Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wisconsin Recall and Lefty Attacks and Counterattacks

It's coming down to the wire in Wisconsin to retain Republican control of the state senate. Right now the outcome is too close to call; of six races, three went to Republicans, two to Democrats and one is still a toss up. If the Democrats win the last race, Darling (R) vs. Pasch (D), then they will have gained control of the Wisconsin senate. There are two recalls of Democrats next week, however. There is a twitter post from John McCormack that Darling has won, but I haven't seen hard news.

The labor unions have spent massively to make this a referendum over the curtailment of collective bargaining privileges passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed by Governor Scott Walker. But money has poured in on the conservative side as well, but not as much according to HotAir. Regardless of the outcome, we have to face the fact that the labor unions, often funded with your tax dollars, are going to fight reform every step of the way. 2010 is not likely to be repeated in 2012, as the left and labor learn how to counterattack.

Relatedly, we see the strategy that Team Barry will take with whomever the GOP nominates. Politico is reporting that since Obama believes that Romney will be the nominee, his team has the following brilliant campaign strategy:

Obama plan: Destroy Romney

How's that hopey-changey, no more politics as usual, bring the country together thing working for you?
I guess when your lame excuses sound like this, you can't do much else:

"When I said change we can believe in, I didn't mean change we can believe in tomorrow, I didn't mean change we can believe in next week." Fundamentally transforming America is not change I will ever believe in.


Wisconsin News 3 is calling the last race for Darling, the Republican.
Labor, outspending Republicans 2:1, $13 million. Not retaking control of the senate, priceless.