June 5, 2012

Free Scott Walker!

Open thread to either celebrate an American spring or mourn the death of the world’s last great hope.

And no, I don’t think I’m overstating things here.

update:  Live stream.

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 6:50pm
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  1. via
    2012 WISCONSIN RECALL LIVE COMMENTARY @ ace

    Comment From Jed
    I am in southern Waukesha County (Town of Mukwonago)….Lived here 11 years and NEVER seen a turnout like I saw today. I waited 30 Minutes at 2:30pm, wife waited an hour at 5pm.

  2. ::sigh::

    and in CA our primary means bupkis

    But I do get to vote against a $1/per pack new cigarette tax. Joy.

  3. pro bono

    Consulting on the Aaron Walker / Brett Kimberlin Case
    Eugene Volokh

    http://volokh.com/2012/06/05/consulting-on-the-aaron-walker-brett-kimberlin-case/

  4. Who woulda thought Wisconsin would be the the standard bearer for Constitutional Republicanism?

  5. From the sound of things WI may have over 100% voter turnout.

  6. Who woulda thought Wisconsin would be the the standard bearer for Constitutional Republicanism?

    that be where the republican party started

    wiki

    The first public meeting where the name “Republican” was suggested for a new anti-slavery party was held on March 20, 1854 in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin.[5]

  7. wow newrouter…did not know that.

  8. Dems already talking recount, per Maddow.

  9. However, I was thinking more along the lines of Franklin and “a Republic Ma’am, if you can keep it”.

  10. From the sound of things WI may have over 100% voter turnout.

    119% is the last I heard. Someone has some splainin’ to do.

  11. fox walker 57 barrett 42 5%

  12. from ace

    walker 68,000
    barrett 49000

    @4%

  13. Drudge has the 57 – 42, but with only 2% in.

    I hate watching TV; anyone got a live feed linky?

  14. walker 58
    barret 41

    @7%
    fox

  15. 119% is the last I heard. Someone has some splainin’ to do.

    That’s been debunked. It was an extrapolation. However, it is plausible as WI allows same day registration. Still, we’re talking Saddam Hussein type turnout so fraud abounds in Madison.

  16. ; anyone got a live feed linky?

    try ace they be doing sumthing special to nite

    http://www.aoshqdd.com/

  17. walker 118,000
    barrett 83,000

    ace @ 7%

  18. We expect the Democrat cities to report last so’s they can see how much of the vote they have to make up?

  19. Same day registration is how Minnesota elected a boa-wearing ex-wrestler Governor.

  20. It was not 119%. It was only 96%.

  21. Debbie Washerwoman-Slutz phones in to say this election in Wisconsin is dispositive of nothing.

  22. walker 61
    barrett 39

    fox @ 16%

  23. Same day registration is how Minnesota elected a boa-wearing ex-wrestler Governor.

    I didn’t know Michelle Obama was a former governor.

  24. The NYT has live feed updates. Seems some of the ‘burgs (Green Bay, Milwaukee) are red. 60 – 38, 14%.

  25. Mayhaps there is hope for the Republic.

  26. walker 61
    barrett 38

    fox @ 20%

  27. Maybe just a wee bit too early to pull the curtains…again.

  28. That’s been debunked.

    Good.

    Hubs is monitoring it (from here, not there) and just reported that Walker is kicking ass and taking names.

  29. Is it too much to hope outraged union activists and Democrat operatives will invade the statehouse in Madison tonight and drink bleach in a mass protest? I’ll pay for the bleach.

  30. Mayhaps there is hope for the Republic.

    That it’s happening in the birthplace of American Progressivism is a sign of some sort. Fourth Great Awakening, perhaps?

  31. AceofSpadesHQ:
    Ed Schultz: It’s to be expected, given how much money was “thrown” at this race. He still says it’s close and their are still votes to count

  32. walker 61
    barrett 38

    fox @ 20%

    That is phenomenal. If it holds anywhere near that, this is an astounding, crushing defeat for the unions/proggs/commies.

  33. That it’s happening in the birthplace of American Progressivism is a sign

    the birth place of republicanism too.

  34. What’s the over and under on Madison burning?

  35. Ed Schultz: It’s to be expected, given how much money was “thrown” at this race. He still says it’s close and there are still votes to count I need donuts and an overdose of Pentathol

    FIFY

  36. Ed Schultz: It’s to be expected, given how much money was “thrown” at this race.

    Yeah, how much did the unions throw at this? How many hours did filthy bloodsuckers spend “occupying” the Capitol and smearing Walker?

    No, you didn’t expect this, fat boy.

  37. NBC and MSDLC call it for Walker. In 55 minutes. Let that sink in.

  38. Fox just called it for Walker. W00t!

  39. fox calls it for walker

  40. Tomorrow, look for every libtard in the MFM (well, that is about all of the MFM, anyway) to fall over each other in a mad scramble to dismiss the meaning of this recall election.

  41. Union goons will be on the news tomorrow blaming Obama for not rallying the troops.

    Nah.

  42. Kleefish survives as well, 59-41.

  43. kleefisch too

  44. I think I just saw Barrett transiting Venus.

  45. Woo Hoo!!! Bh, good job, buddy!

  46. If at least one Occupier doesn’t show up in the Chamber in Madison tonight and pee on the floor, I’m demanding a better class of libtard. No gumption. No spirit.

  47. Place a gutter underneath MSNBC tonight and you will catch enough tears to bring spring to the Sahara.

  48. 30% reporting and Walker’s up by 20 points. God bless you, Wisconsin.

  49. Anyone else watching MSNBC and nursing a throbbing schadenboner?

  50. Heh. Alec, I had to share that one with hubby.

  51. walker 59
    barrett 41

    fox @ 31%

  52. It’s pure schadenfreude on #WiUnion

    @MikalFletcher #WIunion #Walker Take that!! You union thugs!!! #WeThePeople have spoke!! We are not through yet #LNYHBT

    @gdthomp01 Clueless to the very end. You got ur ass kicked. RT @lkaplon Why would nbc call the race so early? That doesn’t seem accurate. #wiunion

    @hankishtwit “@ruthsias: CONGRATULATIONS GOVERNOR WALKER!!!!!!” DOUBLE DIGIT BLOW OUT!!!!! #wiunion THUGS & COMMIES LIKE BHO GOT TROUNCED BY VOTERS!!!!

    Ahem.

  53. Lawrence “faggots and sailors” O’Donnell just opened and proclaimed Obama “the biggest winner” in Wisconsin tonight.

  54. Lawrence O’Donnell tonight:

    “The very big winner of Wisconsin’s recall election is…President Obama.”

    This proves some theoretical physicists are correct. There are multiple universes.

  55. Watching MSNBC is sooooooooo fun.

  56. Obama is going to start smoking in public again.

    Next up: SCOTUS dropping the hammer on Ocare.

  57. @boxerpaws60 RT @OurCountryPAC: JUST CALLED FOR GOVERNOR WALKER!!!! Expo center is going crazy!!! #wirecall #wiunion #wisconsin

  58. walker 59
    barrett 41

    fox @ 34%

    if it is not close the proggs can’t cheat

  59. O’Donnell said it is close, and no mandate.

  60. BREAKING: Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour on suicide watch. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

  61. But but but 1,000,000 signatures!

  62. Anna Wintour

    What the fuck is up with that bitch? Whose idea in the Obama campaign was it to garner the public endorsement and support of a real-life version of one of the evil Disney witches?

  63. walker 59
    barrett 40

    fox @ 41%

  64. O’Donnell said it is close, and no mandate.

    And the filthy Americans were nowhere near Baghdad when the ever victorious armies of Saddam Hussein slaughtered the infidel dogs and the sands turned red with their blood.

    Right Larry?

  65. <blockquoteEd Schultz: It’s to be expected, given how much money was “thrown” at this race. He still says it’s close and their are still votes to count Special Ed is, well, special, isn’t he?

  66. Whose idea in the Obama campaign was it to garner the public endorsement and support of a real-life version of one of the evil Disney witches?

    Again, I repeat: Everything about the Obama phenomenon is a fraud. His team’s vaunted political skills included. Everything.

  67. Damn.

    Ed Schultz: It’s to be expected, given how much money was “thrown” at this race. He still says it’s close and their are still votes to count

    Special Ed is, well, special, isn’t he?

  68. Now THIS is funny!

    @Wittorical #WIUnion – We took shits in the Capitol for nothing!

  69. Mega congrats, bh. But just fir the record, another song.

  70. How are the Senate recalls going?

  71. Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour on suicide watch. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

    SJP walks into a bar and sits down. Bartender asks, “Why the long face?”

  72. Would to God that some of that WI common sense and political courage would drip down here onto Illinois…

  73. Kleefisch calls into the union headquarters to say “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

  74. How are the Senate recalls going?

    per the ace feed 60/40 rethuglicans

  75. Would to God that some of that WI common sense and political courage would drip down here onto Illinois…

    There are plenty of common-sensical people in Illinois. Just not a majority, unfortunately.

  76. You’re gonna need a bigger boat

    Farewell and adieu, to you fair Spanish ladies…

  77. walker 58
    barrett 41

    fox @ 50%

  78. Pablo – that’s perfect. Buried jackasses.

  79. There are plenty of common-sensical people in Illinois. Just not a majority, unfortunately.

    That’s because you lose all sense when you’re dead, but they let you vote anyway.

