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As goes Wisconsin, so goes the nation Part II: DNC pulls out of recall effort

May 16, 2012

  I have held the opinion for quite some time now that as goes Wisconsin, so goes the nation. The theory being this: Scott Walker of Wisconsin was elected on a campaign promise of bringing fiscal responsibility to the state. In just over one year he was not only able to balance the budget but also has the state running at a surplus. This has created a business atmosphere which has Wisconsin rising in the best/worst states business outlook. For his effort he is facing a recall election because some people  (mostly unions) are upset at the tough choices he had to make to turn the state around. This recall effort–and its success or failure–will be a bell weather indicator heading into November. If Scott Walker is recalled it will show the nation that the people of America really aren’t ready to accept the tough decisions which will have to be made if we are going to stave off the impending collapse, but if Scott Walker survives it just might show us we still have a fighting chance at turning this around before we face a total collapse of our economic system.  (I would argue that some on the left want the economic system to collapse, but that is an argument for another day.)

  After last week’s primary in Wisconsin when the Democrats picked Scott Walker’s opponent the early returns look promising and offer us some hope. The latest polls show Scott Walker leading from anywhere between 5-10 percentage points, and now according this story an email sent by admits the Democratic National Committee is no longer going to invest in the recall effort–for all intents and purposes they are pulling out of the recall effort. One can easily presume they see the writing is on the wall and they don’t want to be associated with a losing effort.

  I honestly believe that June 5th will give us a very real indication of what is going to happen in November and this race deserves all the scrutiny it has received. This election will set the stage and the tone of the election; it will put one party on the offense and the other on defense and the party that wins this election will have the momentum moving forward.

  It looks good at this point but with two weeks to go anything can happen, stay tuned…..

19 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2012 10:20 pm

    You are right, Steve. June 5 wikk tell us a lot about what we can expect in November. Walker is a good man and has done what he was elected to do. Maybe the DNC dropping out is a good sign.


    • May 17, 2012 5:58 am

      I think it has to be a good sign.The unions have spent a ton of money on this effort and yet Walker leads in the polls. I think they are getting out while they can to avoid embarrassment so they can live to fight another day.


  2. MaddMedic permalink
    May 16, 2012 10:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….


  3. John Carey permalink
    May 16, 2012 11:47 pm

    You’re right this is indeed a test. The one thing I believe it will also do is if Scott Walker wins it will inspire other Republican Governors in troubled states to act. For now many of them are in a wait and see mode.


    • May 17, 2012 6:00 am

      That’s a great point John, if Walker wins it could trigger other states to start making the necessary moves. This might just be the beginning of the turn around.


  4. May 17, 2012 2:15 am

    Scott was on Greta tonight, and yes, he leads in the polls, and may add to that lead with the news that 23,000 jobs have been created under his watch. The Dems charge that he’s cost jobs turned out to be untrue. I think he beats this thing and Wisconsin-and America as a whole will be better for it.


    • May 17, 2012 6:02 am

      I heard that about the jobs as well. The left tried to distort his jobs record but it hasn’t worked and I think the people of Wisconsin have caught onto the dirty tricks.


  5. May 17, 2012 3:26 am

    I’ve been thinking along this same line. Should Scott hang on and win it would be a victory for those who support government restraint. I have a daughter who lives in Madison(progressive mecca), despite being there for many years she has kept her southern conservatism. She, too, thinks Walker will win. Seems states like Wisconsin and Ohio with good governors are making some progress toward recovery, but then Obama tries to hog the credit. I suspect, however the citizens of those states know where the credit lies. Nationally there is a different view. But its in the individual states, that the battle will be fought and victory or defeat tasted. One thing I feel is certain, is that should Wisconsin end up in the republican column the election in November will be won by Romney—little doubt about that!


    • May 17, 2012 6:04 am

      Great point Ron, it is with the states that they changes must start. Once the states get their houses in order perhaps the feds will as well. Of course Obama must go before that will happen, but it looks like there might be a starting point in Wisconsin.


  6. LD Jackson permalink
    May 17, 2012 7:37 am

    The results will certainly tell a tale. If you listen to the media, both during the circus surrounding the Wisconsin budget battle, and during the recall effort, you would think Governor Walker was the devil incarnate. As it turns out, not so much. I believe it holds promise.


    • May 17, 2012 7:58 pm

      I am prowing more optimistic about Walker’s chances because it seems as if the people are going to judge him by his results. It will be a good sign heading into November if Walker pulls this out.


  7. May 17, 2012 3:55 pm

    You are spot on. Thanks for reminding me about Walker’s upcoming recall vote; he is indeed the canary in the coal mine. You’re right about how we should feel too: hopeful, but not cocky. Prayers for Wisconsin and our great nation.

    cheers to ya, Stevie D.


    • May 17, 2012 8:00 pm

      Yes, not cocky. We haven’t done anything yet but the signs are starting to show us that we will be heard from shortly.
      Tipping my glass back at you Linda!


  8. Patrick Gage permalink
    May 17, 2012 8:00 pm

    Walker has done great things in Wisconsin, and voters are rewarding him for it. The union may not like it, but then again, they don’t like anything Republicans say. Here’s to a Walker win in June!


    • May 17, 2012 8:14 pm

      He sure has! He is one man who has backed up his promises and has made the tough decisions and I wish there were more people like him in politics today.


      • Patrick Gage permalink
        May 17, 2012 8:20 pm

        Saved a bunch of money and didn’t raise taxes. I’d call that a success.


      • May 17, 2012 9:20 pm

        So would I, but I think the unions disagree with us. 🙂



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