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The big story today is of course the Wisconsin recall election, so we’ll use this space to keep up with things as the day goes on. Tonight I’ll post a link to the returns as they come in.

There will be national implications to today’s election, no matter what the outcome (outside groups have spent $63.5 million in Wisconsin). A Walker defeat might castrate any other politicians who might have otherwise had the cojones to do what is required to reign in outlandish government spending. A Walker win, precisely the opposite. I don’t think it’s blowing things out of proportion to say that this election could be a tipping point for the entire country, and whether we continue traveling down an unsustainable fiscal road, or decide to rescue future generations (and, as fast as things are sinking, even current generations) from what will be the nasty aftermath of a government run amok and unchecked.

It’s clear which way President Obama suspects that the chips will fall today — he’s not touching Wisconsin with a ten foot Solyndra solar panel:

However, if Walker is defeated, look for Obama to come out and take credit for it.

If Walker wins, brace for major ugliness. Unions aren’t graceful losers. The Dems are already preparing a recount effort.

Last evening I wrote about the US Department of Justice being on hand to “monitor” the situation in Wisconsin. If that isn’t enough to put your faith in a fair election, don’t worry — Jesse Jackson’s also in the Badger State to monitor the integrity of the system. Whew!

Four Republican state senators are also on the recall ballot today.

If the vote is really close, the Wisconsin unions might even be desperate enough to wake up this guy and make him go to the polls:


Updates to come as the day goes on. Now go save the country from ruin, Wisconsin!

Update: So far turnout appears to be very high.

Update II: The Obama campaign sent out a last-minute video appeal that of course doesn’t show Barack Obama or mention his name at all. You can tell by the age of the people in the video that they’re trying to appeal to 18 year olds who will easily buy the claim that Scott Walker’s taking away their “rights” (aka “government teat”):

Update III: They wouldn’t be Democrats if they didn’t start getting their ducks in a row for a recount: Milwaukee Dems are alleging that somebody’s doing robo-calls in the state telling people that if they signed the recall petition, they don’t need to vote.

Alternate headline: GOP accused of taking advantage of total morons on which Dems are depending

Since that’s something the Democrats do on a routine basis, I have to assume that the Dems, and not the Republicans, are behind the allegation (it’s probably not actually happening).

The Democrats must sense a drubbing coming up or they wouldn’t be lining up excuses so quickly.

Update IV: This was a lot faster than I expected… CNN just projected that Scott Walker would successfully fight off the recall effort.

I’ll put up any further updates over at Michelle’s site on this post, but I’ll put any final numbers here later. The margin of victory remains to be seen. Good news for the Republic if you ask me. Tea Party on!


52 Responses to “Wisconsin Watch: Recall Election Day Open Thread; Update: CNN Projects Walker Win

  1. Dale on June 5th, 2012 11:49 am

    To monitor the integrity of this election, maybe the justice dept. will get the same dipshits that counted the ballots in the Coleman/Franken election to do the same in Wisconsin.

  2. Granny55 on June 5th, 2012 12:06 pm

    I am praying for Wisconsin – not just today but for tomorrow too. The occupy crowd is already stirring up trouble and are calling for a day of action tomorrow. I hope Walker just slays him in the vote count. It would be fitting justice for the occupiers and the union thugs. Come on Wisconsin – you can do it and know that there are lots of people supporting you.

  3. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 12:35 pm

    Granny, as am I. Then, if/when Walker/the senators win, I am praying for help here in Washington State.

  4. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 12:36 pm

    I think they have new and improved dips for this one.

  5. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Since this is an open thread, what's the deal with Dick Morris' teeth?

    He does know he's on a visual media, right? My theory is Mrs. Morris did a Mrs. Tiger Woods on him for another toe sucking incident.

  6. clu seatoe on June 5th, 2012 1:31 pm

    Looks like somebody filmed it off of a TV with a cell phone and put it on the internet.

  7. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 1:34 pm

    With the poor vid-quality, the lack of obvious other facial injury, and today`s easy access to good dental care, it`s a mysterious mystery with a generous side-order of unknown !

  8. Joe Redfield on June 5th, 2012 2:11 pm

    I can't trust the results in Wisconsin unless Jimmy Carter personally counts every ballot.

