GOP Wins Wisconsin Recall Elections, Holds on to Senate

Unions got their asses kicked. Again.

After tens of millions of dollars spent by outside interest groups, dozens of attack ads and exhaustive get-out-the-vote efforts, Democrats on Tuesday fell short of their goal of taking control of the state Senate and stopping the agenda of Gov. Scott Walker.

Republicans won four of six recall races, meaning the party still holds a narrow 17-16 majority in the Senate – at least until next week, when Sens. Robert Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, and Jim Holperin, D-Conover face their own recall elections. A third Democrat, Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, easily survived a recall attempt last month.

Going into Tuesday, Republicans controlled the body 19-14, so Democrats needed to win at least three seats and hold onto two more next week to take over.

“The revolution has not occurred,” said UW-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee, a former Democratic lawmaker. “The proletariat did not take over the streets.”

Tuesday’s recalls were largely seen as a test of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who has drawn national attention since unveiling his controversial plan to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers. Proof of that was visible on election night as national news organizations broadcast from across the state and political pundits led their newscasts with result updates and discussed their ramifications on the nation’s political landscape.

Republicans stood their ground when the fleebaggers ran to DemLeft-friendly Illinois to avoid responsibility.  Two of them, Sens. Robert Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, and Jim Holperin, D-Conover face their own recall elections.  It would be great to see them kicked out, but the GOP will remain the majority, nonetheless.

“The revolution has not occurred,” said UW-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee, a former Democratic lawmaker. “The proletariat did not take over the streets.”

Lee resents what he views as “political destuction”.  Unions have wreaked destruction on the workforce and economy for years. They still have a stranglehold on some communities and the people are sick of it. The violence, intimidation, and inflammatory rhetoric on the part of union thugs was countered by Tea Party patriots; a grassroots organization whose members represent a cross section of America. 

Kudos to Wisconsin for slapping down the Dems and their union pals.

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