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  •  You won't find much of this (19+ / 0-)

    in Wisconsin media who have propped up Walker for more than a decade - hiding his failures and promoting his talking points.  It's quite shameful, but corporate media knows no shame.  

    He's clearly been trying to walk back his 250,000 minimum jobs promise and, when he has to address it, blames everything from the protests to the recalls to ObamaCare for his poor jobs numbers (we moved from #11 in job creation to #47).  If you listen to Walker, it's everyones fault but his own.

    It's hard to get information out to voters when the state is saturated with RW radio featuring a variety of local RW programs when the traditional media is virtually as bad in spewing the same propaganda and talking points.  Additionally, Walker taps into tens of millions of dollars worth of ads from his RW and corporate pals that also prop him up and attack any opposition.

    Media has completely failed us here.  This is the reason that many of us would like to see Walker enter the presidential primaries so he'd get a national "outing" to expose him for what he really is.  In wishing for that, however, we recognize the danger:  Walker is a skillful politician who never gets rattled, pout talking points with ease, and answers difficult questions by spouting a talking point or meme on a different topic, ignoring the original question entirely.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 12:19:38 PM PST

    •  Walker's ego would have to overcome (7+ / 0-)

      his fear of true sunlight and scrutiny by political and news researchers with resources and acumen.  Can't imagine how long he'd last if he had to have Secret Service guys watching him 24x7.  Hard to crow about achievements in making Wisconsin better economically when Minnesota now ranks 8th amongst states in which to do business and Wisconsin in the 30's. One of Walker's punch lines is Wisconsin is now "Open for Business."  Which mainly has turned out to be poaching a few small businesses from Illinois businesses, and the dirty mining corporations intent on polluting our waters and lands--and keeping this from the public eye as long as possible.  I suspect Walker's future is in some 'think tank', perhaps one with grey bars, rather than a 2nd term as WI Governor or presidential candidate.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 12:34:23 PM PST

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      •  His response to that is to whine that (7+ / 0-)

        he had to contend with protests, and recalls, lions, tigers, and bears, oh my, that his "neighbors" didn't.  Yes, it's beyond silly, but when the TM promotes these flimsy excuses as "true", well, we've got a huge problem.

        Yes, we're "Open for Business" here - open to giving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to business (and then, conveniently losing track of those loans made or whether the business kept their side of the bargain when they were given a huge subsidy).   The taxpayer wallets are laid bare for corporate interests.

        We've also given business huge tax breaks - it was the first thing Walker did after taking office.  For him it was a win-win - rewarding his corporate donors and also creating a huge budget deficit that he had to "fix" with a Budget Repair Bill that he used to screw school kids, the disabled, and destroy public employee unions while shaking down every public employee to cough up 18% of their salary that public employees had been working to preserve for more than a decade by giving back pay increases.

        He's a crook and a schmuck.  Sadly, even if we get rid of him we still have a gerrymandered legislature filled with his Not So Merry Men.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 12:52:49 PM PST

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        •  Wisconsin has been losing to Minnesota for decades (2+ / 0-)
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          Walker has done nothing to fix the problems we have because he hasn't bothered to look at the problems.

          Wisconsin has a relatively low number of college graduates. Why? The opportunities aren't here. Milwaukee isn't really growing. Madison is too small to drive our economy. The Fox Valley/Green Bay is no bigger than metro Madison and had more manufacturing. 30 years ago, Wisconsin had roughly the same median income as Minnesota, now it is 10% behind.

          Wisconsin has a great public university system, but it is feeding Chicago and the Twin Cities for folks who want to stay around here, not Milwaukee.

          Americans can make our country better.

          by freelunch on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 04:19:59 PM PST

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      •  We can hope that this latest round ... (0+ / 0-)

        ...of John Doe's are going to stick 'walkerfitzstan' administration in jail where they belong.

        Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

        by kalihikane on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 08:46:37 PM PST

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    •  That's too bad. (0+ / 0-)

      The Center for Public Integrity, The Progressive Magazine and the folks who put on Worker's Independent News are all based in Madison. There must be a way to convince them to get them to help inform their fellow Sconnies about this situation.

      "...on the (catch a) human network. Cisco."

      by hoplite9 on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 02:30:16 PM PST

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    •  George Will praises Walker - lol (2+ / 0-)
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      Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s action governor

      "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

      by MartyM on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 02:32:58 PM PST

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