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These Election Results Are Just The Beginning


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These Election Results Are Just The Beginning

  1. 1. HOME WELCOME WHAT IS EMPOWER NETWORK? VISION LEADERSHIP SYSTEM Subscribe to RSSGET MONEY CONTACT THOMAS AMAL THOMASAMAL.COMThese Election Results Are Just The Beginningby Amal | on June 6, 2012 0 TweetThese Election Results Are Just TheBeginning Of MadnessFor those that don’t remember or didn’t read my blog back on April 26th entitled “Billionairesbuy our politicians,” which discussed the very outcome expected when politicians receive thebacking of high fa looting men & women who are bank rolling so much that they thumb their Go Daddy!nose up to those highlighted on the show “The Rich and Famous.”This is not a game this means war and those that believe President Obama is going to just strollinto office for another term, they have just been put on notice.Walker wins one for the plutocratsOutspent 7-1, Democrats couldn’t beat Scott Walker with converted by
  2. 2. a strong ground game. What does that say aboutNovember?By Joan Walsh of Posts Look Who’s Telling Big Brother Enough Is Enough Is Philanthropy The End Result Of Wealth? Only For The Wealthy.. Ideas Of What Not To Do In Order To Have A Productive Day Online Shopping, Its Advantages And Why It’s Become So Popular Ways to Obtain Money Fast With The Use Of The Internet While At HomeScott Walker(Credit: AP) Get Started Now!At about 3 pm Wisconsin time Scott Walker Tweeted: “President Reagan died on June 5, 2004. *EmailLet’s win one for the Gipper!” It was moment of grandiosity for a man who endured the shameof a recall election, then ultimately spent enough to survive it, but it wasn’t the first time Walker start nowinvoked Reagan on one of his big days.While talking to a prankster who pretended he was billionaire GOP funder David Koch more thana year ago, Walker confided what he did at a dinner for his staff the night before he unveiled hisunion-busting agenda. “I pulled out a picture of Ronald Reagan and I said ‘You know, this mayseem a little melodramatic, but 30 years ago Ronald Reagan, whose 100th birthday we justcelebrated the day before, had one of the most defining moments of his political career, not justhis presidency, when he fired the air traffic controllers,’” Walker told the faux-Koch.It turns out Walker’s anti-union gambit was a defining moment for the modern Republican Party.When Reagan busted PATCO, the air traffic controllers’ union, he accelerated the decline of theAmerican labor movement, and American workers’ wages have declined along with it ever since.When Walker moved against public employee unions, it was an effort to drive the final nail inlabor’s coffin, while defunding a crucial resource base for the Democratic Party. Plutocratsrewarded him handsomely for his work, shoveling money into Wisconsin and burying DemocratTom Barrett with a 7-1 cash disadvantage.Could it have been otherwise? Progressives got their hopes up in the last 24 hours, as pollstightened and reports of record turnout in Milwaukee and Madison let people believe an upsetmight be afoot. But the results were much what polls had predicted all along. With hindsight, itwas hard for it to turn out any other way. Wisconsin’s was only the third gubernatorial recallelection in history. I’m reluctant to cite exit polls that showed a much tighter race than the actualelection, but 60 percent of voters polled said they didn’t believe in recalls for anything other than“official misconduct.” That was a tough hole for Barrett to climb out of.He was also climbing out of a primary battle with labor favorite Kathleen Falk. Polls showed thatpeople who made up their minds in the last month overwhelmingly chose Barrett, but that mostpeople decided on the recall before May – when Democrats were fighting with oneanother and Walker was blanketing the airwaves with advertising. Most important,Barrett drowned in outside money, with two thirds of Walker’s cash coming from outof state, floods of it from the usual suspects like the Kochs, Sheldon Adelson, FosterFreiss and Bob Perry. So some very local factors went into Walker’s win, butDemocrats nationally are likely to face a big fundraising disadvantage in this post-Citizens United world.There were a few other interesting tidbits in those not entirely reliable exit polls. Walker won big converted by
  3. 3. with folks making more than $75,000, but essentially split the votes of those making between$35,000 and $75,000, a group that Barrett should have captured had his message gottenthrough. Better news for Democrats: Walker won men 58-41, but Barrett won women 53-46.And President Obama led Mitt Romney among voters polled 52 to 43 percent; in fact, 17percent of voters who said they back Obama went for Walker.Should Democrats take comfort in Obama’s Wisconsin numbers? David Axelrod did, Tweeting itout as the polls closed. But in the end, the recall results probably tell us little about what willhappen in November. I think the election could leave Obama stronger in the state, because theDemocrats improved their ground game, even if it didn’t turn out to be enough to unseatWalker. Yet there are reasons to look at Wisconsin and be worried about the nationalpicture in November, chief among them the bottomless pockets of the GOP’splutocrat donor base. The Democrats’ stumble will also embolden those on theOccupy-left who want labor and progressives to abandon the party, while bolsteringthe case of centrist and Wall Street Dems that the party can’t afford to alienate thewealthy lest it suffer a 7-1 funding disadvantage nationwide. As to whether Obamashould have visited Wisconsin to bolster Barrett, I still think what I thought Tuesday morning: It’scomplicated.When Reagan busted PATCO, he not only weakened an institution that protects workers, butone that had become a foundation of the Democratic Party. Both results helped give thewealthy much greater political power. With Citizens United, the John Roberts Supreme Courtsent us back to the Gilded Age, undoing a cornerstone of Progressive era reform, campaignfinance. Walker’s victory is just one more example of the way the modern right has turned backthe clock. When Tuesday’s results were in, Mitt Romney crowed that they “will echo beyond theborders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back –and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses.”Reagan also took the first step in transforming “labor bosses,” and particularly public sectorunions, into the new “welfare queens” he loved to rail against. I had hoped (as I’ve written manytimes) that the anti-Walker uprisings in Wisconsin, and against Measure 5 in Ohio last November,signaled a recognition by the white working and middle classes that some of them – cops andnurses and firefighters and teachers – have become welfare queens to the modern GOP. Butthat hasn’t sufficiently happened yet, though it must be said that plenty of white working andmiddle class folks put their heart and soul into the recall. Walker’s victory is a reminder of whatDemocrats face in November. Maybe that’s a good thing. No Longer A Election Results StandstillPeople must come in mass to defeat the massive amounts of money that’ll be pumped into thecandidates they want to win. The powers that be have shown that they are willing to go all out,7-1 was spent for a governors recall. What do you think their willing to spend for a Presidentialpost? What are you going to do?Now is the time to display your creativity and writing skills, let us know what youthink pertaining to anything, click here. Can you believe that saving money is thiseasy? See what I did and you should to, here. Is there anyone that doesn’t shop?Does anyone like to make money? How about shopping and meanwhile makemoney? This is unbelievable, check it out here.This entry was posted in Empower Network converted by
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