On, Wisconsin!

According to the polls, Walker will be re-elected (is that the proper term for surviving a recall?) today by the voters of Wisconsin – by 5 to 10 percentage points, depending on which poll you believe (I tend towards the higher margin of victory – not because a poll says so, but because the dynamics of the race are showing increasing GOP support and a collapse of Democrat support).  While various liberal pundits and power brokers have spent the last week or so downplaying the significance of the Wisconsin result the fact remains that the American left poured everything it had in to Wisconsin – first to try and prevent Walker’s reforms from being enacted then in an attempt to undo them, with this recall vote today just being the last gasp.   After all this effort if Walker survives, then this is the death knell for the American left.

The left, since the 1930’s, has used the government to fund the increasing power of the left.  Public sector unions are just this sort of thing on steroids – such unions lobby themselves (essentially) on whether or not government will get bigger while they also ensure that anyone who plays ball with Big Government and the left gets rewarded with wealth and/or political power.  The real reason that government never gets smaller is because the government funds (on a gigantic scale) a vast army of lobbyists who work night and day against the concept of reducing government.  As long as public sector unions have unfettered power to draw money from government workers and use it in support of those politicians who are willing to increase the power and size of government (and thus the power and size of the public sector unions, as well as other leftist groups), so will government continue to grow.   While Walker’s reforms did a lot of things the most important aspect of it was to liberate the workers of Wisconsin government from a de-facto requirement to be a member of the union.

As was reported a few days back, public sector union membership has collapsed in Wisconsin – all due to Walker’s reform which took away the union’s power to deduct dues automatically from and employees pay.  Now the unions have to rely on voluntary subscription…and the workers are showing they want nothing to do with the union.  It was this which really impelled the leadership of the left to go ballistic.  While rank and file liberals are still convinced that Walker just hates workers, the union bosses know that the real issue is whether or not workers like the union.  Events are showing that they don’t – and each person who quits the union takes one more bit of power from the union.  The power to influence elections and lobby for ever larger government is ebbing away from the unions, and thus from the overall left.

This is for the whole ball of wax.  If Walker wins, then the public sector unions are on the ropes – and it then becomes only a matter of time, given our budget crisis, that the rest of government funding for the left goes to the chopping block.  Think about this – the taxpayers provide a great deal of money for Planned Parenthood.  PP spends a great deal of money not only advancing abortion, as a cause, but also attacking Republicans in service of their cause.  Boiled down – though PP pretends to keep the funds separate – the tax dollars of pro-life Americans are being used to fund the political advancement of pro-abortion Americans.  On and on it goes through a whole host of groups…all of them leftist, all of them getting all or part of their funding from the taxpayers, all of them advancing causes which most of the taxpayers oppose.  With fear of the unions gone, more and more politicians will be willing to slaughter liberal sacred cows to balance the budget.

So, get ready first off for a lot of fun tonight – watching crestfallen liberals and making fun of their increasingly bizarre attempts to spin this as not a loss, at all.  But then watch them come blazing back on the attack, knowing that if Obama goes down to defeat, there will be nothing stopping the federal government from duplicating Walker’s efforts.

UPDATE:  So far reports indicate a very high turnout.

UPDATE II:  Still many reports of high turnout and some indications of Democrat ballot box stuffing efforts.  Drudge is saying that early exits indicate Walker by 5 – which is doubly encouraging because it appears that Democrat areas had the higher turnout early on.  It will be what it will be – and I expect Walker will win as his victory margin will be outside the Democrat “margin of fraud”.

22 thoughts on “On, Wisconsin!

  1. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Hopefully Walker will win and the tax paying citizens of WI will once again wrestle control of the states finances away from the special interest, greedy unions. By the way, since the reform now allows union member to choose whether or not to pay union dues, membership is on the decline, but that’s the result of a pro choice movement. Liberals are pro choice right? Oh wait a minute, liberals are only pro choice when it comes to allowing a mother to kill her child.

  2. J. R. Babcock June 5, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    Public sector unions are just this sort of thing on steroids – such unions lobby themselves (essentially) on whether or not government will get bigger while they also ensure that anyone who plays ball with Big Government and the left gets rewarded with wealth and/or political power.

    And since public sector unions give over 95% of their campaign donations to Democrats, public sector unions are really nothing more than a money laundering scheme for the Democrat Party.

    • neocon1 June 5, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      than a TAX EXEMPT BIG BUSINESS money laundering scheme for the Democrat/CPUSA Party.

      a slight correction 🙂

      • J. R. Babcock June 5, 2012 / 2:15 pm

        Correction noted and agreed to.

  3. dbschmidt June 5, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    When someone as left as President FDR was against public sector unions you know there is something that just doesn’t smell right about them. Then again, many of the public sector union bosses are part of the so-called 1% but never no mind about that.

  4. GMB June 5, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    “It will be what it will be – and I expect Walker will win as his victory margin will be outside the Democrat “margin of fraud”.”

    Don’t get cocky yet. The donks are capable of much more fraud than this. It’s the donkrat way.

