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Reuters Backs Unions, Obama, Fake Poll

From a tear stained Reuters:

Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum

By David Bailey
Mon, Feb 28 2011

MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state would miss out on a debt restructuring.

Walker stepped up the pressure on 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state to avoid a vote on the bill as he prepared to unveil on Tuesday a two-year state budget that he said cuts $1 billion from funding to local governments and schools…

For the second time since the controversy erupted, President Barack Obama weighed into the debate on Monday criticizing the Wisconsin plan without mentioning it by name.

"I don’t think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon," Obama told the nation’s governors gathered in Washington.

Wisconsin’s Walker immediately issued a response, saying: "I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin."

A new poll released on Monday suggested that if the 2010 election could be replayed the Wisconsin governor might lose. The Public Policy Polling survey found that if the election were repeated the result would flip with Walker’s Democratic opponent Tom Barrett getting 52 percent and Walker 45 percent. Walker won with 52 percent in November. The shift came mainly from union households

And, of course, we believe them. Just as we believe their full poll, which suggests there are more ‘Independents’ in Wisconsin than there are Democrats or Republicans:

Of course calling Democrats ‘Independents’ is just another way for the leftwing Public Policy Polling’s way to skew the outcome to get the results they want.

For the record, here is Governor Walker’s very succinct response to Mr. Obama’s latest union pandering:

Statement in Response to President Obama’s Misunderstanding   

Monday, February 28, 2011

Madison– Today President Obama again weighed in against Governor Walker’s proposal to balance the state’s budget deficit by having state government workers contribute a modest amount toward their own pensions and pay 12.6 percent toward their healthcare premiums.

In response to the President’s comments, the Governor’s Press Secretary Cullen Werwie issued the following statement:

I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.

Or as the Daily News might put it – Gov. Walker To Obama: ‘Drop Dead.’ Or maybe, ‘Grow Up.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Reuters Backs Unions, Obama, Fake Poll”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    To paraphrase Rush, The democrats will try to win the war of words. But their words, borne of ideas, is where they lose. They cannot win the war of ideas.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    Little lemmings, willingly going over the cliff in lockstep together.

    The Democrat Party with Pharoah Asskicker at the helm continues to destroy itself, more than anything the Republicans are doing. Keep burning that warchest, Soros. For Hopenchange!

    “The Public Policy Polling survey found that if the election were repeated the result would flip with Walker’s Democratic opponent Tom Barrett getting 52 percent and Walker 45 percent.”

    Extremely doubtable.

    From ABC/Gallup, 2/21/11:

    In fact, notes Gallup “every state and the District of Columbia had fewer residents identifying as Democrats, or identifying as independents but leaning Democratic, in 2010 than in 2008.” States carried by Barack Obama in 2008, including New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado Florida, Indiana, and Nevada, saw some of the most significant shifts away from Democratic identification. Back in 2008, for example Democrats had an 18-point lead in party affiliation in Wisconsin. By the end of 2010, however, that lead had shrunk to 2.6 percent.

    The election spoke for itself. Arguing against such obvious liars and deceivers is stupid. Walker’s got the right idea to call out the White House while dismissing him as a thug like that. Very clever.

  3. proreason says:

    “I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”

    wow

    Walker / Rubio 2012

  4. untrainable says:

    Genius from Walker. Kindly and sweetly telling Obie that he’s a moron, and to mind his own damned business.

    I think the ultimatum should have been a little more harsh though. These guys don’t understand subtle. You can come back now, pretend to be adults, vote, lose, and whine to the media to your heart’s content… or you can stay gone, not vote, act like brats, and tomorrow we start firing democrat union employees until our fiscal goals are met. First on the block, every teacher with a fake doctor’s note for the protest days. Once they’re gone we move on mercilessly from there. Maybe by firing teachers that SUCK. That gives us a wide and deep pool to work with.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    For someone who knew nothing coming into the WH and gaining “NO” OJT
    while in……..HE STILL CAN’T GET A GRIP!!
    What a MORON, IMBECILE, IGNORANT, SOCIALIST, RABBLE ROUSING,
    MIND BOGGLING BOOB!!
    If you must bow…….BOW OUT!!


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