By now, almost everyone knows Scott Walker and his Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch defeated the far radical left in the recall effort in Wisconsin yesterday. MSNBC hosts are still on suicide watch and Chris Matthews was last seen staggering down Pennsylvania Avenue wailing for the ghost of Dan Rather.
The Tea Party won last night but what is this going to mean? Who are the winners and the losers last night?
Scott Walker was the winner last night. So was Rebecca Kleefisch. That goes without saying. Walker took over half the vote and got more votes than he did two years ago. Walker’s star is clearly rising in the Republican Party. Conservatism is a big winner last night too.
The people of Wisconsin and other people are fed up the far left using the public treasury as the source of their funding. The people were receptive to Walker’s message of cutting lavish union benefits and eliminating programs that were simply a huge profit center for the unions.
The big loser last night was Barack Obama. Obama could not force himself to go to Wisconsin and campaign. Perhaps it was because the campaign was not about him. Bill Clinton went and that did not help him or the Wisconsin recall.
The far left and the Unions lost and were the biggest losers last night. The people of Wisconsin spoke loudly last night. They were tired of simply being cash donors for the unions and were tired of the union tactics.
The power of the left, namely their ability to extract public money to fund their activities has been severely diminished.
As we celebrate this win for the Tea Party and Conservatism last night, we need to look ahead at the dark clouds on the horizon.
Had Scott Walker lost last night, conservatives would have said they were disappointed and perhaps there would have been some accusations fraud, if there were some facts to support it.
What happened when Walker won?
The left went nuts. No longer do we have a situation where one side gracefully concedes and then starts to work on the next election. Leftists got on Twitter calling for Scott Walker’s death. These were not one or two tweets but a lot of them. Radical leftists yesterday were caught on video, which was on Breitbart.com saying they hoped Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch would die from colon cancer. Kleefisch, the mother of young children, is a cancer survivor.
We are seeing a serious breakdown in the fabric of American society. The far left, which is basically anyone in the Democrat Party, does not believe in free and fair elections anymore. They do not believe in listening to the will of the people.
The far left loves power. It is what they crave. They do not care about minor issues like liberty and freedom. When they are losing power they go crazy.
Unfortunately now, they are becoming more and more unhinged and it is now only a matter of time before we see serious violence from the far left.
Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released a report showing that there is a major and almost un-crossable divide between real Americans and the far left. Americans have become more and more polarized.
For the left, they only want power. Their goal of obtaining power will destroy the American dreams of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
There can be no compromise with the left now. All we can do is go to the people, win and totally defeat the far left.
While we still can.
"MSNBC hosts were on suicide watch" Too funny! My laughter was tempered by the section about the left's crazed power hunger. Animals get very dangerous when they are cornered. But so what? Let them rant and scream. Frankly I like the sound of it. California voters weakened the term limits law and narrowly defeated a dollar increase in cigarette tax, proving once again their almost total lack of political intelligence.
I'm against the tax increase. The fact it was so close is what distresses me.
"Animals get very dangerous when they are cornered."
Scott and Rebecca would to well to begin wearing bullet-proof vests.
Congratulations to Wisconsin, Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov Kleefisch! And as a Californian, I'm so proud of San Jose and San Diego, California for voting to cut pensions for city workers - a step in the right direction! It is about time for some sense!
Thank you for all of your insights! Always look forward to reading your viewpoint!
Mr. Anderson said,
"As long as the People have a vote and a voice we will always be able to defeat the left at the ballot box. An informed citizen is our best weapon."
This may be overly optimistic. It is difficult to educate residents of cemeteries.
I have never ever in my lifetime seen such division between the left and right. It is totally disgraceful what this president has done to this country. I am so glad for Walker and now maybe the whole rest of the country can work on doing the same thing to these public sector unions. The unions are also a destruction to this country.
"Sigh!" I think your right about the sickness of the far leftist mind, Judson. How much of it, do you think, is about the propaganda machine they have developed...what we call the tv and radio media that almost everyone has their brains hard wired into? We must destroy that machine. Sure talk radio is conservative, but what about early morning wake-up shows in local markets. The main one we have here is all about tv and movies and pop music icons. The hosts must watch tv and go to movies or read People magazine 24-7 and are surely effected by that drivel; they buy into the leftist party line totally. Squish the leftist media and person-to-person communication can and will get out the message of liberty if we just keep pushing a freedom agenda. Oh, yeh, like the "Great Obama/Democrat Depression."
While Walker won handily in the face of obvious voter fraud, e.g. voting 120% of registration in some precincts, it is difficult to see it as a real win.
Remember Wisconsin Senate appears to swing to Democrats, pending recount. This again was due to preferential recall.
So, in the end, Wisconsin has swung quite a bit to the left in the past day.
Sorry, yesterday was not truly a win in Wisconsin. Just a much smaller loss than it might have been!
So why didn't the conservatives (republicans???) do a recall on all senate democrats? Is it that the people of Wisconsin are so bunched up in Milwaukee that the inner city democrats are secure? Do the people of Wisconsin feel about Milwaukee like the folks in Illinois feel about Chicago? "Push it in the lake and we would have a great state!"
Would have been a good idea, Doc.
But, remember the funding, manpower and everything was entirely funded by Dems and Unions, a multi-State effort.
Actually, a Dem Senate recall would have been well justified, given their dereliction of duty...
The Republicans simply didn't put for the effort to organize such a campaign! Nor did the Tea Parties do so. Face it: Liberals wound up with a net gain in Wisconsin...
Call me naive, Vern,
Your logic escapes me.