Last night Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker handed President Obama and his big labor Obamacrats an epic loss. Governor Walker didn't just survive. He gave his opponents a thumpin' -- winning by 6.9 percent:
- Scott Walker (R) 53.2% (1,331,076 votes)
- Tom Barrett (D) 46.3% (1,158,337)
- Hari Trivedi (independent) 0.6% (14,332 votes)
The Walker Victory is a disaster for President Obama for many reasons, but the most important reason is because, President Obama abandoned key allies in the Left's year and a half war against Governor Walker.
On May 2, 2012 Rachell Maddow said, the "Wisconsin recall is the second most important election this year."
On Feb. 17, 2011, the third day of the big protest at the Wisconsin Capitol, President Obama "thrust himself and his political operation" into the Wisconsin battle -- mobilizing opposition to Governor Walker's legislation to curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals."
Just days after encouraging the Wisconsin protesters, Obama slinked away from Wisconsin union fight.
"If American workers are being denied their right to organize when I'm in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and I will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States."
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, said on May 27, 2011, that the Wisconsin recall was a test run for the November election. Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter tried to walk back the Wasserman-Schultz test run statement. And despite Cutter asserting that Barrett was happy with Obama's support, Barrett spokesman Phil Walzak said they would "love to have the president in Wisconsin."
Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party for refusing their request for a major investment in the recall battle.
Will Obama recall any of this? Or will he simply recall a that strong message was sent to Governor Walker?