Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dems Recall Fails to Take Control of Wisconsin Senate

Despite more spending in  six races than all 115 legislative contests in 2010!

First, Wisconsin Democrats, aided by their union thug allies across the country, protested wildly but failed to stop the reforms promised by Republicans who won big in the November 2010 statewide election. Next, they tried to tip the balance of the state's Supreme Court by recalling one of the conservatives justices. Again, they poured in millions from out of state and got  badly beaten. But that didn't stop them from trying to trump up phony conduct charges against Justice Prosser.
BOO HOO! Astroturf lefties in Wisconsin
 bemoan their loss in Tuesday's recall election.

Their latest gambit to overturn the 2010 election result was the recall of six Wisconsin state senators. Win three of these recall elections and Democrats would control the chamber. Guess what? While the result won't be certified for a few days, it looks like Democrats struck out again. They had handpicked six of the weakest GOP senators and won only two of the six. And two Democrat senators who abandoned their posts and left the state last winter will face another recall vote next Tuesday.

More Union Money Down the Drain

A report on spending for the recall from the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:
So far more than $35 million has been spent on the recall races, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which tracks political money. The spending on the nine races dwarfs the $19.3 million spent in last year's 115 legislative races, and approaches the $37.4 million spent in the race for governor.

The flow of money came as unions saw the recall elections as the best way to halt Walker's agenda and to send a message to other states considering changing their collective bargaining laws. Political observers are watching Wisconsin to see what the results say about the mood of the electorate leading up to next year's elections for president and Congress.

Unions played a huge role for Democrats by spending vast sums of money on advertising, and supplying manpower in all the Senate districts.
Turnout for the recall elections was huge. In the end, the two losses were to be expected. As David Freddoso writes in the Washington Examiner:
One of the seats was solidly Democratic, held by a Republican due to an apparent fluke of nature. The other was held by an alleged adulterer who had moved outside his district to live with his young mistress, and whose wife was supporting his recall.
Tuesday's recall was an affirmation of the Wisconsin electorate's decision in 2010 to put a stop to runaway public spending in Wisconsin. The unions with their protests claiming to represent the voice of the people have now been repudiated three times. But don't worry, read any left leaning web site today and it's clear they didn't get that message. They're willing to continue flushing millions of their campaign dollars down a rathole!

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