Wisconsin's Gov. Walker challenged in...

Wisconsin's Gov. Walker challenged in first debate before recall election

There are 282 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 25, 2012, titled Wisconsin's Gov. Walker challenged in first debate before recall election. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Scott Walker of Wisconsin is facing a recall election and democratic challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, left, before the start of the May 25 debate in Milwaukee.

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WVB

Benton, AR

#1 May 26, 2012
Where's Vera Baker?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 May 26, 2012
Al Sharpton is watching her.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#3 May 26, 2012



I thought it was interesting how in the primary the total number of dummycrats voting for their choice of (D) idiots was far less than the voters that turned out for Walker.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#4 May 26, 2012
WVB wrote:
Where's Vera Baker?
Obama Pot-Smoking 'Choom Gang'...Wonder where he got the money for drugs, he never has worked.

Thanked drug dealer, not mom, in high-school yearbook...Well, at least he didn't blame either for everything......which he usually does.

Twice in 2 Days Mentions 'My Sons'-- even with Teleprompter... He must be remembering his days with Vera Baker........now in Martinique....shades of John Edwards.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5 May 26, 2012
“Illinois ranked third while Wisconsin placed 42nd in the most recent Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States index, which includes personal income, tax revenue and employment. Illinois gained 32,000 jobs in the 12 months ending in February, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found. Wisconsin, where Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs with the help of business-tax breaks, lost 16,900.”

Several days later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, over the past year, Wisconsin had the worst job losses in the United States. Indeed, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation to experience “statistically significant” job losses over the period.

Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the BLS study. No other state lost more than 3,500 jobs. And, of course, Illinois was gaining.

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#8 May 26, 2012
The Mayor of Milwauke has already been in charge of a failed city and he thinks he can run the state with the union's help. I think the real people of Wisconsin are too smart to let this Mayor ruin the state.
Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#9 May 26, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
I thought it was interesting how in the primary the total number of dummycrats voting for their choice of (D) idiots was far less than the voters that turned out for Walker.
Also interesting....

--Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I’m told.

The failure to put up the money Wisconsin Dems need to execute their recall plan comes at a time when the national Republican Party is sinking big money into defending Walker, raising fears that the DNC’s reluctance could help tip the race his way.

“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” a top Wisconsin Democratic Party official tells me.“Scott Walker has the full support and backing of the Republican Party and all its tentacles. We are not getting similar support.”

...According to the Wisconsin Dem, the party has asked the DNC for $500,000 to help with its massive field operation. While the DNC has made generally supportive noises, the money has not been forthcoming, the official says — with less than a month until the June 5th recall election. The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...

Makes you wonder the the DNC sees in their polls.
Cat74

United States

#10 May 26, 2012
The DNC should back the recall, and do anything they can to make the effort successful. When Walker wins it will make the Democrats, and labor look totally stupid.
ProudNativist

Carmel, IN

#11 May 26, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
“Illinois ranked third while Wisconsin placed 42nd in the most recent Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States index, which includes personal income, tax revenue and employment. Illinois gained 32,000 jobs in the 12 months ending in February, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found. Wisconsin, where Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs with the help of business-tax breaks, lost 16,900.”
Several days later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, over the past year, Wisconsin had the worst job losses in the United States. Indeed, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation to experience “statistically significant” job losses over the period.
Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the BLS study. No other state lost more than 3,500 jobs. And, of course, Illinois was gaining.
We must have yet another marxist public service union SHILL. Everyone now knows that Gov Walker without having to lay off any employees resolved the 3.6 billion debt that the previous inept marxist demoratic administration had run up. On the other hand, Illinois managed to have their credit rating DOWNGRADED by Moodys to the lowest of any state in the country. It had something to do with the current marxist demoratic legislative session taking no steps to implement any lasting solution to Illinois' increasingly severe pension funding shortfall towards Illinois' state retirement system's 85 Billion unfunded pension liability.

Thank God for Illinois. Because of Illinois, mexifornia, another bastion of marxist demoratic mismanagement, has now only the 2nd worst credit rating of any state in the country.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#12 May 26, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
“Illinois ranked third while Wisconsin placed 42nd in the most recent Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States index, which includes personal income, tax revenue and employment. Illinois gained 32,000 jobs in the 12 months ending in February, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found. Wisconsin, where Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs with the help of business-tax breaks, lost 16,900.”
Several days later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, over the past year, Wisconsin had the worst job losses in the United States. Indeed, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation to experience “statistically significant” job losses over the period.
Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the BLS study. No other state lost more than 3,500 jobs. And, of course, Illinois was gaining.
Attention wall street communist!!! Bloomberg? ROTFLMAO

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#13 May 26, 2012
Barrett running in circles just like a trolley

Walker Forward

Barrett Backward

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#14 May 26, 2012
How about some real jobs numbers!

Anyone with half a brain knows when unemployment goes down there are less people unemployed and more people working. If you can't do this simple math go back to 3rd grade. A jobs number taken from 96% of employers will always be more accurate than that taken from 3.4% of employers. That's probably 5th grade math. So from what the liberals argue none of them were very good at math.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST55000005...

