I'm not going to lie...this story totally snuck up on me....
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser took a significant lead in his re-election bid Thursday when the clerk of a conservative-leaning county reported she failed to count the ballots from a wealthy suburb west of Milwaukee.
The 7,500 vote swing immediately generated charges of fraud and partisanship in a high-profile race that has become a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker after he championed a law curtailing the organizing rights of public employee unions. Wisconsin has since become the focal point of a national battle between Republican governors and labor groups.
The developments Thursday dealt a blow to the hopes of the Democrat-backed challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg, who was leading Mr. Prosser by 200 votes before the discrepancy Waukesha County was detected. Nearly 1.5 million ballots were cast in an election that set records for spending and nearly doubled expected turnout.
From the Wall Street Journal
Before this discrepancy was found Kloppenberg, who should know better, gave herself a victory lap...
“We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service. Wisconsin voters have spoken and I am grateful for, and humbled by, their confidence and trust. I will be independent and impartial and I will decide cases based on the facts and the law. As I have traveled the State, people tell me they believe partisan politics do not belong in our Courts. I look forward to bringing new blood to the Supreme Court and focusing my energy on the important work Wisconsin residents elect Supreme Court justices to do.”
If the link suddenly...dies...you can catch a screenshot of their gloating at The Blaze
In light of these developments and my tardiness to them, let me be the last to say...
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Apparently the GOP has a bit of a 2012 Dukakis problem on its hands. Everyone is either boring or unattractive, or too in bed with the conservative elites. And therefore no matter how much they trounce Obama on the issues, or his lack of a record worth mentioning in a reelection campaign, their leg tingles will pull the lever for the president because his smile is nicer.
That's what the New York Times says anyway. It's nice that they're looking out for our side. That must mean Obama has all his ducks in a row to cruise to reelection.
Or it means for two years we've had a president who treats the office like it's his personal sabbatical from life. When the going gets tough his duff got going on vacation more than a terminal cancer patient.
The country and world have taken notice, so I don't know how much charisma you need to effectively make the case that we elected Clark Griswold in 2008.
Sure nobody is, indeed, excited about our starting line up so far. Maybe that's because they haven't done a whole bunch of anything excitable....like campaigning, or fundraising, or advertising, and nobody has changed their skin to look like a minority.
Now that the cat's kind of out of the bag I guess I should confess that's the GOP candidate I really want to vote for is the one who abandons their anglo-roots. More than positions on the issues I want to vote for the person that wont get me labeled racist if I don't vote for them.
Does this mean I could vote for Obama if the other other white meat is his challenger next year? That depends on how black the media wants to make him....in 2008 it was pretty black, like a black hole black, and not even light (or Obama's white half) can escape that kind of gravitational pull, only racism can....and I'm not racist so...
Wait...Did I just talk myself into rationalizing the GOP is doomed without a crack makeup artist and tons of shoe polish?
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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
I started thinking I could make this work with liberalism...
Obama always scores low on the links, especially the links between terror and radical Islam.
Bill Clinton isn't a better womanizer than a man who chooses to be liberal.
Harry Reid used to be a boxer, Barbara begged him not to take his wife's name.
Socialism could work if its beneficiaries would.
The effects of global warming are catostrophic for the ecosystems of the ice age.
Ring around the Rosie looks fun, until you realize O'Donnell is stuck in the hula hoop.
Biden didn't plagiarized, he bought another person's words with his presidential electability.
A "teachable moment" always fails because the person declaring it is the one in need of the lesson.
Atheists don't believe in God, and they do so faithfully.
If Biden's mouth moves faster than his brain, then a glacier would place second in a three-way race.
The bad economy forces people to take staycations from work, and President Obama needs a staycation for work.
Political mandates represent a conflict of interest for Barney Frank.
Global warming is caused by hot air, Al Gore is full of hot air, therefore Al Gore causes global warming.
Community organizing grants leadership experience necessary to help children cope with too many Legos.
Toiletries are accessories for bathrooms, not bathrooms for hippies.
Life begins at conception, liberalism begins at deception, Obama's crisis response begins at cocktail reception.
Jokes about Pelosi's botox are getting to be a bit older than she looks.
Sometimes the brightest ideas come when times are darkest. Alas, Obama is a half-white dimwit.
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Liberal websites are popping champaigne at the "demise" of Glenn Beck's daily Fox News show. Their gloating is puzzling because even though his audience numbers were in decline he was still whooping all of the competition, easily...and he didn't even have a prime time slot.
If competition in cable news were little league the mercy rule would be issued half way through the national anthem being sung before the start of the game.
I know this is a crappy analogy because it's pretty clear Fox News's "baseball teams" shouldn't really be mixing with the CNN/MSNBC Bad News Bears of tee ball...but here we are, trying to provide some perspective to the gloat parade over at sites like Think Progress and Media Matters.
Am I trying to say that Beck's methods were orthodox, HA! It's actually why I liked him. That and his recognition that the true root of the nation's troubles aren't political, but spiritual, are why he's got me hooked. That's a fresh, honest perspective you don't get much anywhere else. He'll continue to bring it too, just not at Fox.
