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Wisconsin Watch: Rally For Rebecca

 

The big story in Wisconsin is the recall effort against Republican Governor Scott Walker, but that’s not going too well for the union bosses.  Most polls suggest Walker is in good shape to win on June 5.

Less widely reported is the campaign against Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.  Now that Walker appears solid, the union guns are turning full-bore against Kleefisch.  She’s looking at a hundred thousand dollar media carpet bombing from Big Labor in the week leading up to the recall election.  The unions need a scalp, and they can console themselves by wounding Walker, even if they can’t take him out.  As the Lieutenant Governor herself put it in her fundraising appeal, “A loss here would mean the Governor looking over shoulder every day, and a chilling effect on every conservative young mom we say should run for office.”

Democrats love to prattle about a “War on Women,” but when they declare war on a woman, there are few rules of engagement.  Left-wing radio host John Sylvester felt free to insult Kleefisch on the air by imitating her voice and saying, “I’m Rebecca Kleefisch.  I perform fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee. And they endorse me and that’s how I became lieutenant governor.  And then I got colon cancer and I ran around the state to help people.  Even though I have government health care, screw everyone else.” 

He was mocking her appeals to disgruntled businessmen in the liberal hell known as Illinois to relocate their operations to Wisconsin.  Kleefisch is famed for making such appeals personally with “cold calls.”  Wisconsin voters are expected to take leave of their senses and get rid of a woman who puts that kind of effort into bringing jobs to their state, replacing her with a hand-picked union candidate.

Sylvester went on to claim that “I had heart at one point Rebecca Kleefisch pulled a train, but that must have been a different story I was reading about.”  “Pulled a train” is a euphemism for gang rape.  Of course there was nary a peep of protest from “feminists” over this.  As every conservative woman knows, the Left is eager to strip politically disobedient women of their dignity and femininity.

Kleefisch is indeed a colon cancer survivor, married to Wisconsin State Representative Joel Kleefisch with two daughters.  She was a TV reporter and news anchor before making the choice Democrats say only the richest, most out-of-touch women make, and becoming a stay-at-home mom.  Then she launched her own small business, a media company.  She ran an outsider campaign to become Lieutenant Governor in 2010, declaring that the election would be about “kitchen table common sense.” 

Now she’s getting everything but the kitchen sink thrown at her.  She’s been a highly effective lieutenant governor, working as a champion of capitalism whose motto is “Wisconsin Is Open For Business.”  She’s not even 40 yet, so a long, bright political future lies ahead of her.  Here’s Kleefisch addressing a Tea Party rally in Chicago last month, to give you a taste of her energy:

She couldn’t be more of a nightmare for the far Left if Sarah Palin endorsed her.

Why, as a matter of fact, Sarah Palin did endorse her, embracing her as part of the “Mama Grizzly” pack, and castigating the GOP establishment for being much too slow to stand beside her:

Rebecca must be thinking, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” Worse than seeing radical Leftists attack and make things up about a Conservative female opponent is when supporters on the Right sit on their thumbs and act as if there’s nothing they can do to help.

Come on! When all else fails you can at least tell the truth! Tell other voters why you supported Rebecca in the first place. Explain her campaign promises and how she has stuck to them and – surprising in today’s political world – is actually fulfilling them. She promised to help balance the budget, cut taxes, build a sound fiscal environment, and provide job opportunities for all Wisconsin residents – not only our union brothers and sisters. She’s setting an example for every other state in the union because responsible state and local governments will be the entities that defend our Republic at a time when there is less and less reason to believe our big centralized federal government will address its self-perpetuated economic problems.

A Marquette Law School poll taken a couple of weeks ago gave Kleefisch a 47-41 lead over her opponent, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin president Mahlon Mitchell, but there was a hefty wild card of 10 percent undecided.  Turnout will be crucial in this election, an unprecedented attempt to recall a Lieutenant Governor by putting her on a separate ticket from the Governor himself. 

Today was declared “Rally for Rebecca Day” by grassroots conservatives, to help Kleefisch raise funds, and fight back against that six-figure union media onslaught.  It’s a good day for the same folks who helped her win the election in 2010 to stand up and “fight like a girl” so she gets a chance to finish the term she won.  Tomorrow would be good, too, but after that, time begins to run out.  Second prize in Wisconsin would be a real boon to Big Labor in their War On Taxpayers.

 

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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