THE RACE HAS BEEN CALLED … FOX NEWS CALLS THE RECALL ELECTION … WALKER AND KLEEFISH WIN!!!
With 26% of the vote counted FOX News has called the race for Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch. This represents a huge loss for unions and Barack Obama. Governor Scott Walker becomes the first US governor to win a recall election in US history. What a waste of tax payer dollars for this recall election. The voters of Wisconsin have spoken, the same as they did in 2010.
As reported at the Gateway Pundit … WALKER WINS BIG ANYWAYS!!! All the busing in of out of state union voters still could not tip the tide of this resounding Scott Walker victory. But of course Eric Holder and the DOJ would never have looked into that.
Hat Tip: The Frugal Cafe
MSNBC is also calling the recall election for Gov. Scott Walker.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a furious recall campaign on Tuesday, emerging as the victor in a bitter fight over state budgets and collective bargaining rights.
NBC News declared Walker the projected winner over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a closely-watched campaign first prompted after Walker drove a bill stripping public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights through Wisconsin’s legislature showed little signs of abating, according to exit polls.
In a state that Barack Obama won by 14% in 2008, the Democrats and unions fail in the 2012 recall election of Scott Walker. However, what does it say when Barack Obama does not lift a finger to help Democrat challenger Tom Barrett and the union workers that Obama constantly panders to?
Just curious Wisconsin Democrats, why would anyone help Obama when he obviously abandoned you in your time of need. Obama wanted no taint left on him, that’s how committed he was to union workers. How does Barack Obama come back to Wisconsin and pander for votes and that he feels them when he could not be concerned to help the Democrat challenger Barrett? Why would anyone give Obama the time of day in Wisconsin when the Obamamessiah left Democrat Cheese heads high and dry.
UPDATE I: Wisconsin voters reject recall.Wisconsin is now added to the list of battleground states for the 2012 election. A state that Obama won by double digits in 2008 will now have to be defended.
Wisconsin voters rejected a year-long effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker and replace him with Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. ABC News projected Walker would win the race and hang onto his job one hour after polls closed.
The recall started last year as a state fight over Walker’s efforts to curb public unions in his state. But with its fierce debate over how to resolve the country’s budget woes and tens of millions in outside political money pouring into the state, the recall morphed into what many viewed as a preview of what to expect this fall when Obama battles GOP nominee Mitt Romney for the Oval Office.
The victory is a boon to Walker and Republicans in this key battleground state that opted for President Obama by nearly 15 percent four years ago. It may also be interpreted as a validation of Walker’s confrontational efforts to curb public employee unions.
41% of vote counted: GOVERNOR: Walker (R): 59% – Barrett (D) 41% … LT GOV: Kleefisch (R) 59% – Mitchell (D) 41%.
UPDATE III: What will be the ramifications of the recall vote on the November elections? RNC chair Priebuspredicts Democratic ‘circular firing squad’ and says that Obama left the Wisconsin Democrats at the alter.
76% of vote counted: GOVERNOR: Walker (R): 55% – Barrett (D) 44% … LT GOV: Kleefisch (R) 55% – Mitchell (D) 45%.
UPDATE V: Governor – Special General Recall Election- Election Results by County
As Voting Begins in Wisconsin Governor Recall … Republican Gov. Walker Slams Obama for Shying away from Wisconsin
President Barack Obama … even his peeps think he has no coattails …
The day has finally come … let the voting begin in Wisconsin. Today the voters of Wisconsin will finally get to vote in the recall election. The results of today’s vote will echo throughout the 2012 election cycle.
According to RCP, Scott Brown is currently ahead of Democrat challenger Tom Barrett by an average of 6.7%.
However, what is more intriguing leading up to the Wisconsin Governor recall election is the lack of presence of President Barack Obama. In 2008 Barack Obama won Wisconsin by double digits over John McCain, 56% to 43%. But suddenly Obama is AWOL when it comes to going to Wisconsin to support labor and Tom Barrett. Leading Republican Gov. Scott Walker to knock Obama for shying away from Wisconsin recall. Why is Obama so scared to go campaign for Barret? Does Obama and his peeps have so little confidence in Obama’s coattails that they are afraid that “The One” will have no impact in the vote and will have the loss attached to him? This may not be even considered “lost in smallness” for Obama, it might be just plain lost.
