By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
Wherever you looked yesterday and continuing on today, every Democrat from President Obama on down has attempted to show a steely poker face–when asked about the impact on their future as a result of Gov. Scott Walker’s decisive win in Wisconsin on Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, was having to answer this difficult question from the press corps on board Air Force One yesterday, which was shuttling President Obama to his almost weekly round of “left coast” campaign fund-raisers.
He pointed to exit polls to argue that Wisconsin’s voters in November would be “substantially different” from the makeup of the electorate on Tuesday, but added that those who cast ballots in the recall “said they believed that the president’s policies are the right policies to protect the middle class,” according to Oliver Knox article in Yahoo News yesterday.
He was referring to the fact that the exit polls indicated that voters still favored Obama by 7 points over Romney in November–but, wasn’t this the very same exit poll that had shown Tuesday’s recall election race to be a 50/50 dead heat that was too close to call?
Even John King, CNN anchor stated in horror that there was definitely a flaw in the model used in the exit poll—which obviously revealed a distinct difference between the political profile of exit poll voter’s and that of the voters who actually handed Gov. Walker a stunning 7 point win against a long embedded Wisconsin Democrat.
Then, when Carney was asked for the president’s reaction to the No. 1 news story in American politics, he told reporters: “I didn’t have much of a conversation with the president about Wisconsin.”
Then, top Obama reelection strategist David Axelrod said the results amounted to “a bad night” for Romney.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was quoted as saying that “Despite the disappointing outcome [the vote] sent Scott Walker a message that his brand of divisive politics is offensive and wrong.”
Then that would mean that President Obama’s 2008 53-47 win sent a message that George Bush was loved all across America–which is a lot closer to reality.
Finally, the Obama campaign’s Wisconsin state director, Tripp Wellde, said the results sent a “strong message” to Walker.
Yes it did … “I won and your team got clobbered!”
According to the author of the article, these comments proved a bit [too] much for Tim Miller, RNC spokesman, who said Team Obama’s response was comparable to Saddam Hussein’s delusional—and/or dishonest—spokesman during the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
“The Obama campaign’s response is reminiscent of ‘Baghdad Bob’ spinning the fall of Baghdad. We’ve only lost 21 points in 4 years! Seriously guys, all is well!” Miller joked to Yahoo News.
Then, the May campaign fund raising figures came released today.
Gov. Mitt Romney brought in a combined $76.8 million for his campaign and the Romney Victory Fund, a joint account between the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee, a $17 million advantage over the “roughly” $60 million raised by President Obama and the Democrat National Committee, according to Holly Bailey’s article in Yahoo News today.
Here we go again on the Democrat reactions.
Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman, downplayed Romney’s fundraising boom, by saying … “we knew this day would come … we anticipated that they would beat us this month,” but the Obama campaign will focus on “growing our donor base.”
And he wasted no time in sounding the alarm for Democrats by telling reporters on the conference call … “That should serve as a clarion call to our supporters and our donors.”
The report further indicated that the Romney campaign and the RNC had $107 million in cash on hand at the end of May, while the Obama campaign has not yet announced its month end bank balance…
Karl Rove pointed out that the Badger State now looks more like it did in 2000 and 2004, when Democrats narrowly carried it by margins of 5,708 votes and 11,384 votes, respectively, in his Wall Street Journal article today.
And GOP tracking surveys showed Walker had won by 172,739 votes, a substantial 39% increase over his 124,638 vote 2010 margin of victory against the same opponent.
Rove noted this negative trend and the implications for President Obama, who had won the state in 2008 by 414,818 votes.
Team Obama has finally admitted that Wisconsin is now a tossup in 2012.
FOXNews political analyst, Chris Stirewalt, explained the end game from Walker’s Wisconsin win in simple terms, in his article today, titled “Dems Can’t Make it Without Government Worker Unions.”
“The cycle for five decades has been that unions support the campaigns of Democrats who promise to expand the power of unions. Thus empowered, the unions have more money with which to elect more Democrats who further expand union powers. And so it goes.
Or, so it went.
Stirewalt outlined how this Democrat-Union taxpayer “money laundering scheme” worked:
“Democrats rake in huge sums as an indirect subsidy from taxpayers. You pay your property tax, your property tax funds county government payrolls, your county government gives a slice of that money to AFSCME and AFSCME gives some to like-minded politicians to stay in office.”
Then he concluded, “Democrats have come to rely so heavily on the party’s symbiosis with government-worker unions, an accelerating decline in the fiscal crisis facing so much of the nation would prove disastrous.”
Any way you slice it–sounds like the virtual end of the Democrat party.
Regardless of the nonsensical denials and obfuscations, just like the young man in the CNN video–they know it.