Saturday, August 16, 2014

Scott Walker isn't ready.

Mr. "Easy Street" is breezing through his first term with a stacked Republican legislature that has given him almost everything he wanted. Except a plan to create jobs...a biggie. It would have been easy to keep campaign promises in this ridiculous one party system, but that didn't happen.

In this WKOW Greg Neumann report, Walker's stunningly inept response to Mary Burke's criticism about his broken jobs promise sounded unprepared. Real bush league stuff. Don't believe me? Check it out:
Walker: "I guess I'm not surprised, but I think people should be surprised that our opponent would be running ads that essentially take a whack at Wisconsin's comeback."
That's not an answer, it's a whiny complaint.

Burke countered Walker's attack on her jobs record as Commerce Secretary, saying he's comparing apples to oranges. And she's got a point, since you can only create so many jobs when unemployment is as low at 4.8 and the market is saturated with 50,000 more people employed than Walker does now. Walker hasn't even made up the jobs lost during the Great Recession.

The latest Rasmussen Report shows Burke trailing Walker by one, 47 to 48 percent respectively.


Jake formerly of the LP said...

In addition, the state was never dead last in the Midwest for job growth while Doyle (and Burke) were in charge. The Bush years were horrible for the entire Midwest.

In fact, the real reaction to Wisconsin's "comeback" under Walker should be "Thanks Obama!"

GeoffT said...

We should thank Obama for the first 180,000 private sector jobs that we've gained owing to the national expansion... and Walker for the 80,000 of those that we've successfully avoided due to bucking that trend.