They’ve used every liberal fear mongering tactic in the book. Obama has bashed Governor Walker. The weasel Democratic legislators fled the state to avoid doing their jobs. MSNBC and their flock of screeching talking heads have called Walker a tyrant who is killing babies with his heartless policy of balancing the state budget without increasing taxes or firing thousands of government drones. Even the old Democratic cigar lover, Bill Clinton, has been rolled out.

And guess what? The people of Wisconsin are going to keep Governor Walker. This proves there are millions of people who can see through the Democratic bullshit and realize that government unions are the problem, not the solution. The free shit needs to come to an end.

It’s the same old shit from the same old liberals. Walker was left with a $3.6 billion budget deficit by the Democrat that had been in office for 8 years. He has taken the actions he needed to take without increasing tax on the citizens. The exact same thing happened in Pennsylvania. Governor Corbett was left with a huge budget deficit by the Democrat standard bearer – Fast Eddie Rendell, who destroyed the finances of the state in 8 short years. He has taken the same corrective action of reducing spending and not increasing taxes on the citizens. The liberal rag – Phila Inquirer – is accusing him of throwing the poor children under the bus. They never address how the state got into this situation – Democratic nanny state spending.

Play it again Sam. Governor Christie inherited one of the largest state deficits in the country. Guess who destroyed the finances of the state of New Jersey before he destroyed MF Global and the lives of thousands of farmers? That’s right – Democratic torchbearer and top fund raiser for Barack Obama – Jon Corzine. Christie comes in and kicks the shit out of government unions and every Democratic legislator in the state in order to fix the budget and the shrill liberal press brands him a bully and thug.

Do you recognize a theme? Democratic governors fuck up the state and the new Republican guy has to fix it. The liberal MSM calls him a tyrant and heartless. Yawn.

The gig is up for the liberal nanny state. The money is gone. The people are tired of getting taxed into oblivion to pay for the gold plated pension and health benefits of government drones.

The libs are losing. Krugman is so sad. 

Wisconsin recall: Did Tom Barrett close gap with Scott Walker in debate?

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) took an aggressive tone toward Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the last debate before Tuesday’s recall election. Polls give Walker a seven-point lead over Barrett.

By         Mark Guarino
posted June 1, 2012 at 11:38 am EDT

Milwaukee, Wis.Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger to Gov. Scott Walker (R) of Wisconsin, took a chance in Thursday night’s televised debate, and came out swinging. It was without doubt his last big opportunity to persuade Wisconsin voters that kicking the incumbent governor out of office halfway through his term represents the best end to a bitter partisan battle that has engulfed the state for the past two years.

Down in the latest polls, Mr. Barrett, whose groomed image some political observers describe as “bland nice guy,” adopted a confrontational posture toward Governor Walker, accusing him of divide-and-conquer governance and repeatedly reminding voters of an investigation stemming from Walker’s tenure while Milwaukee County executive.

Whether it was effective won’t be known until Tuesday, when voters go to the polls in the denouement of Wisconsin’s long-running political saga. But Barrett’s strategy was not without peril.

Barrett, who is mayor of Milwaukee, took a risk in adopting the more antagonistic tone because it runs counter to his image as a unifier, says John McAdams, a political scientist at Marquette University here. “When he starts looking harsh or aggressive, that could hurt him,” Mr. McAdams says. “An aggressive tone works for someone like [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie, but it’s a risky thing for Barrett.”

The debate’s fiery tone is likely to light up the respective political bases for both candidates, even if both men’s performances were ultimately “a reiteration of well-known talking points,” McAdams says.

The recall election has drawn national – and even international – attention. Minutes before the debate began Thursday, the producer stepped in to inform the audience gathered at Marquette Law School that television affiliates throughout the state would broadcast the next hour live, national cable networks would periodically check in, and that the feed would be carried in real time from as far away as Japan.

