The Progressive Magazine: Scott Walker, Fitzgerald, Take Us for Fools

The Progressive

 

Why did Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans claim victory after losing two incumbents on Tuesday?

Simple. They don’t want you to look deep enough to find the truth.

In Wisconsin history, only two legislators have been removed through a recall election. On Tuesday, voters removed two Republicans in one fell swoop. We may not have taken the majority in the Senate, but let’s not let the GOP take our eye off the prize: recalling Scott Walker.

Progressive momentum is easy to see when you compare Governor Walker’s 2010 election with Tuesday’s Senate recall elections. Note, of the six Senate Republicans up for recall, five of the seats are considered by political insiders as safe Republican districts.

In 2010, Governor Walker cleaned up all six Senate districts in 2010, but Republicans lost two of them on Tuesday. GOP enthusiasm in those districts (and dare I say the entire state?) is waning.

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