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Gov. Walker survives recall in Wisconsin
Washington Post ^ | 6-6-2012 | David A. Fahrenthold and Rachel Weiner

Posted on 06/06/2012 1:33:24 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won a vote to keep his job on Tuesday, surviving a recall effort that turned the Republican into a conservative icon and his state into the first battleground in a bitter, expensive election year.

Late Tuesday night, Walker held a solid lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D).

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: wisconsinshowdown
For his tireless efforts in rallying and energizing the GOP base and motivating every last Republican to turn out for Gov. Scott Walker today, I would like to thank Bill Clinton for endorsing Tom Barrett!

But even after Clinton's endorsement of Barrett, most of the polls still showed a 'tight' race (a 'tight' race is when the GOP candidate is clearly ahead) and the contest was considered a 'toss up,' but the tipping point in Walker's favor was the moment Obama endorsed Barrett. It sealed the deal and helped Walker become the only Governor in American history to beat back a recall vote! So I'd also like to warmly thank Obama.

Pulling out all the stops on Barrett's behalf, Obama bravely took to Twitter. Waiting until the very eve of the election, Obama offered his full-throated endorsement by tweeting, "I'm standing by Tom Barrett."

Wisconsin Democrats complained bitterly that Obama could have done more, such as stopping by during fundraising trips last Friday to neighboring Illinois and Minnesota. But Wisconsin Democrats have themselves to blame. They could've come up with some creative way to lure Obama, such as a fundraising dinner with cooked Dalmatian on the menu.

Seeking to gently persuade voters to turn out to vote (or else), a union-backed group calling itself the "Greater Wisconsin Political Fund" mailed out flyers containing the names, voting records and addresses of the recipient's neighbors. The thinly-veiled threat from these darling little unionists being, 'Better vote this time or your neighbors will know.' Liberals wholeheartedly embrace these tactics but the same libbie wingnuts get hysterical about laws requiring the registration of sex offenders.

Amid the barrage of 'too-close-to-call,' 'within-the-margin-of-error' stories in the media, perhaps the surest indication that Gov. Walker was going to pull this off was the very last, last, last, last minute revelation by the New York Times that polls showed Gov. Walker ahead.

With Gov. Walker's crushing 54%-46% victory tonight, Democrats haven't been this despondent since the capture of Saddam Hussein. With any luck, maybe Wisconsin Democrats might just flee to Illinois (something about that rings a bell).

Democrats were hoping at least to take out Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, but hilariously fell short there as well. Not that I'm gloating or anything (hahahahahahaha!).

Some Democrats wanted to blame racism for Walker's victory, but Barrett is white. (Maybe they'll find he's 1/32 Cherokee.)

After tonight, it appears that reports of the Tea Party movement's death are greatly exaggerated. If anything's dead, it's the government union parasites. The media expressed shock that voters don't support public unions getting benefits that they don't get. Somehow, taxpayer-funded free health care, free pensions and big-buck cost-of-living adjustments for government unions aren't popular with voters! Already, half of AFSCME's membership is gone in the absence of mandatory union dues. The taxpayer rebellion in Wisconsin was just the warm-up act. Taxpayer revolts will ultimately sweep the rest of the country.

Another thing that died tonight was the media's idiotic polls. "Exit polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall race." That's CNN, just before the polls closed. "Gov. Scott Walker narrowly avoided being recalled Tuesday evening ..." That's the Hill newspaper, just after the polls closed. Obama's campaign bragged that Obama was up by 11, per exit polls. But exit polls had the recall race too close to call. Rumor has it that a far more accurate EXIT POLL is coming in November, when Obama gets EXITED out of the White House.

Anyway, that's ...
My Two Cents...
"JohnHuang2"

1 posted on 06/06/2012 1:33:33 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Forgiven_Sinner; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ...

Great job, Wisconsin!! God bless! Wednesday-morning ping!


2 posted on 06/06/2012 1:35:54 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

So, Gov. Scott Walker just “survived” recall huh?


