Quotes of the day; Update: Walker victory speech added

posted at 11:22 pm on June 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

The year-long saga of the Wisconsin recall is, at long last, over, and Scott Walker is still standing. The low-key Republican governor has withstood a sustained (and expensive) onslaught from the forces of Big Labor and its allies on the Left that featured everything from the coordinated cross-border retreat of intransigent Democratic lawmakers, to the occupation of the state house by a band of radicals, bongo drummers, and high school truants, to ill-fated attempts to nullify Republican legislative majorities and pick off uncooperative judges. Walker’s enemies did everything but release the kraken…

Scott Walker saved his job by being the adult in the room. While Democrats in Washington seem to be relying on their belief that the United States government is “too big to fail” to justify a program of taxing and spending our way out of debt, the states don’t have such a luxury. And so, across the country, in states red, blue, and purple, they have turned to men like Scott Walker — and Chris Christie, and Mitch Daniels, and others — to close structural deficits, stabilize out-of-control spending, and break the death embrace between Big Labor and Big Government. In taking this toxic partnership head on, in a state with a rich progressive history no less, Walker became its biggest target. His enemies spent a year and a half preparing to take their best shot at him. And a combined total of $100 million or so later, they missed. They missed because voters are starting to understand that governing through crisis requires someone willing to make unpopular choices, stand up to entrenched interests, and hold the line against loud and determined opposition.

Quite simply, Wisconsin voters realized that if they no longer had Scott Walker, they would have to invent him.

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Mitt Romney just issued this statement, congratulating Scott Walker for his victory in tonight’s Wisconsin recall election:

“I congratulate Scott Walker on his victory in Wisconsin. Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington, D.C. Tonight’s results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters said ‘no’ to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction. I look forward to working with Governor Walker to help build a better, brighter future for all Americans.”

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Of course, Walker’s victory is about more than public sector unions. What Walker has demonstrated is that voters will ultimately reward politicians for showing political courage on the big issues if they have the resolve to see their policies implemented and watch them succeed. Enthusiasm for Walker among his supporters was off the charts because people are more willing to fight for a leader who has actually taken a stand. As the United States faces a looming fiscal crisis due to prior generations unwillingness to tackle runaway spending on the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, wobbly-kneed politicians in Washington should look to Walker’s triumph in Wisconsin for inspiration.

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Confrontations between the people and organized labor aren’t new, but they have a way of translating to the national conversation. A single sentence arguably made Calvin Coolidge president: “There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.” It hit a nerve then, as it has now. I have seen conservative crowds give applause for presidents and political figures all over the country, but I have never seen them applaud as they do for Walker. That applause will only get louder now…

Walker’s reforms are nowhere near as severe as they’re made out to be, and they are less exportable than some might like. But branding this as the most important election of the year is not entirely wrong. Walker’s confrontation writ large is not with public sector unions, but with the dying Blue social model. It is one of the longest-lived coalitions in American politics, but one the White House is already letting slip – the marriage decision was a clear sign of that. Tonight’s Walker victory may prove to be its death knell.

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The recalls began with anger over Walker’s stance on collective bargaining, but Democrats quickly changed the subject when it became clear that collective bargaining wasn’t a winning issue with voters, who had begun to see the positive results of reform.

But the public is smart — people understood that the Democrats’ constantly shifting issues were essentially a poker tell. The unions were trying to fill an inside straight, it was clear, while Walker pulled a new ace with every school district that praised his reforms. The fact that Dems attempted last-minute personal smears, they showed everyone exactly how far behind they thought they were. And on that count, they were right.

Now, the question becomes: With Walker’s victory, have Democrats blown any chance of beating him in 2014? Anyone gutsy enough to take him on had better be willing to tussle with a national star whose political courage will be the new standard in American politics.

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Following his victory over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Governor Walker thanked the voters for their support and focused on the future.

“Bringing our state together will take some time, but I hope to start right away,” Governor Walker said. “It is time to put our differences aside and figure out ways that we can move Wisconsin forward.”

