Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently said that Wisconsinites who voted down the recall of Gov. Scott Walker had, in doing so, rejected the hiring of more teachers, police officers and firefighters.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (here at BiteMe.ME, we call him the anti-Christ) begs to differ: “I know in my state our reform allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers and teachers; that’s not what I think when I think of big government,” said Walker on “Face the Nation.”
Maybe Walker is smarter than he looks.
via Scott Walker: GOP can’t win referendum on Obama – CBS News.
Back in 2010, NJ Gov. Chris Christie campaigned for anti-union demagogue Scott Walker, traveling the country “touting his plan to take on New Jersey’s public employee unions by reining in pension and health benefit costs.”
But Christie changed his tune in March 2011, blaming “liberals in the media” for pointing to similarities in the way New Jersey and Wisconsin tackled public-sector unions, and said contracts should be negotiated through collective bargaining.
Now Christie is traveling to Wisconsin to campaign for Walker in Green Bay and Milwaukee. “There was never a doubt that Walker was going to be no-nonsense when he got into the governor’s office,” Christie’s right-hand man Mike DuHaime said to the Star-Ledger. “He was not going to just be a wallflower. He was going to make chances for what he thought was right. Just like Gov. Christie, he was going to grab problems by the throat and not let go.”
Chris Christie, the most mendacious governor in the history of New Jersey, can Bite Me.
Christie to campaign for controversial Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker | NJ.com.
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, which oversees election matters in the state, has certified that United Wisconsin, the coalition that spearheaded the recall effort, along with the state Democratic Party, have collected sufficient signatures to put the recall of Walker before the voters on June 5th.
Walker campaigned for governor on a conservative platform, then veered even further right after being elected. He cut taxes on businesses, then balanced his budget by reducing benefits for state workers — who he then stripped of their collective bargaining rights.
Oh, Walker can Bite Me all right. And I hope the Wisconsin voters Do the Right Thing.
Recall of Wisconsin Gov. Walker certified – UPI.com.
Anti-union freak-show Scott Walker, currently governor of Wisconsin, is facing a battle to retain his seat. Good. Odious Walker hates unions — and he can Bite me!
Poll Shows Scott Walker In Trouble Against Dems In Recall | TPM2012.