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  • One downer on a good night: Wisconsin Dems possibly take senate

    06/07/2012 6:38:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2012 | Rick Moran
    The only thing that went wrong last night was that Republicans possibly lost control of  the state senate.JSOnline: 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...
  • 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...
  • A sad night for MSNBC: Video montage of Wisconsin recall race coverage

    06/07/2012 5:36:48 AM PDT · by iowamark · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/06/2012 | MSNBC
    A fun montage, care of the Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering: (3 minute video)
  • Walker Changes Attitudes on Public Employee Unions

    06/07/2012 5:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 2012 | Michael Barone
    The results are in, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has beaten Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the recall election. That's in line with pre-election polling, though not the Election Day exit poll. Even before the results came in, we knew one thing, and that is that the Democrats and the public employee unions had already lost the battle of ideas over the issue that sparked the recall, Walker's legislation to restrict the bargaining powers of public employee unions. That's supported by a Marquette University poll showing 75 percent of Wisconsin voters favoring increases in public employees' contributions for health care...
  • 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.
  • RUSH: Will Wisconsin SHOW the GOP Establishment THAT CONSERVATISM WINS?

    06/07/2012 2:50:13 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 19 replies ^ | June 06, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Will Wisconsin Show the GOP Establishment ThatConservatism Wins? June 06, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jim in Houston, Texas. I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome to the program. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call, Rush. I appreciate it, and I appreciate all that you do. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I'm sitting here with my three grandkids, turning them into Rush Babies. RUSH: That a way. CALLER: My question is,if this election in Wisconsin sent a note to the Democrats,what do you think it sends to the Republican National Committee and to Romney? Because you've already touched on...
  • 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,...
  • Tammy Baldwin, This Is What Democracy Looks Like (video)

    06/06/2012 10:32:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    NRSC ^ | June 5, 2012
    Click link for video: Madison Liberal Tammy Baldwin stood in solidarity with rioters who stormed the Wisconsin Capitol. Today Wisconsin voters stood in solidarity with Scott Walker and his fiscal reforms and will get a chance to stand against Tammy Baldwin this November.
  • Business plans move ahead with Walker win

    06/06/2012 9:59:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    WLUK ^ | June 6, 2012 | Ben Krumholz
    Area businesses share their plans now that Scott Walker's job is safe as governor. (video)
  • Networks Whine Over 'Massive Spending Gap' Between GOP and Dems in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 06, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Searching for an excuse to explain what went wrong for Democrats in Wisconsin, the broadcast networks blamed "a record-shattering $64 million poured into" the recall election by "conservative out-of-state groups" supporting Republican Governor Scott Walker.   On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Bill Plante promoted Obama campaign talking points on the major Democratic loss: "...what it called the 'massive spending gap'. Governor Walker's supporters raised $31 million to $4 million for the challenger, Tom Barrett....with most of that money coming from out of state – a huge chunk of it from the super-PACs." On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Dean...
  • What Scott Walker’s Victory Signals

    06/06/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Commentary ^ | 06.06.2012 | Peter Wehner
    Governor Scott Walker's victory last night – his seven-point win against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was by a greater margin than in 2010 – will have profound national ramifications. It was a historic defeat for organized labor, and most especially public sector unions. They chose Wisconsin as the ground on which they would make their stand and make an example out of Walker. Instead, they were decimated. In addition, Walker instantly becomes a dominant political player in the GOP, as well as a model to other reform-minded governors. The loss will also drive a wedge between President Obama and organized...
  • Ralph Nader: Scott Walker ‘advancing’ an ‘ideology of cruelty’ in ‘Wiskochson’ [VIDEO]

    06/06/2012 7:05:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader told The Daily Caller that President Barack Obama “abandoned” Wisconsin, “betraying the working people of this country.” Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Tuesday’s recall election will allow him to advance an “ideology of cruelty,” Nader added, referring to the state as “Wiskochson” after the Koch brothers of Koch Industries. “Wisconsin was abandoned by President Obama. Vice President Biden wanted to go out and help all of the workers and all of the supporters of President Obama but he was not allowed to by the political operatives in the White House,” Nader...
  • 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...
  • Statement from Senator Van Wanggaard (May ask for Recount-WI Senate)

