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FRIENDLY FIRE: Wisconsin, Liberals, and Schadenfreude

When people go to the polls, they vote their true conscious and that is what occurred in Wisconsin. As for a window into the future, unless there is a major change on the world’s stage or a remarkable economic recovery, expect that voters will be focused on jobs, the economy, and over spending. It’s still the economy, stupid…

This week it’s all Wisconsin with Lynn and Vince. Well, that and what’s his face buying a part of the New York Mets…

What does the left’s failure to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells us about the upcoming elections in November?
Lynn Krogh: What occurred in Wisconsin last night was pretty exciting. Simply put, Barack Obama is shaking in his boots today. Americans are just plain sick and tired of the government taking more and more of their money through taxes and fees. The buyers remorse felt nationwide made WI ground zero last night and you had better believe that the voters who signed up for hope and change aren’t happy with the what Obama has actually delivered.

Vince Casale: I have believed for a while that there has been a very loud and vocal minority in this Country who have been effective in their lobbying efforts and have been able to control some if not much of the debate over many issues. What we witnessed in Wisconsin is true sentiment of actual voters about the issue of big spending and labor union pressure. There are several other issues where I believe that this is happening as well (healthcare, war on women, same sex marriage, etc…). When people go to the polls, they vote their true conscious and that is what occurred in Wisconsin. As for a window into the future, unless there is a major change on the world’s stage or a remarkable economic recovery, expect that voters will be focused on jobs, the economy, and over spending. It’s still the economy, stupid…

Does this put Wisconsin in play in the Presidential race?
LK: WI in play? Depends on who you ask. Republicans say yes, Dems say no. I believe that there are many more states with the potential to go go GOP in 2012 and I would lump WI into that ever-growing list. With great Governors like Christie in NJ, you’ll have to fight tooth and nail for each vote, in each state this time around. That goes for both BHO and Mitt.

VAC: I think it always may have been in play. Obama didn’t step foot in the state once during the recall, so how does he go back there at all without the story being the recall and the Romney camp pushing that the vote was a referendum on his Presidency. I actually believe the Obama camp, just changed their map from whatever color it was to red. Write it off and move on. Good news for Obama is he can afford one, two, maybe even three of the swing states – BUT NOT MANY MORE…

We talked aboot the “Veepstakes” this week on the show. Does the Walker/Wisconsin victory move Paul Ryan’s name up on the list?
LK: Yes. As I mentioned on the show I like Paul Ryan. He understands the economic side of the coin — the most important element to the recovery of our nation is understanding WHY we’re in the mess we’re in, and finding a solid way to put us back on the right fiscal track. Paul Ryan can help Mitt Romney to do that, but will Mitt choose Paul?? Not sure…

VAC: No. In fact it may hurt his chances. I think Romney has a cause in Wisconsin and doesn’t need a running mate to reinforce it. Depending on if the Romney camp still thinks it needs an electoral boost from the upper mid-west, then I would look to John Thune. But with the win in Wisconsin able to stand on its own, I think Romney is best served to look for a VP from a richer electoral region (the South) or for someone who can break into a much need ethnic demographic (Rubio).

Bill Maher buying a part of the NY Mets?
LK: Look, I’m a NY fan, but I don’t love the Mets… David Wright? LOVE. The Mets, not so much… Add in Bill Maher and I’m likely to vow to NEVER go to Citifield again. I’ll hang with the boys of summer in the boogey-down Bronx.

VAC: As a diehard Yankee fan, I never really had a problem with the Mets. I actually liked them in ’86. I’ve also always been more of a ‘root for the NY teams’ kinda guy (except when the Yankees play the Mets and Jets play the Giants). However, my loathing for Bill Maher, the liberal wind-bag with very little to offer in the way of intellectual thought and commentary, really puts me over the edge… If it weren’t for The Sopranos and Entourage, I probably would have canceled my HBO subscription years ago over this loser. As for the Mets, I can only hope that they will suffer from the same mediocrity that Bill Maher exudes as a TV host for as long as he is involved in the franchise. And now, I will return my focus to the boys in pinstripes and if forced to route in the NL….LET’S GO DODGERS!!!

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