Payback: Group says it has enough signatures to force recall election for Wisconsin fleebagger

posted at 9:34 pm on April 4, 2011 by Allahpundit

A moral victory, if nothing else. And it really might be nothing else: This guy won reelection three years ago with 67 percent of the vote, so tossing him out in a recall election will be unlikely. But who knows? Without Obama at the top of the ticket for Democrats and with the locals (hopefully) irritated at the fleebaggers’ fleebaggy ways, 51/49 to remove isn’t impossible. At the very least, it’s a shot in the arm for Wisconsin conservatives on the eve of tomorrow’s supreme court election. If they can still make Democrats squirm, they’re not licked yet.

Dan Hunt, chairman of Taxpayers to Recall Robert Wirch, says his organization has “well over” the 13,537 signatures required to force Wirch into a recall election, though he said the group still has a goal to collect 18,000, in case some of the signatures are disqualified. He said it’s likely the signatures would be filed with the state Government Accountability Board next week.

“Let the voters of Senate District 22 decide whether Senator Wirch was justified when he left the Senate to flee to Illinois,” Hunt said in a statement, referring to a tactic used by Democratic state senators to stall a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. After three weeks, Republicans stripped the bill of items that made a Democratic presence necessary, and passed it without Democratic votes.

The group seeking to recall Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) is the only one of 16 recall campaigns against eight Republican and eight Democratic state senators that has filed its signatures with the state.

Fun fact about Wirch: In 2004, the guy he defeated for the state senate seat was … Reince Priebus. As for tomorrow’s election, the results of which will certainly warrant a Hot Air cameo from either Humpbot or the melting bunny of despair, read John McCormack’s reality check at the Standard. A Democratic win doesn’t necessarily mean that Wisconsin’s turning blue again and that Scott Walker’s agenda will be bogged down in court forevermore, but … it probably means that. Via NRO’s Robert Costa, here’s David Prosser making the case for reelection at an event over the weekend. Exit quotation: “Sometimes I feel like David against the whole empire of the Wisconsin left, and the left from other parts of the country who are coming into this state to try to determine this race.”


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I have no reason why I’m not worried about this. The Left has a great media operation. Heck, they ARE the media. They may seemingly control the message, but the ballot box is still private (if not over-stuffed in democrat precincts), which is something they don’t control on a massive scale-yet. I guess I’m feeling froggy tonight, but the voters usually get it right. 2008 being a rare exception.

SouthernGent on April 4, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I hope people are prepared. If you keep these boobs in office it will just be more of the same, with EVERY piece of legislation they don’t like.

capejasmine on April 4, 2011 at 9:39 PM

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canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Here is a Progressive point of view,
from DemocraticUnderground!!
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3/30/2011

Unf*ckin believable! These people are nuts!

The Republican Party of Dane County sent out a press release on March 29th criticizing Judge Maryann Sumi for holding up the publication of Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reform bill. Upon further reflection we’d like to apologize for not understanding her point of view.

Sure, Governor Walker’s bill is unquestionably constitutional, increases worker’s rights and helps local government balance budgets without having to fire public workers. The Wisconsin state legislature consulted with their non-partisan parliamentarian to make sure that the passage of the bill followed the rules of the Senate and Assembly. But this isn’t about the law, is it?

The Republican Party of Dane County recognizes that Judge Sumi is a leftist living in Dane County. Her friends are leftists living in Dane County. Her son is a left wing activist in Dane County. She goes to cocktail parties held by leftists in Dane County.

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She shops at organic gourmet food shops run by leftists living in Dane County. If she were to enforce the law of Wisconsin and do what was in the best interest of the people of Wisconsin, she’d be exiled from her lifestyle. She’d lose her friends!
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The leadership of the Republican Party of Dane County have all made the choice to stand against the Dane County elite. We accept that Left feels righteous vandalizing our homes and keying our cars. It’s only fair. We disagree based upon logic and principle. That is intolerable! We prioritize the Constitution and the well being of the people of Wisconsin over foie gras at cocktail parties. That’s the choice we made.

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We respect Judge Sumi’s decision to live her life with the rich diversity that liberals cherish.
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http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439×776857

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Praying for Humpbot!

Kini on April 4, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Do we know the ratio of out of state lefties to in state lefties, and is it more AstroTurf than grassroots?

Kini on April 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM

From WEAC FaceBook Page,Insanity in action!
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It is up to us to restore Democracy!

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canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:49 PM

SouthernGent on April 4, 2011 at 9:38 PM

“Americans always do the right thing…eventually”

Winston Churchill

Saltysam on April 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I think the recalls on both sides are silly. I am worried about how wound up the Left seems to be. I’m hoping for a silent well behaved Right majority.

