Wisconsin ‘Bombshell’: Thousands of Votes for Prosser Found after Kloppenburg Declares 204-Vote Victory

Alternate headline: Klopp Goes Plopp

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Michael Moore’s unhappy, so something good must have happened (he’s smelling a rat in Wisconsin, but I think it’s just this guy).

Yesterday, Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory over David Prosser, the Justice the unions had mobilized to defeat. The problem is that Kloppenburg based her victory declaration on Associated Press reports, which showed her winning by 204 votes. The AP didn’t have the correct vote total, because several thousand votes for Prosser were later discovered.

From the Journal Sentinel by way of Hot Air:

In a political bombshell, the clerk in a Republican stronghold released new vote totals adding a net total of 7,403 new votes in the tight state Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, swinging the race significantly in his favor.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said Thursday that she failed to correctly enter in her computer and then report 14,315 votes in the city of Brookfield, omitting them entirely in an unofficial tally released after Tuesday’s election. The new totals give 10,859 more votes to Prosser and 3,456 more to Kloppenburg, she said.

“I’m thankful that this error was caught early in the process. This is not a case of extra ballots being found. This is human error which I apologize for, which is common,” Nickolaus said, her voice wavering as she spoke to reporters.

She said she had reviewed numbers from all the other municipalities in the county to ensure that no other similar errors were made. She said she was not aware of any error of this size being made in any past election in her county.

The fresh numbers provide a new tilt to a race that had appeared to be headed toward the first statewide recount in two decades and as well spring a new surprise on a state that had already faced two months of chaotic politics. But the numbers also seemed almost certain to inject new controversy into an already heated race.

The Daily Kos yesterday: “What a humiliation for the Tea Party and their media toads.” Heh heh.

The SEIU will come in and handle the recount, you know… just to make sure everything’s on the up and up.

Update: Tough night for Tingles.

Update II: If you’re in the mood to laugh at a liberal’s expense, Gateway Pundit has Kloppenburg’s victory speech from last night.

Plasticized Entertainer Who Once Married Gregg Allmann Calls Tea Partiers ‘F-ing Nuts’

Good lord, talk about a badge of honor for the Tea Party.

If somebody who once exercised sound enough judgement to marry a drug-addicted rock star, has had so much plastic surgery that when she showed up at Madame Tussauds they thought she looked too fake to be her own museum wax double, and fully supports her former daughter having male genitalia attached via duct-taped and model airplane glue thinks people like me are crazy, I guess that’s terrific news.

Pay close attention to Leno’s subtle way of pointing out that Cher already has a lock on the “teabaggers,” and that “tea partiers” are an entirely different group of people. Left-wing gay activists to boycott the Leno show in 3… 2… 1…:

Cher also would be happy to pay more taxes. Well why wait? The US Treasury accepts donations to reduce the debt. Come on, Cher, pay what you think you should be paying! Or should we just refer to you as a smaller-government “teabagger” until you do?

(h/t The Blaze)

MSM Lib Assclown of the Day: Tea Party Types Shot Kent State Students in 1970… or Something Like That

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It’s amazing how crazy and desperate liberals get when their beloved Democrats are facing a beatdown.

The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen wrote a column entitled “On the right, hateful words are fired like bullets.” In this genuine stink-piece, Cohen writes of having a flashback (against all warnings, he went and did the brown acid anyway) while riding his bike and listening to Neil Youg’s “Ohio,” a song about four Kent State student protesters who were shot dead by National Guardsmen:

But it is a story no more and so, on the bike, the full horror of it came through: My God, American soldiers had shot American college students. This was not China, not Tiananmen Square, and not Iran and the pro-democracy rallies of last year — not any of those places. This was America, just yesterday (take my word for it) and yet it had happened. How? I thought hard and then I remembered. Bullets had killed those kids, sure — but they were fired, in a way, from the mouths of politicians.

The governor of Ohio, James Rhodes, demonized the war protesters. They were “worse than the Brownshirts and the communist element. . . . We will use whatever force necessary to drive them out of Kent.”

That was the language of that time. And now it is the language of our time. It is the language of Glenn Beck, who fetishizes about liberals and calls Barack Obama a racist. It is the language of rage that fuels too much of the Tea Party and is the sum total of gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino’s campaign message in New York. It is all this talk about “taking back America” (from whom?) and this inchoate fury at immigrants and, of course, this raw anger at Muslims, stoked by politicians such as Newt Gingrich and Rick Lazio, the latter having lost the GOP primary to Paladino for, among other things, not being sufficiently angry. “I’m going to take them out,” Paladino vowed at a Tea Party rally in Ithaca, N.Y.

Back in the Vietnam War era, the left also used ugly language and resorted to violence. But the right, as is its wont, stripped the antiwar movement of its citizenship. It turned dissent into treason, which, in a way, was the worst treason of all. It made dissidents into the storied “other” who had nothing in common with the rest of us. They were not opponents; they were the enemy: Fire!

On my bike, I recalled those days and wondered if they have not returned. Sticks and stones may break bones, but words — that singsong rebuttal notwithstanding — can kill. We lose presidents to words and civil rights leaders to words — homosexuals and immigrants and abortion providers, too. Richard Nixon is named in the song because he was the president at the time and because his words were ugly. He was enthralled by toughness, violence.
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I hear the song more clearly now than I ever did. It is a distant sound from our not-so-distant past, but a clear warning about our future. Four dead in Ohio. Not just a song. A lesson.

Because the right “turned dissent into treason” in the late 60’s and early 70’s this somehow justifies Richard Cohen turning dissent into murder accusations for killings that haven’t been committed?

Weren’t the Kent State students protesting the government, just like the Tea Party? Oh well, if the facts don’t present themselves, just make stuff up!

With any luck, the real killing will take place at the polls on November 2nd — a slaughter that Cohen will write about as worse than the time those darned Teabaggers killed innocent students at Kent State.

(h/t Newsbusters)

‘Context’ Debate Surrounding Shirley Sherrod Forces NYT to Eat a Little Crow on Alleged Tea Party ‘Racism’

But very little crow:

The Political Times column last Sunday, about a generational divide over racial attitudes, erroneously linked one example of a racially charged statement to the Tea Party movement. While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements, there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, outside the Capitol, came from Tea Party members.

During the Shirley Sherrod “out of context” video story, the question was asked: How is Fox News a bunch of a-holes for running an out-of-context video when every other media outlet ran with John Lewis’ racial slur claims as fact in spite of there being not one shred of evidence that it ever happened?

The lefty media will continue to help promote those false claims, and only when it’s noticed will they apparently run half-assed apologies in their “corrections” section on page 33F.

But notice that even the NYT apology commits the same mistake it’s apologizing for: “Tea Partiers have made these racial slurs, we all know that, it’s just that we can’t find any in this one specific instance, and when we find some to validate the accusation in the first part of this sentence, we’ll be sure to pass those along to you as well.”

That said, it must have killed some people at the Times to have to write that semi-apology.

Maybe now they can focus on putting Sherrod’s husband in context so the rest of us rubes can understand that he’s not really racist.

(h/t Powerline)

“I Condemn the NAACP”

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All the people pictured above, and many more, have written pieces that appear in a series at Big Government condemning the NAACP for their resolution against the Tea Party for not being nearly as diverse as the NAACP. Shockingly however, the NAACP didn’t utter a word about the New Black Panther Party.

Here are links to some of the columns at Big Government:

Lisa Fritsch: I Condemn the NAACP: It Should Stand With the Tea Parties

Emery McClendon: I Condemn the NAACP: It Needs to Wake Up

Darryn “Dutch” Martin: I Condemn the NAACP — It’s Grossly Out of Touch

Rich Holt: I Condemn the NAACP — Call Me a Racist

Mychal Massie: I Condemn the NAACP: It Has a Selective Memory on Race

Ak’Bar A. Shabazz: I Condemn the NAACP: Screaming ‘Racism’ Discredits the Organization

Jimmie L. Hollis: I Condemn the NAACP: It Has Lost Its Way

Naturally: Washington Post Review of Glenn Beck’s Novel Worries Book May Inspire Next Tim McVeigh

The media’s “Tea Party violence” witch hunt carries on undaunted with the Washington Post’s review of Glenn Beck’s novel.

The Post book reviewer fears that Glenn Beck’s new novel will be a killer — not only in terms of sales:

The success of Glenn Beck’s novel, “The Overton Window,” will be measured not by its literary value (none), or its contribution to the thriller genre (small), or the money it rakes in (considerable), but rather by the rebelliousness it incites among anti-government extremists. If the book is found tucked into the ammo boxes of self-proclaimed patriots and recited at “tea party” assemblies, then Beck will have achieved his goal.
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The danger of books like this is that radical readers may take the story’s fiction for fact, or interpret the fiction — which Beck encourages — as a reflection of a reality that they must fend off by any means necessary. “The Overton Window” risks falling into the tradition of other anti-government novels such as “The Turner Diaries” by William L. Pierce, which became a handbook of extremists and inspired Timothy McVeigh to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. As Beck tells his soldiers in the voice of Noah: “Put up or shut up . . . go hard or go home. Freedom is the rare exception . . . not the rule, and if you want it you’ve got to do your part to keep it.”

Examples of how fictional books inspire violence abound! Such as how an underlined copy of Al Gore’s “Earth in the Balance” found in Ted Kaczynski’s cabin inspired him to commit murder. Wait, I’m not supposed to remember that one — reviewer Steven Levingston certainly didn’t try to. Hell, many in the media, such as Time Magazine, didn’t call Kaczynski a murderer, but rather a “mad genius.”

As for Levingston’s review of Beck’s book, I’ve rarely seen a work of fiction accused of murder before even before its release. At least wait until the book comes out and another Muslim extremist tries to bomb Times Square while Mayor Bloomberg assumes the perp to be a middle aged white guy unhappy with Obamacare before blaming Beck’s book inspiring the violence.

