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A Tale of One Recall, with Two Views: “A Bad Night for this Liberal Broadcaster” to “THIS IS What DEMOCRACY Looks Like!”
June 6, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, democracy, Ed Schultz, Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, Wisconsin recall election | Leave a comment
From the mouth of MSNBC’s whiner Ed Schultz:
Following the Democratic loss in the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday night, MSNBC’s ”The Ed Show” host Ed Schultz told viewers, “This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal.”
At the top of his special 11 p.m. post-Wisconsin recall episode, the liberal host known for his over-the-top behavior added, “This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster,” putting the blame squarely on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision.
“This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal,” Schultz said. “This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster. To say that I’m shocked and stunned is pretty much an understatement. But I also think — that as a real warning to Americans — that money is now infiltrated into our political system like we have never seen before. And the ruling by Citizens United is now a real message to every American. It is going to take an insurmountable amount of effort on the ground for the progressive movement and the Democrats to do what they need to do in 2012. And this is also a real message to local politics, that this money will filter down and Citizen United will affect federal and state elections over time.”
To the voice of the Wisconsin Lt. Governor:
May 15, 2012 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Gov. Scott Walker, Labor Unions, Wisconsin recall election | Leave a comment
A poll released today shows Scott Walker holding a robust lead in next month’s June recall election. The poll, by polling firm We Ask America finds Walker backed by 52% of likely voters, nine points ahead of Democrat Tom Barrett’s 43%. This is consistent with the Rasmussen poll released last week, in the wake of the primary, showing Walker with a 5 point lead.
Earlier this year, unions in Wisconsin were very confident in their chances to recall first-term Governor Scott Walker. They turned in close to 1 million signatures to spark the recall, trumpeting their signature haul as a clear sign voters were poised to reject Walker:
“Scott Walker lied his way into office, and has since launched unprecedented attacks on Wisconsin’s working families, dividing the state like never before,” Steele said in an email. “This historic recall is a million-strong victory for Wisconsinites united to take their government back from wealthy special interests who bought and paid for Scott Walker and are dictating the terms of his extreme agenda.