The rematch is on between Tom Barrett and Gov. Scott Walker, after the Milwaukee mayor coasted to victory over former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk on Tuesday in the 2012 recall primary.
Barrett, 58, now faces a 28-day sprint to the finish in a historic recall election June 5 against the embattled Republican governor.
"As the governor of this state, I will end Scott Walker's ideological civil war," Barrett told jubilant supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Milwaukee.
"Do we want a governor who will divide this state like it's never been divided before?" Barrett asked to shouts of "No!" from the crowd.
Barrett said that, unlike Walker, he would stay in Wisconsin and work to create jobs, rather than travel around the country trying to raise money and be a "rock star to the far right." Barrett predicted Walker would flood Wisconsin with out-of-state money over the next four weeks but said Walker's opponents have the people on their side.
With Barrett's election, Wisconsin—and, in a larger sense, America—may have risen to the very real challenge of a hostile takeover by a cryptofascist cabal with the ultimate aim of enslaving millions of Americans in minimum-wage jobs with no benefits so that the very rich can continue the lifestyle they've grown accustomed to since the roaring 90's. Even many of Walker's supporters have no real idea of who exactly these out-of-state interests are that keep writing hundred-thousand-dollar checks to the Dictator, or more importantly, what they expect to get in return.
Folks, don't say I didn't warn you.
How many Walker supporters have actually asked themselves why it's so important for the Dictator to strip rights away from working people already reeling from five years of recession?
How many Walker supporters are bothered by the Dictator's characterizations of those who disagree with him as "thugs" and "far-left ideological zealots"?
And let's go there again: For the umpteenth time, WHAT DO THESE OUT-OF-STATE INTERESTS WANT FROM SCOTT WALKER???
We can forget these questions if we can only elect Tom Barrett as Governor of Wisconsin on June 5.
If not... welcome to the end of America as we know it. (And, as I predicted months ago, Walker's planned attrition-by-negligence of Wisconsin living-wage jobs continues apace.)
[UPDATE 05/09/12 PM: Read this.]