Walker Loses 19 Wisconsin Counties In Supreme Court Election

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Scott Walker is America’s Biggest Loser because 19 counties where he won the majority vote in November have now turned against his boyfriend out-of-state billionaire radicals and gone to the side of Wisconsin working people.

But Walker got another slap in the mouth with an ice-and-poop-filled condom on Tuesday, because the Republican chosen to take Walker’s old Milwaukee County Executive seat was instead destroyed by the newcomer Democrat candidate, Chris Abele, 61%-39%.

The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel reports:

Nearly 1.5 million people turned out to vote, representing 33.5 percent of voting-age adults — 68 percent higher than the 20 percent turnout officials had expected. JoAnne Kloppenburg has already declared victory, with the vote tallies showing her beating incumbent David Prosser by just a couple hundred votes. The race is expected to head to a recount.

Significantly, 19 counties that went for Walker in the 2010 elections this time flipped and went for Kloppenburg, including LaCrosse (59 percent), Sauk (56 percent) and Dunn (56 percent).

Meanwhile, the numbers are showing the Supreme Court campaign was not a particularly good investment for the Koch Brothers — they dumped $2.1 million into the race against $1.4 million from liberal and labor groups. And the Kochs lost. Invisible Hand!

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  • Left_Leftie

    This AND Glen Beck the quit/firing almost makes up for me having to work a full day to fill my gas tank.

    • emmelemm

      $4.05 for regular this afternoon. Yee haw!

      • natoslug

        $4.29 for regular last night. But since I needed it to drive to the brewery, it was worth it.

  • smokefilledroommate

    It's nice to see people are waking up and smelling the Koch for a change..
    Now only if Wisconsin could be the catalyst for so many other states that routinely vote against their self-interests.

    • DustBowlBlues

      If only Russ Feingold had run in 2012 instead of the year of Asshat Wins.

  • nounverb911

    "But Walker got another slap in the mouth with an ice-and-poop-filled condom on Tuesday,"
    Walker better get used to this, it's going to be a long nine months for him until he gets recalled.

    • ThankYouJeebus

      Wintry Santorum face slap.

    • MrsBiggTime

      Throbbing, thrusting upfist simply for quoting "But Walker got another slap in the mouth with an ice-and-poop-filled condom on Tuesday."
      I'll never get tired of that.

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      He is use to it, as that is the normal way the Koch brothers greet any of their minions.

  • nounverb911

    "campaign was not a particularly good investment for the Koch Brothers – they dumped $2.1 million into the race ,"
    I'm sure Walker will find the Kochs a new tax break to cover the loss.

    • emmelemm

      You know how when you accidentally drop a penny on the ground, and you're like, "Should I bend down and pick it up? Really?" $2.1 mil is like a penny to the Koch Brothers.


    • Radio_______

      And Soros' investment of $1.4 million paid off — big-time. At least that's what Breifart and the douche-knuckle who doesn't have a show anymore will say…over and over and over again.

    • SmutBoffin

      He has already promised them state-owned utilities, and they get to name their price.

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Walker will probably just sell them the Supreme Court and let them make it a profit driven business, just like when it had a Conservative majority on it.

  • V572..whatever

    What's the word?

    • SmutBoffin

      What's the price?
      Uh, $0.7 mil. twice!

  • Radio_______

    The Koch's took a Left Lacrosse upside the head with their invisible hands in a Sauk and let's hope they're on their way to Dunn.
    (Yes, the Radio is drinking.)

    • smokefilledroommate

      Political Cancer Baby says "Cheers!"

  • glamourdammerung

    But Walker has already stated that the folks that did not vote for his crony were not part of the world Wisconsin is a part of anyway.

    "You've got a world driven by Madison, and a world driven by everybody else out across the majority of the rest of the state of Wisconsin".

    Cry moar.

    • SmutBoffin

      Yes, "Real Wisconsin".

    • Jerri

      Yes, Scott. The places that have the most people (Madison/Milwaukee) are the places that are totally out of touch and not really the majority. Makes sense to me.

      Also, Scooter, as someone now having to spend a lot of time in Madison–who indeed campaigned for the job that would place him there–you might want to think about not being a total douche when describing the city. You might want to go out to eat somewhere nice sometime and be reasonably confident nobody's pissing in your soup, ya know?

      • BerkeleyBear

        An especially douchy response since his last job before Madison was in Milwaukee, and thus presumably where he has whatever passes for bonds of affection in his life/his family residence, etc.

        I'm guessing Scotty doesn't plan on being in either place much longer – maybe the Koch bros have promised to rapture him (by running him for the House or Herb Kohl's senate seat, or just sucking him into their vortex of right wing opinion shapers). He's in for a shock when he finds out they don't back losers.

        • Jerri

          He lived in a suburb in Milwaukee County, not the city itself. I personally think he hates the city, as most of his ridiculous ideas and initiatives seem hell-bent on destroying and/or gutting the very things the city needs to thrive (schools, public transit, maintained parks/other infrastructure, etc.).

