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GOP Wins Recall Battle in Wisconsin

Posted on | August 10, 2011 | 34 Comments

Outspent 2-to-1 by Democrats and unions, Republicans held onto control of the Wisconsin state senate, winning four of six challenged seats in Tuesday’s recall elections. And next week, two Democrat senators will face their own recall challenges. Allahpundit live-blogged the whole thing and concludes: “After months of agitation over the collective bargaining law, the supreme court election, and now the recalls, [the Democrats] haven’t regained control of anything.”

Democrats are claiming the GOP cheated. Given the abject corruption of the Democrats and their union-goon allies, that’s rather an ironic charge. It’s like being accused of incivility by Al Sharpton. Speaking of whom . . .


34 Responses to “GOP Wins Recall Battle in Wisconsin”

  1. Lisa Graas
    August 10th, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Ditto ‘What??’ 

    Anyway, thanks, Wisconsin!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. ThePaganTemple
    August 10th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    If Obama loses re-election, I almost guarantee it will push Sharpton over the edge maybe to having a stroke, if he doesn’t have one before then. Reminds me of Amy Winehouse on stage in Serbia.

  3. Stan Brewer
    August 10th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    That money the unions and others spent to try to defeat the Republicans, is less money they will have use to pay for other campaigns. That also means less money for Obama too.

  4. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Hopefully, that money won’t simply be replaced from Soros’ newly acquired $10 billion kitty (his wager on the downgrade, as rumor would have it).  

  5. ThePaganTemple
    August 10th, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    Plus no telling how much they’ll spend on the two recall elections of two Democrat Senators next week.

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    August 10th, 2011 @ 9:12 am

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  7. Chuck Coffer
    August 10th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    Al Sharpton is a Klansman. Why give him any press? One needn’t be a psychic to know what he has to say about any subject at all.

  8. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    What’s with Sharpton?  Been in Barry’s stash?  Does he need contacts?  I suspect MSNBC already knows they have a loser on their hands – they’re deliberately sloooowly scrolling his script, so he looks like an even bigger lump.

  9. Anamika
    August 10th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    Kos: Wisconsin wrap up, a real victory, and we fight on

    Nate Silver:

    “Dems would be silly not
    proceed with Walker recall based on tonight. The results project to a
    toss-up if you extrapolate out statewide.”

  10. Thank you Wisconsin Tea Party « simplytimothy
    August 10th, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    […] You beat the union goons. […]

  11. Of Reagan Dreams and Obama Nightmares « Temple of Mut
    August 10th, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    […] Dear Readers: The news from Wisconsin is cause for celebration today. If you want to celebration to continue, contribute to the Republicans going against the Democrats next week (especially Kim Simac, who has a good shot), then sit back and enjoy the schadenfreude. […]

  12. ThePaganTemple
    August 10th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Wow, a Kos Kool-Aider whining about Republican money, and cheating. I can’t engage people like this, so kindly relate to the writer that Democrat chances of doing that well in Republican-held House districts are very, very slim. Pick up 33% of them? A lot can change between now and then, granted, but I doubt things will change that much.

  13. Joe
    August 10th, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    We might find Sharpton in a ditch, with a bag over his head, covered with feces…

    Oh wait, been there, done that. 

  14. Joe
    August 10th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    I was starting to think Wisconsin had bad cheese and it was making everyone there insane.  There are some sane people there.

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    August 10th, 2011 @ 10:22 am

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  16. Paul Zummo
    August 10th, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Yeah, I love how Kos extrapolates a winning percentage from a special election in one state with 1/5 of one legislative branch on the ballot and thinks that it’s going to translate on the national stage.  Delusional much?  

  17. ThePaganTemple
    August 10th, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    On top of that, one of the two Republicans that got beat by rights probably shouldn’t have been there to begin with. His election in that district was a fluke, one of those anomalies that happen from time to time. His defeat last night was expected. The other race the Democrats won was so close it could have easily gone either way.

  18. AngelaTC
    August 10th, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    The Republicans would be foolish not to set the bar a little higher for recall elections.  

  19. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    A little morning mood music…

  20. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Yep, a toss-up and right out the window…

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  23. JeffS
    August 10th, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    Grasped straws are not a reflection of reality, but an measure of desperation.

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

  24. Anamika
    August 10th, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

    Did you think perhaps there is someone who loves you all and sees the folly of grasping straws? Did you think perhaps taking sides digs a hole and buries love? Did you think that once an Anamika  is in your heart, you stop thinking about……? Just wondering about bipartisan Love….Ana

  25. PAR1
    August 10th, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    Does anyone know about the races next week? Nobody seems to be mentioning them.

  26. Bob Belvedere
    August 10th, 2011 @ 8:32 pm
  27. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    According to ACE the left outspent by 2 to 1, it would be interesting to know how much of that was spent defending the two Social Democrat’s seats.

  28. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 8:43 pm


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  30. ThePaganTemple
    August 10th, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    I read somewhere, maybe Twitter, that one Republican candidate in particular was outspent by more than ten to one, mostly union money.

  31. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 10:30 pm


  32. JeffS
    August 10th, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    Psychobabble nonsense is not an appropriate response to a rational statement.  This is telling here in that you clearly agree that you are indeed grasping at straws, in particular, and tilting at windmills, in general.

    Tsk Anamika, tsk tsk!

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