Bring it home, Wisconsin
Remember that next Tuesday is the recall election in Wisconsin.
A good Marquette poll yesterday deflated hopes on the left that the recall race was tightening. But Walker is not taking any chances, releasing this ad against Barrett:
More devastating news for the recall effort is that public employee union enrollment has dropped by more than 50% in the past year. This is significant for the recall election because over half union employees do not have to pay union dues by their own choosing thanks to Walker.
Additionally, Walker has received verification of good jobs numbers which had been the subject of dispute:
Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said Wednesday that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has finalized higher job numbers for Wisconsin for 2011, which would blunt one of his opponent’s biggest arguments against him just six days before he stands for recall.
This leads Steven Hayward at Power Line to opine that this may be big labor’s armeggedon:
No wonder the unions have gone to the mat against Governor Scott Walker. The Journal notes that the Wisconsin showdown may be the rough equivalent of President Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers in 1981. If Walker wins the recall vote comfortably next week, as polls suggest he might, look for his national stature to soar. He’ll likely end up on Mitt Romney’s short list for VP.
A Walker win setting him up to be a top contender for VP? I wish I had thunk of that.
We’ll cover the recall election results Tuesday night, and have something special in store if Walker wins, so be here.
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If Walker wins it will be a gigantic glaring dent in the Democrat’s plans and Obama’s reelection hopes. I also believe a Walker win will cause the violent occupy movement to ramp up. Walker is a guidepost for conservative Republican leadership.
“…public employee union enrollment has dropped by more than 50% in the past year.”
And their “contributions” MORE than that, I would bet my own money.
Proof positive that people…left to their own devices…often chose NOT to belong to a union.
Free association is fine. Public union collective bargaining is NOT.
No one likes to be coerced. This 50% drop is dramatically telling. When given the chance, freedom usually wins.
Liberal politics exists solely on FORCE, telling people what they can/cannot do, using the considerable power of government & and civil and criminal penalties. Liberalism leads to totalitarianism which is becoming more and more evident in this country. Democrats of course are the best practitioners, but we should not be fooled; when given power any party will abuse it.
When given power, only a rare person will not abuse it.
The paradox is each of us must seek some power or be supine. The trick, then, is to learn to use it rightly, and to know your limits.
Good point Frank. Let’s not forget FRAUD IE opposing voter ID,purging of voter lists of dead people (which would reduce the population of South Texas 75%); Solyndra, putting taxpayer on the hook for bad student loans,insolvent banks and their credit default swaps, MF Global, JPM, DODD FRANK fix; FEAR IE Tea Party is racist, Fox News is racist, Al Sharpton,Jesse Jackson,NAACP are racist (my BAD, last 3 are). God Bless America; RICO all banksters, their ho politicans and IMPEACH Eric Holder.
A Walker win and a full or partial overturn of Obamacare may decide this presidential election in June.
I love the idea of Walker as VP, but isn’t he more valuable in WI as governor?
I agree – he needs to continue as a governor rather than a VP.
Being from Wisconsin, I hope we have Scott Walker as Governor for a long time. Nationally, he has the potential to be a “beacon of light” for governors in other states who want to make major changes. I’m not as comfortable with him achieving “rock star” status (that’s a knock that has been used against him by his opposition) – it’s too easy to become yesterday’s news that way or to be set up for failure.
I agree….Walker needs to “hold the fort” to protect the victories. I good two terms will set things in place and act as a rally point for other states. I can see this emboldening Ohio to try again with its reforms.
Nice article, UPI:
Given that union dropoff rate the union & dems. will pull out all the fraud’n’cheat stops tue. They will replicate that effort nation wide in nov. lts going to take at least 5% bonus votes to overcome that factor. Will there be a Reichstagg fire moment before nov? No i am not implying they are nazis. One must be accurate. They are fascists.
Walker as Romney’s VP pick? That would make liberal heads explode (and that alone might make it worth doing).
Walker is a beacon of hope to us conservative voters in Wisconsin. He managed to do what no Wisconsin govenor has done in generations: hold the line on property taxes and local government spending.
A win on Tuesday would be a reaffirmation that government employees work for the voters.
With all this, Walker is not VP material. At least not in 2012. He does not have have the chrisma and polish that a national campaign requires. My concern is he would weaken, not strengthen, the ticket. The only way I can see him making the ticket is if Romney thinks Wisconsin is the key state for winning the electoral votes. That doesn’t appear to be the case, as toss up states of Ohio, PA, Virginia and Florida will decide the election.
Agreed. He’s doing fine where he is. This won’t be the last round of trouble in Wisconsin.
Suggestion for something special if Walker wins…
Virtual Pinata game .. earn points to upgrade your weaponry to smack around union thugs.
Stand Tall, there is a place for Nikki Halley’s 3 foot spiked heels in civil discourse.
I dream of California with a right-to-work law, and a lowered but steady income stream.
From what I’ve been reading over the past months, Wisconsinites are fed up with voting-
By November, I think they’ll pretty much have had it-
And, they know exactly who to blame..
Which is why I think Romney is indeed in play in Wisconsin.
Former U.S. Senator and favorite son Russ Feingold has a way of summing up the positions of the former Democrat party, now know as the Progressive party.
Appearing at a rally last night with Barret:
“If we do not prevail … Scott Walker will have committed the perfect political crime,” Feingold said.
Which followed his utter dismay that “voters cannot recall him again in his first term”.
Not surprising considering that at a rally last spring he uttered the unofficial motto of progressives when it comes to elections:
“It’s not over until we win” – Russ Feingold
Back in the ’60s, when Dionne went to college, leftish types fought reification.*** The point was to change the system, after all, not to play games within it–by The Man’s rules! But reification has now become the routine basis for Democratic arguments against Republican reform. You can’t change the entitlement to welfare! After all, said Sen. Moynihan, welfare had been an entitlement since … what, 1935! You can’t get rid of government employee unions! Theyv’e been the “rule” since 1963!*** That’s just the way it is.