Wisconsin: In Play

Awesome:

It has been emblazoned on mainstream media that the exit poll also showed Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney in the state 51%-45%. But if you think the exit poll was 4% too Democratic—and that’s in line with exit poll discrepancies with actual vote results over the last decade, as documented by the exit poll pioneer, the late Warren Mitofsky*—that result looks more like 49%-47% Romney. Or assume the remaining Milwaukee County precincts whittle Republican Governor Scott Walker’s margin over Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to 53%-47%, which looks likely, the Obama-Romney numbers would look like 48%-48%.

Also Awesome:

The Walker reforms hurt AFSCME in Wisconsin almost as badly as Ronald Reagan hurt PATCO, the air traffic controller union he famously crushed in 1981. Public sector workers have deserted their unions in droves since the state clipped union bargaining rights and stopped automatic collection of dues. After a string of bitter, humiliating and expensvie defeats, labor in Wisconsin will now be a shadow of its former self, lacking the troops, the money and the morale.

Chris Christie Goes To 11

The Greatest Governor in American History tells the teachers’ union in New Jersey to go piss up a rope (to use Dave in Texas’ phrase over at AoSHQ):

I seem to recall a time when everyone was so high on Bob McDonnell in Virginia, and Christie was the bonus blue-state win.  Anyone heard from McDonnell lately?  Meanwhile, Christie refuses to back down.  SO. MUCH. AWESOME.