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NYT Sobs: Walker Is Likely to Survive Recall

From a deeply saddened New York Times:

In Wisconsin, Walker Is Likely to Survive Recall

By NATE SILVER
May 24, 2012

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, is likely to survive a recall election on June 5, according to recent nonpartisan polls of the state. Mr. Walker leads his Democratic opponent, Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, by an average of six percentage points in those polls and has not trailed in any poll since February.

Some polls issued by Democratic-affiliated groups have shown a somewhat tighter race, with Mr. Barrett trailing by about three percentage points instead. Partisan-affiliated polls have a long track record of somewhat exaggerating their candidate’s standing, however, and it may be telling that even these polls do not show Mr. Barrett ahead…

But why has Mr. Walker’s approval rating improved?

The most obvious reason might be that Wisconsin’s economic climate has improved. The statistics on that are mixed, however.

On the bright side for Mr. Walker, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is 6.7 percent, lower than the national average of 8.1 percent, and it has improved since Mr. Walker took office in January 2011, when it was 7.7 percent…

Some of the improvement in Wisconsin, however, is due to sluggish growth in its labor force, which has allowed its unemployment rate to shrink despite relatively slow job creation. Wisconsin’s labor force was listed at 3.07 million workers in April, the same as in January 2011…

Hilarious. The Times is pointing out the decline in the labor force. They never do that when discussing Obama’s unemployment numbers.

However, the mixed data gives Mr. Walker an argument to make, and he has had a lot more money to make it…

What "mixed data"? Walker’s record is great. And The Times doesn’t bother to note that Gov. Walker has already saved Wisconsin at least $1 billion taxpayer dollars so far by ending collective bargaining with the public sector unions.

And Scott Walker did it without raising taxes or laying off any teachers or firemen or cops. Lest we forget, neighboring Illinois raised taxes 66%, and they are hemorrhaging jobs and businesses.

But The Times doesn’t can’t be bothered with such details. They have to bring up the money Walker is getting from donors:

Mr. Walker has had a substantial edge in fund-raising, having raised about $25 million since becoming governor, about 60 percent of it from groups and individuals outside the state…

Which really rankles the New York Times. Only unions and Democrats should be allowed to give money to campaigns.

Meanwhile, the New York Times magazine is running an article which asks: "How Did Wisconsin Become the Most Politically Divisive Place in America?"

In other words, why can’t we all just get along and throw out of office a highly successful and popular governor who is doing what he was recently elected to do?

Why do we have to have all of this nasty partisanship? It just gets in the way of all of our wonderful plans.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, May 25th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “NYT Sobs: Walker Is Likely to Survive Recall”

  1. GetBackJack

    Corrected Headline

    Wisconsin Voters End Reign of Union Terror

  2. wirenut

    East Wisconsin, is union around the belt cities. Go west eighty miles an you hit the front of the bovine belt. You know,
    the average farmer, just leave me alone type. From there on west, it’s a mixed bag of trespasser’s will be violated,
    or you better know the owner of the land yer’on. Further west, we run into the libtards spilling east towards the
    Mississippi valley from the twin cities of Al Franken land. As for me, if you’re an outside influance, prepare, you have
    no idea. On Wisconsin!


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