3 posted on 06/06/2012 1:45:02 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: JohnHuang2
I love the way the comPost spins this: Walker "survives" his recall election.

By 7 points. "Survival."

4 posted on 06/06/2012 1:45:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: JohnHuang2

Love it, John!
It’s a lovely day for Wisconsin and those throughout the nation who are cheering the victory..


5 posted on 06/06/2012 1:46:25 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JohnHuang2

“Survives”, huh? Leave it to the Washington Post.
Last I saw, Walker won in a landslide.

By the way, I haven’t seen you around here much the past couple of years..
Good to see your name again.

FRegards,
LH


6 posted on 06/06/2012 1:48:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JohnHuang2
Wisconsin gubernatorial recall results interactive map
7 posted on 06/06/2012 1:49:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: JohnHuang2
Great job, Wisconsin!! God bless! Wednesday-morning ping!

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And, great article, JohnHuang2. You have a delicious way of gloating, without really gloating. That last sentence makes sense to me at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Please overlook my corny humor, b/c I'm still euphoric, but winding down from this heaven-sent miracle in Wisconsin. Now this is the kind of hope and change I've been praying for......

8 posted on 06/06/2012 1:53:08 AM PDT by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: JohnHuang2

LOL, I much enjoy your rewrite of the article - thank you for it!


10 posted on 06/06/2012 2:05:40 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Excellent post. Well said.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 2:37:43 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: JohnHuang2

Always love your prose Huang2


12 posted on 06/06/2012 2:42:27 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Cincinatus
By 7 points. "Survival."
I was worried about this one. I was afraid voter fraud would put this one in the Evil Wins column.

But when the margin's big enough, their fraud isn't enough.

They're calling it a 7 point win ( 54-46 = 7 ?), but it was probably more like a 9 point win, with 2 points voter fraud.

But with a 9 point spread, you'd have to pull off Mugabe-sized voter fraud to win.

Is that what we're going to see in November?

13 posted on 06/06/2012 2:44:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: JohnHuang2

Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
Mongol General: That is good! That is good.
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14 posted on 06/06/2012 2:46:02 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: couldnÂ’t get a clue if he were covered in clue musk and standing in a field of horny clues.)
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To: JohnHuang2

THANK GOD!!!!


15 posted on 06/06/2012 2:52:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mowowie
Yeah... that gets me. Survived? WTH... He kicked ass.

I voted here in Wisconsin yesterday, in a heavily democrat area, and Barrett was thumped soundly!

I have never seen so many new voters that registered and voted. These were business men and blue collar workers. The look of resolve was on their face.

16 posted on 06/06/2012 2:53:10 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee
I watch a few moments of MSNBC and they blamed it on United Citizens decison.

Claiming that Walker out raised by 30 to 1.

Never counting the cash the Unions spent as on the Democrat side.

Bragging on Obama had 51% on the exit Polls. ( which people lie all the time , hell in North Carolina Gay Marrage was up by 11 points by PPP polling but people just say they are afraid of confrontation but vote the other way.

As pointed out the catholic vote grew by 8 points for Walker bad news for Obama

17 posted on 06/06/2012 3:00:52 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: scooby321
You're absolutely right. There's so much here to talk about, but I think what stuck in the craw of most people around here is that unions from outside the state tried to influence what we here in Wisconsin want for out state.

The message to these thugs is stay the hell out of our state and let us decide what we think is best!!!

The Catholic vote will be signicant. As a Catholic I can safely say that we cherish our religious freedom, and don't need some marxist coward telling us how to follow our faith, or live our lives.

18 posted on 06/06/2012 3:09:53 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: JohnHuang2

yes he ‘JUST’ SURVIVED....

Washington ComPost be damned

it is a MANDATE....

you libs crawl back in your spider holes.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 3:46:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: scooby321

I actually saw one guy (who has probably since been fired) allude to the value of the media coverage Barrett basically got for free; he didn’t go so far as to say “free campaign commercials 24/7” but I think that is what he was referring to.