Some of the far-flung interest is explained by the fact that only three sitting governors have been unseated through recalls in all of US history. And there’s no denying that the stakes are high for both sides in the national arena. Republican interest groups across the US have rallied to Walker’s defense, seeing his anti-union, government-shrinking policies as a bold blueprint that other governors and Congress should heed, even as labor groups have dedicated their resources behind ousting him. Wisconsin is also a battleground state in for the presidential election in the fall.

The latest poll, released Wednesday, showed Walker moving ahead – and raised the debate stakes for Barrett. The poll from Marquette Law School showed Walker at 52 percent to Barrett’s 45 percent among likely voters.

One problem for Barrett is that some voters may cast their vote for Walker simply to show their distaste for the recall process itself and to signal that, despite any problems they may have with Walker’s policies, Democrats overreached.

Jim Kramers of Kenosha, Wis., says he is voting for Walker not because he is “against Barrett” but because the recall has had “a very negative impact on the state locally and nationally.” “We’ve become a laughingstock,” Mr. Kramers says of his state.

For Jeff Krien, a customer service representative in the suburb of South Milwaukee, “the recall should never have happened to begin with.” Mr. Krien says the protests that began in February 2011 “started out about [preserving] collective bargaining [rights for public-sector unions], but that hasn’t been talked about for months.”

During Thursday’s debate, Barrett did not dwell on the perceived damage of eliminating collective bargaining rights, but instead framed the issue as an example of Walker’s “divide and conquer strategy” in trying to transform Wisconsin into the “capital” of the tea party movement.

“You wanted to pit people against each other because that’s the way you operate, and you wanted to use a crisis [involving collective bargaining] to do that,” he told Walker.

Walker insisted, as he has in the past, that reforms were needed to address the state’s $3.6 billion budget deficit he inherited, and that he did it without raising taxes or wholesale job cuts.

“The mayor has a moral obligation to tell people what exactly he would have done differently … the mayor doesn’t have a plan and all he has is attacking me,” Walker said.

Barrett often addressed Walker directly, and he returned frequently to an ongoing investigation into Walker’s previous tenure as the Milwaukee County executive, involving allegations that workers campaigned on county time and embezzled money from veterans groups. The so-called “John Doe” ethics investigation has not targeted Walker for wrongdoing, but he has transferred about $160,000 from his campaign to a legal defense fund, which, according to state law, is lawful only if the campaign gets prior approval from donors.

Walker has so far declined to say which contributors gave their blessing.

“This is all about trust,” Barrett said before turning to Walker: “Tell us who is paying your legal defense fund … you owe it to the people of this state.”

Later, Barrett hammered Walker for a television commercial that shows a blurred image of a 2-year-old who spent almost a week in intensive care after being severely beaten. The aim of the ad was to criticize Milwaukee’s track record on preventing violent crime.

“He is running a commercial showing a picture of a dead baby. This is Willie Horton stuff,” Barrett said to Walker, referring to a crime-related ad in the 1988 presidential campaign, widely seen as inflammatory, that proved devastating to Democrat Michael Dukakis. “The person who killed that baby was arrested by Milwaukee police.… You should be ashamed,” he said.

Walker defended the ad, saying Barrett campaigned in the primary on his work to reduce the violent crime rate. “I think if it was worth to say that people should vote for you in the primary because it had gone down, the same question is completely legitimate in reverse. Violent crime has gone up, sadly,” Walker said.

The Marquette poll that shows Walker up by seven percentage points was conducted May 23-26, before the first gubernatorial debate. However, “if the Marquette poll is accurate, it’s going to be tough for Barrett,” McAdams says.

“There’s a very small number of undecided voters, so there’s not a lot of people out there to be moved,” he says.

One such resolute voter is Karen Stardy, a farmer from Union Grove. Earlier in the day, while manning her booth at a farmer’s market in South Milwaukee, Ms. Stardy said her disgust was not necessarily with Barrett but with how the recall election is dividing her community but not offering real solutions to turning the economy around.