  80. I didn’t know that, Pablo. Thanks.

    We’re looking good everywhere, Ernst. We had a good feel on things on Sunday so a good bit of effort was moved to Wanggaard in the 21st (that was my focus). Sounds like it worked but Racine is always slow.

    Things will tighten up, btw. Milwaukee and Dane will come in pretty big.

  81. woohoo … walked to my polling place to vote and return to find Walker wins!!

    awesome

  82. Milwaukee and Dane will come in pretty big.

    well busing in voters does that

  83. I believe reports of the death of the TEA Party have been a bit premature.

  84. greta has some dem talking about votes being counted. are they legitimate votes being counted? rhetorical?

  85. Pablo says June 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for that, Pablo. There is something particularly delicious about the comments that state that the democracy is fucked as the result of a high-turnout democractic election.

  86. Watching MSNBC is simply EPIC funny

  87. A song.

    (I’m pretty sure it’s about our public union friends.)

  88. Oh hear the Lefties throwing a tantrum

    WISCONSIN! IF YOU DON’T SHOW HOW PISSED OFF YOU ARE THEY WILL FUCK US ALL! TAKE THE STREETS #WIRecall #RecallWalker #WIUnion #WI #Solidarity

  89. God Bless you Cheeseheads, bh. And fuck the Dropkick Murphys. Which I don’t say cavilerly.

  90. If we can’t just recall everybody we don’t like who doesn’t do what we say — “we” being the distinct, unpopular, bullying minority — that kinda takes all the fun outta being a tyrant!

  91. WISCONSIN! IF YOU DON’T SHOW HOW PISSED OFF YOU ARE THEY WILL FUCK US ALL!

    That’s exactly what Wisconsin did, dipshit.

  92. walker 57

    barrett 42

    fox @ 60%

  93. Lawrence O’Donnell: “Just take a look at what the Founding Fathers saddled us with. That’s right, the Constitution.”

  94. i love how the wi rethuglicans used “forward” as their back drop

  95. Sarah Jessica Parker decided to do Sex in the City 2. Even if they did before, who could possibly take her seriously after that?

  96. Goshalmighty, I hope this is a harbinger of November. Even so, we gots no money.

  97. I kind of feel sorry for SJP (not really). Homely, married to a gay guy, has-been.

  98. Goshalmighty, I hope this is a harbinger of November.

    That’s up to Mitt, isn’t it?

  99. Wow. And whew–those worthless exits were making me worried.

  100. - PBS evening news is doing a masterful job by keeping busy on anything but Wisconson.

    - From Pablos link:

    We needed more national help. They left us to fight all of corporate America alone. We brought a knife to a gun fight. The NRA spent bundles. Barrett never had a chance. Yes, fuck!!!!

    - So yes, the fact that Bummblefuck did a rope-a-dope on Barret is the “reason” – of course.

  101. Great gouda mugli:

    Scott Walker
    913,519
    56.0%

    Tom Barrett
    707,965
    43.4

    Hari Trivedi
    9,181
    0.6

    72% reporting

    WAY TO GO CHEESEHEADS!!! I knew yas could do it;)

  102. Goshalmighty, I hope this is a harbinger of November.

    That’s up to Mitt, isn’t it?

    I took two straight vacation days for Walker. Walker being the guy with a strong conservative record who ran a strong conservative campaign and then governed as a strong conservative. He’s earned this extraordinary effort.

    Mitt isn’t even in the plus column yet let alone earning loyalty.

  103. barrett concedes wants walker to listen to his side. fu

  104. Am I correct that it looks like the Rethuglicans are sweeping the Senate recalls as well? This is the close one, right?

    Utter fucking destruction for Dems/proggs/unions/communists. I like it.

  105. walker 55
    barrett 44

    fox @ 83%

  106. “barrett concedes wants walker to listen to his side.”

    Of course he’ll listen graciously to any apology they have to offer. Starting with one for Barrett’s claim that Walker lied about the Wi. jobs #s.

  107. Yeah, that’s the one, Pablo. It’s the 21st district. Racine squeezed between Milwaukee and Kenosha. It’s a tough area.

  108. Didn’t the exit polls have this as a tossup, then revised to 52/48?

  109. - I did the same Darleen. Prop B, pension reforn is leading 70% to 30%. Looks like a runoff between Damio and Filner. No surprise.

  110. scott walker speaks

  111. walker 54
    barrett 45

    fox @ 88%

  112. “moving wisconsin forward

  113. - Now if we can do the same across the country.

  114. Hey Obamamerica? SUCK IT. Thnx. Bye.

  115. ” WISCONSIN! IF YOU DON’T SHOW HOW PISSED OFF YOU ARE THEY WILL FUCK US ALL! TAKE THE STREETS”

    And so Operation “Fuck Them All” hereby commences. June 5, 2012.

