His newest ad is no exception.
For the gentle reader who might have a delicate stomach or is simply too smart to look at the ad, it is full of the same old lines about how everything is union this and union that:
The nation's largest union just announced they will stop supporting D.C. Democrats. The reason why will surprise you.Walker also says that the unions are going to spend $53 million to beat him, which is up from the $40 million that he claimed last week.
The Wall Street Journal reports, "The AFL-CIO plans to devote the bulk of its political might [in 2014] to defeating Republican governors rather than steeling Democrats in Congress."
You heard that right. The unions are so scared of our success in Wisconsin that they're dropping their donations to Nancy Pelosi and congressional liberals to focus on defeating my re-election campaign in 2014.
He then goes on to list his "accomplishment":
But look at what I accomplished in four years:Whoo boy! As the saying goes, "Roll up your pants, it's too late to save the shoes."
I put taxpayers back in charge and reformed government. That's why I beat the recall, and that's why Wisconsin voters respect what we've accomplished.
- Reigned [sic] in big government union bosses
- Closed a $3.6 billion deficit
- Cut property taxes by $100 million
- Delivered a conservative alternative to Obamacare
Some counterpoints, also known as the truth, to Walker's claims:
- He claims that he reined (not reigned as he misspelled it - although on second thought, it could be accurate with King Scooter), but he is also complaining that they are spending more money than ever against him. Which one is it?
- Closed a deficit? Not even the corporate media is buying that one!
- Cut property taxes? Another claim so full of it, that again the corporate media couldn't defend it.
- Walker's alternative to the Affordable Care Act was to raise taxes and kick 77,000 people off of Badgercare.
Perhaps the most nauseating part of the ad was this image:
National success story? But remember folks, he's not running for president! He said so himself!
But for all the money that his campaign spent on this ad, you'd have thought that he would have spent enough for someone to proofread it, or at least use spellcheck.
Not only was there the above mentioned typo, but then there is this (emphasis mine):
If the avalanche of money that liberal labor unions are spending is successful, they will repeal all of this. We cannot let the unions undue these reforms. Our accomplishments are a national success story.
Y'know, I'm not sure what he's talking about, but I am inclined to agree with him here. These "reforms" were most definitely undue and need to be undone.
If Walker and his campaign are unable to run a halfway decent ad, it should be easy work for a competent campaign to make short work of him.
Then we can talk about a real national success story - how the people of Wisconsin took their state back from the corporate special interests.