Crisis in Dairyland - Recall Edition

  • Aired:  08/10/11
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The historic ground zero fight for the future of Wisconsin's children's children's children comes down to whether one nice lady can beat another. (6:38)

[BLEEPED] HAPPENED.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

SO YOU REMEMBER THE 2010

MID-TERM ELECTIONS WHEN AMERICA

WAS ROCKED BY A TEA-SOAKED

POPULIST UPRISING, JUST SOME

REGULAR JOE EARL GRAYS AND JANE

ORANGE ZINGERS IN MIDDLE AMERICA

TAKING BACK THEIR COUNTRY FROM

THE OUT-OF-TOUCH ELITES.

>> WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK.

>> CROWD: OBAMA MUST GO!

>>

♪ HEY, HEY, HEY

GOOD-BYE ♪♪

>> WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK, AND

WE WANT IT BACK NOW!

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: I'M SORRY.

THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY?

I'M SORRY.

THERE'S A TERRIBLE

MISUNDERSTANDING.

WE WERE TOLD IT WAS A TIMESHARE.

[LAUGHTER]

ANYWAY, THESE VERY ANGRY COUNTRY

OWNERS SWEPT BACK INTO POWER,

RETURNING MANY STATE HOUSES AND

LEGISLATURES TO REPUBLICAN

CONTROL, INCLUDING WISCONSIN,

WHERE NEW GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER

FLUSH WITH VICTORY AND A

LEGISLATIVE SUPER MAJORITY

PRECEDED TO LET WISCONSIN PUBLIC

UNIONS KNOW THEIR SERVICES WOULD

NO LONGER BE NECESSARY.

NOW, THAT THE STATE HAD BEEN

RETURNED TO ITS RIGHT-WING...

I'M SORRY, RIGHTFUL OWNERS.

BUT AS IT TURNS OUT, THIS NEW

STANCE DID NOT SIT WELL WITH

WISCONSIN'S PREVIOUS OWNERS, THE

DEMOCRATS, A FEW OF WHOM HAD YET

TO MOVE TO ILLINOIS.

>> WE'RE TAKING BACK THE SUPREME

COURT.

♪ HEY, HEY

HO, HO

♪ YOU HAVE TO GO ♪♪

♪ HEY, HEY, HEY

GOOD-BYE ♪♪

>> Jon: NOW I'M CONFUSED.

LAUGHTER LAUGH

YOU'RE THE PEOPLE?

I THOUGHT THEY WERE THE PEOPLE.

YOU CAN'T BOTH BE THE PEOPLE,

UNLESS WE GOT OURSELVES AN

OLD-FASHIONED WISCONSIN

POPULIST-OFF.

LET'S BLOW UP SOME COWS.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[APPLAUSE]

DO YOU KNOW HOW UPSETTING IT IS

FOR A COW TO BE DETONATEED,

RECONSTITUTED AND THEN LIT ON

FIRE?

THAT IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE

BEHAVIOR WHEN IT COMES TO

TREATING LIVESTOCK.

WELL, LAST NIGHT WITH TENSIONS

HIGH, THE WISCONSIN POPULISM OFF

CAME TO A HEAD WHEN DEMOCRATS

UNHAPPY WITH THE RESULTS OF THE

2010 MID-TERM ELECTION'S

POPULIST MOVEMENT.

FORCED A SPECIAL POPULIST 2011

ELECTION TO RECALL SIX

REPUBLICAN STATE SENATORS,

HOPING TO WIN AT LEAST THREE OF

THOSE RACES TO REGAIN AT LEAST

ONE-VOTE MAJORITY CONTROL OF THE

UPPER HOUSE OF THE WISCONSIN

STATE LEGISLATURE.

OR TO PUT THAT IN LESS

HYPERBOLIC TERMS.

>> THIS IS GROUND ZERO FOR THE

MIDDLE CLASS.

THIS IS GROUND ZERO FOR

ORGANIZED LABOR.

