Recount Gives Prosser a Lead in Wisconsin…For Now (With Updates)
From the diaries by Erick UPDATE 7: Barring Democratic shenanigans (and they are still possible) I think it’s safe to say Prosser has won. This means that, as others have said, conservatives have been able to match a supposedly hyper-motivated Left blow-for-blow in a typically blue-leaning state with a strong history of progressivism and support for labor. It’s almost certain that there will be a | Read More »
The Morning After Wisconsin.
Well. It’s barely Prosser, and we’re off to the recount. You’re going to see the phrase ‘margin of fraud’ a lot this morning; while this is a valid concern, the bright side to that is that with a Republican governor AND Republican legislature – neither of which is particularly inclined to be trusting – Wisconsin Democrats will find it harder to play the same games | Read More »
This ad about Wisconsin Democrat Joanne Kloppenburg scares the Left.
I’m repeating myself, but the Left keeps trying to push back on this ad highlighting Wisconsin Democrat (and candidate for Supreme Court Justice) Joanne Kloppenburg’s utter lack of compassion for abuse survivors: …so pass it along. Make sure that the Wisconsin voter in your life watches it. The vote is tomorrow; the incumbent is David Prosser; and his site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Wisconsin Democrat Joanne Kloppenburg ignored abuse victim’s pleas.
Background: Earlier this month, Wisconsin Democrats* created a campaign ad against incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser that was so slimy that it sparked a formal protest by one of the abuse victims that Wisconsin Democrats were pretending to care about. Not that such a protest even remotely slowed down Joanne Kloppenburg, of course: the woman is so desperate to win next week’s Supreme Court | Read More »
Judge Maryann Sumi (D*) ‘fixes’ anti-reform restraining order. Again.
Let’s recap what happened in Wisconsin (that link leads to a whole slew of links that track this epic foul-up by the Democratic party in Wisconsin over what should have been a simple enough demonstration of the principle that elections have consequences). Wisconsin Democratic Senators run away rather than do their jobs. This prevents a quorum for bills that are primarily financial in nature. Wisconsin | Read More »
The Wisconsin Fight
National Review has an editorial up on what is at stake in Wisconsin. The Greater Wisconsin Committee is preparing to throw $3 million into the judicial election to defeat Prosser — not because it is feared that he will fail to administer the law impartially, but because it is feared that he will. To that end, Wisconsin Democrats are working to install one of their | Read More »
RedState Interview: Gov. Scott Walker.
As you are undoubtedly aware, Wisconsin has become one of the primary battlefields for labor union reform: having lost at the ballot box last November, Democrats and Big Labor both have been fighting a vicious rear guard action against any attempts to reform collective bargaining and organizing ever since. Currently, the focus is on several hypothetical recall elections – and an actual judiciary election (David | Read More »
Winning the Battle and Losing the War
Republicans have, of late, gotten very good at winning battles while losing wars. Look no further than Wisconsin. While the GOP got its legislative victory, the left is now intent on going gangbusters over recall efforts. But before they even get there, the left is going after Justice David Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Leon has a good write up on this, but the | Read More »
The Left Riots Because It Works Like Perdition
For some on the left, too much is never enough — because, by definition, it can’t be. They operate on a modified version of the old Brezhnev Doctrine, which stated that once a country went communist, it could never go back: Once a government program is in place, it can never be cut or rescinded, only fattened. – Michael Walsh (HT: New York Post) I | Read More »
RedState Interview: Senator Ron Johnson (R, WI) on Obamacare repeal.
The topic was on Obamacare: specifically, its repeal. Senator Johnson had an article in the Wall Street Journal today on his personal issue with health care rationing; we discussed that, the ongoing judicial struggles over Obamacare, and what activists can do to help resolve this problem. Senator Johnson’s decision to run for office in the first place can be ‘credited’ with the passage of Obamacare, | Read More »
The Wisconsin protests may now collapse utterly.
The report is in that the professional antiwar movement has decided to ‘join’ the pro-Big Labor protesters in Madison. And by ‘join’ I mean, of course, to ‘completely take over said protests and hijack them in favor of a largely anti-American message that reliably alienates anyone normal.’ Add to that the minor detail that the antiwar movement is also starting to gear up for going | Read More »
An In-Depth Look at the Union Protesters in Wisconsin
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Anne Sorock discusses the Sam Adams Alliance study on the Wisconsin union protesters. Then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about the brutal battle between Jewish settlers and Palestinian terrorists. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like | Read More »
Wisconsin Senate Republicans did not Violate the Open Meetings Law
From the diaries by Erick On March 7, the Wisconsin Senate passed a bill reforming the public sector union bargaining process. For weeks, the Senate remained at an impasse on the issue as absent Senate Democrats denied the quorum required to move forward. By redrafting the bill to exclude certain fiscal items, a 2/3 quorum was no longer required to vote on the legislation. The | Read More »
Cheap Trick? WI Secy of State Gives Unions Extra Time to Lock in Contracts
This may make things a bit stickier in Wisconsin: Democrat Secretary of State, Doug La Follette, is giving public-sector unions until the last moment possible (March 25th) to lock in contracts before publishing the new law limiting collective bargaining rights. According to AP: School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect that will | Read More »
Wisconsin cops & firemen break their oaths.
It would seem that loyalty to their union masters take precedence over loyalty to the people of Wisconsin. From a contemptible letter written to M&I Bank threatening a boycott: The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, | Read More »