But now that he has a shrunken media footprint, I think a lot of people will go on a much-deserved Beck Vacation, and maybe never return.... he's a greatly diminished national presence for those who aren't "Insider Extreme" members at glennbeck.com. Which is a blessed, blessed thing.
Three times as many people listen to him on the radio than Fox News AND he's got more going on the side than a flee circus using one of Michael Moore's rolls as a tent. This highlights the derraingement liberals suffer with Fox News, as if they "made" the man.
That seems to be a nasty habit of liberals, they attack personality rather than the merits of argument. That's why everyone they hate gets the boogeyman treatment. You know who's afraid of boogeymen....children.
Know who else is? That was about it. Basically, liberals talk to us like we're children.
You know who talks to adults like children....children. Know who else does? That's right, nobody.
Liberals are just a bunch of big diaperless babies, and this announcement about Beck is nothing more than dangling keys in their face so they have a reason to wet their bibs about a man, who on his worst day, makes all of his liberal competition look like a bunch of Waynes World wannabes.Add a comment
Weird way to put it, I know....but it feels appropriate after the reaction to Ryan's Wall Street Journal editorial and budget coming out party.Add a comment
Who the hell does this Paul Ryan guy think he is? We were doing fine until he came out with this nonsense in the Wall Street Journal.
This was the Democrats Sputnik moment, the United States has been a world leader in a lot of things, but not nation ending debt. I'd love to say what happened in Greece put them in a cold sweat, but pigs can't sweat so they really had to get to work building up our debt because it's all about USA 'til YOU CAN'T PAY.
I wonder how George Stephanopolous and Arianna Huffington feel about all of this. Are they torn between their Greek homeland and the rush of the U.S. finally regaining its ability to crush the competition at something? Whose side will they fall on in the Great Waste Race.
And what about innovation? Yes we can, win the future of defaulting with the same old hackneyed welfare state pump up, but if Obama wants to walk the talk he'll need to come up with some more creative ways to piss away our fiscal integrity. This doesn't have to be an end unto itself either, there are ways to do this that help realize other "progressive" wet dreams to become reality.
We could retrofit our money printers with a nozzle that blasts the money into the air, transport it to a cruise ship, and sail the arctic. If we don't "go green" restoring balance to the climate by blocking out the sun, we do it by making Greenland live up to its name with greenbacks.
We could do away with all light bulbs by mandating a return of torches fueled with gas soaked money.
We could encase Paul Ryan in a paper mache tomb, using only $100 bills, not unlike the size and scope of the Egyptian pyramids. Pending a successful outcome this process can be expanded to include all conservatives in the country.
Those are just a few ideas off the top of my head. Just think of all the good ideas that Democrats could come up with behind closed doors and 2000 pages to work with.
One option not on the table is brainwashing Congressman Ryan into becoming a fellow liberal. That option doesn't actually waste any money, much less even spend enough to beat Greece.Add a comment
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Bill Clinton is confident that a government shutdown will only hurt the GOP. I'm betting he's basing this on the "fact" that the 1995 shutdown is credited with saving his presidency.
In other news a new poll shows people think the GOP is being seen as more reasonable in this budget fight.
I don't know why, but for some reason Democrats predict politics like they're sports statisticians. This can be a huge problem for them because precedent is meaningless when it has to answer to context.
Why is Obama not going to have the same good fortune?
His presidency runs on a parallel universe to the Clinton Administration of a generation ago. It was a completely different reality back then
We were high on life after beating the Soviets
The Internet was exploding the economy
Nobody could answer American power and it created a sense of invincibility
The media didn't have the stronger conservative voice that exists today
We had to invent grunge music to bring the good times back down to earth.
Obama has none of this, and the biggest difference of all is that the debt and deficits in the 90's were a small fraction of what they are now. He isn't winning the battle to make the GOP look like obstinate bean counters because we are now standing at the edge of a fiscal cliff and the fight now doesn't seem pointless.
This actually proves my long-standing belief that Democrats are literally a bunch of Looney Tunes. They're ready to let the deficits continue because they're not worried about taking us over the cliff so long as we don't look down.
This revelation explains everything! It's like Enchanted, only with Warner Brothers and insanity:
Barney Frank is really Elmer Fudd
George Stephanopolous is Tweetie Bird
Bill Clinton is Foghorn Leghorn
Chris Matthews is Daffy Duck without the Ritalin
Michelle Obama is Por....no, I'm not gonna say it
John Kerry is an unbathed Pepe Lepew
Michael Moore is the Tazmanian Devil after figuring out that he doesn't need to burn calories spinning his body (just the facts in his movies) to eat everything in sight
Joe Biden is the love child of Wile E Coyote and Sylvester the Cat
If you gave Yosemite Sam stilts and a razor for his moustache you get Janet Reno
President Obama is Marvin the Martian (which is why they can't find his birth certificate in Hawaii)
That's why they are completely unconcerned about our fiscal armageddon. They live in a world where tunnels are built by painting them on a wall, bombs only char the tips of your hair, an anvil to the head leaves a nasty bump, and none of that can possibly be less consequential than pissing away money trillions of dollars that don't exist in the first place.Add a comment