Submitted by Mike "Mish" Shedlock of MishTalk In the wake of an expected victory in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz gave the expected victory speech. “Tonight is a turning point. It is a rallying cry,” said Cruz to an elated crowd of his supporters. Nonsense. What happens in Wisconsin stays in Wisconsin. Nomination Analysis
I have good news to report in Wisconsin.
The recall election for Republican governor Scott Walker will take place on June 7. Polls show Walker Leads Barrett 52%-45%.
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker leads Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by 7 percentage points in the state’s June 5 recall election.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are "kindred spirits," with their recent histories of being Republicans who have come out on top in fairly blue states. They've both "taken on unions," as they like to say, and they both have reformed public pensions. But Walker did make sure to say that his pension reforms were a little more significant than Christie's.
When it comes to predicting the trajectory of Trump's presidential campaign (in which he currently has a nearly 60% lead over Ted Cruz in number of delegates), "credible predictors", the media, pundits, and other self-appointed experts, have been dead wrong every step of the way, calling for his demise so many times even they themselves no longer believe their narrative.
Common sense won out twice in Wisconsin in the past two weeks. On September 11, Wisconsin Act 10 upheld in another federal court challenge.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed one of the lawsuits challenging Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill in 2011 that eliminated most collective bargaining powers held by Wisconsin public unions.
Ezra Klein wonders why conservatives upset about the disproportionate political influence of labor unions don’t support the kind of measures that might reduce the influence of labor and business alike:
Activists in Wisconsin have hit upon a method that coud conceivably lead to the end of the deadlock there. Several Republican State Senators are eligible for recall, and progressives in the state are going to go for it: