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Monday, February 28, 2011

Republican Big Lie Machine Helping Scott Walker

People whose IQs are higher than their shoe size are probably aware of this already: Scott Walker did notEVER — mention anything about collective bargaining or destroying unions when he was running for governor of Wisconsin.

Unfortunately the Rightwing Echo Chamber is trying to rewrite history. They’re spewing out the Big Lie that Scott Walker is simply fulfilling his campaign pledge to “eliminate collective bargaining for state employees.” “He promised to squelch the unions and that’s why the people of Wisconsin elected him.” Etc.

And of course every time a rightwing “newscaster” repeats this Big Lie, millions of bone-stupid drones sit there going “Uh. Uh huh. Huh. Ugh!!!”

Last Monday Scott Walker said:

“I campaigned on (the proposals in the budget repair bill for Wisconsin) all throughout the election. Anybody who says they are shocked on this has been asleep for the past two years.”

Yesterday, Chris “the voice of the inbreds” Wallace said:

“… The question is, he ran on this issue, he was elected, you got a Republican majority. I mean, you know, with Barack Obama you kept saying elections have consequences, why is it bullying to say, ‘I was elected, I want to enact my agenda‘?”

During the election campaign, Walker did talk about making state employees pay more for their pensions and health care benefits. On those issues, state employees and Democratic legislators are willing to negotiate.

The issues that both sides say are non-negotiable — eliminating collective bargaining rights, stipulating that unions will be eliminated completely unless their members vote every year to keep the union in existence — these issues were never EVER mentioned by Walker during the election campaign.

December 7th, 2010 was the first time Scott Walker said anything publicly about eliminating bargaining rights for unions. The election was a month earlier. Do the math.

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Strangely enough, nobody can find any instances of Pharaoh Walker actually SAYING he was going to break the backs of the unions. I realize that this doesn't matter to the morons who are swallowing this swill, but it is a curiosity.

February 28, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Mike Wallace teach his kid anything about reporting the news fairly?


February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

A union member, a Tea Party member & a CEO are seated at a table, where there's a plate with a dozen cookies. The CEO reaches across the table & grabs 11 cookies. Then he turns to the Tea Party guy and says "Watch out for that union guy; he wants part of your cookie!"

February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

What's that saying? Oh yes, "You can tell when a Republican is lying; his lips are moving."

Republicans as a group practice the big-lie technique so much, they put the old Soviet Union to shame. That's not surprising. What is surprising is how many of our fellow Americans fall for their lives, over and over again.

March 1, 2011 at 1:19 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Good one, Snave. :)

March 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

His non-mentioning is a devious union mind control ray trick!

March 1, 2011 at 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Tom will you marry me, after I get my divorce of course, I think I love you. I am about sick of righties and the oh he campaigned on this last year. I got into it over at a mutual friend's house with her resident righty and came undone which is really not like me. I have had it up to there and beyond with them and their bullshit talking points. Then you get the well you are doing talking points too you just don't know it crap.

March 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: Nope, Walker never publicly mentioned anything about union busting or collective bargaining until last December, 4 weeks after the election. He's a total sleazebag, but like you said, that doesn't matter to the morons who voted for him.

Erik: Apparently not.

Snave: LOL. Good one.

SW: I agree, the GOP Big Lie Machine has surpassed anything the Soviets ever came up with. And they couldn't have done it without the help of millions of stupid voters.

Randal: Maybe the union could use their mind control powers to get Walker to drive off a cliff.

March 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Aw, shucks. I too am tired of millions of dummies saying "oh, he's just fulfilling his campaign pledge" even though Walker never mentioned a word about collective bargaining until after the election.

March 1, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Here you go, I was going through some Carlin stuff today and remember this?


March 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: LOL, thanks for the link. Good to hear that one again.

March 1, 2011 at 5:18 PM  

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