Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats Fail in State Senate Putsch Attempt

Democrats in Wisconsin have failed in an effort to take over the state senate. This comes as the party and unions spent millions to take at least three of six seats up for recall election. Despite a massive public relations blitz, the Democrats only came away with one firm victory and one within the margin of error.

For the unions and the Democrats, this is a heavy blow. To make matters worse for them, next week is an election in which two Democratic senators may be thrown out in recall elections.

Watching Ed Schultz's 10pm EST show (for schadenfreude purposes) you could see the disappointment and/or denial from the crowd assembled in Madison.

The Democrats dialed up the rhetoric during the campaign:

During the campaign, Moore, 37, of River Falls accused Harsdorf, 55, of betraying working families, public employees, students and seniors. Moore is an English teacher at Ellsworth High School and a member of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state's largest teachers union.

And spun as much as they could from their meager victories:

"The people of the 32nd Senate District sent Gov. Walker and his legislative Republicans rubber-stamps a clear message today: they've had enough of the GOP's extreme agenda that favors wealthy special interests and large out-of-state corporations at the expense of Wisconsin's working, middle class families," read a statement Barca issued.

So a memo to the SEIU, the Wisconsin teachers unions, the Democratic Party of the state, and whiny college students: you lost. Again.

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1 comment:

  1. I think it would fitting if the two Democrats that won tonight were sworn in at the Rockford, Illinois Holiday Inn.