Wisconsin Kochsuckers: The First Crack in the Wall
Buyer’s Remorse has reared its head. It’s time for the Koch Brothers’ union-busting operation to start suffering the Death of a Thousand Cuts. So far — one cut, and possibly two.
State Rep. Jeff Stone was the Republican candidate for Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker’s position before he became governor. Stone was a strong supporter of Walker’s union-crippling agenda, and he got squashed by the Democratic candidate, Chris Abele.
Wisconsin’s most closely watched election, for State Supreme Court Justice, is too close to call. The Democratic challenger, JoAnne Kloppenburg, has a 200-and-something vote lead. She’s declared victory but there’ll undoubtedly be a recount.
These state court election campaigns are usually a snoozer; hardly more than a formality. The incumbent, Justice David Prosser, has been a longtime close ally of Walker. Instead of a routine re-confirmation, he’s fighting for (and will probably lose) his political life.
Wisconsin Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate said:
“This continues to add fuel to the tremendous fire of enthusiasm and passion to recall the Republican senators that support Scott Walker's backwards priorities for the state.”
Scott Walker’s attorney sent an e-mail to his fellow Koch boytoys, explaining why it was so crucial for David Prosser to be re-elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. If Prosser gets defeated:
“The Supreme Court will shift from a 4-3 conservative majority to a 4-3 liberal majority.
Governor Walker’s agenda could be stopped in its tracks by this new activist majority.
Union bosses and their allies will be emboldened and further push to recall the brave Senators who voted for Governor Walker’s budget repair bill.
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and her allies will continue to drag down the reputation of the Court, with an additional vote to further push through their radical agenda.”
There you have it, straight from the Kochsucker’s mouth. That’s four reasons to hope Walker’s fellow corporate prostitute gets booted off the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
And yesterday’s vote looks encouraging for the upcoming recall votes in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Michigan…