  5. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    It’s game time folks – polls close soon in WI. I am currently watching the my favorite comedian Ed Schultz and AFSCME, or whatever union leader, talking about what a “grass roots” campaign this is, and that the union is currently registering people to vote as of right now. So my questions is, why aren’t those people registered already? If this is such a big deal to them, they have had 18 months to get registered. Maybe it’s not as important to them as it is to the union leader.

    Secondly, they displayed a graph that showed union membership was at approx. 60,000 in May 2011, but now, since people can choose whether or not to belong to the union, membership is only at approx. 25,000. Don’t they understand that those people can belong to the union if they want to? Note to Ed, THEY DON’T WANT TO!!

    Pass the popcorn, this will be a fun night

  6. dbschmidt June 5, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Report: 119% Voter Turnout in Madison, WI

    Progressives, Liberals, and the general Left shrug the 119% figure off as evidence that people are registering at the polls to vote. Considering that Wisconsin has oddly relaxed voter ID laws and a judge granted an injunction against measures that would have protected people’s votes, is it any surprise?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/05/report-voter-turnout-119-percent-in-madison

    Odd considering they (Democrats, Liberals, and others of their ilk) have over a million names listed on the recall ballots and in the heaviest turnout to date (2010 ~ 2011) there were only 31,476 same day registrants (that are now registered)

    Officeholder: Scott Walker
    Committee Name: Committee to Recall Walker
    GAB-1 Filing Date: November 15, 2011
    Signatures Required: 540,208
    Date Petitions Filed: January 17, 2012
    Estimated Number of Signatures: 1,000,000
    Valid Number of Signatures (at least): 900,939

    Wonder who these new registrants are???

    Well that is considering in the heaviest turnout in Wisconsin–there were;
    Voter Turnout (All parties): 574,835
    Absentee Voters; 73,545
    Total Counted votes: 648,380
    (All from the Wisconsin GAB spreadsheet)

    But somehow a million signed and 900 thousand plus were accepted for the recall but somehow the heaviest turnout ever produces only 574 thousand plus for ALL voters ???

    As stated in the article, I have no worries because like them “I’m sure Eric Holder’s DOJ is on the case.”

    • GMB June 5, 2012 / 9:11 pm

      I do believe that has been revised downwards a lot. First to 96% then to something more believable.

  7. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    6% in – Walker up by 15 points. Good job WI, keep it going

    • Cluster June 5, 2012 / 9:42 pm

      Watching fox, 15% in, Walker up by 22 points!

      • GMB June 5, 2012 / 9:52 pm

        Don’t get too happy yet. Detroit, Minnieapolis, and Chicago have not reported yet!. 😛

  8. GMB June 5, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    21% reporting. SKW up by 126k votes. Not looking good for the donks.

  9. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    Don’t get too happy yet. Detroit, Minnieapolis, and Chicago have not reported yet!.

    Hilarious! Fox just called it – Walker wins!!

    • GMB June 5, 2012 / 10:14 pm

      I am not believing anything until 100% has been counted. I am optimistic but you just never know what depths the donks will sink to. They keep lowering the bar.

  10. Cluster June 5, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    After being giddy about Obama’s presumed $1 billion dollar war chest, Larry O’Donnell of MSNBC is bemoaning big money in politics in the wake of Walker’s win. And not surprisingly, O’Donnell is calling this as a victory for Obama, I kid you not and this is why people need to watch this channel. It’s the best comedy out there.

    • Cluster June 5, 2012 / 10:18 pm

      John Heileman on MSNBC just called Obama’s decision to stay out of this race – wait for it – courageous.

      You can’t make this shit up – this is comedy in its finest hour

  11. GMB June 5, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    41% in SKW up by 171k votes. Milwaukee and Dane County have not updated in awhile. Don’t get too happy. Those are the two bluest counties in Wisconsin. Wait until the margin of fraud has been passed. Between 70- and 80 percent of the count.

    • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 7:22 am

      Drudge…….

      WALKER WINS [AGAIN]…

      ‘RECALL’ DEFEAT SPELLS DOOM FOR PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS…

      ROMNEY: ‘TONIGHT’S RESULTS WILL ECHO BEYOND BORDERS OF WISCONSIN’…

      ‘PULITZER’ NEWSPAPER YELLOW RAG… MOCKS DRUDGE FOR INFORMING READERS…

      Ubama……= UH O

      • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 7:31 am

        TRAITORS………bill press

        Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’
        “I mean it’s just stupid I think. I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it.”

        Hey bill, …..MOVE to N.Korea or join ded kennedydrunk and fatMurtha in Hell, they cant hear it either.

      • neocon1 June 6, 2012 / 7:38 am

        je$$ah …..Please flush with slic willy…….

        Jesse Jackson Compares Gov. Walker to Segregationist & Invokes Lynching of Emmett Till

        “One has tried to block the vote and lost, and Walker’s trying to stop the vote and will lose.”

        Puuuuuuuuuuulease je$$e, just STFU already!

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