Despite millions of dollars, outside help and enormous pressure brought by labor unions, liberals failed to retake the Wisconsin Senate from Republicans in Tuesday’s six recall elections. This represents a huge victory for Governor Scott Walker, who is bringing common sense budget balancing policies to a state that was deeply in the red.
This vote and the possibility Republicans could add to what is now their one-vote majority in the state Senate in next week’s recall election of two Democrats bodes well for those of us sick of tax-and-spend liberal policies and the cult of envy.
Governor Walker can now feel free to pursue the GOP agenda of cutting spending, enacting a concealed weapons permit and requiring voters to show identification.
If Democrats had won, you can bet the liberal media would have spun it as having national implications. It does have national implications, but not the kind the left wants. Other governors and the federal government should follow Wisconsin’s example.
I’m Cal Thomas.
Publication date: August 11, 2011