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Forum Post: Scott Walker Wins

Posted 2 years ago on June 6, 2012, 8:14 a.m. EST by uhandleit (43)
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Whether you are for or against Scott's win you have to be afraid of what is happening in politics. The money people 1% spent 7 to 1 on his campaign. The 1 % has enough money to buy any election they want. We the 99% really need to be more active and vociferous. It appears to me that the 99% are winning all over the country.

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[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

I don't think money had as much to do with this election. It was essentially a rerun of 2010 with similar results. In a lot of the early polls voters stated they had already made up their mind and had settled in their own minds on what they thought were the facts were.

[-] 1 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

REALLY ?

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

It's just an opinion, based on reports of statements made to pollsters. I read that most people had made up their minds months ago and the undecided group was very small. The recall was something that has been argued about all through the state non-stop for months. In this one case I feel that more convincing was done one on one then with the attack ads. I know most of the time money matters, just on this one I'm not convinced.

[-] 0 points by linker (-241) 2 years ago

so when the gop wins it's because of money - when the commies win it's because of the people. brilliant observation

[-] 0 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 2 years ago

Elections cannot be bought. Elections still come down to who votes in the booth. There is no information fairy out there that will pour the truth into people's ears. It takes money, whether from George Soros or any of the super pacs out there, to spead the word. That is as much a fact of life as death and taxes. So please quit complaining about the money. I really do not give a shit about that argument. The people listened, saw, and voted what they wanted.

[-] 2 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

REALLY If elections can't be bought why did the 1% spend 37 million in ads in Wisconsin ? Guess you should tell these people they are wasting their money !!!!

[-] 0 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 2 years ago

The "1%' spent 37 million on ads and compaigning to spread the message for crying out loud. Nothing wrong with that at all. You have heard of MoveOn.org haven't you?

[-] 1 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

And this is OK with you????? Something very wrong here. Sorry you don't see it.

[-] 1 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 2 years ago

Campaigning is another word for advertising, and that takes money. Sorry, but that is the way it is. You can try to verify that the money is clean, but that is about all you can do.

[-] 0 points by friendlyopposition (574) 2 years ago

That is the same thing that Obama did to McCain in 2008. I guess it works both ways.

[-] 2 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

You missed the Point. You are right . So where were we the 99% when it came to protecting ourselves...In Montreal ?

[+] -4 points by shadzworth (-394) 2 years ago

Your problem is you have bought into this whole 99% vs 1% Leftist,class warfare narrative/mantra. Ditch that narrative and you might have a chance at starting to understand what IS really going on in this country.

[-] 3 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

YOU are the Problem....clear up

[+] -5 points by shadzworth (-394) 2 years ago

No hope or change for you I guess.

[-] 1 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

speak for yourself...!!!!

[-] 0 points by Freemantake (-21) 2 years ago

Liberal orthodoxy takes a big hit in Wisconsin

[-] -3 points by shadzworth (-394) 2 years ago

Yes,it is more deeply hurtful to them than they even know yet. The level of denial and blame redistribution on this forum alone is worth it's weight in gold.

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[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago
[-] -2 points by RealWorld2 (-114) 2 years ago

That's what it takes to confront the entrenched government unions. It takes a hefty dose of anti-biotics for that one. Come on, they lost an election, lost a recall last year, lost their own primary, and still, needed to lose this latest recall. And now they cry about what it took to defeat them and to give government back to the people? Holy shit, what was next, pound a wooden stack into them?

[-] 2 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

Break the Unions Middle Class From Jeffrey Sacks , Economist from Colombia University. Guess he knows more than you

[-] -1 points by RealWorld2 (-114) 2 years ago

Unions and government unions are different things. Govt unions try their best to make sure people don't understand ths, however.

[-] -2 points by peacup (-44) from Murray, KY 2 years ago

It had nothing to do with buying an election. The left is out of touch and they're going to get their ass handed to them in November, and rightfully so.

People are fed up with the liberal agenda.

[-] 3 points by uhandleit (43) 2 years ago

REALLY ????? If that were so please tell me why the 1% percent spent over 37 million on their ads. PLEASE ????

[-] -2 points by peacup (-44) from Murray, KY 2 years ago

What 1% ?

Starting listing out the organizations and people that spent and show me where they're the 1%. That's money spent by a lot of people, not this 1% BS you keep spouting off about.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21378) 2 years ago

Get to the root of it, peacup. The American people have been living in a materialistic, superficial society that values money over all else. So, the people will even vote against themselves in order to preserve the "dream" that someday they can be rich too. That's it in a nutshell. Don't tread on my rights, my freedom, someday I will be the rich capitalist. What they don't understand is that their wages have been declining for 30 years along with their benefits and they are farther away then ever at possibly becoming a rich capitalist. But, brainwashing works....and the wealthy and corporations laugh all the way to the bank.

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[-] -1 points by tedscrat70 (-35) 2 years ago

That is the American dream. It never involved a guarantee of happiness or success. Everyone has a chance, if they don't fuck it up in another instance of shooting themselves in the foot. If you want to be a government tit baby, go to Europe. I hear the weather is nice in Greece

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21378) 2 years ago

Dream on.

[-] -1 points by RealityTime2 (-25) 2 years ago

And the conflict of interest represented by the unions. You shouldn't be able to vote for your own boss. The people have started to tally the consequences and they don't like it. Now maybe Illinois comes around.