Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a magician. Last Tuesday when citizens were delivering over one million signatures on recall petitions seeking his ouster from the Statehouse, Walker made himself disappear.
Life in a bratwurst republic... ...
Putting off worries about the future and the massive amount of work ahead, thousands of recall volunteers prepared to party tonight at Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace, the site of Scott Walker's 2010 inaugural.
Recall opponents say, "Sour grapes!" I say, "Wrong fruit!"
Unfortunately, facts seem of little interest to Norquist. In the end, he makes his intentions clear. He just wants to stir up new Republican governors to end renewable energy laws for political reasons.
The only thing "unusual" about the recall movement is Scott Walker's inability to listen to the will of the people of Wisconsin. As soon as he was elected he forgot who he was there to represent.
When the car dealership sells you a clunker, you're allowed to send it back -- that's the Lemon Law. And here in Wisconsin, when your governor turns out to be a clunker, you're allowed to send him back, too -- that's a recall.
Those of us who have been washed prone by the gushing holiday faucet of red and green greed and are dreading the repurposed solstice celebration as it drips down the gutter of melancholy revealing the regurgitated fruitcake of gloom and despair could use a nice wish list.
As the political crisis was brewing in Wisconsin last winter, Governor Scott Walker rebuffed former governor Tommy Thompson's advice to reach a compromise with public employee unions, according to a state senator as well as a friend of Thompson's who was involved in the political drama at the time.
From Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., on the football field and the factory floor, we've seen unprecedented attacks on working families from big corporations and their friends in elected office.
Before Obama decided to save and restructure the failing automobile industry, Romney penned an essay titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Had Obama followed Romney's plan, the national economy would have plunged into a major depression.
Spitzer and Matalin debate whether GOP electoral losses -- on labor rights and making zygotes like corporations -- signals voter backlash to Tea Party extremism. Should voters now forget Perry... and a Bain-Cain ticket?
Last night the progressive forces tested some of the weapons and tactics they will use in next year's full-blown counter offensive. They worked very, very well.
Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.
President Obama must be heartened and his GOP challengers concerned about the people's vetoes of extreme tea party corporate libertarian overreach in Ohio, Maine, Arizona, Mississippi, and Iowa.