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Rubbing your nose in it

You can hardly blame Republicans for gloating over the victory in the Wisconsin recall election, in which Gov. Scott Walker retain his seat by an unexpected 7-percentage-point margin over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Liberal pundits all but declared Walker’s defeat (actually some did) even before polls opened. Here’s what they said:  ... Read more »

Walker's 'divide and conquer' remark sets off tizzy fit

You would have thought that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker had beheaded dozens of union members and left their bodies along a Mexican highway. His approach to taming the out-of-control public employee unions in Wisconsin (“divide and conquer”) has provoked tongue clucking and horror. “Scott Walker is finally honest about his secret plot to ‘divide... Read more »
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