By Carole on Jun 6, 2012
The long election night covering a race that was going to be too close to call never came. Less than an hour after the polls closed in Wisconsin, it was obvious that Democrats' attempt to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker had failed and not by the predicted razor thin margin but by nearly 10 points. This decisive victory of conservative economic reform over unaffordable government spending sends a strong message across the nation. But will that message be heard by all?
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued a statement on tonight's results saying that Governor Walker "has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back - and prevail - against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters said no to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday and yes to fiscal responsibility and a new direction."
But despite the fact that voters have been saying that almost since President Barack Obama took office, he and his congressional cronies have refused to listen. Two years ago they said no to unsustainable tax and spend liberalism when they chose Republicans Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell and Scott Brown over Democrats Jon Corzine, Creigh Deeds and Martha Coakley in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts.
In November of 2010 voters said no even louder by awarding major victories to Republicans in House, Senate and Gubernatorial races. Referring to that overwhelming mid-term defeat as a "shellacking," President Obama initially claimed that he got the message but then continued pushing the fiscally irresponsible policies that grow deficits and shrink freedoms.
Meanwhile in Wisconsin, Governor Walker’s policies have eliminated a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes and lowered the state's unemployment rate to 6.7% - well below the national average. This recall election has proven how difficult it is to argue against success and as the presidential race heats up the Obama campaign is learning it's darn near impossible to argue in favor of failure.
As Democrats continue to run on the promise that they will reward their political allies with policies that bring about more debt and fewer opportunities for the rest of us, it's no wonder they are losing support in Wisconsin and everywhere else.
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