Regardless of the outcome of the all but certain recall election Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is facing this year; Democratic Governors Association Chairman, Martin O’Malley, says Walker can’t win.
“I think in many ways, Scott Walker’s already lost,” O’Malley said in an interview on Saturday with “Hotline On Call” at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington. “He took the state into such a hard right turn, going after the rights of workers to be able to organize and to collectively bargain … I can’t imagine him having a very effective re-election run, win or lose the recall.”
Walker is backed by big money but not big numbers, and Walker’s policies have already been damaging for the working “Middle Class” of Wisconsin. The Republicans were a party in disgrace in 2008 and they have shown little since any reason why they should remain in this disgraceful power. One needs to remember that they ran and won on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS….but destroyed jobs instead. Scott Walker instead handed out $2.3 billion in tax breaks to the rich and corporations before declaring the state “BROKE.” He slashed spending to make up for the “Give-A-Ways,” and still comes up with a $143 million budget shortfall. Scott Walker then tried to backfill this hole by raiding the Foreclosure Victims’ settlement fund, more medical cuts, and the University of Wisconsin system.
Now I am of a mind that as a nation, we are a moderate people, and Walker with the present day GOP represent the interests of the “Extremist Oligarchs.” They are a minority that is in further decline. What worries me as history has taught us in the past, Fascists never come into power with a majority of popular support as they did in the off season’s elections, but Fascists try to stay in power through brute force. The election fight to retake Middle Class Values, Interests, and Protections has just begun.