The big worry among Republicans was getting the word out to vote for Gov. Scott Walker in the primary recall election on May 9.
It was gratifying that Republicans did turn out for Walker with over 600,000 votes statewide, topping both Kathlene Falk and Tom Barrett combined. And they did it in spite of the Democrats running a so-called “Republican” against him in order to confuse matters.
With all that said, Republican voters must now turn out in even stronger numbers for the June 5 recall election between Mayor Tom Barrett and Walker. To be sure, Wisconsin citizens are sick and tired of the continual barrage of hate against Walker. All of the protesting since it began in January 2012, including the trashing of the State Capitol, has backfired, not to mention all of the hateful diatribe on the recall itself.
In truth, the Democrats feel justified in performing these dastardly acts, be they from the Madison protest activity; the Democratic senators abdicating their jobs and running off to Illinois, and the negative attitude against the GOP by Madison Capitol Police, the Dane County district attorney, the mainstream media, the Government Accountability Board, and the Dane County Sheriff.
But, with the whole nation watching Wisconsin, coupled with the overwhelming support from the voting GOP electorate, Republicans are in high hopes of beating Barrett on June 5.
If you agree that Scott Walker’s results thus far are impressive, with over $1 billion in state savings, property tax reduction, no cuts in Medicaid, next to no teacher layoffs, and the surfacing of the truth concerning new jobs in Wisconsin, then vote for him, lest we go backwards with Barrett, who is mayor of the ninth poorest city in the U.S.
The truth on new jobs refutes the report that Wisconsin was the worst in the nation for jobs. But this report was based on a sampling of just 3.5 percent of state employers, reflecting a 30,000 job loss. It made no sense, since unemployment compensation claims were down. So, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue made a complete count instead of averaging the 3.5 percent as a statewide representative sampling. The new count included 96 percent of our employers, or 150,000 of them, and instead of a 30,000 job loss, Wisconsin really enjoyed a 23,000 increase in jobs. The survey was conducted objectively, with no connection with the Walker campaign, per John Kaskinen, chief economist at the Department of Revenue.
These results under Walker should get every single Republican in Wisconsin to vote for him on June 5 so that he can continue to produce additional improvements in our state economy.