Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wisconsin GOP's Stand Could Reverberate Elsewhere

"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."

"Democrats succeeded in taking two Wisconsin state Senate seats away from Republican incumbents on Tuesday but fell one short of what they needed to seize majority control of the chamber."

"Republicans saw it as a big win for Gov. Scott Walker and a confirmation of his conservative agenda, the hallmark of which was a polarizing proposal taking away most collective bargaining rights from public workers."

"'Republicans are going to continue doing what we promised the people of Wisconsin — improve the economy and get Wisconsin moving back in the right direction,' Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a prepared statement after the victory."

The rest of the Washington Post article is here.

These recall elections are a clear repudiation of the leftwing divisive "rhetoric" which focuses on calling the Tea Party terrorists and extremists.  The "middle of the roaders" in Wisconsin did not buy what the liberal Democrats were selling. 

"Wayne Boland, 41, a Whitefish Bay man who works in marketing for a medical equipment maker, said he voted for the Republican Darling 'not because I entirely agree with everything the Republican Party has done or the governor' but because they’re working toward addressing the state’s problems."


For the liberal Democrats (and our vocal local leftist), who are out of touch with the center, it is either time to retool the "rhetoric" or actually start fixing America's problems.  The US Senate, who has not passed anything of consequence since 2010, should take note. 

Wisconsin is about as "middle of the road" as it gets. The fact that the GOP won in Wisconsin after Obama came out with the "it's the Tea Party's fault" none sense, is very telling of the right turn this country will take in 2012.  Most of us are in the middle, and instead of divisive rhetoric, we are voting to fix the problems of a nation.

"Is it 2012 yet?"


  1. It is interesting how the leftwingnuts here and across the land were touting this as a "bellwether" and now that they were defeated there seems to be no peep from them.

    I agree Barry that we are the center and center right. The liberals are their local cohorts are the true extremists. This victory shows you are totally correct. The local liberals are the extremists.

  2. Barry and all those who live in the political team sport called partisanship,
    You are oblivious at was is going on. This isn’t about republican/ democratic, left/ right, or conservative/ liberal; this is 100% about democracy being stripped from us by transnational corporations, multi-millionaires and billionaire, and moving towards an absolute corrupted state and federal government that local government is at the mercy. We are moving at a rapid pace straight into a full blown oligarchy.

    Tea Partiers in the streets have it correct just like the those of us in the streets for decades that many of the tea partiers called us “Hate/ Blame America First” crowd, we also had it correct.

    There is an enemy and it is those who fear democracy because it will strip them of their power.

    I posted this the other day on FB and will post it now. Read it and WAKE UP!!!

    Five questions to ask the powerful.

    1) What power have you got?
    2) Where did you get it from?
    3) In whose interests do you exercise it?
    4) To whom are you accountable?
    5) How can we get rid of you?

    “Only democracy gives us that right. That is why no-one with power likes democracy. And that is why every generation must struggle to win it and keep it, including you and me here and now” Tony Benn