Unions get bitch slapped in Wisconsin

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I could cut and paste dozens of articles explaining what happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday but I think the title says it all. Despite spending millions the unions failed to convince most voters that Scott Walker needed to be replaced. He easily beat Tom Barrett who as Mayor of Milwaukee is actually using Walker's changes to save millions on the city budget.
Now the union liberals will claim the election was bought by Koch and others. To that I ask, then why didn't your guys spend more money if this was so important? It's not like the union doesn't have it. They unions know that based on the numbers their own membership is taking advantage of Walker's changes. Union membership in Wisconsin is dropping as hard as a rapper's latest cd.
The other thing you'll hear is that this won't affect the presidential campaign. Bull! During the time of the protests in Madison and the recall petition all we heard on MSNBC was how important this was nationally. Ed Shultz must have cried himself to sleep last night.
Walker kicked your ass. Live with it.

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Walker, Wisconsin Ranger...

Hey do you think Wasserman-Schultz would like to have this quote back?
"I think what's going to happen, because of our on-the-ground operation, we've had an opportunity in this election ... to give this a test run. ... Ultimately, I think Tom Barrett will pull this out, but regardless, it's given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to do a dry run that we need."

I'd say their dry run didn't go too well.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

In the big scheme of things it is all even on special elections..Republicans in Wisconsin - 1, Democrats in Ohio -1...so how many here are packing their bags right now and moving to the Badger state?

I guess we'll have to wait for the UAW bus to return from Milwaukee before we can get wolfman's take on how his vote was stolen and how his civil rights were violated when the Wisconsin poll worker asked him for his ID. LOL

Seriously, if you're going to pick a fight, you better damn well win it. Nice job unions. Millions of your workers money thrown down the drain, and for what... a State Senator seat! And they don't get in session until January... AFTER... the November election. LOL

MikeyA

Angry liberal turns to violence to express anger.......

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Wisconsin presidential-race poll numbers---http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/wi/wisconsin_romney_vs_obama-1871.html

National presidentital-race poll numbers---http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_romney_vs_obama-1171.html

I'm not predicting an Obama win. I'm saying you're completely delusional to draw a direct link between what happened in Wisc. Tues. night and what's going to happen in November. Several exit polls from Tues. show Wisconsin voters giving Obama an advantage, especially on handling the economy.

Having just taken a telephone survey three days ago on politics I know how easy it is to answer questions in order to sway the results. When asked if I would vote for Obama I answered yes, clearly not intending to do any such thing in November.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

The flaw in your logic is 5 months ago Barrett was the favorite according to polling. It wasn't until April that the polls showed Walker winning and then it was close. This race broke in the last month.

Additionally you're quoting exit polling. The Exit polling yesterday showed the recall at 50-50 yet the president at 52-43. Since the voting showed the exit polls were off by the full MOE (3 pts) if we apply that to the other question we get a 49-45 spread. Knowing those two things is why pundits think WI is in play today let alone 5 months from now.

MikeyA

It's still Wisconsin, but I would caution on putting too much stock in the exit polls that were pushed by the media last night.

Post game analysis from Michael Barone of The Washington Examiner:

"It has been emblazoned on mainstream media that the exit poll also showed Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney in the state 51%-45%. But if you think the exit poll was 4% too Democratic—and that’s in line with exit poll discrepancies with actual vote results over the last decade, as documented by the exit poll pioneer, the late Warren Mitofsky*—that result looks more like 49%-47% Romney. Or assume the remaining Milwaukee County precincts whittle Republican Governor Scott Walker’s margin over Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to 53%-47%, which looks likely, the Obama-Romney numbers would look like 48%-48%."

Exit poll: WI in play in November

Fred said: "The other thing you'll hear is that this won't affect the presidential campaign."

Like you said, "bull". There's a reason why Obama never showed up in Wisconsin to support the recall effort. He knew Walker would win. It was all about avoiding losing face... not that Obama has any face left to lose.

I agree. They said the NJ & VA Gov and MA Senate were not indicators of the 2010 result. 2010 proved that those races were an indicator of the coming election.

I think the biggest thing the President lost is now the narrative for the next several weeks will be how well Walker and the GOP did handling the fiscal issues of WI. It is just more bad economy press for the President in the last few weeks. It will drag on his numbers.

MikeyA

The Wisconsin vote Tuesday was more about a sentiment among voters a recall effort was an expensive and inappropriate way to resolve differences on policy issues if there was no official 'misconduct' involved by Walker. A lot less about Obama, somewhat less about anti-union feelings.

Wisconsin is 'in play' to the extent many states are 'in play', but Obama leads in every poll, exit or otherwise, and Romney is playing catch-up. Nothing is going to drastically change in the economy--- for better or worse--- from now until November. That's mostly factored in already either way in voters' minds.

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