          He's just a douche, through and through. Always has been. And if he loves the rest of the state so damn much, then I say he should get out of his hated cities, pick up little parcel of land in Superior and stay there for the rest of his godforsaken days.

      • ttommyunger

        Clarence Thomas isn't going to be the only one with pubes in his Coke :)

        • Lionel[redacted]Esq

          Or his Koch.

          • ttommyunger

            We can expect some drunk dialing from Ginny in the early a.m.

    • GOPCrusher

      I'm happy to see that Scott Walker was gracious in defeat.

    • petehammer

      Replace "Madison" with "Portland" and "Wisconsin" with "Oregon" and you've got Chris Dudley's concession speech.

    • DustBowlBlues

      This statement has me completely confused, I guess because I made a D in Geography 1 in college. I thought they ate cheese in all counties and cities in Wisconsin. Has Madison been overtaken by vegans, or something?

  • iburl

    President Walker?

    • nounverb911

      Sorry, but we've already had two moronic presidents named "Walker".

  • glamourdammerung

    Speaking of the Huffington Post and losers.

    The Huffington Post is committed to fostering a lively and often provocative debate about the issues of the day and encourages a wide range of voices from all perspectives to participate. Andrew Brietbart’s ad hominem attack on Van Jones in The Daily Caller violates the tenets of debate and civil discourse we have strived for since the day we launched. As a result, we will no longer feature his posts on the front page.

    • Limeylizzie

      I was thrilled that Ken didn't make me go to HuffPo to read this

    • Callyson

      Thank bloody God! Seriously, I almost cancelled my account with HuffPo over the fact that they even *considered* using that discredited lying bum for anything.

    • Ducksworthy

      But they're putting up a paywall. Good luck with that Hulldouche/AOL.

  • bumfug

    What? Breitbart isn't fair and objective? Next you'll be telling me that Beck has to quit because he's known throughout the entire world as an idiot!

    • GOPCrusher

      Nah, Beck has to quit because he isn't drawing in those sweet, sweet advertising dollars.
      Do not confuse Faux Noise's greed for suddenly getting a conscience.

      • Lionel[redacted]Esq

        And Beck will be doing "other things for FOX News" just like Alan Colmes is…, Wait, what?

  • EdFlintstone

    I believe Koch headquarters will be a "target rich environment" when the class squirmish begins.

    • emmelemm

      So much mileage out of that word "squirmish". It really is the perfect malapropism, isn't it?

    • Radio_______

      class squirmish?

      Is that like Hot for Teacher?
      Or, Don't Stand So Close to Me?

      • GOPCrusher

        To sir, with love.

    • smokefilledroommate

      I've always considered myself 'Target-rich' because, you know, fuck Walmart. I also used to consider myself middle-class.

  • Radio_______

    A few things:
    Breitfart is calling the election a tie! Hahahaha.
    And, OK, which one of you guys is GodSaveTheRich? Because you owe me some Dilaudid for the ribs I broke laughing.

  • http://www.currentlocaltimes.com/ localtimezone

    That’s the best and most accurate analysis. They came at us with all they had. They poured resources into Wisconsin to defeat America and liberty. Money, man power and their best political brains ended in a draw.

    It’s a victory no matter how you count it. If they steal it, it will reinforce the view that the people are under siege by unions. They won’t be able to sustain their momentum going into the upcoming recalls and regular elections.

    • BerkeleyBear

      Pretty sure you are at the wrong site, goof ball. The out of state operatives who brought Scott Walker to Wisconsin poured over 2 million into what should have been a walkover for the sitting judge, but because Walker is toxic, he and the brothers running the assembly and senate in Wisconsin acted in an utterly undemocratic manner, and the judge is an idiot, it inflamed the Dem base to action.

      No one thinks people are "under siege" by unions – at least no one who has a functioning cerebral cortex. The unions were very ready to make the necessary financial concessions – Walker and crew just decided to tell everyone they should never have the right to join a real union if they happen to work for the state in any capacity.

    • ttommyunger

      Dream on, motherfucker. Republican over-reach AGAIN!

    • GOPCrusher

      Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

    • glamourdammerung

      Stunning analysis.

      It would be possibly correct if the Kochs did not dump about twice the money the other campaign had into this election.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    There are many Cat facey icon things.

  • Negropolis

    Hey, you slack jawed, droopy lipped, deviated septumed, cross-eyed possum-looking muthafucka? Yeah, I'm talking to you, Walker. The serfs have breached the gate; your kingdom is crumbling. Run, Scotty; RUN.

    • Limeylizzie

      Love the desription and you didn't even get to the shoe-polish dyed, monk tonsured, greasy-locked, Hitleresque hair aspect of him.

      • Negropolis

        He totally looks the unfortunate victim of fetal alcohol syndrome, and given that this is Wisconsin, I'd not be surprised, poor thing.