In a related story, Reps. Clyburn and Lewis are claiming they heard Beck’s new novel yelling racial slurs at them when they walked by it in the book store.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Tea Party Protesters Greet William Ayers in Fresno (Protesters? I Thought Tea Partiers Were Anti-Government Terrorists Too?)

This quote from the news story below says everything we need to know about the state of some institutions of higher learning: “Back in the 1970’s he bombed the Capitol, the Pentagon and some other buildings… he is now a college professor.”

The location of Ayers’ speech was moved from a government office building downtown to another location once the government remembered that Ayers has a penchant for bombing government office buildings.

One hundred people attended, and there were about 50 “Tea Partiers” protesting Ayers. The left needs to ask themselves why Tea Party types protested Ayers. Doesn’t the left call Tea Partiers “terrorists”? Doesn’t the left often refer to Tea Partiers as “anti-government”? If these accusations were true, the Tea Party would have been inside the building taking copius notes and nodding in agreement as Ayers spoke, but they certainly weren’t:


But of course Ayers claims he wasn’t a terrorist because “we never threatened to kill people, we never killed people.” Here’s the dictionary definition of “terrorist”:

ter·ror·ist [ter-er-ist]
–noun
1.a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
2.a person who terrorizes or frightens others
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That doesn’t say anything about having to threaten to kill or actually kill to qualify for the “terrorist” label. I’m assuming that someone who takes part in setting off bombs did at least frighten somebody.

I wonder what the Obama-lovers (Ayers was at one time, but he’s since been jilted) who are caressing the president’s Nobel Peace Prize think about Ayers saying “we need an anti-war movement now more than ever”?

(h/t HotAirPundit)

Geico Just Saved a Ton of Money By Firing Their Voiceover Guy Due to Tea Party Backlash

Sorry pal, but Tea Partiers buy insurance, and far more of it, than your side:

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 — Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO “Shocking News” campaign after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, posted Mr. Douglas’ cell phone number in a blog post on biggovernment.com, instructing readers to “Feel free to contact (him)… call his employer too. Let them know that you…are now in the market for car insurance.” The next day, GEICO held auditions to replace Mr. Douglas’ voice on the campaign.

Mr. Douglas’ message hardly warranted the mobilization of the Tea Party Movement. Upset by the recent gay and racial slurs slung by Tea Party members at Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John Lewis during the Health Care Reform Weekend, Mr. Douglas left his opinion of FreedomWorks’ staff and followers on their company voicemail and included his phone number.

“I called as a private citizen to make a complaint,” explains Mr. Douglas. “Racism and homophobia are my Achilles heal, but unfortunately my message included inappropriate words and I am sorry for that. However, telling their members to harass my employer to get me fired is an egregiously disproportionate response to my actions.”

If Douglas has proof of those racial slurs, screw Geico — he should go claim his $100,000 reward! But of course he doesn’t have proof and is simply choosing to falsly and unfairly generalize, demonize and stigmatize an entire group of people (isn’t that what racists do?) — folks who Geico would like to sell insurance to, by the way.

Here’s the guy’s blog post about his run-ins with the Tea Party, along with a graphic that I’m sure had nothing to do with Geico’s move:

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Listen to the voicemail he left on the Freedom Works answering machine (download here), in which Douglas (calling as Lance Baxter) asked what percentage of the Freedom Works organization are “mentally retarded.” Douglas also complained that Big Government published his phone number — a number that he gave out on his voicemail! And Tea Partiers are mentally retarded?

DC Douglas also narrated a video naming Glenn Beck as the 2009 “Misinformer of the Year,” and as such I’m only guessing that Douglas had little to no problem with all the boycotts of Beck’s advertisers (a list that included Geico — jeez, how effin stupid are you, Mr. Douglas?) that the left was carrying out. And who were the intended victims of that advertiser boycott? Beck’s got plenty of money — the boycott would hurt the companies and perhaps mostly their employees, many of whom may not have a strong political opinion one way or another.

Douglas says it’s not fair that his job is affected by his political opinions, but how would he like it if his job were affected and he didn’t say anything at all — like many who work for the companies targeted by his fellow anti-Tea wacko liars?

But hey, that’s the free market and that’s the way it goes, but based on Beck’s ratings and returning advertisers, the Beck backlash was a big-time letdown for the left (DC Douglas’ side twisted Geico’s arm to boycott Beck and instead Geico boycotted DC Douglas — I love the smell of FAIL in the morning).

Tea Party followers are on average wealthier and better educated than the moonbat sect Douglas dabbles with. The lesson being that people clamoring for the government to cover all their insurance needs aren’t exactly Geico’s dream customer base.

That’s the way the world works. Deal with it, DC.

Update: A teachable moment — Tea Partiers don’t want “Crash the Tea Party” idiot to lose his teaching job. The Geico guy, not so much I guess.