Walker Wins! Unions Lose!

Take that unions!

UPDATE, by Mark NoonanAnd a blow out win, too.  So far, it is a 15 point win.  That will probably hold up or at least something like it.  This spells doom not just to the corrupt and corrupting public sector unions but to Obama, as well.  Respected pollster after respected pollster had the race much, much closer…just like they had it much closer in the Indiana primary and it turned out to be a blowout win for insurgent conservatism.  It will be like that from now until November – because the pollsters simply don’t have a polling model taking in to consideration the fury against liberalism which has built up under Obama.

UPDATE II:  Barrett supporter on CNN apparently figures that democracy died tonight…which is typical liberalism:  when the people vote to do something is destroys a “democracy” which is made up of union bosses making back room deals with corrupt politicians.

UPDATE III:  I’m with Allahpundit on just ignoring the exits which allege that Obama still has a comfortable lead over Romney for November – those exits also alleged that the race was down to the wire.  Must have been more exit pollsters in Democrat-heavy areas.  Obama is doomed in Wisconsin, from what I can see.  Any State Obama won by less than 10 points should be rated as “lean Republican”.

UPDATE IVBobby Jindal: “A lot of people thought it would be a late night in Wisconsin. I think it’s going to be a late night in Chicago.”

UPDATE V:  Mitt Romney congratulates:

I 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. Tonight’s results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters said ‘no’ to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction. I look forward to working with Governor Walker to help build a better, brighter future for all Americans.

UPDATE VI:  The GOP appears to have won all four of the State Senate recall elections, as well.  This whole recall effort was, of course, nothing more than an extreme expression of the Democrat “it ain’t over until we win” attitude.  But it blew right up in their faces.

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26 thoughts on “Walker Wins! Unions Lose!

  1. GMB June 5, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Very premature. All the cartrunk precints have not been counted yet. When 100% of the ballot has been counted, then it is time to celebrate.

    • Amazona June 5, 2012 / 10:17 pm

      Only 100%? What kind of Wisconsin election is this, anyway?

  2. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    The taxpayers won tonight and FDR would agree. Public unions are inherently money laundering operations for politicians if so desired, and the democrats have so desired, and have enjoyed that ride for over 4 decades. The end began tonight. It’s a big win.

  3. Retired Spook June 5, 2012 / 10:22 pm

    Hopefully this will embolden a lot of other states being bankrupted by public sector union healthcare and retirement benefits into enacting similar kinds of reforms. This could be the death knell of public sector unions. FDR would be pleased.

    • Canuckguy June 6, 2012 / 1:05 pm

      Up here in Canuckland, the public service unions have good paying jobs(I’m ok with that) but it is the pension plans(defined benefit, indexed for inflation, guaranteed, by taxpayers) that are a huge liability for both the federal and provincial governments and are not sustainable. Plus of course the life time retirement medical plan. Stuff mostly unheard of in the private sector(indexing and life time medical). I presume these issues here are the same for you Mercans. Small timid changes suggested by our gutless politicians are roundly resisted by the loud squawking unions.

      • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 2:04 pm

        Kanuckg*y

        that is 100% about what Wisconsin was all about

      • Amazona June 6, 2012 / 2:09 pm

        Interesting to see you, who comes across as such a Liberal, admitting to flaws in the collectivist model.

        The 21st Century American Conservative movement is dealing with the reality that what you so accurately call “small timid changes” are too little, too late, to head off the economic disaster looming due to union power and control.

        What Scott Walker did was not draconian. It was not terrible or dramatic. In fact, aside from one issue, it was pretty mild and non-threatening. The real threat, which has been so carefully tapdanced around by our Complicit Agenda Media, is the simple fact that union dues are now paid on a one-by-one basis, as a CHOICE, instead of being deducted from pay.

        This threat to the income, and therefore the power, of the unions is what has their collective panties in a collective wad, and they can’t admit this, so they and their associates in the media have concocted all sorts of elaborate claims to try to make Walker’s actions seem sinister and diabolic.

        And we can see what happens to unions when they lose the bludgeon of mandatory membership and dues-paying—-they are not that popular with the working man after all, and most of their membership has been due to intimidation and/or lack of alternatives.

        Unions are threatened, all right, but not by the wascawwy wepubwicans or the dastardly conservatives but by the fact that most people don’t want to belong to unions any more.

        Reducing the revenue to unions means reducing political clout by unions, which means reducing support for other Leftist collectivist models, such as those the New Left of the Democrat Party have in mind for governing the country. This is a domino effect.

        First the unions had the body blow of the Supreme Court decision which said, essentially, that if unions could participate in politics as if they were individuals instead of vast collective groups, then corporations could do the same thing. The Left and its PL lackeys are still freaked out about that. Now there is momentum to remove the mandatory dues-paying of union members, which will have a major impact on how much they can influence American governance at the executive and legislative levels.

      • Canuckguy June 6, 2012 / 9:31 pm

        @Amazona
        I hardly consider myself a liberal. Don’t mistake my ridicule of the ninnies who infest the Republican Party as proof of leftism. For one, I am for fiscal responsibility, for law and order, for strong sentences against criminals of all types including the white collor ones, would like a death penalty swiftly meted out to depraved killers, I am against kowtowing to the uncivilized types(who know who I mean), we both need stronger immigration control, I would prefer the English language as the primary means of communication(this is a particular sore point up here). I like and admire the USA and grew up comfortable that we were neighbours and friends with The Greatest Superpower ever. But now I despair for your future. And thus ours, the civilized West in general.

