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  •  He's dim, Jed! (8+ / 0-)

    How in the world did this moran get elected to any office in Wisconsin? He's as dense as a lead fishing sinker, and just as toxic.

    •  Walker paid $23 for every vote he got (10+ / 0-)

      Thanks to millionaires and billionaires across the country and a loophole in the recall campaigns, Walker could collect millions into his campaign coffers.  At last count it was over $30 million.  That doesn't include what the right wing PACs spent on his behalf either.  Walker outspent his opponent by probably 10 to 1.

      Walker also kept promising jobs, jobs, jobs and also changed the way jobs numbers were calculated which no one else has ever done.  In other words, he cooked up some numbers to make himself look good.

      •  Campaign spending can only buy so many votes (3+ / 0-)
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        gffish, JeffW, Calamity Jean

        Lots of spending can make you look like a front-runner among other candidates with similar positions, and it can get your message out, and can finance opposition research that lets you find negatives about your opponent (if you don't turn off voters with too much negativity), but only so many votes are for sale.  At some point you've got to run on something.  

        Promising jobs, jobs, jobs can help a lot, at least if you're credible, and cooking the numbers can make you look more credible if you can hire people who are good at it.  Why anybody would think that Republicans are good at creating jobs is a puzzle to me, given their track record since 2000, but that's another story.  (And I'm a Libertarian, so it's not like I'm biased in favor of the Democrats' ability to create real jobs, but at least they're not the Bush military corporatists.)

    •  ((Sigh)) (9+ / 0-)

      We had a very bad day on election day in 2010. A VERY bad day.

      We sent Tammy Baldwin to the Senate and helped re-elect Barack Obama two years later, though, so we partially made up for it.

      The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

      by Korkenzieher on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 10:07:20 AM PDT

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      •  May the FSM send that you never have another. (2+ / 0-)
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        Creosote, JeffW
        We had a very bad day on election day in 2010. A VERY bad day.  

        "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

        by Calamity Jean on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 10:32:20 PM PDT

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