KOCHBLOCKED  1:15 am April 7, 2011

Walker Loses 19 Wisconsin Counties In Supreme Court Election

by Ken Layne

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 April 7, 2011 at 1:27 am

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

emmelemm April 7, 2011 at 1:49 am

$4.05 for regular this afternoon. Yee haw!

natoslug April 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

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

smokefilledroommate April 7, 2011 at 1:37 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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

nounverb911 April 7, 2011 at 1:38 am

"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 April 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

Wintry Santorum face slap.

MrsBiggTime April 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

nounverb911 April 7, 2011 at 1:41 am

"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 April 7, 2011 at 1:51 am

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.

sonsuvbitches

Radio_______ April 7, 2011 at 1:57 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

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

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

What's the word?
Kloppenburg!

SmutBoffin April 7, 2011 at 2:14 am

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

Radio_______ April 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 1:55 am

Political Cancer Baby says "Cheers!"

glamourdammerung April 7, 2011 at 1:59 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 2:12 am

Yes, "Real Wisconsin".

Jerri April 7, 2011 at 8:11 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 10:46 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

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

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Or his Koch.

ttommyunger April 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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

GOPCrusher April 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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

petehammer April 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm

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

DustBowlBlues April 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

President Walker?

nounverb911 April 7, 2011 at 2:08 am

NO!
Sorry, but we've already had two moronic presidents named "Walker".

glamourdammerung April 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 6:56 am

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

Callyson April 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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

bumfug April 7, 2011 at 2:20 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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

EdFlintstone April 7, 2011 at 2:28 am

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

emmelemm April 7, 2011 at 2:34 am

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

Radio_______ April 7, 2011 at 2:49 am

class squirmish?

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

GOPCrusher April 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

To sir, with love.

smokefilledroommate April 7, 2011 at 4:23 am

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

Radio_______ April 7, 2011 at 3:02 am

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.

localtimezone April 7, 2011 at 3:06 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

Dream on, motherfucker. Republican over-reach AGAIN!

GOPCrusher April 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

glamourdammerung April 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Stunning analysis.

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

DerrickWildcat April 7, 2011 at 4:30 am

There are many Cat facey icon things.

Negropolis April 7, 2011 at 5:56 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 6:58 am

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

Negropolis April 7, 2011 at 7:54 am

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

nedbeaumontjr April 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

Sire, the peasants are revolting!

Negropolis April 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

Hey, now. They prefer "aesthetically challenged."

nedbeaumontjr April 7, 2011 at 6:21 am

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

JustPixelz April 7, 2011 at 7:04 am

Why should he? He doesn't love them.

Limeylizzie April 7, 2011 at 7:39 am

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

LesBontemps April 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

She's mentioned here (about 2:48):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

Mrs. Walker!

4TheTurnstiles April 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

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

PocketsTheClown April 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Smells like cabbage?

petehammer April 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Why? She gets so much Koch!

memzilla April 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

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

Angry_Marmot April 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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

freakishlywrong April 7, 2011 at 8:02 am

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

Pragmatist2 April 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

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

mereoblivion April 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

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

Ducksworthy April 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Fiefdoms and the voters will be the serfs.

bagofmice April 7, 2011 at 8:15 am

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

weejee April 7, 2011 at 9:08 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

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

weejee April 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

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.

mrblifil April 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

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 April 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

"…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)

FlownOver April 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

Cue Peter Townshend:

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

hagajim April 7, 2011 at 11:20 am

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

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

hagajim April 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

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

Callyson April 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm

You are correct-o!

glamourdammerung April 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I will never vote repub again.

AND I will vote!

DustBowlBlues April 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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 April 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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

MinAgain April 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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

deleted1922449 April 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

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

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