    06/06/2012 3:49:20 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 29 replies
    For Immediate Release June 6, 2012 Statement from Senator Van Wanggaard “Over 70,000 people voted yesterday in a historic election. We know that there are a number of outstanding absentee ballots, voting irregularities, and that there were problems across the county in the unofficial tally of ballots.” “People across the state and country have asked that I immediately ask for a recount. However, we all know that the best decisions are made when well-rested and after consideration of all options.” “We will closely monitor the canvass of votes with legal representation. We will evaluate our options regarding recounts following the...
  • 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."
  • What really went down in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/12 | Jennifer Stefano
    What happened in Wisconsin Tuesday night was not about an election or a politician. It wasn’t about collective bargaining or budget deficits. It was about something far more important and far more intangible. It was about who and what we are as Americans. The people of Wisconsin had a choice. Would they, and in turn the rest of America, whose eyes were riveted on this small northern state, be a people with their hand constantly extended to the public trough shouting “give me, give me, give me”? Or, as the Tea Party has tried to exemplify, would we become the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dean: Walker "Beginning Of The Undermining Of American Democracy" (Video)

    06/06/2012 12:45:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 6-6-2012 | Ian Schwartz
    June 6, 2012 Dean: Walker "Beginning Of The Undermining Of American Democracy" Ian Schwartz "I think the sad story of the night was the money because this is the beginning of the undermining of American democracy, and this is what you see tonight when you see a guy outspend somebody seven to one with money that nobody knows where it came from," former DNC chairman Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vermont) said on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBCs' "Morning Joe."........(More crazy Howard at the link below)
  • After Wisconsin Exit Polls, White House Must Wonder If All the Polling is Wrong

    06/06/2012 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | June 6, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what they're asking themselves in the White House today? They're probably asking themselves a lot of things, and they're probably lying to themselves about a lot of things. I think the question that they're asking themselves today, something along the lines of, "What if all of the polling we have is wrong?" Greetings, my friends, great to have you back. Here we are, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network, Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Great to be with you. Here's the telephone number. 800-282-2882. E-mail address, Like many powerful, influential members of the media,...
  • Wanggaard not conceding, not yet asking for recount... unofficial Lehman win(To Deny Dem Cheats-WI)

    06/06/2012 11:17:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    wtmj ^ | June 6, 2012 CREATED 11:45 AM - UPDATED: 12:42 PM | Jay Sorgi
    RACINE - The campaign for Racine Republican State Senator Van Wanggaard has not conceded victory to Democrat John Lehman in a recall election, but has said they are not yet asking for a recount.“We know that there are a number of outstanding absentee ballots, voting irregularities, and that there were problems across the county in the unofficial tally of ballots,” said Wanggaard in a statement. “People across the state and country have asked that I immediately ask for a recount. However, we all know that the best decisions are made when well-rested and after consideration of all options.”Lehman unofficially won the...
  • Democracy Died Tonight

    06/06/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/12 | Breitbart TV
    Weeping Anti-Walker Protester: 'Democracy Died Tonight'
  • 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..
  • 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...
  • VIDEO: Woman slaps Tom Barrett after conceding the WI recall election

    A democratic supporter slaps Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett in the face after the Wisconsin Recall election. She apparently did it because he threw i the towel before the final votes were counted.
  • 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...
  • The Limbaugh Rule Wins Again

    06/06/2012 6:58:54 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 44 replies ^ | 6.6.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    In an election year when voters are fed up with liberalism and socialism -- and when the fate of the country as founded is at stake -- you vote for the most conservative Republican in the primary. Period. -- Rush Limbaugh defining "The Limbaugh Rule" on September 14, 2010 As this is written, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker -- a conservative under direct challenge by the hard core American Left -- has won his recall fight. Big time. The Limbaugh Rule triumphs. Enough said.
  • Chris W. Cox on Scott Walker’s Victory in Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Election

    06/06/2012 5:39:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 June, 2012 | Chris W. Cox, NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --( Thanks to your votes and efforts, Scott Walker has won the recall election for Governor in Wisconsin defeating rabidly anti-gun Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Scott Walker has proven his dedication to the Second Amendment by signing into law right-to-carry legislation, castle doctrine legislation, and the Hunting Heritage Act during his short tenure as Wisconsin’s chief executive. Scott Walker also supported statewide preemption of firearm laws and an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution guaranteeing the individual right to keep and bear arms. In contrast, Tom Barrett has a career-long “F” rating from NRA-PVF and has supported bans on...
  • 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...
  • Enraged Lefty Slaps Barrett for Conceding

    06/06/2012 4:45:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Those warm, loving, kind-hearted leftists will turn on you so fast: last night an enraged supporter of Tom Barrett slapped him for conceding the race. (HT: The Hope for America.) I don’t recall – no pun intended – this sort of thing ever happening on an Election Night before. I wonder how Democratic officeholders and their professional class feel about having a grassroots base that is, at least in some parts, psychotic enough to resort to physical violence upon their own candidates for acknowledging reality. At the time, Barrett trailed by about 10 percentage points or 200,000 votes; as of...
  • The Whupping in Wisconsin: Seven Key Conclusions

    06/06/2012 4:34:25 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | June 6, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Last night in Wisconsin, Democracy died because Republicans spent a bunch of money and Wisconsin saw record voter turnout levels across the state where they decisively sided with the incumbent Republican Governor against the ongoing childish assault on representative democracy by leftists unhappy with the hand the voters dealt them in 2010. Or something like that. Remember, the left was perfectly fine with money in politics when they thought Barack Obama was going to raise $1 billion with which he would bludgeon the GOP. Now that it is not happening, money in politics is again evil. It is no coincidence...
  • Teacher's Unions Earn "F" for Wisconsin Recall Abuse

    06/06/2012 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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 Won’t 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 Walker’s recall victory, it’s not likely that Democrats who were prepared to cry foul if they lost in a squeaker will be talking about a “stolen election” 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...
  • WISN12 Video - Woman SLAPS TOM BARRET For Daring To Concede!

    06/05/2012 10:24:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | 6-5-12 | Tom Swigert
    The MSNBC Klux Klansters are VERY ANGRY tonite.... They were SURE they were going to win, and MSNBC/CNN reinforced that up to the moment the actual votes started rolling in. The woman walks up to Barrett and slaps him silly for daring to concede while people were still voting in the same building. TO MODS: WISN has not broken this video out from it's election blog, yet! Direct Video Link: UPDATED: 2 News' Terry Sater just spoke to the mayor about the 'slap.' Barrett said the woman asked if she could slap him for conceding. He said he'd rather...
  • Wisconsin voters divided on bargaining, governor [Media Tries To Avoid Saying WALKER LANDSLIDE]

    06/06/2012 3:13:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies ^ | 6/6/12 | Jennifer Agiesta and Thomas Beaumont
    Talk about a sharply divided electorate. Gov. Scott Walker won Tuesday's recall election by topping his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, among independents, according to exit poll results in the state. Voters were passionately divided on the Republican-backed law that ended collective bargaining for most public employees and teachers.
  • Public Pension Reform Wins in... Wisconsin, San Diego and San Jose

    06/06/2012 2:16:14 AM PDT · by cakid1 · 11 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 6-6-12 | cakid1
    Some would argue this is a trend. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election after he moved to cut the costs of public employee pensions. Here in California voters in San Diego and San Jose followed suit. Tonight.. Voters in San Jose approved Measure B. The passage of Measure B mean future employees will have to pay ....
  • Anyone Else Notice The Giant "FORWARD" on Scott Walker's Podium? In Your Face, Obamugabe!

    06/06/2012 1:44:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Fox News | 6/6/12
    Just watched a bit of the replay of Scott Walker's victory speech from last night....couldn't help but notice the giant FORWARD placard on his podium! I realize "Forward" is the state motto for Wisconsin, but I also can't help but think Scott purposely decided on using the motto since Obamugabe decided to steal the term for HIS attempt to lengthen his grip on power.
  • CNN says exit polls show Wisconsin recall election tied (A prime example of why CNN has no viewers)

    06/05/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/5/2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Exit polls show the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday is essentially tied between Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, CNN said. The CNN data is based on interviews with voters after they cast ballots and not on actual results. Most polling stations closed at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. EDT), although voters in line to were allowed to cast ballots after the official deadline. First results were expected to begin trickling in from around the state soon after the polls closed, although the winner might not be known for hours.
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • The Most Disappointed Barrett Supporter In Wisconsin (Video)

    06/05/2012 8:23:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Dorsey Shaw
    A “blue-collar” 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...
  • 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."
  • 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
  • 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...