Friday, August 29, 2014

Walker, the guy who couldn't remember a $700,000 donation, bashes Mary Burke for her much smaller donation to Obama! Bush league campaign?

Is Scott Walker trying to lose? Just about everything coming out of his campaign has either proven ridiculously wrong or blatantly hypocritical. To be honest, it's stunning. 

Take a look at the latest mind bending and incredibly petty new Mary Burke attack at the Walker campaign website:

Who the hell cares? Hypocritical? Think about it; Walker can't even remember and doesn't mind getting a $700,000 donation from Gogebic Taconite, which is almost 14 times what a typical family makes in one year, but he's more than willing to complain about Mary Burke's free speech rights to spend $73,300. 

And then without explanation, the attack can't even get the Burke donation right from one paragraph to the next.  

From the website:
"…Mary Burke … can’t keep the public from knowing that she gave more money to the president than the typical Wisconsin family of four earns in an entire year.  Burke’s most recent donation came in the form of a lump sum payment of $73,300 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2012. Press Secretary Alleigh Marre said,  “…she can’t hide the fact that she bankrolled his efforts for $86,000, more than the typical family earns in a whole year.  Mary Burke is out-of-touch with Wisconsin and we can’t afford to let her take us backward.”
Ouch? Democrats can't spend money on campaigns too? Where's all this "money is free speech" talk now?

And yet, remember this from the recently released John Doe document dump, where Walker thought nothing of donors contributing a gazillion times more than a typical family makes...ever: 
In the jsonline article, In September 2011, Doner sent an email to Walker and others with brainstorming ideas for raising money for the Wisconsin Club for Growth. Among them: "Take Koch's money," "Get on a plane to Vegas and sit down with Sheldon Adelson," and "Go heavy after (corporations) to give.
I don't know if conservative voters are getting the uneasy feeling their candidate is folding under pressure, but I wouldn't be surprised if the smart ones bolt from either voting or thinking they'd like to try something different.

1 comment:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

At least we can find out about Burke's campaign donations. Unlike Gogebic's $700K dark money move, and millions in Koch money that's been laundered and funneled through several front groups.

Maybe someone in the media should bring that up.