First, there was this:
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker said on Friday that the Republican presidential ticket will benefit from the GOP groundwork laid out during his recall election.Excuse me, but WTF?!
Walker said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” that the infrastructure is already in place to help Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) carry Wisconsin, a state that went overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama in 2008, but now looks to be in play.
“You take all the work that was done earlier this year, when we made four and half million voter contacts in a state of 5.7 million,” the Wisconsin governor said. “We had tens of thousands of volunteers help us in my election earlier this year. That excitement continues on
First of all, there is no one better at getting boots on the ground than the unions, except for #wiunion.
How else can they explain that when Joanne Kloppenburg ran against David "Chokehold" Prosser, in two short months she went from given loser to within a few points of Prosser?
Or in the recall itself, which wasn't supposed to succeed at even getting enough signatures, got within spitting distance of a million?
Out of the 4.5 million contacts that Walker is claiming, about 3 million of them were robocalls. The unions were too damn busy pounding the pavement and making real person calls to worry about the numbers.
But Walker wasn't done with his lying:
He added that the debate highlighted Romney’s successes as “a job creator” and as governor of Massachusetts, where he “helped the economy grow” as he worked on both sides of the political aisle.Walker probably thinks that Romney is a wonderful "job creator" because they are relatively the same. Romney, in his one term, drove his state from the mid 30's all the way down to 47th. That is similar to Walker taking Wisconsin from a state leading in the recovery to dead last in economic activity and job growth for months in a row.
“I think that’s what people here in Wisconsin and across the country want in the next president,” Walker said, citing Romney’s record of, he said, both governing successes and of bipartisanship.
Not exactly what I would call a glowing recommendation there.
And the last bit of bovine manure comes with this:
Ryan, a son of Wisconsin, also energized voters when he joined the presidential ticket, Walker said.Oh yeah, sure, Ryan did cause an uptick in Romney's numbers...for about three days.
“[The excitement] certainly got accelerated when Paul Ryan was added to the ticket,” Walker said. “Not just because he’s from Wisconsin, but because in his district, which is evenly matched between Republicans and Democrats, there’s always been a high level of respect, even in the blue collar, working class union towns like Janesville and Kenosha, because of the hard work Paul Ryan has done and will do.”
Since then, almost every single poll has Obama in the lead from anywhere from three to eleven points. That includes the most recent poll that came out late on Saturday showing Obama taking Wisconsin.
Nate Silver, the guru of election prediction, gives Obama an 83% chance of winning Wisconsin. I like those odds.
Another sure sign that Obama will be taking Wisconsin is the fact that the right wing echo chamber has been in a mad scramble to explain away the polls or find some obscure right wing pundit willing to go on a suicide mission and call Romney the winner.
As if you needed any more inspiration to get yourself to the polls on Tuesday, as well as your family, friends and neighbors, I leave you with one word and a picture.
The word is Walkergate and the picture is this: