Things are feeling good here in Wisconsin. Real good. Not only is the cold weather finally over and many beautiful days ahead of us, but the cold of many political trials are almost over, and I must say that things feel great right now. The past week I was doing some traveling around the US and I missed some good news. Well, I didn’t miss it (I heard about it while I was gone), but I wasn’t here to celebrate with some fellow conservative Wisconsinites.
Reports of Scott Walker costing Wisconsin over 30,000 jobs in 2011 were hard to hear. The latest commercials stated that not only was Wisconsin losing jobs, but that we actually hemorrhaged more jobs than any other state! How could this be? One ad says one thing, and one ad says another. What bothered me most was that the numbers went completely against what I felt. Wisconsin felt like it was creating jobs, that its unemployment was lower, and that its economy was turning around. Why then with these dismal numbers?
Well, just last week, the new and improved numbers were put up. In a new federal report on jobs numbers not only did Wisconsin NOT lose any jobs in 2011, but it actually gained over 20,000! Add that to over 10,000 gained so far in 2012, and Wisconsin is definitely on the right track! So much for Scott Walker’s policies not working, ey?
In the end, this means that Wisconsin is doing better than it was when it was under Democrat control. Taxes were continually raised on working families and small businesses alike. The government repeatedly kneeled to pressure from various public sector unions, forcing the state into debt – which in turned raised taxes on Wisconsin citizens. All the while there were ridiculous ideas about building a train to go from Milwaukee to Madison – something that would cost the state even more money.
But since we’ve turned around, people in Wisconsin are taking notice. For the first time in nearly 10 years Wisconsin taxes went down. Its not just me that’s noticing, either. Across Wisconsin people are listening closer to their options, and more people than ever are standing strong with Scott Walker against his recall. In the primary just a few weeks ago, Walker’s votes totaled more than both of his Democrat opponents combined! Recent polls show Walker leading his opponent by 10 points!
The most startling evidence of Walker’s impending victory is his opponents’ reaction. Not too long ago, the DNC pulled out their forces from Wisconsin. That’s right! Weeks before the election is set to be held (June 5th, by the way) the DNC decided to pack up their things and go back to Washington. They have already written off Wisconsin as a loss, and are moving on to other things. Equally surprizing is the fact that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made a statement actually endorsing Walker! (For those of you who don’t know – the Journal is heavily biased towards liberal politicians, earning it the title “Milwaukee Urinal” from folks like myself.) The fact that the Journal came out and is now standing with Walker is amazing! He’s turning his opponents into supporters!
Once the recall election is taken care of (Please DO NOT forget to vote for Walker. Don’t get too comfortable!), next up is our Senate election. Honestly, any of the Republican candidates will be able to mop the floor with Tammy Baldwin, a washed up liberal hack from Madison. Jim Sensenbrener and Paul Ryan will remain confortable as Wisconsin’s conservative representatives. What’s left? Oh yeah – Mitt Romney and Barack Hussein Obama. With everything else turning from left to right, can Wisconsin go from an Obama win to a Obama loss? Can Wisconsin become a red state again? I think its certainly in the realm of possibilities. Only time will tell, but you can count on conservatives fighting to bring Wisconsin style policies to Washington!