Posts Tagged ‘recall’
(VIDEO) Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke at the National Review Institute Summit in Washington, DC. He talked about his recall election and why he calls it a “defining moment in American history” and why his party . . .
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Back at my favorite boîte, in a dark back booth I was scanning the news clips of the week and watching TV while waiting for lunch. Greg Gutfeld’s take on the Wisconsin recall election made me laugh out loud:
“The media wanted Norma Rae, and got On the Waterfront, instead.”
The entire week was full of things like this, signs of a campaign on the rocks.
–SNIP– When they got to Wisconsin, the whole table was disconsolate. “‘Double Down!’ that moron Rich Trumka said, ‘Double Down.’”
“Yeah, we doubled down all right. We worked together with Mr. Double Down Trumka on getting out street protestors. We worked on occupying the state capitol, harassing the Governor and legislature. We ran off and hid in Illinois to block the Walker initiatives. We went all in for the judicial elections ,backing an utter twit, and then challenged them and demanded a recount which we were sure to lose and we lost again. And then, the most beautiful thing of all,” the operative said, choking on the words, “we worked our butts off to get a recall election. Went house to house, Canvassed. Got thousands of names on petitions — many of them phony but still names on a petition. We called to get out the votes, and Walker wins again. The Wisconsin GOP controls the state house, the supreme court, the house, and while it might possibly have lost the majority seat in the senate, that body’s not meeting again until next year when they surely will regain control of both houses again. Double down. Now Double Down is out of money for the 2012 election there and the White House who told us to work with him expects us to get more money from a state where they think we are profligate campaign spenders and idiot sore losers. Good luck with that. Even my first grade neighbor pointed at me and laughed when I took down the Barrett signs on the front lawn. Kid even handed me a Walker button.”
Read more By Clarice Feldman at American Thinker
Today, State Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) sent letters to both the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and the City of Milwaukee Election Commission regarding the extended hours that were kept during the recent June 5th recall election. Madison and Milwaukee went to unusual lengths to accommodate early in-person absentee voting, such as keeping extended evening hours, including staying open on the weekends and the Memorial Day holiday for the June recall election.
“I have asked that the GAB inform me of any other municipalities that kept expanded hours to the extent that Milwaukee and Madison did,” said Stone. “Early absentee in-person voting is an option voters have with regard to casting their ballot, but I don’t know of any municipalities, other than Milwaukee or Madison, that expanded their normal business hours to this extent,” Stone said. “On a typical Election Day in Wisconsin, the polls are uniformly open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. regardless of locality. How is it equitable for voters in one community to have greater access to cast in-person absentee ballots than voters in another?”
Read more by Jeff Stone at The Wheeler Report
Contrary to the hit-and-run coverage of national news networks, Wisconsin’s historic recall election did not begin when the polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and end at around 8:40 p.m. with a stunningly fast and decisive victory by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Viewers from California to Connecticut can be forgiven for thinking that the recall campaign just kind of popped up and then went away in a day. That’s certainly how much of national media — particularly television — covered it.
Not long after the major networks began calling the race, many switched to alternate programming. They packed up their big news trucks and their cameras, blinding lights and boom mics and got out of dodge.
Those in the media who have covered this slog for more than 15 months know differently.
From allegations of choking and slapping among Wisconsin’s Supreme Court to pajama recall campaigns, it’s been one wild and unforgettable time in Wisconsin politics.
Read more By M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Reporter
A bad day at DNC Headquarters
Congratulations to you and all of the members of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County for what you accomplished for Wisconsin and for America on June 5. Every call you made, every mind you changed, every sign you displayed, every person you influenced was part of the grass roots conservative revolution that is steadily and purposefully working to turn this country around.
Thank you for your tireless effort and dedication. Thank you for your commitment to informing and educating constituents. Thank you for not giving up.
I am incredibly proud of you and all of the voters of Wisconsin.
Freedom is at stake and is a cause worth fighting for - but the fight is not over. Through Scott Walker’s strong leadership and the brave actions of our elected officials in Wisconsin, an example has been set for the rest of the country to follow. They’ve made tough decisions, taken tough votes, initiated bold policies, and IT’S WORKING!
You understand what’s at stake, you know the truth. The problem at the federal level is 1000 times worse than the fiscal problems Wisconsin faced.
Your ongoing efforts to educate, inform, persuade, and win the argument now need to be taken to the next level - to a win for America in November.
Thank you for your continued effort toward that end!
God Bless you and God Bless America
Sen. Ron Johnson
Wisconsin recall results influenced decision.
LANSING (AP) — A group seeking to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that it has ended the effort following Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall election.
The group called Michigan Rising said it would stop collecting signatures, noting it already was short of its own gathering goals. Instead, the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank, develop progressive leaders and support current progressive legislators.
“The results in Wisconsin crystallized how difficult a task it is to recall a sitting governor, even when the unions and the Democratic Party play a significant role in the effort,” spokesman Bruce Fealk said in a statement.
Read more at southbendtribune.com
Last year, Breitbart News documented the ongoing left-wing thuggery unfolding in Wisconsin after the protests first began — violence the media not only ignored but defended. Threats of violence unleashed by supporters and members of spoiled, crybaby unions addicted to getting something for nothing, are no laughing matter. Public Unions poured tens of millions of dollars into Wisconsin. This battle was their line in the sand and now they look humiliated after that sand was kicked right in their face.
–SNIP– Twitchy has much more.
Read more by John Nolte at Breitbart.com
The RPMC condemns all political violence. See Woman slaps Barrett for conceding
This is awful.
(VIDEO) Woman slaps Barrett for conceding
by Tom Swigert / WISN.com
11:43 PM yesterday
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.
by Tom Swigert / WISN.com
11:43 PM yesterday
And she is a supporter?
The RPMC condemns political violence, even against our political opponents.
Report instances of vote fraud to:
Milwaukee: County Election Commission
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
Because this is a recall election, the Governor and the Lt Governor are listed on the ballot separately.
TONIGHT - SUNDAY 7 - 9 PM
POLL WATCHER TRAINING CONFERENCE CALL
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF WISCONSIN
The Republican Party of Wisconsin is working hard to ensure we have a fair and honest 2012 election cycle. The party is taking a proactive approach, advising that it should be easy for everyone to vote but hard to cheat. As part of our program, we will be holding a Statewide Election Day Observation CONFERENCE CALL Training Session. Please call in at the Toll Free telephone number below.
Sunday June 3, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*It is advisable that participants dial in approximately 5 -10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin.
Training Session Documents may be downloaded at:
For more information, please contact Kristina Sesek at the Republican Party of Wisconsin
at (608) 257-4765 or email@example.com