      • tiredoflibbs June 6, 2012 / 9:52 pm

        wow canuk, you surely do describe someone that is NOT you!!!

        You, if you claim to be who you are, should be criticizing obAMATEUR’s policies, which are the anti-thesis of what you “stand for”.

        Instead, your defense of the obAMATEUR is unwavering and constant.

        Sell crazy someplace else…..

      • GMB June 7, 2012 / 3:32 am

        I think you all are confusing Canuckguy with Canadian Observer.

      • Canuckguy June 7, 2012 / 9:51 am

        @GMB
        You are right, he must be.

  4. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    Check out Sanford Levinsons new book – The Imbecilic Constitution which was just promoted by Larry O’Donnell on MSNBC. They actually discussed how the constitution is holding this country back from moving “forward”. They are fully committed now and scared.

  5. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    Public union membership in WI has declined by 60+% in the last year and what Liberals can not wrap their mind around is that decline is by choice. People have voluntarily left so obviously the people did not see the benefits of big labor. That’s the consequence of pro choice. Ironic isn’t it.

  6. GMB June 6, 2012 / 3:36 am

    Unfortunately it looks like wy-21 flipped to the donks giving them control of the Wisconsin Senate for now. Unfortunately for the donks that seat got redistricted out and will more than likely go back back to the r side in the new district.

    Scott Walker by 172k votes. I was waiting for the nail biter that did not happen. The people have have spoken. Elections have consequenses right barky. Just think of all that tax payer money that won’t be available for donkrats anymore.

    Warms the heart, yes it does.

  7. dbschmidt June 6, 2012 / 5:15 am

    These folks are (to be nice) optimistically delusional;
    Wisconsin Voter Tells CNN: “Democracy Died Tonight”
    Schultz On Walker Win: He Could “Be Indicted In The Next Few Days”
    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: Obama “Winner” Of Wisconsin Recall
    Carney: Wisconsin Outcome “Won’t Tell Us Much About A Future Race”
    Barrett Concedes: Wisconsin Is Divided

    Add in other recent elections and those coming up like NC–which will turn fully Republican (State Congress has & the Governorship will) for the first time in over 110 years–it is starting to look more like the Progressives are toast and the TEA party is just starting to test out its new political muscles.

  8. Dvindice June 6, 2012 / 6:56 am

    For the pogressive liberal, the only fair election is the ones where they win.

    • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 7:58 am

      Bwaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha

      the LOSERS……….lose.

      • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 9:01 am

        LOL the leftist got B slapped TWICE, once by the voters and……..

        Angry Voter Slaps Wis. Recall Loser Barrett After His Concession Speech

  9. Cluster June 6, 2012 / 8:37 am

    It appears as though 2012 has picked up where 2010 left off. Great job tea party and conservatives everywhere.

    • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 10:40 am

      funny commentary…….but spot on

      Dear Wisconsin liberals…..
      06.06.2012 | TexasNative2000

      Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 9:41:10 AM by TexasNative2000

      Good morning sleepy heads! Hope you got a good nights sleep. Make sure you order a double at Starbucks this morning so you are ready for your day – you’ve got a lot of explaining to do.

      Let’s talk about this whole recall thing – you know, that groundswell of the grassroots? I’m sure you’re confused about the whole thing, but let me give you a hand with this. Let’s talk about that difference in the campaign funds spent. Whether it is the sobbing activist on CNN crying that “Democracy is OVER!” or the official press release from the Obama Campaign, all you guys are talking about is being “outspent $34 million to $4 million”.

      Okay. Dry your eyes and I’ll explain to you why you lost. First, the unions are the ones who picked this fight, not Scott Walker. He didn’t come knocking on the door of the Wisconsin Democrat Party asking to be recalled. Progressive activists started this. The Unions started this. The Wisconsin Democrats started this. Here’s a clue, Wisconsin Democrats – before you start a fight, make sure you’ve got the resources to win. Since YOU are the ones who picked the fight, you aren’t really in a position to complain about how much ammunition Scott Walker bring with him.

      Secondly, maybe you might want to reconsider your campaign strategy. You got 1.1 million signatures to recall Scott Walker, yet your vote total on election night was only 1,158,337 voters? You spent all that money, energy, time and effort and persuaded exactly 58,337 people statewide? Really? You need to call Don Draper and design a new campaign. On second thought, don’t do that – he won’t give you the time of day because you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.

      Finally, quit crying about President Obama not coming to Wisconsin. He knew it was going to be a train wreck. Axlerod knew it was goin to be a train wreck. Barrett knew it was going to be a train wreck. It appears that YOU were the only one who didn’t realize that, but hey, Obama is really looking forward to your help in November! He’s counting on you to double up on all of that energy. And emotion. And money. I’m sure you’ll feel like going that extra mile (oops, sorry about the Biblical reference) to get him elected so he can continue to ignore you when you need him.

      You might want to make that Starbucks a triple.

      • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 10:42 am

        come Nov……..

    • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 2:06 pm

      spook

      see above

      neocon1 June 6, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    • J. R. Babcock June 6, 2012 / 2:35 pm

      Retired Spook,

      I wonder which one will prevail.

  10. Raging Bull June 6, 2012 / 12:57 pm

    summoning my best howard cossell impersonation:

    down goes unions
    down goes unions
    down goes unions!!!!!!

    congrats people of wisconsin! now it’s on to novmember!!!!

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