ON WISCONSIN … Once again as Meatloaf sings, two out of three ain’t bad … especially when it means that GOP wins recall election in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Recall Election, part 1 is over and the Republicans win a huge victory in a “BLUE” state. Republicans won 4 of 6 elections and retained power by a 17-16 margin, GOP holds Districts 2, 10, 14 & 8 and Retain Senate! It is an even bigger win for the Tea Party and a colossal loss for Democrats and unions.It was billed by Democrats as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walkers efforts to reduce union
Democrats won two state Senate seats in Tuesday’s historic recall elections, but failed to capture a third seat that would have given them control of the chamber.
By keeping a majority in the Senate, Republicans retained their monopoly on state government because they also hold the Assembly and governor’s office. Tuesday’s elections narrowed their majority – at least for now – from 19-14 to a razor-thin 17-16.
Republicans may be able to gain back some of the losses next week, when two Democrats face recall elections.
Democrats had hoped to block the Republican agenda by taking control of the Senate in the recall elections, but the GOP should be able to continue to advance its agenda.
How big a loser were unions, as pointed out by the Gateway Pundit, they spent ten’s of millions of dollars in the recall effort that went up in smoke.
What a huge victory for the GOP in a Blue, Blue state and a massive loss for Democrats. In many districts voting was on par with a presidential election. So what does this tell us … Wisconsin is now a battle ground state for the 2012 election from what was once sure Democrat win. The once birthplace of Progressivism, is not a battle ground state with a huge Tea Party victory. Who needs polls, the people have voted and Obama is in deep trouble in 2012.
As stated at the LA Times, the Cheese head voters gave the GOP a mandate in the 2010 election and just reinforced that mandate last night in the GOP recall vote. Sorry Democrats, as your misleader Obama has stated in the past, elections have consequences.
So, no voter repudiation of Republican senators who marched with new Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a major reform drive last winter that drew round-the-clock union protests in Madison.
John Hogan, director of the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate. called the election results “a huge victory.”
“Voters gave us a mandate last fall,” he added. “They backed us up again. Voters told us loud and clear, ‘Stay the course. Things are working.’”
UPDATE I: Unions lose big time in Wisconsin
Unions can try and spin it any way they want to, but the fact remains they lost in a major way last night in Wisconsin. The unions along with the liberal MSM had everyone believing tat the average man and the woman on the street were for the unions. WRONG! Jammie Wearing Fool has more of the Democrats losses and their lack of handling the will of the Wisconsin people.
And then…it just didn’t work out the way the unions had hoped.
In the end, the union-backed Democrats picked up only two state Senate seats in Wisconsin last night, at a staggering cost in time, effort, and of course money. 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.
UPDATE II: Winner & Losers of the Recall Election.
Gov. Scott Walker – Winner. Yes, he disappeared from the public eye in recent weeks. Yes, he has lost a little of his swagger. But his agenda was not derailed after less than eight months in office. That would have been huge. Instead, he will have Republican majorities in both legislative houses – even if the one in the Senate is razor-thin. The bottom line: He can push forward with his policies, albeit a bit more cautiously.
We are Wisconsin – Loser. What happened to the unions’ much-lauded ground game? They dumped up to $20 million in the state and ended up with just two Senate seats. That’s a lot of money to shore up the Democratic minority in one legislative chamber. The number could even dwindle to one net seat if Republican Kim Simac pulls an upset over Democratic Sen. Jim Holperin next week.