  9. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 2:25 pm

    Jimmy "The Count" Carter approved the election results in some African / Mid. East country (can`t remember which) recently. I said then that it must have been a sham election. He seems uninterested in anything else !

  10. Patti on June 5th, 2012 2:54 pm

    Decision day in Wisconsin: Democratic fleebaggers prepare for the worst

    Little Barry is a Fleebagger.

    ? Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Coward and a liar! ? Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Won’t go to Wisconsin! ?


    The rats are the first to jump when they know the ship is going down….

  11. Dexter_Alarius on June 5th, 2012 3:27 pm

    I pray it's a blow-out for Walker, Kleefisch and the others.
    If it ain't close, they can't cheat!

  12. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 4:21 pm

    au contraire…

    In the Democrat's mind, when they themselves decide on something wrong, and the vote is 1-0, someone must be cheating.

    Count on it. Then re-count on it. Then re-re-count on it. Then re-re-re-cou…

    Until you are declared the winner, then immediately certify the election and say the people have spoken, and ask, "it's been decided. Why are you trying to steal an election?"

  13. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 4:23 pm

    I saw him last night on O'Reilly (it was the only thing on…) and I swear, those teeth on the left hand side of his head could saw metal… They're almost comic book broken. It's bizarre.

  14. Dexter_Alarius on June 5th, 2012 4:35 pm

    Ah, but according to WI law, if the difference in the vote is greater than 0.5%, any re-count is paid for by the campaign of the candidate that asks for it.

    Assuming voter turnout for this hyped election is similar to that during the 2010 Governor's race (about 2 million), 0.5% would be about 10,000 votes. It would take quite a few trunkfulls of ballots to make up that big a deficit.

    The Dems and unions (but I repeat myself) have already sunk a ton of money into this fiasco. If the difference is greater than 0.5%, I think they'll go off in a corner and sulk.

  15. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 5:05 pm

    I hope you're right, but something in my gut doesn't think it will go that way.

  16. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 6:32 pm

    Joe is at it again! It seems that cartoon gov't leech Julia is a conglomeration of women, Michelle and Jill!

    That's right women, you can't do it without daddy government helping you. Now, get back in the kitchen and make the government a sammich… and a vote for us. – Paraphrasing Joe Biden

  17. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 7:44 pm

    You must be recalling all the re-counts that resulted in the finding of car-trunkloads of "lost" ballots for Al "I can`t even be funny in a diaper" Frankin !

    I have always wondered how boxes of ballots are lost / forgotten in car-trunks in the first place !

  18. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 7:49 pm

    Is anyone else having an issue with the comment box when replying to someone ? It first shows me as not signed-in and then usually works fine after I refresh the page, but not always.

    Now when I post a reply comment, it posts, but the full comment box is still there – as if I could post it again ! Too weird !

  19. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 7:52 pm

    Watch for him to have a whole new smile soon. If so, then he has had bad teeth for a long time and just got them repaired or dentures or caps or something.

    I just remembered noticing them as "odd looking" over a year ago.

  20. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 8:10 pm

    Isn`t it fascinating that Zero hasn`t been to WI since the recall election was set ? He finally managed to tweet his "I`m standing with the candidate" support yesterday. Did he stay away on his own or was he asked not to jinx it by showing up in person ?

  21. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 8:17 pm

    It isn't any wonder. Barrett doesn't want the reverse Midas touch.

  22. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 8:18 pm

    I have been having issues all day. I finally can post or reply, but I pretty much have to refresh after everyone to be able to do anything. I keep getting a scripting error problem.

  23. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 8:20 pm

    No reason for them to come up with something new. It was the same people in the Coleman/Franken election who were responsible for the Rossi/Gregoire deal in 2004 using the exact same method.

  24. Granny55 on June 5th, 2012 8:23 pm

    So Joe is saying Jill and Meenchelle are needy? Did they also have to rely on a man and government for their rise up the ladder to help them suck off the ever growing government teet at taxpayer expense? Hmmmmm I thought those two were for women libbers? Strong and independent? They are hardly smarter than Barry and Joe – just know who to tie their apron strings to so they can live the high life while chowing down on Weygu beef and arugala.

  25. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 8:23 pm

    I think we need a miracle here in WA ST. If we cannot get rid of Patty "Pork Barrel" Murray in a year that was a massacare for Dem's I do not have much hope in seeing Cant(do)well being defeated this year.

