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November 15, 2012
The sole reward to Wisconsin Democrats for taking over the state Senate by recall last spring turns out to have been the privilege of moving their furniture from one set of Capitol offices to another, only to move it back again before January.
Amid the gloom of last week’s mortifying failure to win the White House and a Senate majority that could have saved us from Obamacare, there’s consolation in the stewardship of Wisconsin state government being once again fully entrusted to Republicans.
There’s been puzzlement that the same voters who retained an overwhelming Republican majority in the Assembly and restored a Republican state Senate would also choose the extraterrestrial leftist Tammy Baldwin over Tommy Thompson and buy into a second Obama term.
The answer is that the same voters didn’t do that. A red/blue map of Wisconsin reveals sharp geographical divisions exactly like those seen across the country. Despite red state/blue state characterizations, the reality is of red counties and blue ones, here and nationwide.
Pending recounts, Assembly Democrats could be outnumbered 60-39, because Senator-elect Baldwin taking 69 percent in Dane County and 66 in Milwaukee doesn’t affect most legislative districts. But in a statewide race, there’s danger that the will of most voters in most counties may be undone by the leftist legions congregating in Dane, Milwaukee, and counties surrounding Madison where state employees have moved to escape the tax Hell and increasing crime of the capital city.
The reform-minded conservative governor and legislature have a chance to lead by example with job-creating, pro-growth policies. They’ll be swimming against the statist tide flowing from Washington, and the detestable media will eagerly blame every increase in unemployment on them, not the real culprits.
But at least in this state, they still have the opportunity to try.