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johnw
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Walker Wins

Interestingly my home page is Time Warner and there was NO headline about this at 5am ,the news there provided by CNN .When I clicked on the FOX link ...... it was at the top of the page.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/05/polls-close-in-wisconsin-vote...

Stephen Carmichael
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The talking heads on last

The talking heads on last nights news where calling this race the second biggest race in political outcomes. This race was to forecast how Obama will do in the fall.

Melvin Udall
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This is great news. Results

This is great news. Results in San Diego and San Jose were just as encouraging.

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jcmcards
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Don't you love the media

Don't you love the media calling a 55-45 margin, ' Walker survives'.

Ugenetoo
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Bill Clinton's support seems

Bill Clinton's support seems to be toxic.

If he had come to Maine one more time in support of Libby, she would have had to move back to South Carolina.

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A great day for those who

A great day for those who want to take our country back from the lefties!

Sarah Palin says "Obamas goose is cooked"!

Mitt Romney says ""Tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin."!

Scott Walker says "“Victory For Courage”!

And from the dark side:

MSNBC host Ed Schultz says ""Scott Walker could very well be indicted in the coming days," said through "teary" eyes!

Dem operative Paul Begala says "The President should have been out there"!

From comments on Democratic Underground: "An extremist group like the Tea Party rose........Just imagine such a group with bigotry toward women, gays, the poor and needy arising in America"

They sound like a group of little children, when the game doesn't go their way. Their mamas will have to come by today to wipe their snotty little noses!

Wonderful to watch!

WC

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Hopefully, their mommies will

Hopefully, their mommies will have to wipe a little lower in november.

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I just caught the 7:30 lead

I just caught the 7:30 lead in news for the Today show. Given the magnitude of the election last night I figured this would be all over the place for the first hour. Lord knows it would had Walker lost. The 7:30 news headline was...... the engagement of Miley Cyrus. I can only pray that people are waking up to this crap.

atlasshrugged
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Okay the Walker Story got

Okay the Walker Story got three seconds as the top story on the 8 am hour of the Today Show. Of course it came with the disclosure that President Obama sat this election out. There are some great insights on this and other subjects at Powerlineblog.com.

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I am hoping thta the soon to

I am hoping thta the soon to be announced Supreme Court decision on Obama Care will make this a HUGE double whammy!

Now it is time for the Maine voters to show support for LePage by striking down the bonds that our legislature passed.

thejohnchapman
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http://www.nytimes.com/ "Walk

http://www.nytimes.com/

"Walker survives" indeed understates the situation. MSN is pretty leftie, but gave good analysis.

Watcher
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This is the best news since

This is the best news since LePage got elected. I have had friends from several States saying they wished they had Guv's like Maine, Wisconsin, NJ etc.

Mike G
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"Now it is time for the Maine

"Now it is time for the Maine voters to show support for LePage by striking down the bonds that our legislature passed."

Are they all about building new jails?

Apollo
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What I found particularly

What I found particularly amusing was that at 9 PM, MSNBC and CNN were both reporting that "exit polls show this to be a 50 / 50 race!" Then when the race was called 45 minutes later, when Walker had a 20 point lead, Anderson Cooper said "wow, this is hard to understand. Walker really outperformed the exit polls". REPEAT of 2004 - will the liberals ever learn? Conservatives don't generally talk to media liberals taking exit polls! Besides that, it was fun watching Rachel Madcow almost cry on TV and Ed Shultz ready to put his fist through the screen. CNN is about 100 times more professional than MSNBC, I swear to God.

Bruce Libby
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Great news for sure but the

Great news for sure but the desire for a gov. like ours is really not my top hope. I desire a legislature comprised of one republican party vs. two factions who have the guts to do some things .
If they had just outlawed fairshare mandatory unions dues membership for public employee unions it would have been a big start.

Apollo
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Liberals Flood Twitter with
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johnw
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Just imagine what the spread

Just imagine what the spread would have been IF obama had campaigned for the D's .............

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Barrett is assaulted for
woodcanoe
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....."Liberals Flood Twitter

....."Liberals Flood Twitter with Walker Death Threats".......

