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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Week-ends (11/10/12)


A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...


Marine veterans


Chris Matthews... 
of course, he later apologized.


“Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.

“I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.”
President Obama on Election Night.

“There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't. It was like a sucker punch.”
An unidentified Romney adviser speaking to CBS.

“It's not going to happen.”
Mitt Romney talking to his wife Ann on Election Night as she cried beside him.

I ran for office because I’m concerned about America. This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign. I so wish -- I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.”
Mitt Romney during his concession speech.

America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an ‘Obama mandate,’ nor is it a rejection of conservatism. Unanswered ads like this one running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on, and the Obama media also piled on with the narrative that Romney would harm the middle class. (As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it.) Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as he outsources opportunities.

“Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right. Don’t look to government or any politician to solve your problems. Government can’t make you happy, healthy, wealthy or wise. Obama is a master at reading the right ‘soaring’ words fed into his teleprompter, but actions speak louder than words.”

Sarah Palin

“Americans, you get the government you deserve. And it pains me to say this, but America now deserves Barack Obama. You deserve what you voted for. I know half the country didn’t vote that way, but America deserves the government that they want and they deserve. Four years ago, the public could be excused for voting for Obama because, frankly, he was a blank canvas. Now he is a known entity. And just barely over 50 percent looked at his pathetic record and decided they wanted more of the same. I’m not sure exactly why they arrived at that judgment, I think it’s a bad judgment, but we are a self-governing country and the voice and the will of ‘We the People’ have now been heard. America wanted Barack Obama four more years. Now you’ve got him. Good luck with that.”

Talk show host Sean Hannity

“I am honored, and humbled and ready to get to work. I am well aware I will have the honor to be Wisconsin’s’ first woman senator. I am well aware I will be the first openly gay member [of the Senate]. I didn’t run to make history I ran to make a difference. I know that many of the people listening to the speech tonight may not have voted for me…and I ask you to work with me to move our state forward.”
Tammy Baldwin after beating Tommy Thompson for the US Senate seat left vacant by the retiring Herb Kohl.

“I certainly didn’t need the job, and I guess I’m not going to get it. And I don’t need anything more on my resume, because I already accomplished more than anybody from Elroy ever thought I could. I ran for the right reasons, ladies and gentlemen, because I care so much, just like you. I thought sure we were going to win, and I thought we were going to win easily,” he said. “I had no doubts in my mind when I woke up this morning that we were going to win the election. I was really shocked at the totals, but it is what it is and that’s why we have a democracy and that people get the opportunity to choose their leaders, and they chose and now it’s for us … to go ahead and support them, and hopefully they’ll do a good job.”
Tommy Thompson after losing to Tammy Baldwin

"Gabby would trade her own life for one you took on that day. Every day is a continuous struggle to do the things she was once so very good at. Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head but you haven't put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place. You have decades upon decades to contemplate what you did. But after today, after this moment, here and now, Gabby and I are done thinking about you.”
Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot by Jared Loughner. Kelly was speaking directly to Loughner at his sentencing this week. By pleading guilty, Loughner received a life sentence for his shooting rampage in January 2011 that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-U.S. Representative  Giffords (D.-Ariz.).

“I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”
Rodney Booker who attended Chicago's first-ever city job fair Friday. About 3,000 turned out hoping to get a job with the city.


Our disenfranchised troops deserve better.


Barely over 50% of the popular vote? There is no mandate.


Republicans will just have to change, won't they?


Vodka with a twister.

That's it for Week-ends. 

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