“There’s arguments all over the place. It’s like, nobody’s really right and nobody’s really wrong,” she said. “I’d rather not see people arguing over politics. We have to tough it out. There’s no instant solution to the problems that we’ve got.”


  1. Amen. Living in the most democratic fucked up state, Illinois, I’m sick and tired of them taxing us into oblivion so the unions can continue to get locked in pay raises, retire at 50 will almost full pay/pensions, and free everything. The state is bankrupt, but the unions don’t care. Fuck ’em, they need to be outlawed and it’s nice to see somebody has the balls to neuter ’em.

    The head democratic shithead/union organizer:

  2. AWD,

    We the people have GOT to vote with our feet because we are only ever given two bad choices. Most of the time anyway. Get the hell out of that hell hole.

  3. I’m now reading “The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy” by Peter Schiff. Good explanation for the semi-informed, of events past, current, and forthcoming.

    Jim: If you have a process for getting a commission for getting books on a Kindle, I”ll do it your way.

  4. And on an off topic note: Isn’t every individual, who bought a house with the expectation that the house would go up in value, similar to a venture capitalist at Bain Capital?

  5. Here is where I think you guys have it all wrong. It has been a giant mind fuck to believe unions are all bad. Look at when the stock market took off. When Regan broke the unions. Unions purpose was to ensure that corporations did not take advantage of labor in the pursuit of profit. Be honest, do we need more unions or less unions? We need more honest unions to protect the rights of what few workers remain in the USA. If we would have had stronger unions, like Germany, we would not have seen the exidous of all the jobs, All unions are not good. All banks are not good. You fail to realize the original purpose of unions was to protect workers rights. If we could get back to there it would be a great start at ending the banker occupation.

    1. DaveL

      If you click the Amazon button and then type in the book you want it will let you buy a hard copy or a kindle version.

  6. Jim. Have interest rates been kept low to allow ARM’s( a lot of which were created 4-7 years ago) to reset at lower levels rather than create more foreclosures?

    Stigmation says: “If we would have had stronger unions, like Germany, we would not have seen the exidous of all the jobs.”

    I think you need to read the book I mentioned above.

    1. DaveL

      Bernanke manipulating rates low was supposed to save the ARM mortgages and spur another housing boom. But his primary purpose was to save the banks, real estate developers and the politicians who keep running up the national debt.

  7. Its hard for the majority who are non union to understand union thinking.Why should a small group get special pay and rights and crazy pension amounts? Im really not impressed with teachers.They have no accountability.Poor performance.

  8. Admin did you see Panetta speech about needing new navy ships and expanding our presence in asia? To bad i wasnt there to laugh out loud.

  9. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or, which came first, capitol or employees?

    The point is, you can’t have one without the other. It is labor that creates capital.

  10. The public unions will leave the Obama reservation when they learn their pension money invested in mbs is lost forever.

    There are no mortgages to back the mbs. We ‘re delivering that news to activist orgs with private and public union connections. They get it – and the story of Obaotma Admin’ s coverup of the crime is resonating. Especially Eric Holders role in running interferance for MERS and Fannie/Freddie and other Covington & Burling clients implicated in the massive mbs fraud.

    The issue of mortgage/ MSN fraud is uniting the left and the right.

    We’re working together to educate all Americans about the fraud and demanding principal reductions for all homeowners and slamtime for all the bad actors.

    The restoration of Free Markets and The Rule of Law may be in the distance – but it is within sight.

  11. That would be Obama Administration.

    The small screen on my smartphone makes it very difficult to spellcheck. Sigh. Sorry.

  12. As a relatively well paid government drone and beneficiary of gov’t union collective bargaining, I am a big Walker (and Christie) fan. Time for all of us to share the pain-I will, gladly, as long as it is spread around fairly.

    And for the record, Alaska gov’t employees’ retirement plans have been adjusted 3 times. The Tier 1 folks can retire at 55 and they are almost all gone; I need to go to 60 to get full retirement, and I don’t really expect it to be there when I get there anyway.


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