“This is what democracy looks like!”
And this is what victorious Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch looks like. She destroyed the challenger sent against her by union bosses, 56 to 44 percent. I suspect we’ll be seeing more of her, and not just those of us living in Wisconsin.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would appear to agree with the sentiment Kleefisch expresses here. “I congratulate Scott Walker on his victory in Wisconsin,” he said in a statement on Tuesday night. “Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington, D.C.”
“Tonight’s results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin,” Romney predicted. “Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters said ‘no’ to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction. I look forward to working with Governor Walker to help build a better, brighter future for all Americans.”
Update: This is what got defeated in Wisconsin tonight, America. Rejoice.