>> MAJOR MOMENT FOR THE

PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.

>> A TOTALLY HISTORICALLY

UNPRECEDENTED NATURE OF THIS

ELECTION.

>> NATIONAL POLITICAL HISTORY.

>> NATIONAL DRIVE TO PUSH BACK

ON WHETHER WE HAVE MORE TO GO TO

BUILD A MOVE.

OF RESISTANCE, BUT RESIST WE

MUST.

WE MUST AND WE WILL MUST ABOUT

THAT BE COMMITTED.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: THAT WAS EITHER A

SCREWUP OR SOME PROFOUND YODA

[BLEEPED]

YES, DO IT WE MUST, YES.

RESIST WE MUST.

YOU KNOW, REVEREND SHARPTON,

WHEN YOU'RE AT A DRAMATIC CALL

TO ACTION, THAT IS AN

UNFORTUNATE TIME TO GET CAUGHT

UP IN YOUR TELEPROMPTER.

YOU WERE JUST GETTING PEOPLE...

I HAVE BEEN TO THE MUFFIN TOP.

[LAUGHTER]

I HAVE SEEN THE PROMISE GLAND.

TO THE RECALL ELECTIONS

THEMSELVES.

IT WAS CLEAR EARLY TUESDAY NIGHT

THAT REPUBLICANS HAD RETAINED

THREE SEATS AND DEMOCRATS HAD

PICKED UP TWO, AND THUS ALL EYES

FOCUSED ON THE TOO CLOSE TO CALL

WISCONSIN SENATE DISTRICT 8.

COULD WHITEFISH BAY DEMOCRAT

SANDY PASCH DEFEAT ALBERTA

DARLING?

THE HISTORIC GROUND ZERO FIGHT

FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN'S

CHILDREN'S CHILDREN, THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TYRANNY AND

SALVATION WOULD COME DOWN TO

WHETHER THE NICE LADY WHO LOOKS

LIKE KATIE COURIC COULD BEAT THE

NICE LADY WHO LOOK LIKE BONNIE

HUNT.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU KNOW WHAT'S INTERESTING...

[APPLAUSE]

PEOPLE FROM THE MIDWEST, NO

MATTER THEIR POLITICAL STRIPE,

NEVER LOOK LIKE [BLEEPED].

THEY JUST LOOK LIKE NICE PEOPLE.

I KNOW THERE MUST BE [BLEEPED]

OUT THERE.

THEY JUST NEVER LOOK LIKE THEM.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM HERE WITH US

IN NEW YORK.

WE'RE VERY NICE, BUT WE JUST ALL

LOOK LIKE [BLEEPED].

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

ANYWAY, BACK TO THE FATE OF FREE

PEOPLES EVERYWHERE.

>> AND THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE,

ALBERTA DARLING, HAS BEEN

DECLARED THE WINNER BY THE

ASSOCIATED PRESS WITH SIX

CONTESTS AT STAKE, THE DEMOCRATS

NEEDED TO TAKE AT LEAST THREE OF

THOSE RACES TO TAKE CONTROL OF

THE WISCONSIN STATE SENATE,

WHICH THEY HAVE NOW FAILED TO

DO.

>> Jon: WELL, THERE YOU HAVE

IT.

AT I DON'T HAVE A WATCH EASTERN

TIME, IT APPEARS THAT THE FIGHT

FOR THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE, THE

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SOUNDLY

DEFEATED BY OTHER PEOPLE.

BOY, YOU GOT TO FEEL BAD FOR THE

PEOPLE.

LOOK, EVERYONE FOUGHT A GOOD

FIGHT.

IT WAS A REAL DEMOCRACY.

LET'S PACK IT UP AND EVERYONE

WILL BE CIVIL AND REGROUP FOR

2012.

>> BELIEVE IT OR NOT, TWO MORE

RECALLS IN THE STATE, TWO

DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE HOT SEAT.

>> NEXT WEEK TWO DEMOCRATS FACE

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