“It’s the kind of news that should have caused a political earthquake.”
That’s how Rush Limbaugh led off a five-minute, full-throated endorsement of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement that with unemployment in the state dropping he wants to cut income and property taxes to return a state budget surplus to Badger State taxpayers – to the people who earned the money in the first place.
Instead, the news about deep-blue Wisconsin’s turnaround under a Republican governor got virtually no attention outside of Wisconsin, Limbaugh said. The mainstream media, he said — the networks, cable, The New York Times, the Washington Post — don’t consider it newsworthy, or don’t want to draw attention to it.
But it’s a lesson for conservatives around the country: Conservative principles can work.
“For us as conservatives, Wisconsin and Governor Walker, everything that we want to happen happened here,” Limbaugh said. “We want somebody who believes in conservatism and can articulate it, who gets elected on that basis and then implements it.
“Everything that we are demanding as voters, everything that you demand as tea party members are demanding, Scott Walker did!”
And he did it right in the teeth of the strongest union protests in the country this century.
The networks and national print media were all over the story when when the public employees’ unions turned out by the thousand to demonstrate in the state capitol in Madison against Walker’s plan to reverse the power of state employees over the people they’re supposed to be working for.
Despite that, Walker survived a 2012 recall effort – and won it by an even wider margin than he took when he first won the governor’s office in 2010?
“They did everything they could to gin up hate,” Limbaugh said.
And it’s getting clearer why. Leaders like Walker, who are can take on public unions and beat them, are exactly the kind of conservative that Democrats are afraid of.
And after two more years of a White House pandering to Big Labor and other lib special interests, it’s the kind of record Republicans outside of Wisconsin might be looking in 2016 for to put an end to the long national nightmare of the Obama Era.
“A light has been turned on,” Rush said. “The path has been illuminated.”
Even if the national media is still refusing to pay attention.
If you missed him on Friday, listen to Limbaugh’s take on Scott Walker here.
You’ll be glad you did.
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