    And tomorrow is D-Day too!

  116. Awesome speech, Gov. Walker!

    Hey, Buh-rock: this.is.historic.

    And like pala said SUCK IT.

  117. - Watching that 2nd link Pablo with Barret crying on camara and talking so wildly – Jeebus – these nutbags are totally unhinged.

  118. Bobby Jindal: “A lot of people thought it would be a late night in Wisconsin. I think it’s going to be a late night in Chicago.”

  119. Victory!
    We should collect Ed Schultz’ bitter tears. I hear they cure cancer…or at least can be used to rid a house of bed bugs! Victory is so sweet.

  120. Gonna listen to Rush Limbaugh tomorrow. Gonna taste the sweetness.

  121. well baracky can go for the divorce file. oh wait.

  122. I think the Choom gang has reassembled in the Oval office tonight

    The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win.

    “While tonight’s outcome was not what we had hoped for – no one can dispute the strong message sent to Governor Walker. Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites from all walks of life took a stand against the politics of division and against the flood of secret and corporate money spent on behalf of Scott Walker, which amounted to a massive spending gap of more than $31 million to $4 million,” Tripp Wellde, campaign state director, said in a statement.

    “It is a testament to all of those individuals who talked to their friends, neighbors, and colleagues about the stakes in this election of how close this contest was. The power of Wisconsin’s progressive, grassroots tradition was clearly on display throughout the run up to this election and we will continue to work together to ensure a brighter future for Wisconsin’s middle class,” Wellde said.

  123. Is there some kind of infection which comes in from physical contact with Minnesota? A Frankenitis?

  124. “I’m from Chicago,” Zelchenko told me. “I was sent up here, supporting the Obama campaign, to watch for voter disenfranchisement.” To put it mildly, Dorsey didn’t enjoy the observations from Zelchenko, who was watching the poll site all day. “I called my people after he wouldn’t listen to me,” Zelchenko said. “He was yelling at me during the afternoon.”

    By 8 p.m., I had seen enough. There was a lot of eyebrow-raising registrations, but as a young mother told me, that’s how things always are in Milwaukee on Election Day. Perhaps. But today at least, the biggest takeaway from this polling site was the Zelchenko spat, the hardly packed gym, and the college guys who were there for the money, not for the politics. Obama supporters clearly put a lot of sweat into this race, but in the end, the outsiders from Chicago and elsewhere couldn’t swing it their way — even in Milwaukee.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/301935/view-ward-177-robert-costa

  125. - Alright Jeff, there’s your bright ray of hope. San Diego, in the heart of Marxville, and Wisconson have shown the way.

    - What say you?

  126. A strong message was sent, alright.

    We aren’t the public sector’s bitches.

  127. You know what’s funny? Fred Thompson pitching reverse mortgages on MSLSD.

  128. “It is a testament to all of those individuals who talked to their friends, neighbors, and colleagues about the stakes in this election of how close this contest was…” Wellde said.

    Mr. Wellde lives and works in the middle of the Gobi Desert, close to the Oklahoma panhandle.

  129. Just a reminder:

    The silent tears of Joseph Cotto are soaking the doily on his nightstand as we type.

    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2012/may/17/republican-case-against-scott-walkers-reelection/

  130. Just because I enjoyed it.

  131. i like sticking forward in their nazi/commie/socialist/southsidechitown faces

  132. - Ok, the Dem talking heads that are in the races for Congress and state seats, other than that haed assed Marxiat bitch Fienstein, are talking up pension/school/infrastructure reform now. Even our sitting Lefty Mayor switched to pro reform last week at the eleventh hour. (Progressive loyalty is a thing of beauty).

    - Its a tsunami.

  133. What a difference a year makes. 2011, 2012.

  134. Same here, nr.

    Forward!

  135. Not heard at team Obama tonight:

    It’s Bush’s Fault!

  136. Probably a huzzah or a heh for just about everyone in this thread, btw.

    There’s a chance I started drinking before the official call for Walker.

  137. Superlatively well done Wisconsin. Lead the way.

  138. Bring me the head of Richard Trumka.

  139. Bring me the head of Leo Gerard. Bookend them.

  140. Soros the great juggler drops another ball.

  141. Scott Walker: I won. (again)

  142. Obama:…..Yo home….What the fuck just happened?

    Axelrod:….Ahhh… don know bro…

    (Green slime cascades down on Axelrod)

    Axelrod:……….

    Axelrod:….Not funny Barry…not funny….

  143. I love how the leftists are touting the exit polling showing Obama with a lead, the same exit polling showing this race as a coin flip.

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