The union thugs simply refuse to allow themselves to take the hint in Wisconsin. This is the greatest sign of the desperation of the left that we have seen to date. Make no mistake about it, they saw, and quite correctly too, that Wisconsin was the place where their battle line must be drawn, and they lost it big, multiple times. In last night’s rebuke of Socialism, they attempted to recall enough State Senators to regain control of the State Senate. While they did manage to flip two seats, the overall vote is very telling. The GOP had a 53% to 47% advantage, which is a margin greater than that enjoyed by Scott Walker in his electoral victory last year. So to recap, the referendum election, in which the guy who supposedly the referendum was about, and who supposedly only holds a 37% approval rating, won a larger margin of victory than he did on his own election night. Wisconsinites have shown again, they are tired of being held hostage by the Socialists who used to run their state. But wait, that’s not even the best part.
The people of Wisconsin proved something else last night. They proved that overwhelming amounts of money from outside sources and interlopers can be defeated. The union thugs who have been attempting to subvert Wisconsin politics for the better part of a year now, out spent the good citizens of Wisconsin by a margin of 2 to 1. The usual suspects, AFSCME, SEIU, ACORN, AFLCIO, have had their boots and pocket books on the ground in full force in Wisconsin since the State Legislature and Governor’s mansion were both lost to them in November of 2010. They have been building up to this moment since that day, and have in fact promised more. Bear something else in mind as well, the union thugs face their own round of recall elections this upcoming Tuesday, as three Democrat, “flea baggers,” will face the music for their wayward trip during the legislative process earlier this year.
What all of this means for Wisconsin, and the rest of the nation, is that the midterm elections of 2010 were a bellwether, and not merely a temper tantrum of the electorate. The rightward shift of the American people is very real, and they are correctly identifying the source of their pain. That source is the Socialists and Marxists who have take control of today’s Democrat Party. The Republicans who surprisingly won electoral victory in November of 2010 in Wisconsin did so by campaigning on the very things that they have been doing. It is not as if, like the Democrats, they campaigned on one set of values and principles, and then did the opposite. They put it all out in the open, and campaigned on a platform of fiscal austerity and reigning in the public sector union stranglehold on the State. It was the last part of their message which caused the battle lines to be drawn. The union thugs around the country realized pretty quickly that the money laundering operation known as public sector union finance would be soon coming to an end. The public sector unions represent less than 3% of our population, and yet have held an extraordinary grip on power in almost every state house around the country. Bob Trumka has been the most oft visitor to the White House during the Obama Presidency, their expectation is that the money train will continue to pull into their station. Union dues are taken automatically from the paychecks of their members, and funneled directly back into the campaigns and lobbying efforts of Democrat politicians. Zero is the sum total of contribution to any person or initiative on the other side of the aisle. The favor is repaid by no serious contract negotiation taking place, but simple agreement to any and all union demands during contract time. And, why not. Any increase in costs to America will simply become a donation directly into the coffers of the Democrat Party anyhow. It’s not as if the politicians need to worry about where all that green is coming from.
The unions pumped a boatload of resources into Wisconsin in November of 2010, and they lost. They staged riots in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio during the early part of 2011, and they lost. They dumped a ton of money and resources into the State Supreme Court race in Wisconsin earlier this year, and lost. They pulled of the largest State Senate Recall Election in U.S. history last night, and lost. They lost all of these races despite outspending the good people of Wisconsin by a staggering margin of 2 to 1. With access to the public teat being cut off, their resources are no longer unlimited, and even George Soros will soon be getting tired of pumping money into losing efforts. So last night of course, the decision was made to go ahead and try for the big prize, they’re going to go for a recall of Governor Walker at the earliest allowable date under Wisconsin’s electoral statutes. These union thugs are like little terminators. No matter how many times you beat them back, they just keep on coming. I am not talking about normal elections here, but about the crap they pull even after the citizens have made their wishes well known. I guess when you take the income source away from criminals, they get a little upset.
Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.