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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican Party has a genuine star. The Republican Party has a demonstrated, genuine hero and potential star in its ranks, and he is the governor of Wisconsin. His name is Scott Walker. Scott Walker has won three out of four elections in the last five or six years, regular gubernatorial races and a couple of recalls. Every American labor union, every American labor union thug, a rigged judiciary, a rigged media. The Democrat Party has thrown everything they’ve got at Scott Walker, and he has beat them back without one syllable of complaint, without one ounce of whining.


All he has done is win and implement a conservative agenda that has created a budget surplus in his state. That has created rampant new employment. That has created a budget surplus which has allowed him to cut taxes. He has dealt a serious blow to the teachers unions, all to the benefit of Wisconsin schoolkids. The Democrat Party, in conjunction with the national media, has thrown every bit of slime, every bit of excrement, every dirty trick they have at Scott Walker, and he has beat every effort to not just beat him in an election, but to destroy him, to destroy his career, to destroy his reputation, and to destroy his life.

In the week before the election, Barack Obama went to Wisconsin to campaign for his opponent, Mary Burke. Bill Clinton campaigned in Wisconsin for Mary Burke. Hillary Clinton spoke out in support of Mary Burke, his opponent. Michelle (My Belle) Obama campaigned in Wisconsin for Mary Burke. Union money poured in to Wisconsin from all over the country.

The Wisconsin governor’s race was a national election. Every interest group in the Democrat Party, from the climate change group, to the animal rights group, to the militant extremists of every Democrat coalition, every group aligned in opposition to Scott Walker and never once took him on on the issues. That campaign that they ran was personal. It was the politics of personal destruction and an effort to wipe him out as a viable figure.

I watched his acceptance speech last night and I saw the epitome of class. I saw the epitome of dignity. I saw a guy who was genuinely happy and respectful, and not one shred of bitterness. No evidence of anger whatsoever. The entire Democrat Party power structure went into Wisconsin to take out Scott Walker three times in six years. Scott Walker defeated his opponent, Mary Burke. Scott Walker defeated every national labor union. Scott Walker defeated Bill and Hillary Clinton. Scott Walker defeated Barack and Michelle Obama.

In other words, Scott Walker defeated the A team, not once, not twice, but three times. And he did it with a conservative agenda. Scott Walker has been elected three times to stop Democrats in Wisconsin. You don’t get much bluer as a state than Wisconsin used to be. University of Wisconsin is there, Madison. That’s where Donna Shalala was the university president, where she came from. It is a blue state like Minnesota is a blue state, like New York is a blue state.

What’s happened in Wisconsin doesn’t get very much chatter because it’s Wisconsin. It’s the upper Midwest, no real stars there, and, besides, it’s a profound Democrat embarrassment what happened, and so it doesn’t get a lot of chatter. But Wisconsin last night was a huge, huge win. And Scott Walker, has, by virtue of his work, created a blueprint that is there for anybody in the Republican Party to follow if they want to experience the same results he has. So I just want to take a few minutes here to congratulate him on his big win.

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