Watching the returns

Haha. Hahahahaha. Hahaha!

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is owning this one. And here we’ve been told for months it was all about the absolute horror of Act 10 as afflicted by Governor Scott Walker.



  1. BrkfldDad says:

    I love the vote totals. Impressive GOP turnout when there was no race. That’s gotta have the left concerned.

    My only gripe 🙂 – Walker and Obama sharing the same Forward campaign slogan 🙁

  2. WOW. More people voted for Scott Walker in the primary than Barrett and Falk combined, and there wasn’t even a real race! I still think that next month will be a close race. It isn’t often the voters get a “do-over” less than 2 years out.

    The “spin” from the Daily Kos is that the total Democratic primary vote count beat Walker’s, and that Barrett is a candidate they can get behind. At this point, if Rick Santorum were running as a Democrat, Markos Moulitsas would be supporting him against Walker and telling his flunkies to vote for him. They don’t care. All they want to do is flex their muscle. Power means more than principles. Look at Michael Tomasky’s column yesterday saying Obama is a genius for waffling on the issue of same-sex marriage. Principles don’t mean anything. It’s all about power. The scary thing is that Kos is a vet, and should know better. But apparently he fought for a US where executive imperialism is OK as long as “his guy” is in charge.

  3. Well, that’s whatcha get for believing everything that you’re told. And for listening to the wrong people who told you.

    It’s all about the absolute horror of all that Walker’s about. Need details? Llisten to other people.

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    This is a stunning defeat for unions in Wisconsin as well as unions in general. If there’s one area most can agree on concerning unions it is that they can rally and organize the troops. Their gal, in a primary with built-in issues and emotions that includes hate even as exhibited on this site for the eventual opponent, didn’t even garner 35% of the votes against a reluctant candidate. That private little space called the voting booth wields more power than any organization ever will.

    Let’s be real. Without the union’s organizing muscle, expertise, and of course money, there would have been no collection of enough recall signatures to even hold the primary(s). This is one major example of where “the squeaky wheel get’s the grease” axiom did not apply. Covertly there are tens of thousands of union ‘members’ in Wisconsin who may not support Walker openly but are not opposing him either.

    How this will play out in 4 short weeks will be interesting to watch but I suspect Walker’s camp feels more encouraged now than they did a few days ago.

  5. BrkfldDad says:

    Gee – oh, the horror 🙂 Horror = Doyle/Barrett/et al

    Interesting to note, about 78,000 more votes cast in Dem Lt Gov primary than in the Dem Gov primary. Now what does that say???

  6. @Brookfield Dad (Mr. Cindy Kilkenny by any chance?) I said on this very blog when all this started that I wouldn’t be surprised if the voters threw out Kleefisch to “send a message” but kept Walker in.

    I’m sure that the Left has to be disappointed they didn’t get as many to the primary as they had signatures on petitions. That said, undoubtedly some of the “anybody but Walker” crowd stayed home yesterday, as did a lot of people on the pro-Walker crowd. The question is whether more of the former or latter will show up on June 5. It should be the second most exciting thing happening on a national stage next month, after the SCOTUS decision.

    Quite frankly, if Walker wins and SCOTUS throws out the entire Obamacare, I couldn’t care less who wins in November (as long as the 5 right-leaning judges can hold out another 4-5 years).

  7. BrkfldDad says:

    @KPOM (nope, not Mr. CK, but I think that’s the first time I’ve seen that guess!). I agree wholeheartedly with your points, except I don’t think anyone, at least not in those numbers, voting pro-Walker yesterday would have wasted their time in voting in the Dem Lt Gov end of the ballot. Maybe I’m wrong and our continued love for Laurie Bembenek caused an inordinate number of folks to vote for Ira Robbins 🙂

  8. I just voted for Walker and didn’t mess with anything else.

    KPOM, that’s funny. Thanks for a giggle this morning. I find it particularly amusing since the spouse only reads about once every six months as he cares very little about my attempts here, and I don’t even know who Bdad is which means I haven’t met him.

    And Bdad, thanks for not publicly shrieking or using profanity to clear that one up. 😉 Such a gentleman.