Quotes of the day

posted at 10:46 pm on June 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed unions and liberal activists for pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

“I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal,” Frank told The Hill Wednesday afternoon, alluding to Republicans’ big cash advantage in the race. “My side picked a fight they shouldn’t have picked. The recall was upsetting to people, the rerun of the election with [Democratic Milwaukee Mayor] Tom Barrett — it’s not a fight I would have picked.”

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Political observers say Obama remains the odds-on favorite to win Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, a sentiment reflected in exit polls showing the president leading Mitt Romney by a healthy margin.

But they say Team Obama should be shaken by the recall results, which highlighted a strong GOP ground game — including the influx of corporate and special-interest money — headed into the November election…

The result energized Republicans across the country — even in the liberal bastion of San Francisco. Obama, visiting the City by the Bay for a fundraiser on Wednesday, was greeted by signs reading, “As goes WI goes the USA” and “The People 1, Unions 0,” according to a pool report.

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Labor unions led the failed effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and their defeat in Tuesday’s election was a significant setback to organized labor’s political clout in both symbolic and tangible ways…

Labor experts also suspect that the loss will hurt efforts to recruit new union members in the coming years.

“What happened in Wisconsin was a huge loss, because it got them on all fronts,” said Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. “It will embolden politicians in other states, it’s emboldened private sector employers to demand greater concessions and will hurt organizing because it will tarnish the reputation of unions as an effective representative.”

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While the Democrats said huge campaign spending by conservatives supporters of Republican Scott Walker allowed him on Tuesday to become the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election, the Republicans point to their grassroots, get-out-the-vote work as more important

Combine that personal contact with energizing a mass movement of door knockers and the latest phone software technology to track voters and you have many of the ingredients for the victory, they say.

The conservative activists have literally taken a page out of a left-wing radical’s guide to organizing – as many have read the late Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”…

“This is a paradigm shift,” added Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, a conservative group chaired by former Republican House of Representatives Majority leader Dick Armey that provides training and resources to Tea Party activists. “If the grassroots embrace a cause, they make all the difference.”

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The fiscal medicine he is administering may be bitter, but it looks like it is starting to work. The state budget has been balanced. The unemployment rate has been dropping and is now below the national average. Property taxes are down. Fraudulent sick leave policies—which allowed employees to call in sick and then work the next shift for overtime pay—have been ended. The government has stopped forcibly collecting union dues from workers’ paychecks.

Best of all, the myth that union bosses represent their members’ interests has been exposed as a lie. Now that union dues are voluntary, tens of thousands of union members have stopped paying them. Membership in the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME) has dropped by half. Membership in the state’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is down by over a third. Given unions’ influential role in most elections, the national implications of this trend are staggering.

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That’s obviously what the organizers of the recall hoped to do to Walker – to punish his union busting and spending cuts as thoroughly as House Democrats were punished in the 2010 mid-term elections for the votes they cast on the health care bill and the stimulus. The fact that the labor unions and liberal activists failed where the Tea Party largely succeeded sends a very different message, though: It tells officeholders that it’s safer to take on left-wing interest groups than conservative ones (the right outraised and outspent the left by a huge margin in the recall election), safer to cut government than to increase revenue, safer to face down irate public sector employees than irate taxpayers.

A similar message is currently being telegraphed by the respective postures of the two parties in Washington. The House Republicans have spent the past two years taking tough votes on entitlement reform, preparing themselves for an ambitious offensive should 2012 deliver the opportunity to cast those same votes and have them count. The Senate Democrats, on the other hand, have failed to even pass a budget: There is no Democratic equivalent of Paul Ryan’s fiscal blueprint, no Democratic plan to swallow hard and raise middle class taxes the way Republicans look poised to swallow hard and overhaul Medicare. Indeed, there’s no liberal agenda to speak of at the moment, beyond a resounding “No!” to whatever conservatism intends to do.