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#15 May 26, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text> I need to to tell them?
Teabaggers have been doing that since the tea party was formed.
If you're not a teabagger, you're an Anti-American communist.
Then there is this:
Everyone knows that Tea Party revolutionaries fear and hate socialism about as much as the Antichrist. Which is funny, because the Tea Party movement’s dirty little secret is that it owes its existence to the grandaddy of all Antichrists: the godless empire of the USSR.
What few realize is that the secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.
Poor teabagger.
Attention Wall Street Communist!!! Yes indeed you have flipped your lid, douchebagger.
Once again...Your sleazy attempt to connect the USSR to Koch in the early part of the past century and to The Tea Party in 2011 is a deranged joke.
Let me educate you and your like minded history illiterate libelous pals...The entire USA, The entire UK et al allied with Stalin during WWII. That fact alone cancels your self-serving knee jerk assumption that you can single anyone out from the era like you and your ilk have done to the relatives of the Koch brothers. Furthermore, any oil related assistance provided by the USA, Koch et al to the USSR prior to WWII obviously was key for the USSR to defeat Nazis. The Cold War began in 1946, douchebagger.
You are one pathetic libelous runt talking out your butt stooping lower than a snake's belly trying to connect dots that obviously cannot be connected. You are a useful idiot for the communist party who are stinking up American politics, those dots connect.
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#16 May 26, 2012
Morons in Wisconsin:

MILWAUKEE -- High-ranking members of both political parties were unaware that posting photos of completed ballots on Facebook or Twitter is illegal in Wisconsin, and they promised to quickly take down the posts Friday after election officials reminded voters of the law.

The law bars voters from showing their completed ballots to anyone. The intent is to prevent people from selling their votes and then showing their ballots as proof they voted as requested, Wisconsin Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#17 May 26, 2012
Jaredb8 wrote:
How about some real jobs numbers!
Anyone with half a brain knows when unemployment goes down there are less people unemployed and more people working. If you can't do this simple math go back to 3rd grade. A jobs number taken from 96% of employers will always be more accurate than that taken from 3.4% of employers. That's probably 5th grade math. So from what the liberals argue none of them were very good at math.
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST55000005...
Dems don't have real job numbers. The jobs created in the red states, espeically Texas, and under republican governorns in Wisconsin and New Jersey all go to nobama's count for job creation! The dem bandwagon plays a sour tune.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#18 May 26, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Morons in Wisconsin:
MILWAUKEE -- High-ranking members of both political parties were unaware that posting photos of completed ballots on Facebook or Twitter is illegal in Wisconsin, and they promised to quickly take down the posts Friday after election officials reminded voters of the law.
The law bars voters from showing their completed ballots to anyone. The intent is to prevent people from selling their votes and then showing their ballots as proof they voted as requested, Wisconsin Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said.
Attention b.utt h.ole obama 2012!!! Voter fraud is rampant amongst the democRat Party. What else would you expect from a party who exchange booze, cigarettes, 10 dollar bills, etc. for votes? And a party who wants to pass legislation allowing convicted felons to vote. And last but not least, a party who says in court you do not need an ID to vote...It's an obamanation.
SeniorCitizen

Granite City, IL

#19 May 26, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
“Illinois ranked third while Wisconsin placed 42nd in the most recent Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States index, which includes personal income, tax revenue and employment. Illinois gained 32,000 jobs in the 12 months ending in February, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found. Wisconsin, where Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs with the help of business-tax breaks, lost 16,900.”
Several days later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, over the past year, Wisconsin had the worst job losses in the United States. Indeed, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation to experience “statistically significant” job losses over the period.
Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the BLS study. No other state lost more than 3,500 jobs. And, of course, Illinois was gaining.
Illinois has more politicians in PRISON than any other state. That should tell you all somethng. Obama was the only senator Illinois ever had that voted "PRESENT" 3/4 of the time that is when he decided to vote. Now he is president and look what condition America is in. Powell would have made a good president as he knew what a Commander in Chief functions were.
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#20 May 26, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention b.utt h.ole obama 2012!!! Voter fraud is rampant amongst the democRat Party. What else would you expect from a party who exchange booze, cigarettes, 10 dollar bills, etc. for votes? And a party who wants to pass legislation allowing convicted felons to vote. And last but not least, a party who says in court you do not need an ID to vote...It's an obamanation.
You are so classy...you must be a Republican.
SeniorCitizen

Granite City, IL

#21 May 26, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention b.utt h.ole obama 2012!!! Voter fraud is rampant amongst the democRat Party. What else would you expect from a party who exchange booze, cigarettes, 10 dollar bills, etc. for votes? And a party who wants to pass legislation allowing convicted felons to vote. And last but not least, a party who says in court you do not need an ID to vote...It's an obamanation.
Don't forget to add how ACORN dug up and signed up the dead and told the elderly in nursing homes how to vote for Obama.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#22 May 26, 2012
ProudNativist wrote:
<quoted text>
We must have yet another marxist public service union SHILL. Everyone now knows that Gov Walker without having to lay off any employees resolved the 3.6 billion debt that the previous inept marxist demoratic administration had run up. On the other hand, Illinois managed to have their credit rating DOWNGRADED by Moodys to the lowest of any state in the country. It had something to do with the current marxist demoratic legislative session taking no steps to implement any lasting solution to Illinois' increasingly severe pension funding shortfall towards Illinois' state retirement system's 85 Billion unfunded pension liability.
Thank God for Illinois. Because of Illinois, mexifornia, another bastion of marxist demoratic mismanagement, has now only the 2nd worst credit rating of any state in the country.
Gov. Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen have announced plans to use $25.6 million of the national mortgage settlement money, approximately 18 percent of the funds the state will receive, to plug holes in the state's budget.
In a fund-raising letter full of urgency, Walker criticizes unions and Democrats in the Legislature while proclaiming the state is broke and $3 billion in debt. But the statement flies in the face of a balanced budget with a structural surplus and the upbeat rhetoric coming out of the governor’s office.

Understandable, perhaps. After all, the letter is geared toward getting supporters to contribute money to the campaign in the face of a possible recall attempt in 2012. But in doing so, Walker contradicts his own statements -- and reality.

The statements are false and ridiculous. Pants on Fire.

www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/&... ...- Cached

Poor teabagger.

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