Update III: Waterloo – Walker Wins Wisconsin
Update II: For a while today we thought we were wrong and this is not Wisconsin Day but rather another Bill Clinton Day. Bill had us laughing all day with his latest barrage against Obama (Hint: the economy is already in recession). But Bill has to wait. It’s Wisconsin recall time. It’s Wisconsin night and already the polls closed. Hold on to your sleeves!
Update I: Bill Clinton not exactly a boon to Obama? We hope not. We’ve written for years that Bill and Barack on a stage diminishes Barack.
The HotAirs note that Roger Simon’s fury ignores that Bill is not alone in tackling Obama on Bain/Romney. But the Simon article is wrong on many facts. An apoplectic, full of rage, Simon perpetuates the lies of the 2008 Obama campaign about Bill Clinton’s “fairy tale” line about Barack Obama. Simon also trots out the myths that it was a Hillary defeat in South Carolina and Clinton “race-baiting” that prompted Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy to endorse Obama. Ted and Caroline had secretly decided before Iowa to endorse Obama (as had John Kerry). Further the “race-baiting came from Barack Obama not the Clintons.
Bill Clinton hasn’t had this much fun in a long time and anyone who wants Obama defeated should help Bill Clinton as he
slaps “supports” Obama in a very peculiar way instead of getting their jollies with sophomoric humor. As we wrote below, it’s not about Bill Cllinton, today is about Wisconsin and then on to November.
This is going to be a day filled with updates. It’s the biggest primary day of the year. California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina vote in House elections. Bill Clinton is backing candidates running against Barack Obama candidates in California and New Jersey (Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman in California, Bill Pascrell vs. Steve Rothman in New Jersey).
The story today is not “out of control” Bill Clinton, as Obama protecting Politico has it. The story today is not Bill Clinton at a fundraiser with Obama last night, crowing and mocking Barack Obama to his face:: “And, I care about the long term debt of the country a lot. Remember me, I’m the only guy that gave you four surplus budgets out of the eight I sent.”
The story today is Wisconsin.
Barack Obama abandoned Big Labor in Wisconsin. Yet, Barack Obama expects Big Labor to cough up tens of millions of dollars to make up the shortfall in donations for the Bank of America Dimocratic convention in right-to-work state North Carolina. If Big Labor does not tell Barack Obama to go to Hell after he abandoned Big Labor in Wisconsin then Big Labor deserves to drop dead officially because Big Labor is useless.
Barack Obama is not alone is abandoning Big Labor. Big Media is running away from the Wisconsin story now that it looks like it will be bad news for golden calf Barack Obama. The candidate running against Governor Scott Walker also abandoned Big Labor. The entire point of the recall was supposed to be the collective bargaining law passed by the Republican majority Wisconsin legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor. However, as Politico documents in detail, Barrett and the Obama Dimocrats in Wisconsin abandoned the collective bargaining argument.
Not once did Barrett and the Obama Dimocrats provide a plan for how to balance the Wisconsin budget if they repealed the collective bargaining law. How are they to govern with legitimacy if they did not detail their plans during the campaign? Isn’t that one of the main complaints of the recall advocates – that Walker never specified during the campaign in 2010 his intention to get rid of collective bargaining? Hypocrites!
As we wrote, Barack Obama fleebagged away from Wisconsin. For months Tom Barrett and Wisconsin Dimocrats begged Barack Obama to fight for them in Wisconsin. But Obama was too busy fighting for himself. Today Tom Barrett, instead of holding Barack Obama to account, protects Barack Obama. Tom Barrett: Oh, hey, it’s totally fine that Obama abandoned me here in Wisconsin. Tom Barrett is an embarrassment unworthy of replacing Governor Walker.
In the very real world Barack Obama and Obama Dimocrats in Wisconsin have already lost and no matter what Barack Obama remains in a lose/lose position. If Barrett wins Obama will get no credit, no craved for applause.
If Governor Walker wins, disaster and death will chew on Obama’s scrawny ass. Already the Obama campaign concedes that Wisconsin is now a swing state even though under all five Obama campaign reelection scenarios Wisconsin is a “must win”.
Further proof of weakness in Wisconsin is that already preparations are in the works for a recount possibility as Democrats prepare a recount effort. But a recount won’t matter. If Mitt Romney determines in the wake of a Walker victory that Wisconsin is winnable Mitt Romney’s campaign will get the leases and move into every Walker campaign office and inherit every bit of voter and organizational data collected by successful Republicans thus far. In one swift move Romney would be 100% organized in Wisconsin, five months before election day.
Last month we wrote that on Wisconsin and two other issues it was time for the Obama campaign henchmen to panic. If Scott Walker wins it won’t be time to PANIC! It will be time to open the skyscraper windows and jump.
If Governor Walker wins Barack Obama loses.