Yoo hoo, Scotty

Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader Asks Walker to Meet

Scotty’s numbers are tanking, and voters are launching recall efforts. I guess the Wisconsin 14 figures this is a good time to have a pow wow with Walker.

“It’s very difficult because I realize even though we didn’t plan it this way, people are resting their hopes on our decisions,” Jauch said. “I know that at the point we return some people are going to be terribly let down. We have to communicate with them that we stand together.”

That is why you meet him in Illinois. Since he’ll never agree to that, dig in your heels. There is a ton of opposition to his plan, especially when union members have already agreed to the cuts. I don’t know how long he can stand this because people are growing increasingly pissed off…at him.

Stay strong.


13 responses to “Yoo hoo, Scotty

  • lbwoodgate

    I”m of the impression that it’s going to be do-or-die with Walker.

    People of his fanaticism level are usually rebuked at the polls so the fact that he slipped in here with the public outrage being what it was, I’m thinking he’ll go all the way knowing full well he may be voted out next cycle.

    That doesn’t mean his cohorts in the Senate and House will go along with him though.

  • Don in Mass

    What does it tell you when an owner of a restaurant in Madison, asks you to leave before you even order. That happened to Walker a couple of weeks ago.
    Come to think of it, I wonder if Walker’s neighbors even talk to him, or avoid him like the plague.

  • Terrance H.

    The recall efforts are going to fail, and sooner or later, the cowardly 14 are going to have to come home.

    Face it: Walker Wins.

      • Terrance H.

        You people should stop watching the wasteland known as MSNBC, because it’s sole purpose is to keep people misinformed.

        Walker is not as unpopular as people seem to think.Or, at least he wasn’t.

        48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions

        That poll was published February 21. The mood has changed a little but that isn’t going to last. People hear morons like Michael Moore and Ed Schultz talking about the “middle-class” and “fighting for middle-class, working Americans” and their first impulse is to side with such noble causes. Sooner or later, however, the people are going to see this for the big union grandstanding that it is, and their mood will change all over again.

        Walker is going to win this fight, and by the time he is up for re-election, Wisconsin will likely be better off, and people will have forgotten all about this little spat, and he’ll win re-election in a walk. And big union won’t be so big anymore, at least not in Wisconsin.

        Progressivism is coming to an end – thankfully.

      • lbwoodgate

        “That poll was published February 21. The mood has changed a little but that isn’t going to last.”

        That’s an opinion Terrance, a minority one at that. Not a fact. Also, you haven’t built your case on selective polling data from the conservative Rasmussen poll. Apparently you appear to have omitted a key question in your Rasmussen poll because I found that a more recent “Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Wisconsin voters shows that just 39% favor weakening collective bargaining rights and 52% are opposed.

        Furthermore this newer Rasmussen poll doesn’t share your positive views about Governor Walker and the negative one about Unions.

        Among those asked about the state budget deficit, 52% supported the Democrats and 44% supported the Governor. Most of those 50 and over support the Governor, 40-somethings are evenly divided, and those under 40 support the Democrats.

        Among those asked about weakening collective bargaining rights, 56% supported the union and 41% supported the Governor. There is a similar age dynamic on this question, even though the overall level of support for the Governor is lower.

        Other polls reflect a similar trend:

        Pew research poll (2/22-3/1) Found that 47% of those polled favor unions as opposed to 40% that didn’t

        NBC News/Wall Street Poll(2/24-2/28) found that 77% think that public employees who belong to a union and work for state government, city government, or a school district should have the same right to bargain when it comes to their health care, pension and other benefits as employees who belong to a union and work for private companies?” – http://www.pollingreport.com/work.htm

        In a CBS/NY Times poll (Feb24-27) more people (40%) are willing to increase taxes to correct state budgets than they are to decrease benefits (20%) or devrease funding for education (3%)

        Similarly while only 37% favor cutting the pay and benefits of state employees to reduce state budgets 57% oppose such measures 33% favor taking away employees collective bargaining rights while 60% oppose – http://www.pollingreport.com/work.htm

        In a Recent NYTimes/CBS Poll just “over half of Republicans polled said they thought the salaries and benefits of most public employees were either “about right” or “too low” for the work they do.” Repiblicans said that – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/us/01poll.html

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Actually, I watch it once in a blue moon. I prefer Real Time with Bill Maher.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Don’t forget Wisconsin Policy Research Institute:

        Over the weekend, the conservative-leaning Wisconsin Policy Research Institute released a poll showing the majority of Wisconsin residents — 65 percent to 33 percent — want the governor to compromise with Democrats.
        Fifty-eight percent of those polled opposed stripping most public employees of their right to collectively bargain, while 32 percent favored it.

        Walker Blames Senate Minority Leader for Ongoing Budget Stalemate

  • Terrance H.

    Lbwoodgate,

    The poll clearly showed that people were, originally, siding with Governor Walker. I hope you know you’ve wasted your time searching out all those polls, because I didn’t review any of them. I’m quite aware of where the country stands NOW; my point was simple: Big union is grandstanding, the liberal media has sided with them, and people are being misinformed. The mood will change, again, because people are going to get tired of the protesters. It’s as simple as that.

    • lbwoodgate

      I’m quite aware of where the country stands NOW

      Then what was your point – one up-manship?

      • Terrance H.

        lbwoodate,

        I’m simply saying that the country – AT ONE TIME – seemed to supporGovernoror Walker. However, as the protests continued and the T.V. showed regular, decent Americans waving banners, the media screaming “middle-class, working Americans” etc.., the people changed their mind. Sooner or later, I believe, they are going to change their view – AGAIN – and Walker wilultimatelyly prevail. He isn’t up for re-election for another six-years, and there is no hope of recall efforts being anything more than a liberal pipe-dream.

        Walker wins. What Big Union needs to do is start working on their next fight, insuring this sort of common sense doesn’t spread like a wildfire. Basically, they’ve lost this battle and they need to move on.

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