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    The Battle of Wisconsin was not Democrats’ finest hour

    The Battle of Wisconsin was not Democrats’ finest hour

    Never in the field of human conflict have so many been so disappointed so frequenttly in so short a period of time at so high a cost of money with so few lessons learned.

     

     

    [Yes, I know the title alludes to one speech and the text another; give me some slack, this is just a blog after all.]

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    […] The Professor however, was eloquent with his borrowed word structure: “Never in the field of human conflict have so many been so disappointed so frequenttly in so short a period of time at so high a cost of money with so few lessons learned.” […]


     
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    Aggie95 | August 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I finally had to call it quits last night around 1 or so and they still hadn’t called it but it was the first thing I looked at this morning …made my tired ass a little easier to drag around today

    Now 2 democrat seats are up for a recall vote. Poetic justice would be that they lose both and the ratio remains the same as before. The other winners are the people who print bumper stickers and campaign literature. Oh, and the media who probably did everything for monetary gain that they could to prolong the agony of the Wisconsin voters.

    Although Democrats did not win control of the Senate, if you consider that winning two Senate seats in predominantly Republican districts, if the Gubernatorial election had been held Tuesday, and Governor Walker had stated his actual union position, then, considering the small margin by which he won, he would have lost the last election.


       
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      William A. Jacobson in reply to tadcf. | August 11, 2011 at 8:00 am

      That seems to be the talking point, but the fact is one district was heavily Democratic, went for Obama by large double digits, and was narrowly won in the last election by the Republican. The other district had a failed Republican with mistress problems (which is a problem for a Republican still). Democrats and Unions threw everything they had at winning 3 seats, and it wasn’t enough. As for recalling Walker, I hope Democrats try it, I really do. It will be a nice launch to the 2012 presidential elections, as the nation contrasts the relative good fortune of Wisconsin under business friendly conservative Republicans with the dismal performance of the nation under Obama. Walker will win, Democrats will have chased another ghost at a cost of tens of millions, and we will not have to stay up late for the results..


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