    • nedbeaumontjr

      Sire, the peasants are revolting!

      • Negropolis

        Hey, now. They prefer "aesthetically challenged."

  • nedbeaumontjr

    You know what's great? Scott Walker will never understand why the people of Wisconsin don't love him.

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      Why should he? He doesn't love them.

  • Limeylizzie

    Is there a Mrs. Walker? That must be one unhappy woman

    • LesBontemps

      She's mentioned here (about 2:48):

      Mrs. Walker!

    • http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/education-programme 4TheTurnstiles

      …happily in the arms of Mrs Pawlenty while the boys watch hockey fight porn

    • PocketsTheClown

      Smells like cabbage?

    • petehammer

      Why? She gets so much Koch!

  • memzilla

    I wish a teatard would compare and contrast Socialism with simple Christian charity.

    • Angry_Marmot

      I regret that I have only thumb to second this observation.

  • freakishlywrong

    Classic wingnut reacharound overreach. Fuck you and the "mandate" you rode in on, asshole.

  • Pragmatist2

    So he lost 19 counties. Big deal. The Tea Party plans to eliminate counties anyway and replace them with shires.

    • mereoblivion

      Each with its very own Ye Aulde Country Publick House and Blunderbuss Shoppe, 'cause they're nothing if not classy.

    • Ducksworthy

      Fiefdoms and the voters will be the serfs.

  • bagofmice

    ice-and-poop-filled condom
    Rolling hard and turdy.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Are you Rethugs in DeeCee watching this? Of course you are. So obvs, shutting down the gubberment will be such a smart move. Oh do it, oh pluueeeze do it, with sugar on top (and Cheetos and bacon and…)

    • Come here a minute

      There may be bacon and sugar on top, but a government shutdown would be filled with suck.

      • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

        Oh absolutely it would, the furloughed employees and those they serve, but my guess it that like last time it would be hung 100% around the GOPee's withered and wrinkled neck. Lotsa ink is being spilled saying if the shutdown comes, it would absolutely kill any chance of Ryan's 2012 budget proposal getting any traction.

        Krugman has a good couple of column inches on Ryan's Heritage today.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

      I for one welcome the video images of crying school children standing outside the padlocked Air and Space Museum. Hey you know what cost a lot? Rehabilitating that exact replica of the Wright flyer. Why don't they just drag that thing out to the Great Lawn in pieces and burn the motherfucker, as an example of their loyalty to the taxpayer?

  • Steverino247

    A true "Tie" story. Many moons ago, my older son's high school football team played a very high rated team that was supposed to clean up the field with them. However, the game ended in a tie because our boys didn't care about what was supposed to happen and played a very tough game with the final score 24-24. Well, nobody likes a tie game and my son's team was feeling a bit unhappy about the outcome until I pointed across the field to their opponents who were throwing their helmets on the ground in disgust. "Anytime you can make that happen to another team, boys, you've kicked their asses, no matter what the score is."

    I hope a lot of helmets are being thrown on the ground in Kockland today.

  • ttommyunger

    No one on the Right has the insight and wisdom to come to the conclusion that one infamous Japanese General did: "I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant." Good! Wisdom and insight are dangerous adversaries.

  • DaRooster

    "…including LaCrosse (59 percent), Sauk (56 percent) and Dunn (56 percent)…"

    God, are those people in Wisconsin really that fucking stoopid? Over 40% are still voting for these idiots… or could those be Diebold votes? (I hope that's it)

  • http://wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    Cue Peter Townshend:

    "It's a turd, Mrs. Walker – it's a turd."

  • hagajim

    in the mouth with an ice-and-poop-filled condom

    Now that's what I like to see….classic!

  • hagajim

    Looks like Walker might have to was the Koch off his face.

  • Callyson

    the numbers are showing the Supreme Court campaign was not a particularly good investment for the Koch Brothers
    Request for government bailout in 3…2…1…

  • GOPCrusher

    Considering the Republiklans didn't learn their lesson after the 2006 and 2008 elections, I don't expect them to draw anything from this experience.

  • ttommyunger

    You are correct-o!

  • glamourdammerung

    At this point, how long until they show "liberals" whipping patriotic Fox viewers from camelback? Or Obama in a hockey mask killing teenagers that are trying to have sex in a summer camp?

  • randyk100

    I will never vote repub again.

    AND I will vote!

  • DustBowlBlues

    You must be a man. I knew who it was, simply because the old man watched WWII shit when he's waiting for me to quit reading wonkette so he can grab the computer and surf porn.

    What is it with men and WWII?

    • MiniMencken

      Oh, I don't know. Maybe because 50 million people were killed in the course of it?

  • MinAgain

    I don't know exactly what Wisconsin's got, but I hope Tennessee catches it.

  • deleted1922449

    What happened? No new comments bashing the Walker? Better get back to the capital and riot some more.