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  •  Could do worse (4+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, askew, ChadmanFL, betelgeux

    I can't quite understand why his pathetic job performance hasn't resonated more. I mean yeah the president was re-elected with mediocre job creation yet his approval dropped into the low-forties.

    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 09:11:13 AM PDT

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    •  The protests and the recall (8+ / 0-)

      Firmed up Republican loyalty to Walker, and Democratic opposition. He has a very high floor and a very low ceiling.

      You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

      by Gpack3 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 09:27:51 AM PDT

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      •  And independents keep giving him (1+ / 0-)
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        ArkDem14

        The benefit of the doubt?

        "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

        by conspiracy on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 09:37:32 AM PDT

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        •  That's my question (2+ / 0-)
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          Why independents and moderates keep giving Walker the benefit of the doubt. Especially after he just pursued another part of a very conservative agenda, pushing an offensive anti-abortion bill as he just signed. And session after sessions its like watching a parade of far-right conservatism without a hint of the moderation that once defined Wisconsin Republicans, and yet moderate voters keep ignoring this.

          How long can these same voters support Walker as Walker fails every promise he made, and continues to have one of the worst job growth records of any governor in the country, despite taking rather drastic measures whose raison de etre was that they would create job growth. Democrats need to put out a real candidate. And do more about minority and Democratic turnout in Milwaukee, which completely craters in midterms.

          "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

          by ArkDem14 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 10:19:46 AM PDT

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          •  the 250K jobs promise (0+ / 0-)

            will make or break him, similar to Gillard's no carbon tax promise.

            •  doubt it (1+ / 0-)
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              jncca

              Dems will attack Walker on the state's weak economy, but they can't effectively attack him for "breaking his word" on something that (unlike the carbon tax) isn't tied to a specific policy. Most voters may not be very sophisticated, but I think they understand that the state government does not control private employers' hiring decisions.

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              by sacman701 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 11:19:46 AM PDT

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              •  Disagree (1+ / 0-)
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                ArkDem14

                It's the benchmark he set out for himself to be judged on. He won't even be close, even if there's a late 90s dotcom boom again. And it's not just weak in absolute terms, Wisconsin is badly lagging the rest of the nation. His flagship jobs agency is mired in scandal and corruption, so it's very easy to make the connection for voters.

                You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

                by Gpack3 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 12:26:45 PM PDT

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        •  Indies aren't paying a lot of attention (0+ / 0-)

          You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

          by Gpack3 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 11:22:28 AM PDT

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