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This apparently will be Gov. Scott Walker's campaign strategy for his recall election and probably beyond.  Just tell lies, and go on.  If the lies are every corrected, it does not matter as the damage is already done.  I agree with Puddytat who chastised the media for being "video stenographers". (Then I stole his video link)

If the media goes to their reflexive "balanced approach" and treats absolute 100% lies on one side of the isle just like they treat normal political exaggerations on the other side of the isle, then the "liars" will just keep making increasingly outrageous statements.  There really will be no consequences to whatever they say.  Our political system will rapidly deteriorate into chaos as both sides of the isle will compete for who can make the most outrageous statements.

1) What Walker said: Unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 2008

What the facts are (and Walker certainly know this fact): Wisconsin is not adding jobs, people are just not looking for work anymore.  We are behind everyone else in the midwest for job growth.

Source of the actual fact: http://www.deptofnumbers.com/...

and: http://www.deptofnumbers.com/...

2) What Walker said: Criticizing outside money that comes in from "out of state to influence this debate"

What the facts are (and Walker knows this): From Campaign filing reports: (http://www.thedailypage.com/...)

Most of Walker's largest contributions -- indeed, 56 percent of his total receipts since Dec. 11 -- came from people who live in other states.

Altogether, Walker, the state GOP, and the four targeted Republican senators have gotten $6.7 million of their $16.1 million total from out of state, or 41 percent.

The pro-recall groups side has gotten $1.4 million of its $3.9 million total, or 35 percent, from out of state.

3) What Walker Said: Criticizing money from "Big Union Bosses"

What Walker knows: He is heavily funded by the Koch Brothers

Source: David Koch himself - http://nationalmemo.com/...

And this was just in the first two minutes of the interview.  That man can really lie with a straight face.  I bet he is a good poker player.

video at: http://videoshare.politico.com/...

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  •  Good work. (6+ / 0-)

    Thank you for posting this in easily digestible and (perhaps more importantly) easily repeatable form.

    There's going to be a need for a lot of us Wisconsinites to counter the lies in our homes, in the workplace, and on the street. The snappier we can make the answers, the greater the chances they stay within the slim margin of attention for the average "undecided" voter.

    Thanks, cheesehead77. On Wisconsin!

    The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there. - Yasutani Roshi

    by lotusmaglite on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 09:30:09 PM PST

  •  The lies will catch up with him. (0+ / 0-)

    And the People will be pissed when they do!

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 09:40:17 PM PST

  •  Walker's Such A Little Weasel..... (1+ / 0-)
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    He lies about everything.  When he's recalled, not if, he'll get in front of the cameras & say it was rigged, the unions did some slipshod thing & the people of Wisconsin love the heck out of him.

    Not to worry.....the Koch boys love his balding little head & they'll hook him up in one of their pollution companies.  

  •  I'll bet Snotty is going to lose his ass (1+ / 0-)
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    in the hand coming up 'real soon now'.

    I bet he is a good poker player.
    (BTW, it's 'aisle', not "isle"=island, which y'all are going to vote Snotty off of)

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

    by Bluefin on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 11:42:21 PM PST

  •  I only saw yesterday's Morning Joe interview (1+ / 0-)
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    But two additional things stand out that the "interviewers" didn't challenge.

    When it ws pointed out that he migh be the cause of Obama leading in the polls in Wisconsin, he had the gall to say that yes, this is because he has been so successful at creating jobs that people were less inclined to dump the president.

    He also said that in tough economic times, you have to do what you can for business. Yes, that's an opinion, not even a judgment of fact, and I'm sure not even worth rebutting, but here: The tough economic times are specifically rooted in a generation of state and federal legislatures being blindly friendly toward not business but the bottom feeders within business. Good citizen companies don't need to be reined in any more than good pedestrians jaywalk. It is the pricvate sector, not the public sector, that has failed us, and if the public sector has a share of the blame, it is for de-regulating not over regulating.

    And when you blame labor for the failings of capital, frankly you deserve to go to hell. And yes, there is biblical support for that.

    Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

    by textus on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 03:00:59 AM PST

  •  'It's not a lie if you believe it." (0+ / 0-)

    Remember Jerry Seinfeld said this.  My question is this:   does Walker (and, by extension,   Republicans believe their own lies or are they evil?

    Old Hippies Never Give Up!

    by ravenrdr on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 03:45:10 AM PST

    •  They're agnostic (0+ / 0-)

      Whether they really believe it (or believe anything at all, other than their own entitlement to power) is irrelevant. Lawyers call it "reckless disregard for the truth" and treat it as the equivalent of a lie. Why? Because when you're in that kind of position of power, you have an obligation to know the truth, or to find out if you don't know. It's like the seller of a car saying "I really can't say whether it's been in an accident or not." Or, like Walker, "It's never been in an accident," when actually it has.

  •  Let me suggest that Scotty is not very (0+ / 0-)

    different from those news readers on FOX.  His handlers prepare a script and he delivers it with an occasional ad lib to make it look spontaneous. If a person is parroting a script, is that a lie?  Or are the errors evidence of poor staff support and a lack of management ability on the part of the executive?

    Getting fixated on lies strikes me as a waste of energy and time--much time spent "correcting" information that most people don't care about because it's stale by the time it comes out anyway.

    People advance to positions of responsibility by spouting verbiage because that's what gets attention.  Class cut-ups learn they can get away with nonsense by doing a lot of talking in school.  Teachers call it "good class participation" and up their grades.  So the gabby benefit from "social advancement" and learn to talk a good game.

    Paying attention to what people say......Isn't that why we invaded Iraq --because Saddam Hussein said he wanted to have nuclear bombs?  And aren't the same people wanting to invade Iran -- because their crazy leader says he doesn't want nuclear bombs?
    Some people seem to think the only good thing about freedom of speech is it makes it easy to know what people plan to do.  But, easy is often false.
    When people believed Walker's campaign spiel, was there no evidence that his prior career didn't measure up?

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 07:19:05 AM PST

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