Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Walker's snotty weak campaign start reflects his real personality.


The one benefit Scott Walker will see from the recall election, will be the dilution of protesters at his many stops throughout Wisconsin. It will be hard to keep up with him. 
jsonline: From a farm in Dane County to a foundry in Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker barnstormed across Wisconsin on Tuesday.
Under Walker, the state lost 9,700 jobs in 2011, while other states added jobs. Our pretzel logic governor threw this bizarre piece of inside out thinking to the receptive crowd:  
Walker touted 17,000 private-sector jobs created in Wisconsin in the first two months of the year.
The first two months? Before anything Walker did could have made a difference? Warning: the administration has already floated the idea that businesses got the go ahead in November to add jobs when Walker won the election. I kid you not.

Walker's hidden campaign promise:
Walker ... said he kept his campaign promises… 
Like repealing collective bargaining, protecting workplace discrimination against women, changes to sex Ed, the largest cuts to public education since the Great Depression, a no compromise legislative agenda and the vilification and mischaracterization of protesting Wisconsinites?

Which brings me to just how disgustingly low Walker will go to insult every adult in the state who thoughtfully turned out to protest his governorship:
The recall was forced by "big-government union bosses in Washington who want to take us backwards."
Nothing, but nothing, could be further from the truth. From my own observations, the union "bosses" were just as surprised at the public response. It was also the way collective bargaining was repealed and the bully like style of the Republican majority that outraged Wisconsinites (among other things).

Alert: Will somebody call John Mellencamp:
(At) their final stop of the day in Milwaukee, at Maynard Steel Casting, a nonunion foundry on Milwaukee's south side, they entered the gritty manufacturing facility to the music of John Mellencamp's "Small Town."
No matter who was responsible for the music, nothing could more antithetical to “Small Town” than Walker’s agenda. 

UPDATE: 
Liberal rocker JohnMellencamp's publicist Bob Merlis told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he sent Walker's campaign an email not asking him to stop using the song, but to inform him of Mellencamp's beliefs. "He's a very liberal person," Merlis said of the singer. "He appeared at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. His wife at the time was a delegate at large. He's very pro-collective bargaining and the fight for a living wage."

"More often than not it's right wing candidates who use his songs, which is somewhat paradoxical," Merlis said.

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