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  • Floridaís 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. ďAbsolutelyĒ itís a validation, declared Scott in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. ďWhat 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 ó because thatís where jobs get...
  • ĎWe Are the 119%í

    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 ‚ÄúLast night we got home from a dinner and discovered something wonderful when we switched on the television. ‚ÄĚ James Taranto gleefully writes in his latest Best of the Web column at the Wall Street Journal. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs 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‚Äôs part of the Fox empire. Roger Ailes is a genius, isn‚Äôt he?‚ÄĚ A guy named Lawrence O‚ÄôDonnell hosts a show called ‚ÄúThe Last Word,‚ÄĚ 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
    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."
  • 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 Palinís 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 sheís for real. Sheís actually had to work for a living. Sheís 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 itís 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 Baroneís 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 Sentinel’s excellent website reports the score as 54%-46% Walker. Let’s say that’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 ďCrying GameĒ Ė 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 ďcrying gameĒ 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¬ít have a record of accomplishment‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. Here¬ís how Pew Research reports it: ¬ďAs Americans head to the polls this November, their values and basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any...
  • ďKill Scott WalkerĒ: 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)

    Read the comment section! And here's another: http://livewire.wisn.com/Event/Wisconsin_Recall_Election_Coverage/31986124
  • 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
    ďWe have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." Emperor Hirohito The sleeping Giant, off the coast of Irelandís Dingle peninsula Could it be? Could the pendulum Ė 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!?! Whatís up with that Ė the Tea Party isnít 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, ď69 percent favor shifting future state employees, those who havenít been hired or promised pensions yet, to 401(k)-style retirement plans instead of the current defined-benefit plans,Ē according to Reasonís report. Thatís 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...
  • Vanity: WSJ Confirmed Willard Was No Show in WI

    06/06/2012 6:37:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2012 | Me
    One disappointment is that Mitt Romney failed to appear in Wisconsin during the recall campaign. We doubt the recall vote is a prediction of what will happen in November, and Mr. Romney will have to make his own sale to Badger State voters. But the presumptive Presidential nominee could do worse than associate himself with the GOP reform Governors who were elected in 2010 and are turning around their states. If voters are in a mood to reward leaders willing to tackle hard problems, Mr. Romney should meet their expectations. (Emphasis Mine)
  • Big Labor's Big Boo Boo (Their Wisconsin Mulligan Shanks Right)

    06/06/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 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...
  • How Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall election (29% of Union Memebers Voted for Walker)

    06/06/2012 3:40:42 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2012 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto
    CBS News) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker retained his seat in the election that sought to recall him from office, defeating his challenger Tom Barrett in this election (as he did in the 2010 governor's race). Walker won with strong support from Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party supporters and a majority of votes from independents. Walker is the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election. Gov. Gray Davis of California was recalled in 2003, and in 1921, North Dakota's Governor Lynn Frazier of was ousted due to a recall. The heated recall race began amid the controversy created when...
  • White House Wisconsin Spin Wonít Wash

    06/06/2012 3:24:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Commentary ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Given the decisive nature of Scott Walkerís recall victory, itís not likely that Democrats who were prepared to cry foul if they lost in a squeaker will be talking about a ďstolen electionĒ after he won with 54 percent of the vote. Instead the main Democratic talking point in the days after their recall debacle will be to claim that not only is it not a harbinger of more defeats in November but that it may not even have an impact on how Wisconsin will vote for president. Democrats were encouraged by exit polls that showed President Obama holding a...
  • Wisconsin State Senate- Lehman & Wanggaard? Result Stories/ Senate Control?

    06/06/2012 1:53:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 6, 2012 | vanity
    State Senate - District 21 - Special General 60 of 60 Precincts Reporting - 100% Name Party Votes Vote % Lehman, John Dem 36,255 51% Wanggaard, Van (i) GOP 35,476 49% Are these results final? GOP lost the Senate control? I see no stories yet, But Ariana's Huffy site claims Dems take Senate. It hinged on this seat in Racine
  • Sarah Palin: ĎObamaís goose is cookedí

    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 Tuesdayís recall election: ďObamaís goose is cooked.Ē ďI think that the Democrats there understand that the presidentís no-show represents the fact that Obamaís goose is cooked,Ē 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 Obamaís decision not to campaign for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. As she denounced Obamaís ďhopey changey stuffĒ, the former Alaska governor continued: ďMore 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
    ďTonight, the really big winner in the Wisconsin recall election is President Obama,Ē MSNBC host Lawrence OíDonnell 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. ďJohn 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 Obamaís 2012 campaign manager, and David Axelrod, Obamaís top strategist and communications director, as the meaning of Wisconsinís recall election becomes clear. In the final hours before Governor Scott Walkerís 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...
  • 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 governorís 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 Obamaís refusal to lend his weight to the campaign for fear of being stained by defeat....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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 ‚ÄėMSNBC/Destroy Walker-BC‚Äô 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...
  • Two Pics That Show Our Mainstream Media is COMPLETELY Out of Touch

    06/05/2012 8:26:14 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 27 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/5/12 | EricTheRed
    At 8:42 PM Central, it was already certain to any sentient human being that incumbent Republican Scott Walker had romped contender Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election. Yet, despite the crater-sized percentage gap, here is what CNN, via Reuters, was reporting:Maybe this is why CNN is hemmorhaging viewers like nobody's business. But it's Fox that invents news, right?But what interested me was the main photo on this Reuters page.†What the $^*@ is that doing hanging there like some third world Commie dictator's poster†in a voting location???
  • 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 ďblue-collarĒ voter took the news of Scott Walker's victory a little too hard.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 sheís 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.
  • ...ĎHopefully the colon cancer will take her before we get herí

    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. ďRun, get the f--- out of the state,Ē he advised the lieutenant governor Ö Weíre coming after her anyways, so it doesnít freaking matter anyways, win or lose.Ē Asked what protesters would do with Kleefisch if they found her, he answered, ďI donít know, hopefully the colon cancer will take...
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • 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 ďin...
  • 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.
  • 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,"...
  • Romney Congratulates Walker, Says 'Tonightís Results Will Echo Beyond the Borders of Wisconsin'

    06/05/2012 7:25:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Mitt Romney just issued this statement congratulating Scott Walker for his victory in tonight's Wisconsin recall election: ďI 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. Tonightís results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back Ė and prevail Ė against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters...
  • BEST LINE OF NIGHT!Ö Sarah Palin on Wisconsin Recall: ďObamaís Goose Is CookedĒ (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 DemocratsĖ ďObamaís goose is cooked!Ē