AP: Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms Wisconsin job growth. #wirecall
Readers might remember – certainly The Weekly Standard [TWS] did – that beleaguered Democratic Wisconsin gubernatorial recall candidate Tom Barrett has called into question Republican Scott Walker’s contention that the Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] had reported Wisconsin had actually gained jobs in 2011, instead of the loss of jobs that had been previously reported from another source. Actually, ‘called into question’ is too mild | Read More »
Latest Scott Walker ad: “Crime.” #wirecall
Let me spell this out for the Democrats: this ad would probably doom Tom Barrett if he was ahead in the polls right now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=icGujXPWhDo
Democrats Lie About Violent Crime to Beat Scott Walker
They thought it would help Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, running as the Democrat against Governor Scott Walker in the Wisconsin Recall. If the headlines said Milwaukee had lowered its violent crime rate under Barrett’s leadership, well then he must be a real leader. So that’s what the headline said. Only problem was it is a lie. Crime has not gotten better. State and local officials | Read More »
Tom Barrett (D CAND, WI-GOV RECALL) passes on honoring slain cops to… stump-speech the UAW. #recall
When it came out last week that Milwaukee mayor (and Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor in the upcoming recall election) Tom Barrett had skipped out on two ceremonies honoring Milwaukee police officers, there was some questions about what Barrett thought could possibly be more important that going to, say, a memorial service for slain Wisconsin policemen. It probably didn’t help either that Barrett was so | Read More »
“Who was that lady I saw you with last night,” Tom Barrett? #wirecall
…Oh, relax: it’s an old vaudville/movie routine. You know: “That was no lady: that was my wife.” Yeah, that one’s older than my parents, let alone me. Still: why exactly did Democratic Wisconsin recall gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett shrug off ceremonies honoring Milwaukee policemen this week? Including one on Wednesday that honored Milwaukee cops slain in the line of duty? I ask… well, mostly because | Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker might have been right – leads Barrett by 6
It looks like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker might have been right last month when he said would win the recall fight. Three recent polls have found Governor Walker at 50 percent and leading Democrat Tom Barrett: Marquette Law School — 50% to 44% Public Policy Polling — 50% to 45% Rasmussen — 50% to 45% According to Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin, Republicans | Read More »
The DNC seems to be sitting out the Wisconsin recall.
Alernate-alternate title: DOOM. You know, when I saw this secondhand whine from Wisconsin Democrats upset that the DNC apparently wasn’t prepared to throw half a million dollars at the general recall election, I assumed that this would be resolved. I mean, really: the Left has already thrown away tens of millions of dollars; what’s a bit more? Admittedly, not throwing utterly horrible money after bad | Read More »
Spouse of WI Gubernatorial Recall Candidate Breaks Rules
Promoted from the diaries By: Brian Sikma Kris Barrett, the politically active spouse of Tom Barrett, current mayor of Milwaukee and the Democratic nominee running against Gov. Scott Walker, has been caught using her taxpayer funded e-mail account to lobby and campaign for Democratic candidates and causes. Mrs. Barrett is a public school teacher and last year she was employed by Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s | Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker (R, WI) brings in a budget surplus! #wirecall
Second year running. Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said Thursday that its new revenue projections show the state will finish the 2011-2013 budget years with a surplus rather than the deficit predicted earlier this year. The projections were based on stronger-than-anticipated personal income growth last year, Walker officials said. The numbers could give the governor a boost as he heads into a June 5 recall | Read More »
The DOOM that came to Wisconsin Democrats.
Here are the final results of last night’s primary contest, and presumably a variant of this[***] will end up on Democratic political operatives’ desks across the breadth of Wisconsin: Barrett 390,109 Falk 228,940 Vinehout 26,926 La Follette 19,461 Huber 4,842 Total 670,278 Walker 626,538 Note that that total does not include the almost 20K of ‘Republican’ votes accumulated by ‘Republican’ Arthur Kohl-Riggs, given that the | Read More »
A Terrible, No Good, Awful Night for Barack Obama
One initial point to ponder: if the No-H8 campaign tries to fire up in North Carolina as the No-A1 campaign, people will wonder why they are campaigning against steak sauce. Probably won’t happen. North Carolina did not pass a ban on gay marriage as the media reports. Rather they refused to allow their definition of marriage to be changed. The marriage definition was put into | Read More »
Detroit Calling – What’s Really At Stake In The Wisconsin Recall
Heartbreak in the Motor City! I was totally shocked and astounded to learn that Kwame Kilpatrick’s political sidekicks looted the pensions of Detroit City police officers and fire-fighters. According to Tresa Baldas of The Detroit Free Press, Kwame’s Magical Medicine Show included the following shenanigans.
Wisconsin Democrats’ Divided House
The Wisconsin Democratic Party had scheduled a unity rally the day after tomorrow. Tomorrow, Democrat voters will go to the polls to pick a candidate to put up against Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall. Well, it seems the preferred candidate isn’t going to win and the Democrats have said to heck with unity. The Unity Rally is cancelled. It won’t happen. There will | Read More »
Will The Tea Party Fight or Retreat?
Last night in Wisconsin the state Republican Party tried a few parliamentary maneuvers to drive tea party members from the ranks of the GOP. For reasons I cannot begin to fathom, the Wisconsin GOP seems willing to sacrifice tea party energy in the Scott Walker recall in order to save Tommy Thompson’s Senate bid. In Indiana, Eric Cantor has weighed in on behalf of Barack | Read More »
Will the Wisconsin GOP Kick Out Its Tea Party Supporters Tonight?
The Wisconsin Tea Party movement is not gelling to Tommy Thompson who presumed he would have an easy nomination to be Wisconsin’s next Republican Senator. Tea Party activists have rallied against him in Wisconsin and now the state party seems poised to shut out a group that has been so helpful in battling the recall efforts there. According to several people I’ve spoken to on | Read More »