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Do we know the ratio of out of state lefties to in state lefties, and is it more AstroTurf than grassroots?

Kini on April 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Kini:After tommorows SCJ of Wisconsin Vote,that astro-turf
number will be illuminated!:)

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Let the Games Begin… Voting on my way to work in the morning

WhoU4 on April 4, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Heres the WEAC`s candiadate!!
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April 5 election
WEAC members recommend JoAnne Kloppenburg for State Supreme Court

Assistant Attorney General Kloppenburg has been with the Wisconsin Department of Justice since 1989.
Instructor at UW Law School since 1990.
Former intern for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
Former law clerk for Barbara Crabb, Chief Judge of United States District Court.
Former Peace Corps volunteer.
Honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School
Undergraduate degree from Yale University, also with honors, and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University.
She and her husband, Jack, are parents of two daughters and a son.
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Kloppenburg was recommended through the WEAC Candidate Recommendation Process, in which members decide through balloting which candidate to recommend.

http://www.weac.org/Issues_Advocacy/Legislative_Resources/Support_Our_Union/vote_april5.aspx

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Let the Games Begin… Voting on my way to work in the morning

WhoU4 on April 4, 2011 at 9:54 PM

WhoU4:Excellent!!

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:55 PM

the big problem to me is all the UW students and hangers on. A lot of these people will be somewhere else in a few years but WI has to live with the consequences.

If WI wants to be a worker’s paradise, fine…but don’t let the crazed students be the margin of victory

r keller on April 4, 2011 at 9:56 PM

After tommorows SCJ of Wisconsin Vote,that astro-turf
number will be illuminated!:)

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Lets hope for a good conservative turnout.

Kini on April 4, 2011 at 9:57 PM

I hope people are prepared. If you keep these boobs in office it will just be more of the same, with EVERY piece of legislation they don’t like.

capejasmine on April 4, 2011 at 9:39 PM

capejasmine:Absolutely right,but I think,the ProgLibDem`s,
are going to go to court,every time (their)
so-called Democracy is threatened,er,challenged
!:)

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:59 PM

I’m kind of torn on this. One the one hand I’d like to see sanity prevail in WI. On the other hand, 10 years from now when WI is Michigan Part 2, it will be delicious to tell leftists I TOLD YOU SO.

angryed on April 4, 2011 at 10:00 PM

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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Lets hope for a good conservative turnout.

Kini on April 4, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Kin`:Amen,this vote tomorrow,is a huge deal.The direction
that Wisconsin`s future will go,a victory over Progress
ive Insanity,

and an inspiration,to other States,not to be intimidat
ed!!

And,if Prossser wins,Leftys in WI. are going to lose
it!!:)

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I will be voting, and texting all of my friends to vote, but I have a very very bad feeling about this.

Henny on April 4, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Popcorn time.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Did WI pass voter ID? If not, the fraud tomorrow should be spectacular. If there’s one thing unions know how to do, it is steal elections. And with a loony leftist secretary of state, every illegal vote will be counted…twice. If it’s close, oh Lord. It’ll be Stuart Smalley redux.

Rational Thought on April 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

The Dems ain’t gonna be happy having to deal with a recall – much less multiple recalls. It’s cheap to throw one against the opposition – something quite again when you have to DEFEND…..and definitely MORE EXPENSIVE.

GarandFan on April 4, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Rational Thought on April 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

One thing to be on the lookout for are “Recall Petition Tables” within 100 feet of the polling locations.

It’s also nice to see that the Madison City-County and Municipal Buildings are keeping things neutral for civility. /s

WhoU4 on April 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Kloppenburg’s Faux Pas, Decide the Law?

WhoU4 on April 4, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Did WI pass voter ID? If not, the fraud tomorrow should be spectacular. If there’s one thing unions know how to do, it is steal elections. And with a loony leftist secretary of state, every illegal vote will be counted…twice. If it’s close, oh Lord. It’ll be Stuart Smalley redux.

Rational Thought on April 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Rational Thought:)
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3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY:

If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for at least 10 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
**Forms with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE
The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains the information specified above:

A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
A university, college or technical institute fee card (must include photo).
A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo).
A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
Bank statement.
Paycheck.
A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/voters/registration-voting

canopfor on April 4, 2011 at 10:39 PM

AP I know how much you love democrats beating the GOP, but last year I ran a campaign against a 14 term democrat who won in 2008 with 72% of the vote. We beat him 53% to 46%. Don’t wet yourself yet there is plenty more to come before the smoke and the dust clear.

