Welcome to my home. Wisconsin. The Badger State. Famous for cheese and cheeseheads, beer, brats, and the Green Bay Packers. One of the fly-over states that most members of the MSM don’t think of often. If at all. It’s just too nice (except for those Packers).
Wisconsin. Russ Feingold country . . . Oops. Not anymore. Now it’s the state holding a recall election that will have profound consequences for the entire country and the 2012 presidential election. Have we irretrievably lost our niceness? Have we gone cheesy? Us? Whodathunkit?
Today is the day that will decide the fate of Governor Scott Walker . After all the ads. After all the trash talk. After all the name-calling. Recall Election Day is here. Or, as I like to think of it, the Union Party’s Temper Tantrum Day. Or Mayor Tom Barrett’s Do-Over.
Most Wisconsin residents have taken sides and dug in. I am no exception. I voted for Scott Walker, I support what he has done, and I will vote for him today.
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is also on the ballot. She is the embodiment of “Wisconsin Nice.” Ms. Kleefisch has been subjected to the same kind of misogynistic attacks that every Republican woman experiences from The Left in their perpetual War On Conservative Women — a well-documented “war” that most of the media don’t bother to cover.
Three State Senators are also on the recall ballot. It seems an election is no longer an election here in Wisconsin.
Considering the cost to the voters of this state, I hope that Gov. Walker wins and that sends a loud message about this recall-without-a-good-reason crap. I don’t believe a governor, any governor, should be recalled simply because the opposing party, or in this case the opposing party and their pals in the unions, don’t like his policies.
If Barrett wins, he may find himself the target of a recall vote next. Because if you can “recall” a governor simply because you don’t like his/her policies, where does it end? I all ready “know” I don’t like Barrett or his policies. Sounds like a good reason for a recall to me. What the hell. It will only cost another $16,000,000 or so.
This is the first time that everyone single person I know is going to vote. None of the “oh it won’t make any difference” talk. Every one expects this to be so close that every vote will count.
We know that we have to get every Walker supporter than can walk, hobble or crawl to the polls. Kenosha is union territory and we will be in a minority even though most Kenoshans aren’t union members. Many who are, don’t want to be. Still Kenosha always votes union. Go figure.
I heard that Neil Cavuto is coming here to Kenosha. Why here I don’t know. Perhaps he heard of the very special Cannoli’s at Paielli’s Bakery and the equally delicious ones at Cardinali’s. Cavuto is a man who has his priorities straight and knows that elections come and go but a good cannoli? Hard to find.
Bret Baier and Special Report are here in Wisconsin too. Along with representatives of most of MSM. Wisconsin isn’t used to this kind of attention. In fact we are surprised that so many of the elite media folks even know how to find us. Probably got directions from MapQuest.
Tom Barrett claims he’s the one to “heal” us, to end this civil war. Is he stupid or just another politician that thinks that we are? If Barrett succeeds in ousting the Governor so many of us support we will loathe him. Deeply. Eterhally.
Tom Barrett is getting his do-over. The unions are attempting to take back their power. In pushing their agenda they have divided this state in ways I’ve never seen here before. The anger is deep. The anger is real.
Meanwhile that profile in courage in the White House “tweets” that he hopes Barrett prevails. A “tweet” in support of Barrett? Seriously?