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Democrats are showing a disturbing tendency toward inflexibility about future obligations, and the Republican willingness to confront that issue—however harshly—is a profound electoral advantage. In the face of understood and looming challenges, having an answer is always more potent than having none, even if that answer is completely misguided. The federal Bowles-Simpson commission, which was as unequivocal about the untenable trajectory of future spending, enjoined everyone to confront that by addressing all spending and all tools to both boost revenue, sustain growth, and reduce costs. That meant everything from tax increases to health-care-spending cuts to defense-spending reductions. And it was dismissed…

One way or another, our current series of public obligations is going to change. Even if the United States realigns on a growth trajectory that eases these tensions, retirement spending, health spending, and—of course—defense spending will need to cease increasing at their current rate. Whether health-care benefits are stripped or whether health-care becomes a state-delivered single-payer system, costs must come down, or else other aspects of our lives will be diminished. Decry what Walker did, or celebrate it, but acknowledge that one reason that he has won this round is because he forcefully addressed a real issue and actually devised policies to solve it. Unless Democrats can do the same, this will not be the only losing battle.

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Governor Walker and Mayor Barret both gave good speeches last night, and both called for an end to the bitter divisiveness that has polarized Wisconsin for the last 18 months. Both, in a characteristically American way, spoke of the need to put the past behind us and work to build a better tomorrow.

There has never been a greater need for the American faith that leads us to embrace change. The old certainties don’t work anymore, the old institutions are too expensive and too slow, and the old economy isn’t coming back. In Wisconsin, the left embraced the visions and the hopes of the past, but the voters were ready to move on.

Voters in Wisconsin didn’t reject a role for the state in regulating the economy and easing the harshness of life in a market economy. But they turned decisively against the argument that well-paid armies of life-tenured bureaucrats can produce enough good government to justify the cost. And the lesson of the election isn’t that the right has too much money; the lesson is that while the left still has plenty of passion and fire, it has, thanks in part to the power of public sector unions, largely run out of compelling ideas.

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This is a big deal beyond the presidential election or even the issue of public sector unions. Conservatives have a tendency to be fatalistic. They often think things only get worse. It’s slippery slopes for as far as the eye can see. Well, this is an example — a major example — of conservatives pushing History up the slippery slope, rather than being dragged down it. It’s a demonstration that the country still has the capacity for self-correction (the theme of my column today, written well before the polls closed), and that active engagement with the democratic process can actually restore the democratic nature of our system, even in such hotbeds of Crolyism as Wisconsin.

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Via Newsbusters.

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“But there’s another option,” Krauthammer explained. “And that is to do as well to add on to that the ideological element of it. This election showed, in Wisconsin, that kind spirit of 2010, the kind of if you like Constitutional conservative philosophy; smaller government is still alive and well and can be used in this election.”

“And I think there are elements of the Ryan plan that Romney might want to highlight, either tax reform or entitlement reform, but something that is risky and bold and strong. I’m not sure he would do it but it would help him and Wisconsin is saying this is going to work. The electorate has grown up and they can take it,” Mr. Krauthammer said.

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obama is toast! You HEAR me trolls?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on June 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…My Hero!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

banking queen…

OmahaConservative on June 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Republican big donors and high dollar campaigns = BAD

Democrat big hollywood, wall street and union donors and billion dollar campaigns = GOOD!
Bleeech BO stinks!

ConcealedKerry on June 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Bishop on June 6, 2012 at 10:07 PM

:) Yeah I remember Pelosi saying that Obamacare was actually a “jobs” bill. Then they started saying that it was a “deficit reduction” bill. Why, Obamacare was ANYTHING the left “wanted” it to be.

TarheelBen on June 6, 2012 at 10:23 PM

…there you are!…I thought you were beating up a troll!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed unions and liberal activists for pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Monday morning quarterback.

“I am? Can I slap the other players in the butt?”

itsnotaboutme on June 6, 2012 at 10:50 PM

‘Walker-Wisconsin Ranger!’
-Dennis Miller

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 10:50 PM

This is frightening….a vet stands up to the thugs…

http://www.franklincenterhq.org/5600/pro-walker-protester-gets-in-the-mi-at-clin

CW on June 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM

…there you are!…I thought you were beating up a troll!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

obama is toast! You HEAR me trolls?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on June 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…that’s what I get for not closing the old tag

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Allah, after all this positivity, you’re going to need a sabbatical to regroup!

cynccook on June 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM

This was a local election with absolutely no national implications. That’s why all the big news outlets sent trucks to Madison to cover it live.

And Obama’s a lock based off of exit polling. But no other national implications except that one.

BadgerHawk on June 6, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Frankly I enjoyed last nights lesson immensely. Matter of fact, I’m still enjoying it. : )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 10:53 PM

…that’s what I get for not closing the old tag

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I may have TOAST in the morning…

Lanceman on June 6, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The fact that the labor unions and liberal activists failed where the Tea Party largely succeeded sends a very different message, though: It tells officeholders that it’s safer to take on left-wing interest groups than conservative ones …, safer to cut government than to increase revenue, safer to face down irate public sector employees than irate taxpayers.

.
I love this! Therein lies a cogent analysis of Chris Christie’s success in NJ.

ExpressoBold on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

‘Walker-Wisconsin Ranger!’
-Dennis Miller

annoyinglittletwerp on June 6, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I like that. :)

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Poor, poor, Mr. Ed.

JPeterman on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Best of all, the myth that union bosses represent their members’ interests has been exposed as a lie. Now that union dues are voluntary, tens of thousands of union members have stopped paying them. Membership in the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME) has dropped by half. Membership in the state’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is down by over a third. Given unions’ influential role in most elections, the national implications of this trend are staggering.

…THIS!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Now we need to get this message across to the ruling establishment in BOTH parties in Congress.

STOP SPENDING!!!!!! ENOUGH!!!!!!

karenhasfreedom on June 6, 2012 at 10:56 PM

“It wasn’t always pretty (it’s funny how so many people think democracy is supposed to be pretty), but just about everyone agreed to respect the results, even the woman who slapped Barrett for conceding.”

Goldberg is disappointing. “Not pretty” hardly describes the last year of obscene and feral varletry from the Left. And did they really agree to “respect the results”? How can he say that? Did they agree to “respect the results” in 2010? Why were even put through this farce at all? And how much respect was reflected in the cataract of threats and insults seen throughout the night?

rrpjr on June 6, 2012 at 10:57 PM

“This is a paradigm shift,” added Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, a conservative group chaired by former Republican House of Representatives Majority leader Dick Armey that provides training and resources to Tea Party activists. “If the grassroots embrace a cause, they make all the difference.”

pfffft. Nothing but a bunch of astro-turf rabble rousers who have no influence on American politics.

- FORMER Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 10:57 PM

…A P‘s on fire tonight!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:58 PM

…THIS!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

All that means is the yoonyins will have less money.

Won’t stop yoonyin ‘types’ from voting ‘rat.

Or public screwal teachers from singing songs about, or threatening students with arrest for bashing, obama.

Lanceman on June 6, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Poor Obama!
If he goes to Wiscon and the Union thugs lose, the thugs and the mob will be pissed.

If he doesn’t go to Wiscon, and the union thugs and mob lose the mob will be pissed.

I am surprised the mob stuck with him after the olympics, after the 2010 drubbing, and now this?

Poor Obama, if the Supremes throw out Obamacare, as they must, he’s toast!

ConcealedKerry on June 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM

You just have to love the democrats coming out and admitting how stupid it was to let the Move on/union crowd set the agenda for the democratic party:


Rendell then says:

“And conversely, our guys made a mistake by not …….. Don’t get an election that’s divisive, that may have an influence on the presidential election. We made a mistake doing that.”

…democrats are starting to pay dearly for letting their party be taken over by marxist leftist while they purge the centrist.

In the end….leadership has to provide credible solutions to the problems facing the Nation.The democratic party has turned into nothing more than radical activists whose only skill is to attack and demonize their opponents.
They lack any real answers and their leftist policies have already been shown to be absolute failures in Europe…Russia…and Latin America.

Bankrupting a country in the quest for “social justice” is not the future that any intelligent American wants…..and it looks like some are starting to wake up to this.Hopefully millions more will before it’s to late.

Baxter Greene on June 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed unions and liberal activists for pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).
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Looks like Barney finally got behind a cause that I tend to agree with!

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Re Barney Frank, don’t forget this is the guy that now says he has always pushed for more people to live in rented apartments because perhaps they can’t afford to purchase their own homes.

Yes he has that much chutzpah.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2012 at 11:05 PM

“I don’t get it…!” - Ed Sh%t my pants

Good…

… Keep talking.

Seven Percent Solution on June 6, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Don’t ever change, Ed Schultz. The state that hasn’t voted for a Republican President since 1984 are just a bunch of right wing radicals. That must be it.

stldave on June 6, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Looks like Barney finally got behind a cause that I tend to agree with!

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Barney is used to being behind things, in front of them too.

Bishop on June 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Hero! Walker is a rock star!

southernms on June 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM

It’s only “special interest money” for Republicans, not when Unions, Environmentalists, Welfare-statists and Pay-For-Play Cronies pony up for the DemonRats.

I am so sick of the diseased discourse perpetrated by the commies and their in-the-pocket media.

A Pox on all their houses, or a rain of lead from the Heavens.

Who is John Galt on June 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Sounds as if Sgt Schultz is going to pay a visit to each union household that voted for Walker and drag them into the streets…

d1carter on June 6, 2012 at 11:09 PM

This is frightening….a vet stands up to the thugs…

http://www.franklincenterhq.org/5600/pro-walker-protester-gets-in-the-mi-at-clin

CW on June 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM

.
Goony-looking union thug cop in that second video.

ExpressoBold on June 6, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I took a little stroll over to Daily Kos this afternoon to relish in their misery.

Much to my wondering eyes did appear, these comments by a few of the semi-sane Kiddies about the PEUs.

Public Employees got a whipping yesterday.. (2+ / 0-)

I support unions. I support collective bargaining. I do not support pensions for people retiring at age 50 with 70 to 90% of their last few years income for life. The contracts awarded to public employees over the years have become so lucrative that most of us in our late 50s that chose the private sector now look back and wish we had taken that low paying job as a fireman or cop way back in the late 70s. I have friends who retired at 52 from the probation department who made more money from his pension in the first three years after he retired than the total worth of my 401k after 30 years. I pay upwards of 15-20 grand a year in state and local taxes, this is not going down anytime soon. And I have friends who are making 60,70,80 and 100 grand or more a year for life because someone thought a fireman was a hero or that a cop’s job is really dangerous. Sorry folks, Walker addressed something deep down that the left needs to tap or this is going to be a national issue in 2012. Unions are great but they sometimes go too far. We better get on the renegotiation track as a platform or we will end up supporting the back end of a horse that is running away.

Do facts matter anymore?

by Sinan on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 06:39:35 AM PDT

The chances that the private sector (0+ / 0-)

are going to adopt the benefits of the public sector are remote, improbable at best. You tell me why a retired County Sheriff is worth 200 grand for life after spending 30 years on the job. That job in the private sector does not include a gaurantee for life of 200 grand plus health benefits. You say I am envious. You are right. While I have to keep working until I reach 67 to get a measly 2-3 grand a month for SS, many of my friends are padding their income with overtime, getting idiotic certificates to get more pay as firemen and looking at retiring with 80 to 120 grand a year for friggin life! All the time, I pay upwards of 20-30 grand a year minimum in state and local taxes so my neighbor can become the world’s best bondfisherman by age 57. Sorry, I am as liberal as you get but these contracts are a joke. Public sector jobs were not supposed to be this lucrative, that is why most of us boomers did not take them. But somewhere in the 90s, they got really good and the shit is hitting the fan about these contracts. I realize some of the workers in WI gave some dough back but the state is hurting and when that happens, its hard to sympathize with folks that have such sweet deals.

Do facts matter anymore?

by Sinan on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:10:21 AM PDT

Yup (0+ / 0-)

I also am as liberal as they come and I am outraged by the guaranteed and overly generous packages that some public employees are currently receiving.

The packages promised to public employees in CA is one of the principal fiscal problems and needs to be addressed before it bankrupts the state permanently.

by According to Fish on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:52:48 AM PDT

Exactly (0+ / 0-)

In live in Santa Barbara area and believe me, the retirement packages are insane. Jim Thomas retired as County Sheriff with 200 grand a year for life. Then he went back and got another pension doing some other job to get another pension plus the county hires him as a consultant. Its insane.

Most city and county firemen make close to 100 grand a year. Upon retirement, we are talking 70-90 grand a year for life! This is insane. That job is not that important. At most we get one or two house fires a month in Santa Barbara and Goleta. The forest fires are national lands, they are handled by the hot shots and Forest Services. Why exactly do we need this many stations and this many firemen? To chase ambulances? Wheel old people out of retirement homes on gurneys? Don’t get me started…

Do facts matter anymore?

by Sinan on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:15:31 AM PDT

Same is true in San Jose (0+ / 0-)

there is a retired police office serving in a political position and “double-dipping” as they say.

When confronted, he just says “it’s legal”.

Yeah, well let’s do something to make it illegal and reform the pension system.

Democrats who don’t understand that this is an issue that desperately needs to be resolved are missing the big picture.

by According to Fish on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:22:32 AM PDT

This is where the RW gets you. (2+ / 0-)

It’s easier to complain about how good the public sector workers have it instead of asking your boss why you don’t have it so good, I guess.