GOP Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that President Obama’s decision to shy away from campaigning on behalf of Democratic challenger Tom Barrett before Tuesday’s election in the state shows “there is a real concern” on the left that the effort to recall the incumbent governor would fail.
“It is interesting. For all the hype, it’s kind of confusing for all the voters here. It’s a sign there is a real concern,” Walker told Fox Business Network. “What I have seen is voters who tell me they voted for my opponent or they are Democrats, but in each case they are telling me they are voting for me.”
What has been deemed as a precursor to the 2012 elections, how does a President just sit on the sidelines? Obama did not make one visit to WI to aid Barret. Hey cheese head Dems, how does it feel to be abandoned by Obama?
Oh wait Obama has finally got engaged in the all important WI recall. Here is Obama’s endorsement from The Pirate’s Cove … he pathetically tweeted it. Good grief could a President be any more lame?
No matter how one looks at this, it is a loss for Obama. He provided no leadership, no visible sign of presence in this recall election that was supposed to be so important for unions. How could one ever want this dude in their fox hole?
The polls are open in WI … let the voting begin.
Marquette Law School Poll Has Republican Governor Scott Walker Ahead of Barrett 52% to 45% Barrett in Wisconsin recall
The most recent Marquette Law School pollhas Republican Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch ahead of their Democrat challengers in the Wisconsin recall election. Governor Walker leader Tom Barrett 52% to 45%, while Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch leads Mahlon Mitchell, 46% to 41%. According to the poll, Walker also has a job approval rating over 50%.
A new Marquette Law School poll finds Governor Scott Walker with 52 percent to Mayor Tom Barrett with 45 percent among 600 likely voters in next week’s recall election. That lead falls slightly short of statistical significance. The poll was taken May 23-26, with most interviews completed before last Friday’s first gubernatorial debate, and has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch had 46 percent and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin president Mahlon Mitchell had 41 percent, with 11 percent not expressing a preference.
The PJ Tatler goes on to discuss other positive polling data for the incumbent Republican Governor in that Walker in that twice as many Wisconsin voters think the jobs situation is improving compared to the survey released two weeks ago, 38-20% and Walker also led Barrett 50% -43% when voters were asked which candidate would do better at creating jobs.
What is hurting the challenger Tom Barrett the most, probably the fact that the Lefts claims that Walker’s signing last spring to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, a reform his opponents said would be a “disaster” and destroy public education in the state, was a total lie. This was supposed to be the reason for the recall. However, when Democrat challenger couldn’t name one single public school that has been harmed by Walker’s reforms. Oops. Can you say, Democrats will lose.
Is the tide changing in Wisconsin with regards to the recall vote of embattled Governor Scott Walker? Have the unions and Democrats overplayed their hand? According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, Gov. Walker leads Democrat challenger Barrett, 50% to 45%. In an April 2012 poll 52% supported the recall of Walker; however, there appears to be a trend in just the opposite direction.
Embattled Republican Governor Scott Walker holds a five-point lead over his newly nominated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Wisconsin’s special recall election.
A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey shows that 50% of the state’s Likely Voters prefer Walker while 45% choose Barrett. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate and another two percent (2%) are undecided.
Also as reported at The Weekly Standard, Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, found the exact same results (Walker 50%, Barrett 45%) when it polled the Wisconsin recall race in April [...] but the good news for Walker is that he has an 8-point lead among independent voters.
Wisconsin Democrats have nominated Barrett to face Walker in the June 5 recall vote. This race is going to be an important indicator for the 2012 elections. Do unions still have any strength in a potential battleground state and who will win, the GOP or Democrats, in a battleground state heading into the November 2012 U.S. presidential elections? Look for polls to shift following this recall vote.
Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs “Caylee’s Law” … Missing Children Legislation Inspired by the Death of Caylee Anthony & Casey Anthony’s Lying to Police Makes It a Third Degree Felony
Florida Governor Rick Scott signs Caylee’s Law. The legislation was inspired by the death of two year old Caylee Anthony and the outrage following the acquittal of Casey Anthony. The newly signed missing children’s legislation will increases the maximum penalty. Caylee’s Law makes it a third-degree felony and increase the penalty from a year to five years in prison to give false information to a law enforcement officer in the event of missing child.
