the. end.

suck it, Libs

Republicans held onto control of the Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday, beating back four Democratic challengers in a recall election despite an intense political backlash against GOP support for Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to curb public employees’ union rights.

Fueled by millions of dollars from national labor groups, the attempt to remove GOP incumbents served as both a referendum on Walker’s conservative revolution and could provide a new gauge of the public mood less than a year after Republicans made sweeping gains in this state and many others.

Two Democratic incumbents face recalls next week, but even if Democrats win those they will still be in the minority…

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11 Comments!

  1. Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:21 am |

    It has been fun to watch the bedwetting left try to claim any victory over these 2 seats.

    The 2 seats won last night were very low-hanging fruit. Kapanke is a stalwart conservative but was in a rather weak position given his district. Hooper won on a recount and was hindered by marital problems and a “relationship” with one of his staff. Overall, this was a solid victory for Republicans in this state.

    Next on the docket is the left’s plans to try to oust Governor Walker. One thing you have to say about Madison Marxists, they’re as persistent as they are incompetent.

  2. TimO
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:45 am |

    If they’re knashing their teeth this morning, just wait until November 2012…..

  3. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:14 am |

    Whew.
    Only political bright spot in the past week.

  4. bigviking
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:37 am |

    I guess the picture is of Waldo the English major????

  5. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:47 am |

    Yep …
    zombies.

  6. RonF
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:55 am |

    So what are the polls on those two Dem seats up next week? Any chance of a GOP pickup?

  7. AZHolmes
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 9:11 am |

    So, when can the GOP file to recall the 2 newly-”elected” Dem’s? This could go back and forth until everyone in Wisconsin is employed by the state election board. Or, they run completely out of money.

  8. SondraK, naughty naughty bad wingnut
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 9:34 am |

    So, when can the GOP file to recall the 2 newly-”elected” Dem’s?
    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 10:49 am |

    when can the GOP file to recall the 2 newly-”elected” Dem’s?
    Already have. I think election is in about two weeks.

  10. RonF
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm |

    You cannot file a recall petition against an elected official in Wisconsin until they have been in office a year.

  11. Posted August 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm |

    I’d like to congratulate the union rank and file in this country. Congratulations again on your leadership who withdrew $23 million of your dues from your pension plan and spent it on an election that was a bust.

    Oh, and for you union rank and file who are retiring soon and you find out your pension isn’t there anymore…try getting an answer for that from your leaders. Just try.

    Suckers.