Rising GOP Star, First Governor In U.S. History To Survive Recall Attempt...

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    Really really bad day for Public Unions/Democrats.


    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.

    With his defeat of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the union leaders who rallied for months against Walker's agenda, the rising GOP star became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt.

    Tonight we tell Wisconsin, we tell our country and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions," Walker said in his victory speech in Waukesha.

    The governor said he was committed to working with his opponents, beginning with a friendly get-together with lawmakers of both parties over brats, burgers and "maybe a little bit of good Wisconsin beer."

    With nearly all precincts reporting, Walker had nearly 53 percent of the vote, compared with 46 percent for Barrett, according to unofficial returns tabulated by The Associated Press.

    As he conceded his loss, Barrett said the state had been left "deeply divided" by the recall battle.

    "It is up to all of us, their side and our side, to listen. To listen to each other," Barrett said.

    Walker was only the third governor to face a recall vote. The other two lost, most recently California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003.

    Democrats and organized labor spent millions to oust Walker, but found themselves hopelessly outspent by Republicans from across the country who donated record-setting sums to Walker. Republicans hope the victory carries over into November and that their get-out-the-vote effort can help Mitt Romney become the first GOP nominee to carry the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

    Romney issued a statement saying Walker's victory "will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin."

    Walker "has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back - and prevail - against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses," Romney said. "Tonight voters said no to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday and yes to fiscal responsibility and a new direction"...

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    Absolutely! He would make Romney a great VP.
     
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    You lost. Deal with it. Have some dignity.
     
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    I didn't lose anything. Wisconsin did...
     
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    I thought he made a very good conciliatory speech... whether he has the backbone to stand by those words, and whether the Dems have the backbone to do likewise, remains to be seen. I am not hopeful - neither side seems particularly enthusiastic to do what is best for their state.
     
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    Walker is doing what's best for the State. That's why he won.
     
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    Had he been more "concilliatory" early on, the recall would have never happened. His whole team spit in the face of compromise.
     
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    Nah, that's what you Union/Democrat dimwits did. And now it's gonna cost ya bigtime.
     
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    How exactly do you compromise with politicians who, rather than discuss and debate the issues in question, run away to another state?
     
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