The people of Wisconsin clearly spoke on June 5th. Now, they are ready to move on. Sadly a liberal activist judge in Dane County wants to go backwards and take away the law making responsibilities of the legislature and the governor. We are confident that the state will ultimately prevail in the appeals process.A statement from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Dismissing the decision by a Wisconsin judge to strike down most of the collective-bargaining law Walker helped push through the state legislature in 2011. The law will likely head to the state’s supreme court, which heard the law last year and allowed it to go forward.
It’s got to be a referendum on, ‘Do you like or dislike, not just the president, but his policies?’ But there’s got to be something more. People don’t just vote somebody out — they’ve got to vote somebody in.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Commenting on what he perceives as weak strategy from Mitt Romney’s campaign — tearing-down President Obama instead of promoting himself — during a discussion with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Walker also rebutted the popular claim that Mitt Romney is disconnected from “normal” people, and cannot relate to everyday struggles. “When he was with Paul Ryan and I in Jamesville a few weeks ago, he was great,” said Walker, adding, “He relates to people well, relates to small-business owners well. I would like to see more of that.” source (via • follow)
I don’t think it would have made the difference. But it’s kind of like Thanksgiving at your in-laws. If you go, it doesn’t guarantee it’s going to be fun, but if you don’t go, there’s going to be hell to pay.Democratic strategist Paul Begala • On President Obama’s decision not to campaign for Tom Barrett in Wisconsin. source (via • follow)
In case you missed: Here’s the video of the guy who said “Democracy died tonight” on CNN as Tom Barrett’s attempt to beat Scott Walker failed. We briefly mentioned it last night, but the video is worth a watch. If there’s any silver lining to this for opponents of Walker, it appears the state senate will be controlled by Democrats thanks to Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard losing his recall in Racine county. (thanks to everyone who pointed this out)
I believe there is more that unites us than divides us. I believe that now, the election is done.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Attempting to play uniter in his recall election victory speech Tuesday night. What an evolution of views. Wow. (catch up here)