The law increases the maximum penalty from a year in jail to five years in prison for knowingly making a false statement to police about a missing child.
Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted last year of murdering her daughter but convicted on four counts of lying to investigators.
Caylee wasn’t reported missing until 31 days after she vanished in 2008 in Orlando.
Following the absurd decision by the jury in the death of Caylee Anthony, Florida looked to make it a felony offense for an individual not to report a child missing. Sadly, it is too bad this law was not made retroactive for Casey Anthony. Had this law been effective when Casey Anthony did what she claims to have done during her murder trial, Casey could have gotten up to 20 years in prison rather than the slap on the hand.
For updates, comments and opinions go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons/True Crime Forums: Caylee Anthony.
WISCONSIN, A SWING STATE?
My what a difference a couple of years makes and the failed and unpopular policies of Barack Obama. In 2008 Obama won Wisconsin by a 56% to 43% margin. Flash-forward to 2011 and a PPP poll that shows that Obama has only a 44% approval rating, while 51% disapprove of the job he is doing as President. Democrats have won Wisconsin in the last six Presidential elections; however, that all may come to an end in 2012. Obama and Democrats are worried that the need to carry swing states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in order to win reelections; however, Obama’s job approval is so poor that even once considered solid blue Democrat states like Wisconsin are now in play.
Will Obama sport a cheese head to win over WI?
Obama continues to be unpopular in Wisconsin with only 44% of voters approving of him to 51% who disapprove. It’s yet another competitive state at the Presidential level where his standing with independents is abysmal- he’s at 36/57 with them. In mid-May, shortly after the killing of Osama bin Laden, Obama stood at 52/44 in the state. But he’s dropped 15 points on the margin over the subsequent five months.
As Jammie Wearing Fool reminds us, Republican Governor Scott Walker has a higher approval rating presently than Barack Obama in Wisconsin. So much for the LEFT’s and unions efforts to recall him. It is the underlying current across the country, the 2012 election will come as a surprise to many. There will be many “blue” states that are in play in 2012 that have always been considered true blue.
UNBELIEVABLE, THEIR HYPOCRISY KNOWS NO BOUND …
Take a look at one of Time magazine latest articles regarding the battle in Wisconsin between Republican Gov. Walker and the unions, ‘Wisconsin’s Governor Wins But Is He Still Dead Man Walker’? Because this is completely appropriate.
Um, “Dead Man Walker”, a play on dead man walking. Exactly how does this play with President Obama’s call for civility following the shooting in Tuscon, AZ? Can any one imagine the out cry and calls for heads to roll if the conservative media made such a comment? Libs had complained about bulls-eyes and targets, yet “DEAD MAN WALKER” is perfectly ok. Yup, no double standard or hypocrisy here.
The state capitol of Wisconsin had taken on an eerie quiet on Friday. Gone were the throngs of protesters who occupied its marble floors like a campground in summer. The midnight honking of cars circling the white building had ceased. The chalk “dead man” outlines etched with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s name on the sidewalks remained in dismembered parts, incompletely washed away by clean-up hoses.
Who thinks this is appropriate?
Wisconsin Unions and Democrats Lose as Senate Voted Wednesday Night to End Nearly all Collective Bargaining Rights from Public Workers
It has finally happened … the Wisconsin Senate passed the Union bill that strips nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers, without the presence of the Democrat “Fleebaggers. As reported by the AP, the union bill passed 18-1.
The bill had been stymied after all 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to pass it. Walker introduced it to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.
The Senate requires a quorum of 20 to take up any measures that spend money. But a special committee of lawmakers from the Senate and Assembly voted late Wednesday afternoon to take all the spending measures out of the legislation and the Senate approved it minutes later, 18-1.
It’s Finally over as the fleebagger are left out in the cold, or Illinois.
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
The reaction from Unions … from J-S Online, AFL-CIO says GOP used ‘nuclear option’. However, it is king of hard for those on the LEFT to cry fowl, when 14 Democrat “fleebaggers”ran away from their jobs as Wisconsin Senators and hid out in Illinois. “Rigged the vote”? Who was it that tried to circumvent the democrat process by hiding.
