Discussion in 'Politics' started by Conservative, Feb 15, 2012.
In Search of the Anti-Walker -- In These Times
I think the steam died about a month ago
Yep, the unions spent MILLIONS on this mess, and now they've got NOTHING.
That much less $$ they can spend in November, thank God!
I told all the moonbats that getting someone to actually run was going to be a lot more difficult than getting some baked undergrads to sign a petition outside a liquor store in Madtown.
Politicians are opportunists by nature...they come out of the woodwork to run for office when an incumbent is seen as weak or vulnerable. What I'm seeing in Wisconsin is a lot of savvy Democratic politicians sitting this one out. As to why that's happening? Look at the situation. Walker has been successful in eliminating a 3 billion dollar deficit without raising taxes which is what the taxpayers of Wisconsin were looking for when they elected him. Let's say you're a Democrat who runs against Walker in the recall and DOES win? The people who backed your run financially, unions and liberals, will naturally demand things return to the way they were before Walker was elected. How do you do that and not raise taxes or put Wisconsin back into a huge deficit again? The answer quite simply is that you can't. That's the dilemna that faces any Democrat who wants to step up and try and knock off Walker.
It's the old "be careful what you wish for...you might just get it" thing...
I find the whole situation rather amusing actually.
A related article:
Great Scott | The Weekly Standard
Because Walker's plan is bearing friut, the Democratics have little to persuade the voters about as they run their campaign. Thats why they are trying to link Walker to investigations of former employees. See page 2 in the article above.
Waste of state funds...
Maybe the Dems should send Leonard Nimoy out in search of an opponent for Walker...
The reason that Walker is such a lightning rod for government union opposition is that what he's doing in Wisconsin will be the blueprint for the rest of the nation's governors (Republican and Democrats) as they struggle with balancing their budgets...something which quite rightly scares the living beejeesus out of union leaders.
Yup, and it's why you'll see a flood of national figures getting hotel rooms there.
It's tough get a good read on this. The lefty sites say he's toast, the righty sites say he's in the clear. As usual, you have to go all over the place to get the straight scoop. Are there any recent polls on this?
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