|Wisconsin State Sen. Bob Wirch (right) celebrates win|
by Arm Wrestling Fellow State Senator
Republicans this year have already achieved many of the top goals that they have pursued for years. In addition to the collective bargaining changes, they approved significant cuts in state aid to schools and local governments; some tax cuts; the carrying of concealed weapons; requiring photo ID at the polls starting next year; and eliminating all taxpayer funding for political campaigns
Democrats now need to face facts. Their organization and electoral resources at the state levels are in disarray. They are not even competing in major races in many southern states, and traditional Democratic states like
Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Ohio, New Jersey and are under the control of Conservatives. They are doing something wrong. But here is the take from Pennsylvania Wisconsin
Mike Tate, state Democratic Party chairman, said: "At the end of this historic recall effort, Democrats have the momentum. No Democrat was defeated for standing up for our principles and standing up against the runaway, reckless agenda of Scott Walker
So rather than confront the weaknesses, party officials are much more likely to find excuses. To help them out here are some they can use to explain their failure in
“the recall elections were on Tuesdays. Who would have expected that? Democrats don’t do well on Tuesday elections, any other day and we would have creamed them.”
“The Republicans fought back and got lots of out of state money. If they hadn’t done that we would have won handily.”
|Confused Wisconsin voters|
voted for Mr. Buchanana
“Our elderly voters got confused and voted for Pat Buchanan.”
“All the recall elections took place in the summer, Democrats do better in winter elections”.
“the Republicans said some mean things about our candidates”.
“Republican candidates had nicer hair than our candidates. We lost big with voters who chose candidates based on hair.”
“On a seasonally adjusted basis, we won”
Ok Democrats, feel free to use any of these, hope this helps.