-By Warner Todd Huston
As a recap on the past recall effort that just occurred in Wisconsin, a final accounting shows that liberal groups spent over $14 million to beat the six Republicans that were up for recall. They failed in four of the six attempts and in the two they won, well, it was a pyrrhic victory to say the least. It all goes to show that money is not always the final arbiter of an election victory.
The MacIver Institute of Wisconsin has created a great graphic to diagram the spending the left indulged to recall these six Wisconsin Republicans. It was mostly union money, of course.
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Of the totals, MacIver says:
These figures include direct contributions from political action committee to candidates, coordinated independent expenditure campaigns, and individual third party expenditures. The overall effort, however, is likely much larger. Member-to-member communications and issue advocacy totals are not required to be reported to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board and are therefore not included in this total.
It was mostly wasted money, too. The people of Wisconsin did not accept the union’s viewpoint that the eeeevil Republicans were destroying the state. In fact, just the opposite.
This was a big victory against modern unionism. And what is most encouraging is that this victory has occurred in Wisconsin, a state traditionally one of the most left-wing, progressive states in the Union. If we can defeat union thuggery in progressive Wisconsin, we can do it anywhere.
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