Though exit polls indicated a dead heat, the networks picked Governor Scott Walker to win by 10 p.m. Eastern time. The result is a body blow to government unions at a time when they have become more consequential than the remnants of the once-massive private-sector-union bloc. While the election represents a major setback for public unions (whose perks and benefits are low-hanging fruit in a time of budget crises), it demonstrates a healthy civic impulse and clear-sightedness on the part of voters. The decision to retain Governor Walker demonstrates an ability on the part of voters to discern the difference between private unions (which can be a perfectly legitimate part of a free-market negotiating process) and public unions (which are a different sort of creature).
And here comes the "civility" from the Left:
Check out the Tweets at the link, if you have a strong stomach. These people are sickening.
UPDATE: David Harsanyi: Not just Wisconsin: California portends bad news for public-sector unions.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Ride Right Through Them, They’re Demoralized as Hell. “I’m watching Morning Joe and I see Chuck Todd making excuses for the democrats and watching Mika go on about the exit polls supporting Obama’s strength in Wisconsin. . . . Watching the exercise of denial reminds me of the very first time I used the phrase: January 20th 2010.”
Further thoughts here: “I can’t help but be pleased to see the Democrats so deep in denial, but I suggest that it has really been the right and conservatives who have been in denial the most over the past year. In our case, however, it’s been denial of our successes.” Don’t get cocky, kid.
On the other hand, a journalist-reader who asks anonymity writes: “Over at memeorandum.com the AP, NYT and WaPo heds all say ‘Walker survives’ … I dunno, 53-46 sounds more like ‘Walker spanks.’”
Amazing that they're trying to spin this as a "good thing" for Obama.
***On 68th anniversary of D-Day, 102-year-old veteran reminisces.
Anyone who lives long enough is all but certain to witness something significant, and for centenarian Bea Cohen of Los Angeles, not only did she see air strikes during World War II--Cohen watched the Allied airplanes en route to the shores of Normandy in support of the D-Day invasion, 68 years ago today.Liberal talk show host says the Star Spangled Banner is an "abomination."
It's a life experience for the 102-year-old veteran that is as sharp in her mind today as it was in front of her face that early morning in England.
"Imagine all of those planes and gliders," Cohen recently recalled. "Loads of them!" She was a U.S. Army private on a train towards her new post when the dark sky erupted with the thunderous roar of motors.
"It was top secret. Nobody knew even aboard ship nobody knew when or where or what. And there were the planes--the sky was filled with planes and gliders. The Normandy invasion we knew that was the beginning of the end of World War II."
Liberal talk radio host Bill Press has a bone to pick...with the Star Spangled Banner. Press said recently on his radio show that his main goal is to get rid of it. At first, Press tries to play off his issue with the National Anthem as being because the song is difficult to sing, but quickly expresses his true feelings about the song:
"It's an abomination."
"Are we the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean all the brave people live here. I mean it’s just stupid I think."
"I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it."
YOU'RE the abomination, sir.
***There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. ~French Proverb
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