Jdripper on April 4, 2011 at 10:40 PM

So, here’s what Wisconsin can do to send a serious message to politicians across the country, re-elect Justice Prosser, re-call the fleebaggers, and refuse to recall the Republicans. If they do that, I believe we’ll see a great deal of bi-partisan cooperation from the Democrats, if they don’t stand by for more of the same only worse.

bflat879 on April 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Did WI pass voter ID? If not, the fraud tomorrow should be spectacular. If there’s one thing unions know how to do, it is steal elections. And with a loony leftist secretary of state, every illegal vote will be counted…twice. If it’s close, oh Lord. It’ll be Stuart Smalley redux.

Rational Thought on April 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

No because they left a provision for free photo IDs (which falls under the definition of an appropriation and thus requires 3/5ths to be present) in.

Speaking of that, the Legislature is supposed to be in session tomorrow at 11 am.

steveegg on April 4, 2011 at 10:49 PM

We’ve voted. Some of my family has voted for Prosser already. The rest of them are going to vote for him tomorrow. Here’s Praying.

Brat4life on April 4, 2011 at 11:12 PM

SO, will the polls[???] be right and the Unions THUGS will succeed in rolling right over the weak kneed WI. voters, OR will the voters realize that their state was ATTACKED from outside forced invited in by the Unions THUGS while the FLEEbaggers were getting their massages in Illinois at their expense?

If I were a TPP in WI. I would be acting like the polls were right and doing everything possible to prove them wrong.

As it appears that We The People have been awakened in WI. I’ll be looking forward to reading about their big win Tuesday night. Good luck fellow Patriots. ;o)

DannoJyd on April 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I still can’t imagine people in WI are happy with the uncouth spectacle that happened in Madison. I don’t see the election going well for Democrats tomorrow. But the voter turnouts are usually crap, so who really knows?

Still I hope…

Nethicus on April 4, 2011 at 11:25 PM

“Americans always do the right thing…eventually”

Winston Churchill

Saltysam on April 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Americans before us.

Now I’m afraid that conservatives are fighting against two parties, the dems and repubs, on one side, and a dependent class on the other (IE the PEU, and SS and Medicaid beneficiaries).

There is only one way left when the ballot box fails my friend (and it will fail). Be ready.

MadDogF on April 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Tomorrow Wisconsin will show what kind of nuts the state is made of.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2011 at 11:41 PM

If WI wants to be a worker’s paradise, fine…but don’t let the crazed students be the margin of victory

r keller on April 4, 2011 at 9:56 PM

I live in a university town. It’s basically destroyed the local political scene. College students should be required to vote absentee in their parents home district.

trigon on April 5, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Good news! RECALL the FLEEbagger!!

Khun Joe on April 5, 2011 at 1:38 AM

Moonbats Mourn Dead Trees!

I have seen it all now. You just have to watch this one for yourself!

Nearly Nobody on April 5, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Any chance of a Prosser open thread for today? How long does it take to typically get results on an election like this?

SittingDeadRed on April 5, 2011 at 7:06 AM

the results of which will certainly warrant a Hot Air cameo from either Humpbot or the melting bunny of despair

humpbot, humpbot!

cmsinaz on April 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Any chance of a Prosser open thread for today? How long does it take to typically get results on an election like this?

SittingDeadRed on April 5, 2011 at 7:06 AM

I don’t control the open threads (which you may consider a good thing). The polls close at 8 pm Central.

As for timing, in 2010, which wasn’t exactly a close election, the governor’s race (which wasn’t expected to be close) was called about 9:15 pm, and the Senate race (which the presstitutes were hoping would be close) wasn’t called until close to 11 pm. This one’s going to be close.

Randy Melchert put together a handy list of areas to watch. I will disagree with his prediction of a Jeff Stone-to-Kloppenburg crossover effect in Milwaukee County (if there is one, it’s more likely to be an Chris Abele-to-Prosser one considering that in the Milwaukee County Exec’s race, Abele outspent Stone 4-1 trying to deny his ultra-liberal roots).

steveegg on April 5, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Wisconsin conservatives — run over a few liberals in your SUV on your way to the polls this morning.

Jaibones on April 5, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Sex abuse victim calls out Kloppenburg

http://badgerblogger.com/?p=19651

Expanded version of the ad from Troy Merryfield:

http://badgerblogger.com/?p=19655

jjrakman on April 5, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Voted this morning, very busy at the polls… turn out looks high.

WhoU4 on April 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM