NBC has just announced that they project Scott Walker to emerge victorious in his recall election in Wisconsin. This marks the first time that a Governor has ever survived a recall election.
President Obama’s overwhelming Twitter support appears to have failed Mayor Tom Barrett. As did rapper Proph’s support via the poetic singing of “Bitches who ride me”.
Obama was wise in not campaigning for Barrett – a losing proposition, and the President can’t afford to attach himself to a loser in Barrett.
Additionally, this recall election represents everything the Democrats hold dear – they asked for this recall based on their belief in a union’s right to strangle a state’s economy. Labor unions have poured millions into Walker’s defeat, Democrats from across the United States have placed all of their eggs in this recall basket, and a loss deals a mighty blow to the liberal message.
Not being covered here is this – how will Obama’s lack of support translate to any union support of the President come November? Union leaders and local Democrats have already expressed disgust with the President’s lack of support, and his tweet did nothing to quell their anger.
Now, the media response will be interesting. How will the 25 journalists who were caught signing the recall petition cover the results? Even-handedly, I’m sure.
Expect some rioting by union goons or occupy thugs before the evening is out.
From Michelle Malkin:
Ari Fleischer just raised a question: Since Obama virtually abandoned the unions in Wisconsin, will the unions abandon him heading into the general election?
Ed Schultz of MSNBC embarrasses himself (for reasons other then being on MSNBC) with this tweet 18 minutes before his network called the race (h/t Weasel Zippers):