The great Orange Overlord called it for tonight…
We took the fight into red territory, and took two seats. What was a safe 19-14 GOP advantage is now a narrow 17-16. If we had those numbers going into 2011, the anti-labor bill would never have passed—one GOPer voted with the Democrats (and hey, Sen. Dale Schultz, the water is mighty fine on our side of the aisle!).
The execrable Randy Hopper is gone. He can cry in his 20-something-year-old mistress’s arms tonight. And Kapanke too. It sucks being unemployed in Wisconsin these days. Maybe they can get a non-union job at McDonald’s.
Beyond Wisconsin, if we can enjoy a similar “loss rate” in Republican-held districts (picking up 33 percent of them), Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have a huge majority in 2013. We had a message that resonated with large numbers of working people in overwhelmingly white working-class districts that shifted hard against Democrats in 2010. GOP overreach is winning them back for us. Just think, before today, only 13 state legislators had been recalled in the entire history of this nation.
Let me say this one more time. Engagement is the only thing that will walk us through this madness. We back peddled in 2010 because we let our disappointment in what Obama and the Dems couldn’t get done drive us into despair and indifference and look where it got us.
A group of freshmen congress people so brainwashed by years of whacking off to Ayn Rand novels that they couldn’t get past question four of a Voight-Kampff test.
We are in a deep hole and it may take longer then an Obama second term to dig us out. ut giving up is not an option.
If Obama is dead dog determined to negotiate for scraps with the Republicans. Then we need to do two things.
1. Make sure there are fewer Republicans for him to negotiate with.
2. Make sure that the ones left are so scared of losing their jobs that they’ll be considerably less dickish.
Viva La Wisconsin!!