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Via the Right Scoop.

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Via the Blaze.

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Here’s the man of the hour, via Fox News Insider.



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My fellow conservatives. Combat the liberal talking points that “this was because of money” because the State Senator’s all won their recalls and either at a margin equal to or larger than Walker/Kleefisch.

This is a huge loss for the Pres because it is yet another few weeks of headlines he must endure. Additionally the GOP ground game is well organized.

Did anyone else notice how badly Barrett got crushed in the Great Lakes Counties. Only Kenosha did he surpass 2010. (Racine is still counting as I write).

MikeyA on June 6, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Evening ALT.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Evenin’.
Spawn and I were playing ‘dueling results’. H paid special attention to Sheboygan county…just because he liked saying the word.
*siiigh*
BTW: Potowanamie is a better word-and it’s also in WI.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Yes, as much as it killed me to buy GM…I have wanted one for years. My mid life crisis B-day present to myself.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:40 AM

So you aren’t driving around topless?

uncommon sense on June 6, 2012 at 1:44 AM

lmao……tellem I said hi. lol

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:36 AM

LoLz..Will do!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 1:44 AM

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Oh thank you for your thoughts Grace. I have an EMG scheduled in a couple weeks (a nerve test) the therapy I have had isn’t working.
I have painful ulnar nerve damage in my right hand-half of it.
Along with arthritis.
All stems from many car accidents. The nerve condition is a mystery so far. Been difficult but making it through.
The pain and meds make me tired sometimes..throws my sleep schedule off and I still work 10 hour days. I have to use my hand and shoulder so it only aggravates it. The meds keep it numb..so blocks out the pain.

Thats the story. I type slowly and typo’s all over. I have to check all my work emails over and over. Thank God for spell check! :)

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Bro-in-law bought a CAMARO convert. for his 50th in March. I got a ride in it when I visited for Spawn’s graduation.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

uncommon sense on June 6, 2012 at 1:44 AM

No..thats a joke with angry mike and I. I cant even get naked for the doctor! lmao.
Sorry to disappoint. :)

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:47 AM

All right all, time for me to turn in, but I’ll leave on this tune!
may the rest of the country learn from Wi :)

uncommon sense on June 6, 2012 at 1:48 AM

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:36 AM

The last Packers game I was fortunate to attend at historic Lambeau field many girls out in the tailgate section were wearing them. I was with my best friend and his friend and my best friends Father. For a couple of bucks the girls would raise the cheese boobs up. Mind you it was cold as witches t*ts that day 7degrees I think. So my friends Father is 81, so I gave two of the girls $10 bucks to do the cheese boob thing for the old man. They were glad to for the old guy. He turns to me and says”I remember those.” Just as deadpan serious as he could be. We all fell out laughing. Good times with cheese boobs. Maybe you had to be there. It was funny!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 1:49 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Oh, man. Sorry to hear that. I hope you can discover the cause and get it repaired. Don’t worry about your typing/typos here. I’m always slow. Have a problem with my right hand also. Not as severe as yours, but it does slow me down a bit.

Keep me posted & I’ll keep up the prayers. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Scott Walker is my new superhero- Great speach, great future.

peski on June 6, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Good Night uncommon sense, Sleep Well.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 1:52 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Good evening alt!!..Remember this band with the best name..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 1:53 AM

uncommon sense on June 6, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Goodnight, uncommon. Happy, happy, Sunshine dreams. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:53 AM

You KNEW this was coming…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:53 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

They are nice looking.. muscle car look. A co-worker of mine just got one.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Keep me posted & I’ll keep up the prayers. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Thank you kind lady. I appreciate it.
You take care as well.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 1:49 AM

That is a hysterical story. Cheeseboobs. Love it.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:56 AM

now this is brutal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIiSCowZA6E&feature=youtu.be

Rs going after Tammy Baldwin…quick turn around…sweet

r keller on June 6, 2012 at 1:56 AM

I stepped away for a few…Darn

Good night uncommon! It was great to see you- been a while.

Take care of you and the little monkey.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Mr. Walker to unions: F**k you!

:p

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 6, 2012 at 1:57 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Oh, man. Sorry to hear that. I hope you can discover the cause and get it repaired. Don’t worry about your typing/typos here. I’m always slow. Have a problem with my right hand also. Not as severe as yours, but it does slow me down a bit.

Keep me posted & I’ll keep up the prayers. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:50 AM

I can relate. I have permanent nerve damage in my right ring finger thanks to the Shingles that I came down with at TWENTY ONE! Lyrica makes it so I can sleep-but if I bump it I go through the roof. It also ‘kills’ in the cold…and I spend a lot of time in a walk-in cooler. If I was right-handed my problem would be …a big problem.
Hope YOUR issues get better.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:58 AM

You KNEW this was coming…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Haha. This is a great night!

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:58 AM

uncommon sense on June 6, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Excellent tune by an excellent band!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 1:49 AM

lmao…@cheeseboobs

I guess since I only watch college ball and not the NFL-I am not up on all the cheese coolness.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:59 AM

r keller on June 6, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Me likey.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:01 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Next time I’m up in Green Bay I’ll nab you a pair. ; ) LOL!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:02 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

I’msorry to hear this!!..May the Lord keep and protect you..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:02 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 1:58 AM

I hear you. I take Lyrica as well. My right palm, ring finger and pinky. Sucks! As you know then.
Thank you.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Thank you Dire, very kind.
So many good people here.

Not something I usually share- but wth :)

btw..thank you for making me lolz tonight. You had me really laughing.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Next time I’m up in Green Bay I’ll nab you a pair. ; ) LOL!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Nab a pair for 4Grace too. :) LOL.
We can wear our cheese hats and boobs at the polling station in 2012. LMAO.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Oh, man. Sorry to hear that. I hope you can discover the cause and get it repaired. Don’t worry about your typing/typos here. I’m always slow. Have a problem with my right hand also. Not as severe as yours, but it does slow me down a bit.

Keep me posted & I’ll keep up the prayers. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Have you been keeping your mouse clean though?

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:03 AM

*hug*

If I keep hugging peoplez-they gonna take away my Aspie credentials. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Nab a pair for 4Grace too. :) LOL.
We can wear our cheese hats and boobs at the polling station in 2012. LMAO.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM

*climbing back into chair*
LOL. Hey, I will if you will, chica.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Thats the story. I type slowly and typo’s all over. I have to check all my work emails over and over. Thank God for spell check! :)

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 1:46 AM

I hope you feel better. Funny how conservatives can keep working—my wife has had nerve trouble in her shoulder and arm but keeps working. Yet she deals with people every day who don’t do crap but pop out chirrens.

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:09 AM

We’re ALL cheeseboobs, now!!

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:10 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Thx hug back>>

why..aspies dont hug?

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:10 AM

*climbing back into chair*
LOL. Hey, I will if you will, chica.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM

You will both regret this. I have copied these comments into my vault. This is going to be so much fun. I’m online purchasing them as we speak./

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:11 AM

btw..thank you for making me lolz tonight. You had me really laughing.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:04 AM

The pleasure is all mine!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Night, all. A good day for freedom. Dire, I leave you with this.

John the Libertarian on June 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Have you been keeping your mouse clean though?

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM

OK, I can’t stop laughing.
Anything pertaining to mice, be they clean OR dirty…I’m just not going to go there anymore. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

We’re ALL cheeseboobs, now!!

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:10 AM

LOL! And Walker is the BIG Cheese.

What a night- so glad he won this. The money and energy spent on this by the libs is disgusting. I will enjoy watching them swallow this bitter pill.
The people in WI must be pissed as hell.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Good Night John, Sleep Well.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:13 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Aspies are normally about as cuddly as box jellies bred with scorpions bred with cobras bred with piranhas .
*evil grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Dire, I leave you with this.

John the Libertarian on June 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

I love it. Played it for coolchange right before he got banned. Some people just keep it too real.

