Scott Walker opens up an 8 pt Lead in the recall election Other Topics, posted by Hank Lawrence, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on May 24, 2012 at 11:27 am
Today the Milwaukee Wisconsin Sentinel Journal announced that Governor Scott Walker has opened a commanding lead to thwart the Union sponsored recall election.
Governer Walker, best known for his fiscal responsibility and willingness to take on the avaricious unions, who feel no compunction in bankrupting the state of Wisonsin in order to slake their insatiable thirst for hard earned tax payer dollars, is fighting the good fight.
Scott Walker has put the welfare of Wisconsin citizens above Union greed and is now beating back a recall effort to punish him for his fiscal responsibility.
This recall election is a bellwether for the 2012 presidential election and its outcome will be a reliable predictor of how Wisconsin will vote in November.
Posted by Doll, a resident of the Menlo Park: Belle Haven neighborhood, on May 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm
Hank - someone called you on your GST Steel fabrication in the other thread. Are you going to defend your made up data?
Also in the other thread, you crowed about Romney having a lead in Florida in the Q poll. Marist came out today - NBC polls: Obama edges Romney in three key battleground states
It's a long way to go baby...
re: Walker and your "best known for his fiscal responsibility and willingness to take on the avaricious unions" Say what? Lately, he's best known for making up his own job creation numbers (kinda like your GST numbers) because Walker's job creation numbers are the worst in the nation. Web Link
Mitt was 47th as governor, Walker beats Willard to last place.
Walker will cling to his seat, you didn't even use the extreme polling done by the right such as the Illinois Manufacturers' Association shows Walker ahead 54-42. It'll be closer; barring an extreme and sudden ground game advantage, he wins.
But a sitting gov who came in as a conquering hero only clinging by 5?
No longer do you here about his future as a national candidate. He reignited labor as no one else could, taking Wisconsin out of swing state status.
As far as Governor Walker is concerned I will make you a bet of $1,000 that the recall effort fails. My winnings will go to the San Mateo County Republican Central Committee if I win and your winnings will go to the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee if you win. I'll even show up at the meeting and give the check to Dave Burruto personally.
I will also make the same bet that Kirsten Keith does not make the final two for the District 4 Supervisors race. Anyone interested in that action?
Posted by Doll, a resident of the Menlo Park: Belle Haven neighborhood, on May 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Hank, two of the papers you listed were referencing the same Q poll.
Mitt leads in Florida according to Q and ABC. Ras will give him the lead on the next one too.
Marist has Obama up. It's a long way to go, wee'll see. Romney cinches it with Rubio as VP.
Curious; why is every poll and newspaper except Murdoch owned outlets and Rasmussen always some form of UBER, EXTREME LIBERAL, or ULTRA LEFT?
I said above Walker wins by less than 5. I'd put the over/under at 4 or 5. I think the ground game will tighten it but not enough. Given the polls all show Walker up, why offer a bet with straight odds? Pretty easy to cockadoodledoo when everyone says it will happen anyway. A man of principle and sport would offer a different bet, reflecting the sure nature of the event.
Give some incentive.
20-1 on a sure thing? Easy money for you and your party.
Posted by Hank Lawrence, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on May 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm
It will be even easier money when the General Election comes around. California's 55 Obama electroral votes will be deluged by a tsunami of Swing State electoral votes weighing in for Governor Romney. Thank Heavens for fly-over-country. It is the heartland of America.
Posted by Doll, a resident of the Menlo Park: Belle Haven neighborhood, on May 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm
My heart has the President run the table with the big three - VA FL OH, and a trouncing like McCain got 3 years ago. Of course it won't go like that, unless Romney falls apart. Even if they have pics of a naked Mitt in bed slaying a bald eagle using the flag, there will still be enough 3rd party pac money to keep it close in the big 3. The ads in those states will be horrific, with all sorts of dumb claims like "he's a socialist (untrue), look at his record spending (untrue), hasn't created jobs (untrue), he's responsible for TARP and the wall st bailouts (of course, again untrue) and on and on.
Just the other day, I heard he fathered two black babies in wedlock.
Posted by Doll, a resident of the Menlo Park: Belle Haven neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm
Looks like team red hung on and kept Walker. Congrats on keeping the only sitting governor with a legal defense fund. You must be proud. It only took millions in outside money to keep his seat. Looks like the Koch brothers alone donated more to Walker than the challenger's entire list of contributors.
Team Red: wins one
Citizens United and endless anmounts of cash from the uber wealthy: the start of a winning streak?
Before you go back to the rhetoric declaring this a referendum on Obama, let's get serious a moment. There were virtually no ads depicting Romney or Obama.
Romney and Obama never set foot in the state after the GOP primary. Romney has said nary a word about Wisconsin since the primary months ago. One assumes he'll try to horn in on the credit tomorrow, but you expect that from him. This was billionaire money against working people. Workers lost.
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm Menlo Voter is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
spare me. How much money did the unions spend? How much have they spent supporting candidates that will give them whatever they want? How much have public employee unions spent buying politicians? No, this wasn't a win for billionaires. This was a win for you and me and every other average taxpayer that the public employee unions and their elected lackies have been fleecing for decades.
The public is finally starting to wake up and figure out we've been getting screwed. The politicians we elect have been sitting at the negotiating table on our behalf having been paid by the unions to get elected. Sure sounds like those politicians have our best interests in mind, huh?
"As of campaign filings released on May 29, Walker had raised $30.5 million, with about two-thirds of that total coming from donors outside Wisconsin. Barrett had raised roughly $4 million, with about one-fourth coming from outside the state. Part of the disparity can be explained by the fact that Walker, as a sitting governor facing recall, is not subject to the state's legal limits on campaign contributions under Wisconsin law. Barrett, by contrast, was legally barred from accepting contributions in excess of $10,000 per person.
The rest of the spending in the race has been from outside ideological groups. The Tea Party-linked group Americans for Prosperity alone told CBS News it has spent $10 million on the race since January 2011 on what it says is education over the positive impact of Walker's budget reform efforts."
Outside spending for Barrett was around $3 million.
AFP, ie the Koch Brothers alone contributed more than the unions.
We'll see the final numbers in a month.
But this one was bought and paid for. Good for you in the union fight. We'll see how you like it when these tidal waves of money go against something you support.
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm
I'm not happy about all of this money being injected into politics, but it has been going on for years. Witness the screwing the taxpayers are taking from the public employees unions. Those of us in the public sector have taken major pay cuts and benefits cuts. When it comes time for the public employees to do the same, listen to them whine.