Wisconsin GOP barely holds on to Senate majority.

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    It was down to the wire. Having secured two of the three seats needed to shift the State Senate to a democrat majority, Democrats were "this" close. At stake was what would have been a major feather in the cap for Dems--the unseating Alberta "Walker's" Darling. Her opponent, Sandy Pasch, who was very confident that she would win her challenge against Darling. Pasch took an early lead, to the pleasant surprise of her supporters in the crowd. With each blow by blow update of her lead over Darling, by MSNBCs Ed Shultz, the crowd erupted in exuberant cheers and applause.

    Then it happened.

    Ed Shultz lamented.."you can't make this stuff up", as the tide began to turn against Pasch. He was right. It all came down to the reporting of one county. Waukesha County. But, Waukesha county appeared to be "holding out" on reporting the election results. Commentator remarked that they were "suspicious", there were accusations being made of voter fraud by democrat leaders, it wasn't looking good for Dems. The Ed Shultz Show carried over through Lawrence O'Donnell, to Rachel Maddows, as the crowd anxiously awaited the final results. But by that time it had become clear that it just wasn't going to happen.

    When the final announcement came the crowd was remarkably subdued. A sign read "this is what democracy looks like", and the crowd seemed to accept that democracy worked the way it's suppose to. "You win some we you some" that seemed to be the mood. But they got their shoot. Their voices were heard. They took on republicans in their own back yard. Two seats were gained in the effort. Which is nothing to be ashamed of. On to the next battle.
     
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    :lol:

    Nice spin....lol

    Sure we lost 28-14, but we scored two touchdowns! Yay Team!


    They stolled our precious!
     
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    I know. I should have been harder on Waukesha County

    But there's no evidence of voter fraud.

    So I was trying to be nice.
     
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    It is something to be ashamed of. Millions of dollars came from all over the nation for this recall. It was funded by unions. Shame on them for not accepting the outcome of the regular election.

    Personally, I am glad all those dems wasted tens of millions on an election and still got their asses handed to them.
     
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    Well, that's another way to spin it I suppose.

    tsk tsk:lol:
     
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    A few leftists have said this line; that Wisconsin is the Republican's backyard. That is absurd, simply not true. Wisconsin is a traditionally blue state.

    The fact that the GOP secured the governorship and entire state legislator to begin with--in the Democrats own backyard--is a accomplishment.

    The fact that they were able to repel a $35 million dollar assault is amazing. The goal of that $35 million was to retake the state senate--PERIOD. They failed at that goal.

    Spin it however you'd like :eusa_hand:
     
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    The goal was no retake the Senate.

    They failed to accomplish the goal they themselves set.

    Sorry, no way to spin that into a win.
     
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    Are you going to make whine with those sour grapes?
     
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    Never fear, I'm sure there are enough dimocrats left to make a run for the border next time there is a hard decision to be made. I love those runningfleabaggerdimocratsfromwisconsin.
     
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    RW fanatics do vote. Walker will bring out more voters- and so will Obama. What percentage did vote?
     

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