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Hey, I’m we’re patriots. Whatever it takes to get rid of O. ;)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Thx coolest piggy.

I run a part of my dads small business. Nope- I don’t stop no matter what. You just do the best you can, like your wife.
You accept it and move forward. I have the ability to keep going so I do. I make it work.
Yep-lots of losers out there.
Blessings to your wife.

Wow, I didnt know so many people dealt with the same issues. I appreciate all the prayers and kind words. Thank you.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:17 AM

John the Libertarian on June 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Night, JTL. (Great song choice, BTW)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:19 AM

LOL. Hey, I will if you will, chica.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM

You will both regret this. I have copied these comments into my vault. This is going to be so much fun. I’m online purchasing them as we speak./

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:11 AM

LOL B, I dunno..the older I get the more I dont give a hoot. If I was in TX- I would wear the cheese with Grace and laugh my a$$ off. Just for the shock value. We could even make the news or a blog pic. :)

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Mr. Walker to unions: F**k you!

:p

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 6, 2012 at 1:57 AM

It’s been a good night. Sumpin tells me Barry (if he has any grasp of reality) might be thinking “Ooh this might not be good.”

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:20 AM

John the Libertarian on June 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

+ 100..Nice tune!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:21 AM

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

OK, brain fart there. Guess I couldn’t decide whether to speak for both of us or just myself.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:21 AM

alt-

Thx, I will remember not to date an aspie then. :) lol

I am cuddly like a kitten.

No likey COBRA or Scorpian cuddles. haha

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:22 AM

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Thumbs up!!..I remember!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Just remember the $10 rule ladies. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:23 AM

The Scott Walker campaign would like to release the following cordial message of solidarity to the Wisconsin public sector unions.

….

(Couldn’t resist. Wanted to keep it classy for Facebook.)

Hawkins1701 on June 6, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Time to roll into ZZZZZ Land.

Congrats to Wisconsin! Super night.

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes too.
You guys are the best!

See you all soon-take care in the meantime.

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:25 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:20 AM

It would be a blast. I guarantee we would get more attention in my small TX town than in FL.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Dire Straits QOTD song. One little Victory. The big battle is still ahead.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Good Night bazil9, Pleasant Dreams.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Just remember the $10 rule ladies. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Shoot, them’s Green Bay rates. I’m thinkin FL/TX rates should be at least double that. lol

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:28 AM

bazil9 on June 6, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Goodnight, B9. Take care and we’ll see ya soon!

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Well I was going to hang in here to see it hit 3000 on the Open Thread. Its at 2834 and moving very slowly.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

The Scott Walker campaign would like to release the following cordial message of solidarity to the Wisconsin public sector unions.

….

(Couldn’t resist. Wanted to keep it classy for Facebook.)

Hawkins1701 on June 6, 2012 at 2:23 AM

I can’t believe you posted that./moral outrage

(I lie- That has been going through m head as well all night :D )

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

It’s been a good night. Sumpin tells me Barry (if he has any grasp of reality) might be thinking “Ooh this might not be good.”

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Yessir! Fine day in Hooterville (no reference to cheese boobs, there). Hahaaa, more to come I hope I hope…

:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Good point $20 it is then. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Hellfire, we’re at 468 here.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Debbie Washyourface Schultz stated that this was a dry run for the Nov. election.

Well, it came up dry. She’ll probably just state that they need bigger buses in Nov.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Excellent tune!!..:)
Scott walker
PS..My tribute to Wisconsin!!

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:38 AM

I can’t believe you posted that./moral outrage

(I lie- That has been going through m head as well all night :D )

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

;-)

Hawkins1701 on June 6, 2012 at 2:38 AM

PS..My tribute to Wisconsin!!

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Good one, Dire. (Talk about a woman that has aged well!)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Excellent tune!!..:)
Scott walker
PS..My tribute to Wisconsin!!

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Great one! A remarkable woman right there. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:41 AM

I’m thinking O and his gang are desperately searching for the next Shiny Object.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Excellent tune!!..:)
Scott Walker rules!!
PS..My tribute to Wisconsin!!

