Isn't that what the Dems said about Florida in 2000? This is what democracy looks like.
Capitol Police, secure the entrances. Our prog-lib acquaintances (for they ARE ...) have another election to protest and, they hope, un-do.
Just yesterday, my Lefty audience was upbraiding those of us who said that Kloppenburg was "leading" in the state supreme court race. Poor lady apparently has not the judicial temperament to abjure premature celebration until the process is complete.
Now the unionistas have returned to their bolt holes muttering darkly about conspiracies, no doubt concocted by Talk Radio, Faux News, and the Koch Brothers, and Citizens United.
For, you see, Justice David Prosser has apparently been re-elected and by a number, 7,583, just above the 0.5 percent trigger for an automatic recount. Although Ms. Dewey -- I mean, Kloppenburg -- can request one at her own expense.
Not that I am claiming ultimate competence for Waukesha's county clerk. But the error was discovered soon and corrected, for that is the canvassing process - a fancy name for double checking the numbers.
Before we proceed, I must credit two individuals for the wonderful artwork gracing the two-story entrance hall to the Stately Manor this morning. Fellow by the name of Kevin Deval did the artwork. It originally appeared on Charlie Sykes' must-read blog, Sykes Writes this morning. Thanks for permission to use.
Charlie offers a dose of common sense for all you liberal conspiracy theorists.
There is a reason results are called "preliminary." Lost in the Waukesha bombshell was the fact that all over the state votes were moving back and forth all day. Prosser was actually up before Waukesha County was announced, because of errors in other counties [including Winnebago]
Indeed, shortly before noon today, Prosser picked up 60 votes in Kenosha County but lost 6 in Pepin. Charlie also points out that
Anyone watching that press conference yesterday who thought this was some sort of grand scheme by Kathy Nickolous is blind. She was going through her own private hell, and I think would have much rather seen David Prosser lose than have to stand up there and admit her mistake.
Ironically, Charlie lives in Brookfield. Sykes credits the Journal-Sentinel's Craig Gilbert with this:
The sudden, shocking addition of more than 14,000 votes to Waukesha County's April 5 election turnout puts that county's turnout rate more in line with the neighboring GOP strongholds of Ozaukee and Washington counties.
The turnout in Brookfield, an upper-middle class city just west of Wauwautosa, was 49% -- same as Madison's. That verifies my bet before the election that "pro-Walker voters are just as energized as the unionistas responsible for the Siege of the Capitol 2011."
A Republican trick? WisPolitics.com reports:
Ramona Kitzinger, the Democratic member of the (Waukesha) county board of canvass, defended the process. She agreed with Nickolaus that the board "went over everything and made sure that all the numbers jived up, and they did."
Progressive anger management
Speaking of counting, let's count to 10 and don't forget Brookfield.
Ed Garvey is "Mad as Hell" this morning. But he stops short of saying he ain't gonna take it anymore because, a little bird tells me, he's steeling himself for plenty more disappointments to come, courtesy of state government. Gentle Ed offers this peep into the show now screening inside Prog-Lib heads:
Few of you will ever accept the 2000 presidential results; few of you will accept the assertion that Ohio was won by Bush four years later; none of you accept the WMD story that they used to justify our entry into Iraq; precious few of you will, I predict, accept this Prosser "victory." Hells bells, we might all need anger management counseling!
Anger management? How about reality counseling? The Progressive Dane outlet screams: Scandal in Fitzwalkerstan: Federal probe, full recount required in high court race
The circumstance lends legitimacy to the call by the advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin for "an immediate federal investigation and immediate impoundment of all computer equipment, ballots, and other relevant evidence needed to verify a fair vote count in Waukesha County." Citizen Action says this investigation should include an accounting of all communications by "Kathy Nickolaus and anyone in the Waukesha clerk's office with all outside actors, and all interested parties to the election dispute."
It also demands a full recount, no matter what the ultimate margin of victory or defeat.
I'll buy that. Correct that. The newspaper's charitable arm can buy that. Do the recount. But you know even that won't shut up the whiners. Time to beat the plastic buckets in the rotunda, liberals.
Now, here's another prediction: You'll recall two of ours and we'll recall two of yours and in the end, we will lose only one seat in the Senate. BTW: my Election Predictions were 24 out of 24 but I count as wrong two in which I missed the winning margin by 10 or more percentage points.
Another chance to show what democracy looks like
Saturday, April 16, from noon to 2 p.m. at the State Capitol. My ally in the struggle against socialism, Nancy Mistele, tells me:
With left-wing and union groups attempting to takeover Wisconsin, tea party patriots will be rallying to protect our state.
On Saturday, April 16, tea party patriots from throughout Wisconsin will gather at the state Capitol in Madison for a rally to celebrate past victories and rally for Wisconsin's future. The event will feature Conservative superstar Vicki McKenna and a host of interesting and informative speakers.
Nancy says the event will give the tea party a chance to celebrate, send our message across America and prepare to fight in the battles to come. Keep track here.
Who's funding the (shadowy) Greater Wisconsin Committee?
Answer: The Children of George Soros, Unions, Madison liberals who don't unionize their own companies, and the usual cast of characters, according to the most recent data from the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets). Greater Wisconsin Committee was a major bankroller of the Kloppenburg campaign.
$1.3 Million from the Democratic Governors Association - the latter the beneficiary of about a million that Doyle dropped
$915,000 from AFSCME - your union dues at work!
$250,000 from Lynde Uihlein, a heiress to the Schlitz Brewing fortune, often called the "George Soros of the Wisconsin Left."
$185,000 from SEIU - more union dues at work!
$60,000 from Judith and Gordon Faulkner, founder of EPIC Systems which has been waging war with WMC since 2007. A non-union shop, btw
$5,000 from Jonathon Soros, son of George Soros.
Hey kids! Catch the Squire on Miss Vicki's show. 1310 AM, this afternoon from 3 to they get tired of me. Sharing the victory booth with Brian Schimming and Nancy the Pistol Mistele.