Thursday, May 31, 2012

Scott Walker v. Obama

The Scott Walker Identity

Res Ipsa Loquitur

RUSH:  ... The unions -- I was gonna get to Scott Walker at some point in the stack, but I might as well touch on it briefly.  There's a couple of stories here in the stack about the unions losing strength in Wisconsin.

"Republican Governor Scott Walker widened his lead over Democrat Tom Barrett to 7percentage points in a new poll."  It's less than a week.  Walker at 52.  Barrett is at 45. 

Wall Street Journal:  "Wisconsin Unions See Ranks Drop Ahead of Recall Vote -- Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership -- by more than half for the second-biggest union -- since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions."

This Wisconsin recall election, the Democrats, this is their election.  They demanded this.  It's a recall.  They started it. They wanted it. It was gonna be a proving ground. It was where they were gonna demonstrate the power of unions, public-sector employees.  They were gonna get rid of a Republican governor and his ideas, and the exact worst-case scenario is happening.  The Democrat National Committee has pulled all money out.  They are conceding already.  The big risk in Wisconsin, I'll tell you what it is.  The big risk in Wisconsin is that Walker voters get a sense of complacency, think this is over, and don't show up.  That's the biggest risk right now, and that's what the largest concern is.  But this election that the Democrats demanded, this has considerable ramifications for organized labor.


RUSH:  The lesson in Wisconsin is that conservatism works.  Scott Walker has done everything that Obama says is impossible to do.  He cut spending and expanded the economy while lowering taxes and laying off no one.  It's amazing.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree w/R about the biggest risk being complacency, however, I think irritation with the thuggery and blatant in your face attitude has made the average WI voter realize that this is the one chance to evict the unions that think THEIR union members deserve more than the employer.
The reduction in property tax due to the change in Health Care providers, from the union owned and operated to competitive bidding, has put dollars back in the voters' pockets, and they realize those dollars would have gone to the union pockets - either the national, the state, or the local would have just kept them. And, what is the difference? Nada, except that costs have gone down. More teachers can be hired, if needed, as there is more money left after the union vultures have taken their fill. What's not to like?
I *really* think people are fed up with the two-tier system where the union members get top pay and benefits and the rest of us get the leftovers.

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