28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

by TDDVandy on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:12:15 AM PDT

Sorry this is just spin (0+ / 0-)

There is no reason why the public should be on the hook for providing some public sector workers 80 or 90% of their highest salary for life after only 20 or 30 years of service.

I highly doubt that every employee could be given this guarantee because the economics of it just don’t add up.

by According to Fish on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:57:16 AM PDT

You are exactly right. It is what people are (0+ / 0-)

angry about and it should never happen. If we keep defending this situation we will kill all unions. No one should be retiring at 50 unless they are injured or independently wealthy, no one should be allowed to double dip and a pension should not be calculated on the last 3 years salary(it encourages cheating).

by lakehillsliberal on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:46:44 AM PDT

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:10 PM

But they say Team Obama should be shaken by the recall results,

There is a lot the Obama administration is shaken up about right now.

We literally have two leaders….One a sitting President,the other a popular former President….fighting over the “Bush Tax cuts” in front of the whole country.

democratic leader after democratic leader has come out and undermined Obama on several of his main campaign themes just months away from the election.

Add in a dismal economy combined with a foreign policy that has failed so badly that Obama has to shout “I got Osama” every time a camera points in his direction …..and you have a President that has lost control of his party and no longer carries anointed status as Kevlar against accountability.

Obama has plenty to be shaken up about.

Baxter Greene on June 6, 2012 at 11:12 PM

“I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal,” Frank told The Hill Wednesday afternoon, alluding to Republicans’ big cash advantage in the race. “My side picked a fight they shouldn’t have picked. The recall was upsetting to people, the rerun of the election with [Democratic Milwaukee Mayor] Tom Barrett — it’s not a fight I would have picked.”
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Could it be….that the Left(They/Those/and Them) pushed this a wee
bit too faaar!

Then we have “The Children”,er “Students”, being used as little
pawns for the “emotional angle”,used by those in trust of our,
er,US parents precious little bundles of learning!

These litte precious “pawns”,were taken out of the Learning Envir
oment,and thrust into a so-called “political Field Trip”,and were
taken out into hostile enviroment,and that (environment)was the
Hate-Filled Union Goons Threatening Harm to those WHO DON’T AGREE!!

So,let us not forget the abuse of the “CHILDREN” as well!!!!

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I want to Dissapear

And I did. Who Is John Galt?

Don’t Tread On Me!

Who is John Galt on June 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Barack… Hussein… Obama… Mmmmm! Mmmmm! Mmmmm!

Punchenko on June 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Yes. George W. Bush was juuuust a horrible President. Right?

Lanceman on June 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Cameron Joseph

Well Barney should know, as many mistakes as he’s made. Oh, right, he did those mistakes intentionally. Were they mistakes Barney? You know when you were intentional making poor decisions. Oh, right you never make mistakes.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Add in a dismal economy combined with a foreign policy that has failed so badly that Obama has to shout “I got Osama” every time a camera points in his direction …..and you have a President that has lost control of his party and no longer carries anointed status as Kevlar against accountability.

Obama has plenty to be shaken up about.

Baxter Greene on June 6, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Baxter Greene:Amen,on your points,and its really great to see ya btw!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM

D-DAY….in Wisconsin…that has touched the WH!

Destroyed Democrat-Day!
(sarc)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I posted this in a thread this morning, but it speaks volumes about how much Obama is despised by some that I thought a repeat would be in order.

A recently deceased Wisconsin man had “Vote For Anyone But Obama” engraved on his headstone and asked that memorials in his name be in the form of support for “whoever is running against Barack Obama.”

Source

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:17 PM

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Barney is used to being behind things, in front of them too.

Bishop on June 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Bishop:Just don’t go into the basement….haha,ahem!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Pavement – “Range Life”

Scott Walker is awesome!

the new aesthetic on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Best of all, the myth that union bosses represent their members’ interests has been exposed as a lie. Now that union dues are voluntary, tens of thousands of union members have stopped paying them. Membership in the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME) has dropped by half. Membership in the state’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is down by over a third. Given unions’ influential role in most elections, the national implications of this trend are staggering.

…THIS!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Freedom of choice. What a concept!

GrannyDee on June 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

We must betray them first!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Amie Parnes and Cameron Joseph

Terrifyingly and Visibly Shaken 2012!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The obligatory “Hitler finds out Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall election”

The best one so far IMHO.

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The video of Crazy Ed is priceless!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Meanwhile in other news: The End of ‘the End of Oil’: Siberian Bazhenov-Neocomian Oil Formation Covers 80 Times the Land Area of the Bakken in the US and Canada

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Well, this is an example — a major example — of conservatives pushing History up the slippery slope, rather than being dragged down it. It’s a demonstration that the country still has the capacity for self-correction (the theme of my column today, written well before the polls closed), and that active engagement with the democratic process can actually restore the democratic nature of our system, even in such hotbeds of Crolyism as Wisconsin.

It’s not conservatives pushing History up the slippery slope, but Constitutionalists, in the spirit of the Founders, forging that very slope. That is what happened in Wisconsin yesterday, and it had nothing to do with the “democratic” process, only freedom.

TXUS on June 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM

lolz..I hear you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:30 PM

DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI

The squeak in the door you here is it closing, not opening for Unions. Don’t let it hit you in the arse thugs.

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:30 PM

here=hear

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Dire will remind you.

SparkPlug on June 6, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Sam Roberts – Where Have All The Good People Gone?

the new aesthetic on June 6, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Ed, the real reason some union households voted for Walker? They’re also Taxpayers. And they want what is best for their community. You’re right about big labor being in jeopardy though. Total dead weight, we don’t need them at all.

mike_NC9 on June 6, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Baxter Greene:Amen,on your points,and its really great to see ya btw!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM

+1

KCB on June 6, 2012 at 11:33 PM

We will use “Rebel Rabbit” cartoon to illustrate the Progressive MindSet,

Bugs Bunny will be used as the Political Proxies/Unions/Teachers
Associations/and their Unions!

And will illustrate how far they pushed it,to the
point,that they painted themselves into *Enemy #1*!!
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Rebel Rabbit
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdKYDPMdg14

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I don’t know that Wisconsin is first on the list of battleground state to pour money and effort into, but it isn’t last either. You can’t ignore the results, or the well oiled machine that is in place that helped to get those results. Fire that thing up again this fall, because even if you don’t win, Obama will have to spend a ton to defend this state.

That’s clear, and that’s why Maddow’s first talking point was that Obama is still safe in this state.

stldave on June 6, 2012 at 11:34 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Dire Straits:I always gets a ‘smirk’,when you post that,haha!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM

We must betray them first!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Working on it.

KCB on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Nick Carey

This is a public service announcement to all the leftist union thugs out there. You liked it and thought yourselves smart when you nicknamed us teabaggers. Don’t worry, you’ll learn to love my teabags in time. Its whats for dinner. Bon Appetea!

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM

“It will embolden politicians in other states, it’s emboldened private sector employers to demand greater concessions and will hurt organizing because it will tarnish the reputation of unions as an effective representative.”

Best of all, the myth that union bosses represent their members’ interests has been exposed as a lie. Now that union dues are voluntary, tens of thousands of union members have stopped paying them.

Still, best of all, Obama, the Liar in Chief “this is nothing…money, money, money”…the meme all over the left, media you too…while your Obama spent 5 stops in Cali today and will be in Las Vegas tomorrow…to collect money, money, money.

Irony…no, impertinence is fully exposed. Like mold, it s/b destroyed by the light.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Working on it.

KCB on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Somebody’s got to do it. Got a tune to go with that? ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Out a little today and it is amazing how fast the Recall Walker or Barrett signs have vanished from almost everywhere except one car in the area which has Union bumper stickers all over it’s back (should be around the whole of the car as it looks like their union support hasn’t paid off enough for them to actually do much upkeep on it).

Democrats are getting used to losing here and having to get up earl to remove yard signs and that does feel good. :)

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Baxter Greene:Amen,on your points,and its really great to see ya btw!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM

+1

KCB on June 6, 2012 at 11:33 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

D-DAY….in Wisconsin…that has touched the WH!

Destroyed Democrat-Day!
(sarc)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Obama Not Scheduled to Commemorate D-Dayhttp://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/06/obama-scheduled-commemorate-dday/Speaking of D-Day

Rio Linda Refugee on June 6, 2012 at 11:38 PM

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Hello Friend..I trust the family is doing well..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Estonia is the only country in the EU which does well, simply due to austerity.

Krugman, aka Mephistophelles, mocks them.

