Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Walker hoodwinked Iowa. Also Minnesota. Who's next?

We noted the other day that Walker, as a self-proclaimed preacher's kid speaking before a religiously-infused get-together, no less, told Iowans that things were better in Wisconsin since he took over when data ranging from jobs created to wages paid to potholes filled were sharply in decline.

Iowa hoodwinked, I said.

I'd also written a few days earlier about absurd political and economic claims Walker made in Minnesota, where, in fact, jobs are being added and the economy is stronger than Wisconsin has been under Walker.

It's well known since Walker was sworn in that Minnesota has been eating Wisconsin's lunch.

You might as well be a Vikings fan, travel to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and convince the locals there that the Vikings are the superior team.

Yet Walker told Minnesotans their state was in better shape than Wisconsin because Democrats had run the show in Wisconsin for a longer period than they actually did, and PolitiFact today rates Walker's claim "false."

Wisconsinites will not be surprised about Walker's vetted ability to speak falsely: PolitiFact finds his "False" and even-worse "Pants on Fire" misstatements happen almost three times as frequently as remarks he makes that are fully "True."

I've been tracking Walker's PolitiFact ratings for years: there was one stretch of nearly eight months in 2011 when Walker did not receive a single finding of "True" or even "Mostly True."

Remember - - we're talking about a Governor with a huge staff to fact-check if he chooses, a presidential hopeful, and a man who claims his life is directed by God.

The only question left is when national media will begin to expose Walker's record, and explain how a person who wraps himself in faith and the integrity implied can also be so familiar with false speaking?

Walker has been misleading people for years.  A summary post about that, here.


Anonymous said...

It is just outrageous that Walker-haters want to say the Word of God is "hoodwinking". The state's largest news media has repeatedly published stories that Scott Walker talks to Our Lord daily and that everything our Blessed Scott Walker does is in collaboration with God himself.

So you are not really calling Scott Walker a liar -- YOU ARE SAYING GOD IS A LIAR. Please reconsider what you post here. It is not likely you will enjoy spending eternity with the damned.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me that Scott Walker is lying about his $1 sweater story even though PolitiFact, without even doing any legitimate fact-checking on this story, has proclaimed it TRUE!

Check out the latest from NY:

2016 hopeful Scott Walker has tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt despite reputation as fiscal conservative: report

Doesn't sound like a frugal guy...

Anonymous said...

Over last weekend, the state's largest newspaper proclaimed to the world in multiple stories that Scott Walker not only talks to God about everything, but is doing God's will.

So why does God tell Scott Walker to run up such large credit card bills?

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:44

It is a legitimate question to ask why God tells Scott Walker to charge so much stuff on his credit card, but I'd be more interested in finding out why God tells Scott Walker to shove families into poverty and allow the poor to die.

And let's be honest about this. The republican agenda he is pushing does strive to deny adequate food, clothing, shelter, and health care to a growing population of people that are increasingly economically disadvantaged. And remember, Scott Walker's policies are shoving more and more into poverty and this does kill.

Jonathan Swift said...

It is basically true that things are better than when he took over, it was the bottom of the great recession. The tide was out and he took over as the tide rose. All ships rise with the tide except our "captain" forgot to slacken the anchor chain. It is better in all 50 states and 39 are doing even better than we are; a point he fails to mention.

Raven said...

"The republican agenda he is pushing does strive to deny adequate food, clothing, shelter, and health care to a growing population of people that are increasingly economically disadvantaged."

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’”

(Matthew 25:41-45)