    About the only thing we can hope for is Rob Mckenna becomming the governor. He is well liked in the state.

  26. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 8:26 pm

    That wont stop them. Remember in 2004 the Gregoire camp had to pay for the second recount that put her over the top. The tribes kicked in a large part of the money and low and behold after Gregoire took office she did away with the states gambling comapct and exempted the tribes casinos from the indoor smoking ban.

  27. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 8:47 pm

    I tells ya, the mysterious mysteries are poppin` up like crazy !

  28. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 9:00 pm

    The good news is that turnout has been good in Madison.

    119% is the new 100%

  29. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 9:01 pm

    It doesn't happen when I wear my tin-foil hat.


  30. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 9:09 pm

    Blammo! I got hit with the moderator review issue for the same word that you got hit with SPG!

    (rhymes with glocialism)

  31. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 9:16 pm

    That's hardly a high bar to clear:

    "smarter than Barry and Joe"

  32. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 9:18 pm

    I expect it in a year or two, when ObamaCare is fully implemented, and my teeth will be fixed, my diabetes cured, and my car will be equipped to run on unicorn farts and rainbow juice!

  33. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 9:43 pm

    Something new just happened; I clicked on "Replies" and instead of the usual "1 Hour Ago", it showed a time of post. I wouldn`t mind that except the time shown was nearly two hours in the future ! Refreshing the page returned it to normal.

    The mysteries are becoming even more mysterious. I`m gonna have to break out the tin foil if this keeps up !

  34. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 9:46 pm

    That is simply amazing. Must be all those new dem. voters who registered to vote at the polls today and maybe the story I heard / read earlier that dems are being bussed in from other states is true !

  35. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 9:54 pm

    What, no algae ?

  36. Granny55 on June 5th, 2012 10:05 pm

    Smirk…….my point exactly!

  37. ChapBix on June 5th, 2012 10:29 pm

    I am anticipating that if Walker and the others win today, there will be a work stoppage by union workers in the near future.

  38. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 11:03 pm

    Where do I get tin foil? I can only get the aluminum stuff… I fount the tin hat in my dad's stuff after he disappeared, apparently abducted by the aliens.

  39. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 11:05 pm

    No; apparently they checked my voter registration.

  40. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 11:15 pm

    What, only dems get algae back-up-powered Volts ?

  41. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 11:23 pm

    How big`s yer head ? MY Dad`s fits me; if you gots a child-size head, you can "borrow" my Mom`s. I ain`t seen her in a while ….. since before the tv went nuts …. and the headaches started !

  42. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 11:31 pm

    From DRUDGE; 2% in so far; Walker 57% – Barrett 42%

    I expect it to fluctuate some, but if it`s close near the end, Madison and maybe Eau Claire will suddenly have counting problems and hold up the final tally for a couple days !

  43. SignPainterGuy on June 5th, 2012 11:42 pm

    From DRUDGE; 11% in, W 61% – B 39%. WOOWWW !

  44. clu seatoe on June 6th, 2012 12:18 am

    Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy name.

  45. SignPainterGuy on June 6th, 2012 12:30 am

    Echo THAT !

    CNN and ABC have called it or projected Walker the winner. Kleefisch is leading Mitchell for Lt Guv by slightly narrower margin.

    The dem`s "dry run for Nov." appears to be all wet !

  46. SignPainterGuy on June 6th, 2012 12:50 am

    DOUG, the server at Michelle`s place must be overloaded, I can`t get on now, and your site is acting wacky too !

  47. SignPainterGuy on June 6th, 2012 1:57 am

    DOUG, I still can`t get in at MM`s place, so I`ll tell you here; IF you still need vid. of the "Democracy is dead" whiner, it`s embedded at The Blaze –

    Didn`t want you to be kickin` yerself !

  48. jeffythequick on June 6th, 2012 11:07 am

    I put this on the other thread…

    "When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American." – Patton

    I have the feeling Patton would be giving another speech apologizing after meeting that young err.. um… man(?).

  49. jeffythequick on June 6th, 2012 11:08 am

    They're a Dem only option.

  50. SignPainterGuy on June 6th, 2012 12:13 pm

    Patton was correct, as far as his point goes, but America is the best place where losers, if willing, are picked up, dusted off, given the care, the encouragement and training to become winners; precisely because Americans love a story of victory over sure defeat !

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