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Fixed!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:49 AM

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 2:41 AM

I agree with both of you!!..:)

PS..An awesome set of legs..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Woman slaps Barrett for conceding

http://livewire.wisn.com/Event/Wisconsin_Recall_Election_Coverage/31986124

jjrakman on June 6, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Tonight voters said … ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction.

Voters have been saying ‘yes’ to that in every election since 2006. It’s just that in 2006 and 2008, the Demonrats had voters fooled into believing that they were the more fiscally responsible party, and that they would keep their promises of fiscal discipline.

Here is what Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats promised in 2006 in order to win the 2006 elections and control of Congress:

Over the past decade, the Republican controlled Congress took our nation in the wrong direction. Too many Americans are paying a heavy price for those wrong choices: record costs for energy, health care and education; jobs shipped overseas; and budgets that heap record debt on our children. For millions, the middle-class dream has been replaced by a middle-class squeeze…

Democrats are proposing a New Direction for America…

With integrity, civility and fiscal discipline, our New Direction for America will use commonsense principles to address the aspirations and fulfill the hopes and dreams of all Americans. That is our promise to the American people….

Our federal budget should be a statement of our national values. One of those values is responsibility. Democrats are committed to ending years of irresponsible budget policies that have produced historic deficits. Instead of piling trillions of dollars of debt onto our children and grandchildren, we will restore “Pay As You Go” budget discipline.

Budget discipline has been abandoned by the Bush Administration and its Republican congressional majorities. Congress under Republican control has turned a projected $5.6 trillion 10-year surplus at the end of the Clinton years into a nearly $3 trillion deficit– including the four worst deficits in the history of America. The nation’s debt ceiling has been raised four times in just five years to more than $8.9 trillion. Nearly half of our nation’s record debt is owned by foreign countries including China and Japan. Without a return to fiscal discipline, the foreign countries that make our computers, our clothing and our toys will soon be making our foreign policy. Deficit spending is not just a fiscal problem – it’s a national security issue as well.

Our New Direction is committed to “Pay As You Go” budgeting – no more deficit spending.

And here is what Nancy Pelosi promised on January 4, 2007 when she became Speaker of the House:

After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.

- New Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007

Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House from January 4, 2007 to January 3, 2011. How much new debt was created during her 4 years as speaker?

Go to Debt to the Penny, and search on the period 1/4/2007 – 1/3/2011.
01/03/2011 $13,997,932,781,828.89
- 01/04/2007 $8,670,596,242,973.04
———————————————–
$5,327,336,538,855.85

That is over $5.3 TRILLION.

Again, Pelosi and the Democrats promised:

Instead of piling trillions of dollars of debt onto our children and grandchildren, we will restore “Pay As You Go” budget discipline… no more deficit spending.

And what did they deliver?

In just 4 short years as Speaker, Pelosi added over $5.3 TRILLION in new debt, increasing the total national debt by over 60% in just 4 short years!!!.

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And it didn’t end there. Democrats still control the Senate and the Presidency. And therefore, Democrats still have majority control over the budgeting and spending process.

Recent debt numbers are:
05/31/2012 $15,770,685,085,364.14
- 01/04/2007 $8,670,596,242,973.04
———————————————–
$7,100,088,842,391.10

The 5 worst fiscal year deficits in the history of this country have ALL come at the hands of a Democratic majority in Washington, D.C. after they promised “no more deficit spending”!

Democrats have increased the total national debt by over $7.1 TRILLION after they promised “no more deficit spending”!

They are LIARS and cannot be trusted.

They promised fiscal discipline and “no more deficit spending”, but have increased the total national debt from $8.67 Trillion to over $15.77 Trillion (an increase of over 81%) in less than 5 and a half years. And they haven’t passed a budget in over 3 years.

Any voter who wants fiscal sanity MUST vote Republican in November.

To vote for a Democrat and expect fiscal discipline is INSANE (doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result).