They’r not taking it.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 11:39 PM

They’re not taking it, alas.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Canopfor will link you.

SparkPlug on June 6, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Scroodmup the linky thingy

Rio Linda Refugee on June 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Ed is funny. Too bad he can’t see solidarity has kinda went out the window when a Public employee whines they have to pay 12% towards Health Care and your union has you paying hundreds if not thousands per month for Insurance.

Reality is a door you need to walk into Ed. It hurts at first but trust me you will soon feel better.

Gracelynn on June 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Poor Rev. Al..He becomes more irrelvant everyday!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Third Eye Blind-Losing a whole year

the new aesthetic on June 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Allah will Eeyore you.

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 11:41 PM

The obligatory “Hitler finds out Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall election”

The best one so far IMHO.

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:28 PM

If you can’t watch it all, at least catch the last 30 seconds.

KCB on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Third Eye Blind-Losing a whole year

the new aesthetic on June 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Good song and glad to have you here newbie. :)

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Here’s our presentdent, keeping it classy.

Did President Obama Just Make A Blowjob Joke?

So says the pool report from his gay and lesbian fundraiser at L.A.’s Beverly Wilshire tonight.

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Al Sharpton: Republicans Stole Wisconsin Recall Vote

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Sharpton’s “or, let’s double down” line near the end says it all. When the dems lose–anything–they assume they “just didn’t get our message out.” Their predictable response is always to DOUBLE DOWN.

Just like Obama saying he might need a do-over on healthcare.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Heaven, but don’t get carried away.

Don’t celebrate until the night of Nov. 6. It’s going to be a loooong, hot, hot, hot summer, followed by a very dangerous Nov/Dec., and 4 years of Mitt or Obama.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

LOL I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song the Dems are singing today.

Especially since we all know that had the results been the opposite, they would sure be singing a different tune today.

Oh yeah, today, life is good.

Jvette on June 6, 2012 at 11:44 PM

The obligatory “Hitler finds out Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall election”

The best one so far IMHO.

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:28 PM

You’re right!
Thanks for the link!

itsnotaboutme on June 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Hello Friend..I trust the family is doing well..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Dire Straits:A-1 Dire,thank-you for asking,we get a crum-cruncher
tomorrow,for a few days,btw hows your little brood do
ing!?:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

the verve – The Drugs Don’t Work

the new aesthetic on June 6, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Poor Rev. Al..He becomes more irrelvant everyday!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Dire, I can honestly say I never wished any trouble on our friends across the aisle other than to be ridiculed, scorned, and the objects of our derision. OK and maybe a big chancre sore on their face.

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM

No Democrat Little Ones here tonight.

Have they all cried themselves to sleep?

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Good song and glad to have you here newbie. :)

arnold ziffel on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Thanks Mate, I am actually not a newbie.
Carbon_Footprint lives!

the new aesthetic on June 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Baxter Greene:Amen,on your points,and its really great to see ya btw!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Thanks and right back at you….
……hope things are going well in the Great White North.

Baxter Greene:Amen,on your points,and its really great to see ya btw!:)

canopfor on June 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM

+1

KCB on June 6, 2012 at 11:33 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on June 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Thanks and man…..wasn’t last night incredible.
…..feels good to see such corruption like we have seen in the unions and their “pay-to-play” relationship with democrats finally being held accountable by the American people.

We have a long way to go but a little bit of Sanity like Wisconsin last night certainly helps us get there.

Baxter Greene on June 6, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Thanks for the link!

itsnotaboutme on June 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

You’re welcome.

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Thanks for going there for us…those comments hopefully represent the dawning of a braincell or two infecting the Leftists…I hope this is true. The Alternative is really ugly. We ain’t giving up on Liberty, not down here in Texas.

Who is John Galt on June 6, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Yep, keepin’ it classy.

4Grace on June 6, 2012 at 11:49 PM

No Democrat Little Ones here tonight.

Have they all cried themselves to sleep?

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM

They are busy tonight washing out their soiled underwear.

JPeterman on June 6, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Allah will Eeyore you.

Betenoire on June 6, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Sure and Jimmy will crack corn. I don’t care. Language warning. Eminem 50cent version, you’ll have to look it up yourself. I ain’t in the mood to get banned. ; )

Bmore on June 6, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Flora Duh on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM

…most of the Union money is off the books and doesn’t show…in man hours (volunteers!)…transportation, communication, etc.

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 11:52 PM

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