Republicans Hold On To State Senate In Wisconsin As Their Policies CREATE JOBS

Great news!  Republicans are still firmly in control of swing state Wisconsin in spite of a MASSIVE effort by unions nationwide to usurp control of the Wisconsin Senate.

Had Democrats won three of the seats, they could have tied up the Senate; four and they could have taken control.  And you know if they’d won in Wisconsin, the message would have been that “the people are rejecting the extremist Republican agenda.”

Well, we WON and Democrats LOST.  So just WHO’S the extremists NOW???

Wis. GOP holds off Democrats in recall elections
Republicans retain 4 of 6 seats
Updated: Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 1:01 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 12:51 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – 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.

Turnout was strong in the morning and steady in the afternoon in communities such as Whitefish Bay, Menomonee Falls and Shorewood, where Sen. Alberta Darling was one of the four Republicans to hold onto her seat.

Tony Spencer, a 36-year-old laid-off carpenter from Shorewood, voted for Darling’s challenger, Democratic state Rep. Sandy Pasch.

“I’m in a private union, so they haven’t necessarily come after me,” Spencer said. “But everybody should have the right to be in a union. I came out to stop all the union-bashing stuff.”

John Gill, 45, of Menomonee Falls, voted for Darling and questioned the opposition’s anti-GOP rhetoric, which went far beyond collective bargaining.

“This was all supposed to be about the workers’ rights, so to speak. But that has not been brought up one time. It’s all been misleading, the attack ads, things like that,” Gill said. “The one reason they started this recall, they didn’t bring up once.”

Until this year, there had been only 20 attempts since 1913 to recall any of the nation’s state lawmakers from office. Just 13 of the efforts were successful.

Also winning on Tuesday was Democratic state Rep. Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse, defeating incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke, who had been in the Senate since 2004. The other Republican ousted was first-term incumbent Sen. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac, defeated by Democrat Jessica King, the former deputy mayor of Oshkosh.

Republican Sens. Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls, Rob Cowles of Allouez and Luther Olsen of Ripon all held onto their seats.

The stakes in Wisconsin were clearly much larger than control of the Senate. Democrats cast the recall results, in which they picked up two seats, as a rebuff of the Republican revolution started by Walker but it clearly wasn’t all that they wanted. Both parties also were testing messages ahead of the 2012 presidential race, in which Wisconsin was expected to be an important swing state.

Republican and Democratic strategists were leery of reading too much into the results heading into next year’s campaign.

The recall effort helped stir passions in the Democratic base “in ways we might never have been able to achieve on our own,” said Roy Temple, a Democratic political consultant with extensive experience in the Midwest. But, he said, that doesn’t mean the recall can offer much more than hints about broader trends.

“Wisconsin was a swing state before, and it will be after,” Temple said. “Maybe (the recall) is a sign of strong intensity, and that’s not meaningless, but it’s not predictive.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the party was “all in” to win the races. A coalition of national unions spent millions on attack ads and other campaign activity to wrest seats from the Republicans. Conservative groups also spent millions.

It all amounted to a summer unlike any other in Wisconsin. More than $31 million was estimated to have been spent on the nine recall efforts, rivaling the $37 million spent on last year’s governor’s race.

“I feel that a lot of people didn’t get their way, threw a crybaby fit and decided to have a recall. The majority of Wisconsin already voted,” said 43-year-old Ross Birkigt of Menomonee Falls. “It’s a shame that all of sudden this happens and that a lot of special-interest money gets poured into it. I’m kind getting sick of seeing this stuff on TV every single minute.

Republicans won control of both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office in the 2010 election just nine months ago.

The Legislature that had been approving Republican-backed bills in rapid succession will likely grind to a halt if Democrats win back the Senate. They would then be able to block anything from passage without a bipartisan agreement.

Any newly elected senator will take office within 15 days, a brief window in which Republican Senate leaders could call a lame-duck session if they are about to lose control.

The races next Tuesday target Sens. Bob Wirch of Pleasant Prairie and Jim Holperin of Conover.

Now it’s our serve as we go after two of the Democrats who fled their state like rats (i.e., “DemocRATS) rather than participate in their Constitutional duties as elected officials.

Keep in mind, these were the six most vulnerable Republicans in the entire state.  One of them was pretty much deservedly dead meat:

(Newser) – Protesters who showed up at the home of a prominent GOP Wisconsin state senator got a little scoop from his wife: Not only was Randy Hopper not home, she said, he also doesn’t live there anymore, and in fact doesn’t live in his district—owing to the fact that he’s shacked up in Madison with his 25-year-old mistress.

And good riddance to him.  Especially if we can win the recalls of the two Democrats next week and replace our losses with quality Republicans.

Here’s the thing that every American ought to know: the Republican initiatives WORKED:

According to new jobs figures, Wisconsin created 12,900 new private-sector jobs in June, almost as many as the 18,000 new jobs created nationwide last month. This represents the largest one-month gain of private-sector jobs in Wisconsin since 2003, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.

Because of Governor Scott Walker and the Republican Party initiatives that made the left go absolutely batpoop, Wisconsin is a JOB ENGINE.

Not that Democrats actually give a damn about that: they don’t care about jobs; they ONLY care about union jobs that in turn fund the Democrat special interest machine in a greedy, selfish, self-centered mutual back-scratching vote purchasing program.

In South Carolina, DemocRAT commissars and their Marxist union comrades don’t give a DAMN about jobs in South Carolina.  When Boeing opened a new plant in the right to work state, Democrats and the unions basically said that the ONLY jobs they care about are UNION jobs.  And everybody else can just go to hell.

Even two of Obama’s own key advisors – his Chief of Staff Bill Daley and his chairman of his jobs council Jeffrey Immelt – have said what Obama and the Democrats are doing in South Carolina is utterly inexcusable.

Now let’s stomp on those two cockroach fleebagger Democrats next Tuesday.

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