," he said. In the secondary market, the 10-year yield...
  • 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...
  • Michael Barone’s re-weighted Wisconsin results: Obama 48, Romney 48

    06/06/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2012 | AllahPundit
    O's showing against Romney in the exits was the one tiny bit of hope that MSNBC clung to late last night, to the point where Lawrence O'Donnell said, with a straight face, that the big winner in Wisconsin had been --- Obama.Here's Michael Barone stealing the last little bit of their candy: The Wisconsin exit poll evidently reported the race for governor in the recall ballot as 50%-50%. With 92% of the vote in, the Milwaukee Journal SentinelÂ’s excellent website reports the score as 54%-46% Walker. LetÂ’s say thatÂ’s the final results: only 13% of precincts from Milwaukee County and...
  • Please pray for the people in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 11:30:49 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    June 6, 2012
    It has been posted on Freerepublic about how neighbor no longer talks to neighbor because of the political atmosphere in Wisconsin. Please pray that people will forgive one another and work together. There is a story [today] that the Democratic candidate in the Governor's recall election was slapped by a supporter. That is how poisonous an atmosphere it seems to be. It is a condition that is not good for Republican or Democrat, nor is it good for Conservative or Liberal.
  • Wisconsin Recall Exit Polls: How Different Groups Voted

    06/06/2012 10:37:47 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 05, 2012 | Edison Research
    These are the Wisconsin recall election exit poll demographics based on interviews with voters by Edison Research as of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 05.See the spreadsheet here and note the point spreads of males versus females. Also of note, 38% of those associated with labor unions voted for Walker! 18% of Obama supporters also voted for Walker..
  • The Liberal “Crying Game” – Wisconsin Style

    06/06/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 21 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | 6/6/12 | David Webb
    From the article -- "With the relatively easy victories by Walker, Kleefisch, and three incumbent Republicans in the state Senate, the liberal “crying game” has officially begun."
  • WI Liberal Violence, Threats Inspired By Obama Rhetoric (United We Do NOT Stand)

    06/06/2012 9:53:15 AM PDT · by suspects · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Hey everybody, President Obama set another record! In addition to adding more debt in the shortest time than any president ever; an unemployment rate above 8 percent for 40 months (first time since the Great Depression); and the highest percentage of Americans on food stamps Obama now has Americans more politically polarized than at any time since we started keeping records! And people say Barack Obama doesn’t have a record of accomplishment . . . Here’s how Pew Research reports it: “As Americans head to the polls this November, their values and basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any...
  • “Kill Scott Walker”: Angry libs flood Twitter with death threats after Wisconsin recall defeat

    06/06/2012 9:04:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    I won't post the article because of language. Yes, they really are different from us
  • VIDEO --> MSNBC Hosts Devastated Over Wisconsin Recall Results (Ed Schultz and Rachel)

    06/06/2012 8:46:02 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    krla ^ | 6-2012
    MSNBC Hosts Devastated Over Wisconsin Recall Results YouTube sing along --- On the air Ed Schultz says he would invite Hugh Hewitt to a party so he could urinate on him. Really
  • Dems Meltdown After Wisconsin Loss (humor; vanity)

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  • Obama: Don't Like What You Saw In Wisconsin? Wait Until You See What Happens In November!!!!

    06/06/2012 7:36:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-6-2012 | MOTUS
    “We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." Emperor Hirohito The sleeping Giant, off the coast of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula Could it be? Could the pendulum – after tracing one of the longest arcs ever recorded in the history of America - possibly be swinging back? Finally? There certainly were indications of that possibility last night from both fly-over and - of all places - California!?! What’s up with that – the Tea Party isn’t even legal in California! So here are the gory results from Wisconsin: despite voter turnout of 119% in Madison...
  • We're all Wisconsiners today..

    06/06/2012 7:00:18 AM PDT · by pickrell · 10 replies
    06-June-2012 | Ron Pickrell
    Last election cycle, voters in both Wisconsin and Ohio elected conservative governors committed to breaking the death-grip that unions held over state finances. In the case of Wisconsin, the backlash took the form of a recall vote, which "backlashed" badly against the backlashers. Us Tea Party types got to spend last evening pleasantly musing as to exactly how the liberal media was going to spin this one. However... lest we forget, in Ohio, John Kasich did about the same thing, putting his political fortunes on the line to break the Ohio union machine. The only difference was that he did...
  • Taxpayers Agree: 401(k)s for New Hires

    06/06/2012 6:37:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/1/2012 | Jack McHugh
    The headline from a recent Reason-Rupe poll of Wisconsin voters is that reformist Gov. Scott Walker is likely to win a June 5 recall election. Other findings have relevance for debates underway here in Michigan, notably one on government employee pension reforms. Specifically, “69 percent favor shifting future state employees, those who haven’t been hired or promised pensions yet, to 401(k)-style retirement plans instead of the current defined-benefit plans,” according to Reason’s report. That’s what a bill passed by the Michigan state Senate on May 17 would do for new school employees here. (This reform has been in place for...