ITguy on June 6, 2012 at 2:56 AM

I’ve never watched it before, but I am so tempted to watch Joe S’s show in the morning. Maybe I’ll just DVR it and skip to the best parts.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Woman slaps Barrett for conceding

http://livewire.wisn.com/Event/Wisconsin_Recall_Election_Coverage/31986124

jjrakman on June 6, 2012 at 2:55 AM

I watched the video, saw Mr. Barrett back away, but did not see any slap. Was it that teeny tiny woman who pushed her way through to get up in his face? If she did hit him, he should have squashed her like a bug, then taken off his shoe and wiped her on the dais.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 6, 2012 at 3:04 AM

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Going to sleep with a smile on my face, what a day/night.
Good for us. :)
ttfn

MontanaMmmm on June 6, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Going to sleep with a smile on my face, what a day/night.
Good for us. :)
ttfn

MontanaMmmm on June 6, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Indeed it was, Montana. A very good day.

Goodnight!

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Well folks, it almost made it to 3000, maybe when I get up it will have made it. Congrats to Gov Walker, the fine folks of WI. and to all liberty loving Americans in this great Nation. Congrats!

Good Night All.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I want to swing by some other sites before I turn in. (check out the celebrations v. gnashing of teeth)

Goodnight all.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 3:09 AM

I watched the video, saw Mr. Barrett back away, but did not see any slap. Was it that teeny tiny woman who pushed her way through to get up in his face? If she did hit him, he should have squashed her like a bug, then taken off his shoe and wiped her on the dais.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 6, 2012 at 3:04 AM

From 12 News

12 News’ Terry Sater just spoke to the mayor about the ‘slap.’ Barrett said the woman asked if she could slap him for conceding. He said he’d rather she hug him. So he leaned down.. and got the slap.

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Wow, thanks. No matter what, I haaaate a sore loser! I hope the cops arrested Ms. Mini Mite.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on June 6, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Thank you Wiscy! Thank you!

Today is D-Day. The beaches of the upper Mid-West are ours. Let’s take the rest of our country back!

MJBrutus on June 6, 2012 at 5:45 AM

i love it howard dean is bringing up the dem talking point about Walker won because of all the outside money.

then why did obama win by 6 over romney? seems like some libs split their vote eh?

or maybe some severe conservatives did.

renalin on June 6, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Taken from the local AFSCME 241 in Wisconsin:

“Can I drop my Union membership?

Yes. Your Union membership deduction is now under your complete control. You may drop it at any time by notifying your credit union, bank or credit card company depending on how you are paying dues.”

Looks like many did.

NYconservative on June 6, 2012 at 6:34 AM

The comment section at Democratic Underground has been a real gag reel! Some of the poor saps are completely demoralized. LOL! :-)

Punchenko on June 6, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Moaning Joe is more unwatchable than usual with Mika Boobinski in charge and Scarborough absent. Howard Dean is Howard Dean: bitter, ugly and angry. With dyed hair.

Marcus on June 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Good Morning!

ok so I turn on morning joe and mika is talking about the equal pay act failing instead of the wisconsin win….

i guess joe is not in the room again……

tell me mika what is the difference in this bill compared to that ohter bill dear leader signed in 09?

seriously, she must have gotten an email from the wh to deflect from the WI win as much as possible

cmsinaz on June 6, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Marcus on June 6, 2012 at 6:39 AM

morning buddy….

cmsinaz on June 6, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Howard Feinmann very emotional and angry on MSNBC.

Gee, MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY is all of a sudden so evil.
Wasn’t Baracky going to be SO POPULAR he would be the first candidate in history to raise a billion dollars?

Marcus on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM

the meme of the day i bet

gop money evil
dem money good

cmsinaz on June 6, 2012 at 6:46 AM

My favorite DU comment:

I give up. They’ve broken me.

Yes! :-)

Punchenko on June 6, 2012 at 6:46 AM

renalin on June 6, 2012 at 6:28 AM

didn’t see your post…

cmsinaz on June 6, 2012 at 6:47 AM

What a beautiful sunny day

CW on June 6, 2012 at 6:48 AM

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