Thingish Things

It’s All Over in Madison

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Mar• 09•11


In November 2010, voters in heavily Democratic Wisconsin elected a Republican governor, a Republican state assembly, and a Republican state senate.  They did it for a reason.  Tonight, those Republicans fulfilled a large part of their campaign promise to bring fiscal sustainability back to the Badger State. Despite weeks of protests, recall campaigns, and back-room arm-twisting one can only imagine, the Republicans held firm.  They prevailed in their quest for sensible union reforms through the use of a clever legislative maneuver that apparently was available to them the whole time.  Cries from out-of-state Democrats that the Republicans violated the “open meetings” rule are almost laughable, considering the geographic circumstance in which they were made.

This one will make the history books.

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  1. Your Friend says:

    It’s definitely already in the history books, but I’m afraid it’s far from over. Look for recall efforts on both sides of the aisle to intensify and last for months. Not that any of that will do anything to salvage the sad state of unions in this country.

    I’m now willing to concede that I dislike government as much as I dislike corporate America, but only because events like this one make it so clear that there’s really no difference between the two. Beyond whatever candidtaes your party puts forward in 2012, this is the reason that Obama could lose that election — because people like me who had hopes that there might be one more leader for this country who could actually do something for the people of this country, have long since seen those hopes dashed. He managed to do some good things, but I feel the temper of the nation reverting to its mean, which is fairly mean in its own right. It’s kind of pitiful, but in the end, fear always seems to win over hope.

    Check out the Slate article below. Note paragraph nine about military spending.

    You may not hear from me for a while.

  2. I’ll check out Slate. Thanks. But I’ll be very sad if you disappear.

  3. Your Friend says:

    Okay, I’m back. I can’t afford to move to Mauritius. Thankfully, I live in CT, a state with a governor who is not an idiot or out of his mind…

  4. […] The union-controlled Democratic Party is trying to turn lemons into lemonade in the wake of their Wisconsin Waterloo. […]

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