On the calendar May 31, 2011

Today’s the day. By 5ish pm 11:00 am (Boots and Sabers is saying there will be a press conference.) we’ll know if Joanne Kloppenburg will file to fight my Brookfield vote in her recent Wisconsin Supreme Court race. I’m saying she will. The only thing Democrats in this state have going for them is to grump and moan as loudly as possible. I hope they spend all of their money doing so, and that it brings them great misery. (Well? That seems to be what they want.)

Also expected today is a vote in the US House of Representatives on the debt ceiling. It will not pass. This is to create more weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. Again, since this is what Democrats seem to recently enjoy more than anything in the whole wide world, I suppose House Republicans are obliged to provide the entertainment.

In other words, same stuff on the bottom of your shoe, new day. I, for one, will play while the playing is good out there and then scrub my kitchen floor. Happy short week.


  1. Twitter is buzzing that Kloppenburg will concede. (It’s really nice to be wrong sometimes.)

  2. Randy in Richmond says:

    I’m not attuned to your state politics but traditionally this is a no brainer for Democrats–she will file. If she doesn’t it means the Democratic Party knows they have absolutely no chance in hell to make up the votes.

  3. The Lorax says:

    So you were wrong.

    And all 6 recalls against Republican Senators are going forward. And the three against Democrats are on hold.

    And PPP Polling shows Feingold has a lock on the WI-Sen nom. and so Tommy Thompson.

    And Obama starts off with a commanding lead in Wisconsin. (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_WI_0526.pdf)

    And Scott Walker is sinking faster than a dinghy on a windswept ocean. (http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/05/walkers-numbers-continue-to-get-worse.html)

    Nothing going for Democrats in Wisconsin though.

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    Lorax, I hope others on the left share your enthusiasm and utilize the same polling info. Given the polling data you link the Republicans can just throw in the towel on Wisconsin as the Democrats try to keep a Senate seat they already have and to get the same results they achieved in the Presidential election of 2008.

    A closer look at the polling data, by a Democratic polling company, shows they polled who ? Voters. Not registered voters, not likely to vote voters, but voters. Against who ? Various Republican candidates–in other words a candidate not yet chosen . Eighteen months out I would hope you hang your hat on this poll and furthermore Democrats should have a victory party on your good fortune.

    And I must point out this statement on PPP’s reporting page:

    PPP is a Democratic polling company, but polling expert Nate Silver of the New York Times
    found that its surveys in 2010 actually exhibited a slight bias toward Republican

    Duh! Michael Moore and Roseanne Barr’s polling company would have shown a bias toward the Republicans in 2010. How many seats in how many statehouses and in Congress did they gain ? How many governors and local officials changed from Democratic to Republican ? All kidding aside any polling company that didn’t have a Republican bias in 2010 probably will have a difficult time finding work if they want to be reputable.

  5. The Lorax says:

    Sound and fury, Randy.

    I wasn’t claiming victory. Cindy’s analysis was off. “The only thing Democrats have going for them…”

    It’s just not true.

  6. Oh yeah, those KOS polls are very accurate and non-biased.

  7. The Lorax says:

    Actually, they are.

  8. BrkfldDad says: