Well… we have two things to say about last night’s Wisconsin festivities:
(1) We told you so; and
(2) We’re sorry – we thought getting pedicures (and reading fun ‘contact Hillary Clinton and beg her to run against the Boob’ as well as the latest luscious Hillary Clinton stuff) was more important than watching the election returns.
Last night and today we received several e-mail rebukes chastising us for the lack of comment and focus on the election returns from Wisconsin. ‘Where is everybody?‘ we were asked.
Sorry, but we thought we had written all that needed to be written about Wisconsin a while back starting before the 2010 elections. To understand what happened last night in Wisconsin let’s go back to a pre-2010 election article we wrote:
“The two most important individual elections this cycle are races which test the long-term theories and strategies of both major political parties. In earlier Mistake In ’08 installments (see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE) we have outlined the massive historical mistake the Democratic establishment inflicted on the now dead party of FDR/Hillary Clinton by gifting Barack Obama the nomination. The Mistake in ’08 is coming home to roost this November. [snip]
Instead of endless victories and a “cemented” and expanded Democratic majority in 2010, Obama has led the party to an electoral Waterloo. Not only will Republicans expand, if not cement their majority in 2010, they will do so in a post census redistricting year. [snip]
So which races are the two most important races this election cycle? Think Russ Feingold in Wisconsin and Marco Rubio in Florida.”
Rubio won and Feingold lost. For Rubio it is growing superstardom and for Feingold… well, last night tells the story. In the same pre-2012 election article we wrote this about what a Feingold loss would signify:
“If Russ Feingold loses, this iconic “progressive” defeat will prove that indeed Obama is “dangerously radioactive”. If Russ Feingold loses, the idea that “Blue Dogs” who opposed Obama are endangered and will be wiped out – thereby moving the party to the left – is a bankrupt idea: [snip]
In 2011 what will be clear is that Barack Obama is poison and destructive to those who follow him. [snip]
Russ Feingold will become an electoral victim of the lies of David Axelrod and Barack Obama and the delusions of the “creative class” nutroots who rejected reality for the soft pillows of their delusions: [snip]
The importance of the Russ Feingold race is that he was not a particularly big supporter of Barack Obama. But he was enough of a supporter that he too will likely suffer.
Feingold might not have been a big Obama supporter but he did not separate himself from Barack Obama either. The strategy for Obama Dimocrats to win is to renounce Obama:
Which brings us to this year. Why are we discussing Barack Obama when he did nothing in public to help the unions in Wisconsin? Why are we discussing Barack Obama instead of half a dozen Republican state senators? In February (during the fight over the new law proposed by Governor Scott Walker) of this year we wrote Thunderball In Wisconsin which explains why our focus today is on the treacherous Boob Barack Obama:
“Why is there such a hubbub in Wisconsin? Why is Barack Obama sending his thugs and thug machine OAFs to Wisconsin? Why are there tens of thousands of demonstrators out on the streets and in the state capital? Why are the labor unions finally so aroused? Why is there a scent of camels (not the cigarette) and Cairo in the air? It has almost nothing to do with paying more for health benefits or pensions.
What is happening in Wisconsin is that Obama realizes he is mortally threatened. What is happening in Wisconsin is that the Obama Dimocratic Party knows it is mortally threatened. That’s why now, all of a sudden, Obama Dimocrats are so concerned about “the workers”.
We had a lot to say in that article regarding how labor unions cut their own throats after years of ignoring their workers and treating those workers as serfs. In subsequent articles we provided advice to the labor unions (such as concentrating their efforts in bigger states in which they had a chance of winning). Some labor leaders are doing what we suggested and trying to get labor to worry about the people that pay their paychecks and stop spending money to help Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party.
Barack Obama sees labor unions and workers as a source of money for himself. That is why Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party demanded a fight in Wisconsin to block Walker’s new law. In March we wrote WTF – The Obama Press Conference Post The Battle Of Wisconsin:
“A lot of union supporters were shocked Wednesday night when the Wisconsin Senate voted to pass the most controversial part of the Governor Scott Walker “budget repair” or “union busting” bill, depending on your point of view. They should not have been surprised. It was politically obvious all along that the bill was going to pass – with all the geologic certainty that earthquakes will move the earth.
In our very first article on the Wisconsin law we pointed out that this was not going to end well for union supporters. We also pointed out in that article that this law was a dagger aimed at the Obama Dimocratic Party and the unions were “collateral damage”. At the time we wrote that first article the discussion in most of Big Media was about how unions would be hurt. Little mention was made that the point of the law was against the Obama Dimocratic Party. Now our view has become the conventional wisdom. [snip]
What was this “Battle of Wisconsin” all about? Why were so many genuinely shocked when the inevitable happened? Perhaps surprise at the speed with which the Wisconsin Senate moved the bill is warranted. But the bill was going to pass at some point and the shock and surprise of union supporters are what shocks and surprises here. Lesson: Don’t double down on a bet when you have nothing and the opponent has aces.
What was this all about? As we wrote in our first article about Wisconsin it is about the money unions in swings states such as Wisconsin wanted to spend in 2012. It’s all about the money to be extracted with fake promises of never to come victory from union supporters who were angry but not thinking. What was never explained was the end game. What was the exit strategy? The decision to heighten the issue to a national “movement” was not a concern to those that led the charge of this light brigade. It was all about the money:
Yup, the unions and the Obama Dimocratic Party did not give a fuc… fig about the workers losing collective bargaining or paying more for pensions and health benefits – all Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party cared about was the money Obama would lose in swing states like Wisconsin.
Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party wanted to use the union issue in order to “fire up” the Obama voters of 2008 who are now disgusted with Obama. Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party demanded desperate measures wasting millions of dollars to try to first get a judge on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to lose election, then try a batch of foolish recall elections, all in order to force a recall election against Governor Walker very early next year and an immediate repeal of the law that will deprive Barack Obama of millions in dollars and organization in 2012 if it is not repealed. It’s all about Obama and money for Obama and assorted opportunists such as the “Progressive Change Campaign Committee”.
Any Obama Dimocrat who HOPED or even believed Wisconsin’s recall elections would turn into a glorious battle with Obamarific results is certainly a fool after the results of the Prosser Supreme Court race – as we wrote on that fateful day:
“Today was supposed to be Day 1 in the big counteroffensive by Obama Dimocrats. Today was supposed to herald more victories in recall elections in Wisconsin. Today was supposed to be a day when union power was flexed and indeed a “sleeping giant” would prove to be awakened.
Instead of an apocalypse featuring a mighty giant, awake and roaming the land stomping out enemies, what we have is a display of weakness and a looming recount of an election starting by April 20. [snip]
How afraid will Republican governors in other states be now that supposedly liberal Wisconsin with unions and students up in arms at best produced a few hundred votes more for their candidate?:
“Yesterday’s supreme court election in Wisconsin spelled doom for democrats.
In a race where democratic groups and unions dumped millions of dollars into television ads and get out the vote efforts the far left came up short (so far) in capturing a state-wide race for Supreme Court justice.
Democrats, the liberal media and union goons gave their all – they even released disgusting fraudulent ads accusing their opponent of sex crimes – and still they found themselves in a tie.
Compare yesterday’s results to the election results from 2008:
In 2008 Barack Obama and his team of community organizers won the state by 400,000 votes or 14%.”
Finally, this is what we wrote in March of this year about the recall elections which floundered last night:
“As to recalls against individual senators, the ones that are legally susceptible to recall are those that won election in 2008 because the law requires that to be eligible for a recall petition you must have been in office for at least a year. A Republican in Wisconsin who survived the 2008 elections has little to fear in 2011. The Wisconsin Senators who should be worried are those Obama Dimocrats who came into office in 2008 – they are the ones whose fortunes have fallen since their election year. Shills like Greg Sargent promote today a Move-on paid for poll that shows two Republican senators as vulnerable to recall. Good luck with that money waster. [snip]
As we warned at the outset, there was no exit strategy and disaster was sure to follow. It has.
Millions have all ready been raised with false promises of victory. Millions more will be raised in futile attempts to depose Walker with Russ Feingold, who lost his last election, as the cat’s paw: [snip]
Instead of focusing efforts on states with weak governors or even a slight chance of “success” the groups supporting the unions, the unions themselves, along with Obama Dimocrats, chose to fight a battle against impregnable Wisconsin Republicans. The foolish “stratergery”, sans exit plan, has proved to be a trendsetter and led to defeats elsewhere: [snip]
Can you spell s-t-u-p-i-d?”
Millions of dollars, tens of millions from both sides, wasted. And for what? The Crawdads remind us that next week the Republicans are at bat and targeting two Obama Dimocrats:
“Millions of dollars spent for nothing. The Cheesehead Democrats needed to win 3 of 6 contests this week and both recalls next week to take control of the state senate.
Anyone who does not understand the scope of the disaster -that is wasting millions of dollars, volunteers, and messaging time is a total fool. Last night Ed Schultz of the mess that is MSNBC denounced all the “outside money” spent by Republicans without mentioning the outside money and outside volunteers Obama Dimocrats shipped in. Republican/conservative Sister Toldjah has the details on that hypocrisy and foolishness:
“In other words, Democrats, union bosses, and progressives, for your $30,000,000 and all your bussed in, slogan-chanting help, and even if you save those two seats next week, you’ll have won nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Bupkis.
So go ahead, try to recall Walker next year.”
All that waste of money, energy and volunteer time in Wisconsin for what – for Zip, Nada, Bupkis. The only open question now is whether as some speculate last night was a Gettysburg style defeat. As that possibility hit Al Sharpton last night (he’s the guy who pretended not to be an Obama Hopium eater in 2008 so he could provide “impartial” analysis even though, as we have documented, in private he had assured Barack Obama that he was in love) the rich Reverend lost his word magic and became incoherent.
“Never in the field of human conflict have so many been so disappointed so frequenttly in so short a period of time at so high a cost of money with so few lessons learned.”
“If these results stand, its an undeniable defeat for labor and for progressive activists.
Democrats and their allies are arguing taking down two incumbents is itself a victory, given that recalling an official is incredibly difficult and rare. But they invested very heavily in taking back the state senate and fell short.
Whether those groups will continue to push for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) is unclear.”
Every day Obama makes it worse. Obama makes everything worse. It’s time for Obama to get out of the 2012 race.
Obama must get out of the 2012 race NOW and we must force him to do it. With Barack Obama out, an experienced and strong leader will emerge and she can restore sanity to the domestic and foreign policy of the United States. To this end, mind if we recycle an old protest slogan by Democrats against President Nixon? Lets recycle the old slogan:
Obama pull out now, like your father should have.