Said Neuenfeldt: “Republicans have exercised the nuclear option to ram through their bill attacking Wisconsin’s working families in the dark of night. (Gov.) Walker and the Republicans acted in violation of state open meetings laws, and tonight’s events have demonstrated they will do or say anything to pass their extreme agenda that attacks Wisconsin’s working families.”
Clean Up Day in Wisconsin: Tea Party Members Plan “It’s Time to Take Out the Trash Day” at Wisconsin Capitol
Tea Party to the rescue to help clean up the mess left by union protesters.
It was reported the other day that it may cost up to $7.5 million in order to clean up the mess and restore the damage done at the Wisconsin Capitol building caused by the disrespectful union protesters. However, Wisconsin Tea Party members are planning a “It’s Time to Take out the Trash Day”at the Wisconsin State Capitol to clean up the mess left by the teachers unions and other protesting union members during their sleepover.
One has to wonder why these protesters were not fines or arrested for defacing public property and graffiti. Since when is it ok and legal to deface property? Why should all Wisconsin tax payers have to pay for damage done by unions? Send them the bill, you know who they are. The union protesters turned the Wisconsin capitol building into their own person pig sty, see pics HERE.
Its Time To Take Out the Trash Facebook.
As stated at Sistertoldja, it speaks volumes of the character of the Tea Party folks, who would go and help clean up the mess left by inconsiderate union protesters. If one ever wondered what separates the Tea Party from the LEFT and unions, look no further. But of course, where is the MSM reporting that the Tea Party is picking up the trash of the unions? I thought the LEFT was supposed to be so “GREEN”.
It’s not about partisanship or protests, but pride.
It is time to take out the trash… literally. In true Flash Mob fashion, on Sunday at exactly 1300 hours (1:00 pm for you non-military types) we will do an extensive police call (pick up the trash) around the capitol square. Regardless of the state the grounds are in, we will do this as both a literal and symbolic way to show our respect for our home.
TEA Partiers know how this is done. It is time to show OUR pride for OUR state OUR way and be the example.
TEA PARTY TO THE RESCUE …
VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
By the way, it is a crime to willfully deface property and graffiti:
Wisconsin Criminal Code §943.017: Graffiti.
(1)?Whoever intentionally marks, draws or writes with paint, ink or another substance on or intentionally etches into the physical property of another without the other person’s consent is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(2)?Any person violating sub. (1) under any of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class I felony:
943.017(2)(a) (a) The property under sub. (1) is a vehicle or a highway, as defined in s. 943.01 (2) (a) 1., and the marking, drawing, writing or etching is of a kind which is likely to cause injury to a person or further property damage. (snip)
Wisconsin Criminal Code §943.01: Damage to property -
(1) Whoever intentionally causes damage to any physical property of another without the person’s consent is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(2) Any person violating sub. (1) under any of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class I felony:
(d) If the total property damaged in violation of sub. (1) is reduced in value by more than $2,500. For the purposes of this paragraph, property is reduced in value by the amount which it would cost either to repair or replace it, whichever is less.
(e) The property damaged is on state?owned land and is listed on the registry under sub. (5).
Not only do elections have consequences, so do actions, or lack of them …
As reported at JS Online, recall efforts have begun on seven of the 14 AWOL Democrat lawmakers that have fled the state to avoid their job duties of representing the people of Wisconsin. They need 16,000 signatures per senator to force a recall election. The people certainly do not approve of the actions of the lawmaker, this might be interesting and send a clear message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated, no matter what the issue is.
The clock is now running for groups trying to collect enough signatures to trigger recall elections against seven Democratic senators, state officials said today.
Reid Magney, spokesman for the Government Accountability Board, said local groups have officially registered recall committees with his agency to try to recall Sen. Bob Wirch of Kenosha and Jim Holperin of Eagle River.
In addition, a Utah group, American Recall Coalition, has registered electronically to set up recall committees against Wirch and five other Senate Democrats – Lena Taylor of Milwaukee, Mark Miller of Monona, Julie Lassa of Stevens Point, Fred Risser of Madison and Dave Hansen of Green Bay.