Typical reaction from the rabid radicals of the left. Lacking any sort of brain that is capable of using logic in their thinking processes, they resort to "potty mouth" and childish threats as in "Walker should be killed".

I agree with Bruce, take away the mandatory union contributions by public employee union workers and that would go a long ways towards needed reforms.

Hope this election forbodes what will happen this fall.

WC

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The biggest whining point

The biggest whining point with the liberals right now is that Walker outraised Barrett by an 8 to 1 margin. What they fail to mention is the millions of dollars that unions spent on behalf of Barrett. Do they think we are all stupid out here?

Apollo
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One of the more interesting

One of the more interesting graphics I saw last night on CNN was that 1/3 of union households voted for Walker. So there are even union members that think what Walker did isn't unreasonable.

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An MSN bit also gave me a bit

An MSN bit also gave me a bit of insight. Apparently, dems in Wisc. blew a huge amount of dough in their primary fight. They had less to bring to bear at crunch time. By contrast, Walker ran a focused and almost flawless campaign. Walker's campaign dough was spent to better effect.

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So what you are saying JC is

So what you are saying JC is that the Dems wasted their (opm) money while Walker was fiscally responsible with his (opm).

Melvin Udall
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"This is the end of 'America

"This is the end of 'America as we know it.'"

A favorite of Pelosi and friends.

But isn't every election, at least any that puts someone different in office, or validates some point, or whatever, 'the end of America as we know (knew) it?

Today is the end of the America we knew yesterday. Today is the end of my lawn and gardens as I knew them yesterday.

mainemom
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A few posts mentioned

A few posts mentioned liberals saying Walker ought to be killed.

The other day I was reading some archived posts on an econ blog by Brad DeLong, a liberal Berkley professor.
The commments, made by fellow academics, were sprinkled with things like, Robert Barro ought to be one of the first to be lined up and shot, as in the early days of the Soviet Union.
Robert Barro being a Harvard economist known to be conservative.
I admit to being stunned and a little frightened that supposedly educated and intelligent Americans feel so sure of themselves that they advocate the firing squad for those with whom they disagree.

Tom C
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Gosh I liked Walker's victory

Gosh I liked Walker's victory speech yesterday, I've been following the events in Wisconsin over the last year or so and it was sweet.

It's being touted as a victory for fiscal conservatives - which it was, but Walker is a social conservative as well.

This guy stood up to enormous pressure, faced an intense campaign of hate the likes of which we haven't seem in recent memory, but he stayed the course, made the tough choices, and didn't flinch under pressure.

I like Paul LePage, and I'll support him for whatever he runs for, but next to Walker, LePage pales. LePage seems to me like the kind of guy who would throw someone under the bus the moment it became convienient, and would sell out a principle for pragmatism as soon as it appeared profitable to do so. I think part of that problem is he's inherited the squishy moral core of the Maine Republican party.

LePage has done great things for the state and the budget and is turning things around, but, gosh, based on that speech last night, I'd follow Scott Walker to the ends of the earth.

the GOP Establishment took a bit of a whipping last night -- because Walker is exactly the kind of Republican the establishment constantly warns us is poison for the party.


Big Labor's Big Boo-Boo

Oh, yeah.

Naran
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Like Tom and others, I see

Like Tom and others, I see the huge win for Walker as proof-positive that average working Americans have had enough of being fleeced by ever-increasing tax burdens, and bankrupted by spendthrift state and national governments who waste our money on Burbling Toad Statues and extravagant GSA conventions.

A 65% turnout in a non-November election is massive, no matter how hard the liberal opposition tries to spin the results.

The White House is very tense today, of that we may be sure. Nobody will be having festive high-five parties in the Oval Office.

Melvin Udall
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Read this WSJ article that

Read this WSJ article that ran the weekend before the election to get an idea of the problems in San Jose and elsewhere:

$95K Public safety pensions

If these folks are retiring around age 50, they will collect something in the range of $3 million in pensions if they make it to 80.

Yeah, we can afford that.

Apollo
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Public Employee unions lose
Stephen Carmichael
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That sobbing liberal can pack

That sobbing liberal can pack his bags and move to Canada where Socialism is true to form. He will not get a good exchange rate on US green backs, but he can get some colorful cash worth the same value.

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