The Wild Ride in WI

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 and is filed under Blog

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For those of you following WI (and if you’re a political junkie, how could you not be?), all the precincts are in and the margin between JoAnne Kloppenburg and David Prosser is 204 votes. Out of 1,479,000+ votes cast. That is amazing. What is even more amazing is that the Prosser team, and those around them, thought they were going to get crushed under the tidal wave of the trial lawyers and the public sector unions. Suffice it to say, I am pretty sure Wisconsin has never seen a Supreme Court election with this much riding on it. At stake are Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill and Tort Reform, both already signed into law, both likely to end up in front of the court.

So what can we take away from last night?

1.) The union bosses are stunned and so is Team Prosser. The paid union thugs got their folks out (dead ones included, I am sure) and were met, toe to toe, by the tea party. The result? A draw in what was supposed to be a rout.

2.) The recall elections of the WI state Senators are not going to be as easy as the union bosses thought.

3.) The unions have to reckon with the new kid in town, the tea party.

This thing is far from over, but I think it’s going to be a wild ride from here.