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.
This election is confirming what I thought all along!
The American public is finally questioning the legitimacy of public sector unions. It's about time!
When you think about it, the public sector employees have not participated in a recession that has been prolonged by their boss and hero, Barack Obama. Now they are being called to court! I think this may ultimately lead to a national ban on public sector unions. What a great idea!
This was a victory for principled conservatives with a history of conservative leadership while in office.
So it is irreverent to Romney.
But it is Great news to conservatives down ticket.
I caution you not to take this win by Walker as an indication of how the presidential election will go.
Americans can vote for a person with values like Walker when there are serious issues involved, but those same Americans, me included, will be reluctant to vote for an establishment Republican like Romney who lacks core values in the public arena. I would say that if the Republicans pick Romney they are in serious trouble.
I have been saying this all along. But what can we do? Ron Paul is racking up delegates. But he won't have enough to keep Romney from winning on the first ballot. I wish he could somehow delay the vote to a second ballot. I would vote for Ron Paul, even though he was definitely not my first, second or even third choice!
I am afraid that we are stuck with Romney. The running mate will be crucial. And, like it or not, I continue to believe that Marco Rubio will be what's needed to win the general election! There are those who would rather have Obama another four years than compromise the obscure SCOTUS 1875 case ruling. Maybe it's their time to compromise and look at the big picture. That case was a "snapshot of American opinion at that time." That same case also upheld "no vote" for women. As we recall, in 1857 Dred Scott was likewise the "snapshot of American opinion at that time." We should keep all in proper perspective!
We have Romney because conservatives could not get together on any one candidate. We had far too many debates. We placed more emphasis on debating style than resume. Now we're paying for it. But, it could be worse!
Obama for four more years would be the ultimate disaster. Let's bite our lip and get Mitt elected. 2016 is another year. If he fails to live up to expectations, we can break tradition and nominate a different Republican in 2016. Sure, it hasn't been done before. But no candidate has ever won the White House while losing his home state. That tradition may end this November. So to heck with tradition!
We can always push for conservatives down ticket and pick none of the above for the top.
One point that is being looked over is that the democrats got control of the senate in Wisconsin, so Walker can't pass any more anti-union legislation. The Republicans won the battle for Governor, but lost the war to the Unions.
Ben Bernake was talking in Congress on CNBC today. A congressman asked about the fiscal cliff and when Bernanke was about to answer the question, CNBC suddenly broke away. It's really bad when the media censors the Federal Reserve Chairman. I thought this fiscal cliff stuff was special interest B.S. The same criminals that buy off the media, are the same ones that buy off congressmen in both parties.
Bernake later said that tax increases and spending cuts need to be done to get Washingtons financial house in order, but not to do it all at once, since it would most likely cause a recession at a bad time. Some of the fiscal cliff stuff needs to be done, but congress fighting over it will hurt the economy, like it did last time, and only add to the uncertainty to the business environment.
Those of you wanting to destroy Unions, be careful what you wish for. Even though Unions control much less of the economy than they use to, if they decide to strike, they can still cripple the economy. Unions control the railroads and the truck industry can't make up for a prolonged strike. It takes 300 trucks to replace one train, and there are lots of trains. With the economy as fragile as it is, Romney doesn't need payback from the Unions.
I wonder if this Demo win in the senate was on the up and up. Is anybody looking into this?
Walter, I've heard that the Senate won't convene until after the next election, unless the governor calls a special session. In this case, the Senate recalls are purely symbolic because Walker didn't lose the recall.
What a huge waste of time and money. Thanks for nothing, Dems!
Lizzie, thanks for clearing that up. Good to know.
The recall in Racine was a monumental waste of time and money, further evidence that libs have no compunction about spending other people's money. As stated, the Wisconsin senate is out of session for the rest of the year, so the apparent newly elected dem will have nothing to do. But this very senate seat is up for election this November also. All they gained was bragging rights. Not only did Lehman have to campaign for the seat now, he will have to do it again this year to keep it.
People shouldnt lose site that this recall never should have happened! Walker legally signed a piece of legislation that was legally drafted, and sent to his desk.
That is not a reason for a recall!