Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker...

...of Wisconsin is leading his opponent, Mary Burke, by an average of 7.7 percentage points according to RealClearPolitics. (One recent poll has Walker up by 16 points.)

In a related story, Wisconsin now ranks ninth out of ten Midwestern states "in private sector job growth since Gov. Scott Walker took office in January, 2011, according to the most recent Current Employment Statistics (CES) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)."

What's more, the Dairy State "was 32nd among states in total job growth according to the Census of Employment and Wages released Wednesday."

What am I missing?

4 comments:

Ed Crotty said...

I will call it "Tribal".

Lee Atwater:

[It's a matter of] how abstract you handle the race thing. In other words, you start out … Now y’all aren’t quoting me on this … you start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff.

And you’re getting so abstract now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites…. “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.” …

Mike Tracy said...

Funny you should bring up that quote. I had people on Twitter tell me recently that Atwater's remarks were "taken out of context." The same people also tried telling me Nixon's "Southern stategy" was a myth.

Ed Crotty said...

Burke is a Democrat - and Democrats are allied with that Kenyan usurper - who will:
1) raise your taxes and give the $$ to Brown people ( FREE healthcare and ObamaPhones)
2) take away your guns (so you will be defenseless against Brown people)
3) Allow Brown people from Mexico - illegal criminals!! - to stay in the US - AND VOTE - so there will be more of "them" then there are of "us"

Atwater may be dead, but his (sick, racist) spirit lives on.

Ed Crotty said...

They have it on tape:
http://www.thenation.com/article/170841/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy?_r=hpyr

The people claiming it is a "myth", etc. have cognitive dissonance - they truly do not believe that they are racist. Truly. It is just a "coincidence" that all of the policies that they support are bad for minorities. Heck, Buckley and the National Review would always tell you that they were not racist. But anyone with any honesty can see what they were/are.