Another disastrous outcome for the Dems in a state won by the Kenyan Pirate in 2008. Another talking head referred to the fact that this was another bad outcome in a Dem state, and that it didn’t bode well for Obama.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 3:47:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Northern Yankee

I have never seen so many new voters that registered and voted. These were business men and blue collar workers. The look of resolve was on their face.

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I think we’ll see a lot of that come November.


21 posted on 06/06/2012 3:52:28 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: JohnHuang2

The taxpayer rebellion in Wisconsin was just the warm-up act.

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Amen....and AMEN!


22 posted on 06/06/2012 3:56:28 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: JohnHuang2

The taxpayer rebellion in Wisconsin was just the warm-up act.

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Amen....and AMEN!


23 posted on 06/06/2012 3:56:47 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
Unfortunately Sen. Van Wanggaard of the 21st District seems to have been recalled, losing to dim Lehman by 779 votes or 1% with 100% of precincts reporting.

Now the dims have a one vote majority in the state Senate.

24 posted on 06/06/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Liberals know Obama is a coward.

That is why they play the “Obama got Usama” ad nauseum.

However, Obama has proven he has ZERO leadership ability.

Liberals gave Obama a fillibuster-proof senate in 2008 and he squandered the opportunity by not leading his own party to unity behind any legislation.

Liberals gave Obama the recall election to show the strength of unions and the “working man”. Obama never showed up.

This man keeps letting his own people down because he is a Grade-A coward!


25 posted on 06/06/2012 4:29:22 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Excellent. If I hadn’t read your piece, I would not have known about Obama’s tweet. Hilarious. The Democrats are complaining that Obama didn’t campaign for Barrett, but I’m guessing the Barrett campaign didn’t really want Obama campaigning for him.


26 posted on 06/06/2012 4:36:57 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Positive

Hopefully, it won’t matter. The state Senate won’t convene again until after the November elections and the Repubs hope to regain the majority in the Senate by then. The people I feel sorry for are Lehman’s new ‘constituents’. Thanks to a stupid ruling by the GAB, the voters of the old district (before redistricting) elected Lehman, but the residents of the new district are stuck with him.

I feel bad for Van Wanggaard, he is a good politician.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 4:45:19 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: samtheman
They're calling it a 7 point win ( 54-46 = 7 ?), but it was probably more like a 9 point win, with 2 points voter fraud.

Voter fraud indeed. Several articles from yesterday were of busloads of "poll-watchers" coming in from Michigan and Illinois. And another article was of others being flown in from New York.

28 posted on 06/06/2012 4:47:02 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

This man keeps letting his own people down because he is a Grade-A coward!

That is because his agenda doesn’t square up with his own people.

Don’t listen to Obama, just watch what he does.


29 posted on 06/06/2012 4:55:40 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: JohnHuang2

LOLOL! Thank you so much for your delightful essay-post, dear JohnHuang2!


30 posted on 06/06/2012 8:58:31 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JohnHuang2

Good one Johnny. Long time no see. Soldier on.


31 posted on 06/06/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: JohnHuang2

excellent John!


32 posted on 06/06/2012 12:29:34 PM PDT by dokmad
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To: JohnHuang2
"Somehow, taxpayer-funded free health care, free pensions and big-buck cost-of-living adjustments for government unions aren't popular with voters! Already, half of AFSCME's membership is gone in the absence of mandatory union dues. The taxpayer rebellion in Wisconsin was just the warm-up act. Taxpayer revolts will ultimately sweep the rest of the country."

It's good to see you writing again, JH2 - I've always much enjoyed your wit.

Long ago unions had to work to EARN worker support and membership. Now they just pick pockets, and do nothing but push socialist government.

Getting rid of mandatory membership AND banning unions from political activity would force them to go back to work earning member support like they once HAD to.

Unions should be banned from government employee representation as they once were. Laws that once covered government employees were more than fair and equitable - while banning government employee strikes. They work for us, just as the elected do, and they have no right nor reason to demand more than average public-sector compensation.

33 posted on 06/06/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by Ron C.
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