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The Republicans Bought the WI Recall Election … NOT!

Last night I engaged in a wee bit of gloating at the video of one of the losers trying to unseat Wisconsin’s Governor Walker.  He claimed that it was the end of life as we know it in America.  He picked up on the Narrative – e.g. the big bad Republicans bought this election.

Hogwash!

From Breitbart.com

The spin from the left on the morning after their disastrous Wisconsin recall election failure is that Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), who walked away with the election, did so because he spent oodles of money.

As it turns out, labor unions spent an additional $21 million on the recall election. When it came to state senate recall elections back in September 2011, Democrats outspent Republicans $23.4 million to $20.5 million.

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It’s also worth noting that while Republicans largely had to build their ground game from the ground up, labor unions have a consistent ground game – funded by tax dollars. All of the donations to Walker and pro-Walker groups were not mandated. The same is not true of Big Labor dollars, which come from mandatory unions dues in most cases.

The media’s attempt to pass this election off as a win for big money simply doesn’t hold water.

Check out the rest of the article here:

Media Cite False Spending Differential To Explain Walker Win.

 

 

5 comments

1 Michael E. Newton { 06.06.12 at 9:41 pm }

As I tweeted, “Upset that Walker outspent Barrett? I’m mad Obama outspent McCain. And let’s not forget Andrew Jackson outspent John Q Adams.”

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Martin Reply:

Michael, please don’t confuse the issues with the facts. :-)

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d Reply:

“However, the attacks on Jackson generally failed, in spite of heavy funding [of Clay] by the bank, as Jackson convinced the ordinary population that he was defending them against a privileged elite.” It’s a shame of this age, that so many now wish to stand with the privileged elite rather than love their neighbor as themselves… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1832

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2 Tom at Wixom Web { 06.07.12 at 6:45 pm }

The tide has been turning against Obama and his socialist /progressive supporters ever since the 2010 elections. This is just another reason to be positive. But no reason to slack off.

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Martin Reply:

Exactly right, Tom. We can’t go back to sleep. Even if there is an R in the White House. (The R just might stand for RINO.)

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