Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Democrats lose again in Wisconsin recalls

Fox Nation reports, ”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…Republicans may be able to gain back some of the losses next week, when two Democrats face recall elections.” The report went on to explain that “a stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads toward the 2012 presidential race…Republicans saw it as a big win for Gov. Scott Walker and a confirmation of his conservative agenda…”

If you followed this throughout the evening, as usual, Hot Air was on every riveting update of the night. But as Ed Morrissey says today, referring to the recall elections thus far (last night’s and the previous failed effort to recall WI Supreme Court Justice David Prosser), the unions are 0 for 2 in Wisconsin, and “it’s possible that the unions will go 0 for 3 in 2011 and end up handing back the two pickups they got last night,” if they lose those Democrat recalls next week.

And to sweeten the pot, as Uncoverage reports, “Republican governor Scott Walker has continued to save money and grow jobs in his state with his big red Republican surge, but the sour grapes of big public employee unions forced special recall elections,” which in the end has cost the Democrat-backed public unions (but I repeat myself) a significant net loss to their purse, as pointed to in a Journal Sentinel article...

“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.”

Oh, how Big Labor spends your dues, member.

But at least we can depend on Al not-so-Sharpton to provide a moment of hilarity through the pins and needles of last night’s awaited results. “But resist we much”, Al? Oh, Al…

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