After Scott Walker spent over $45 million dollars to win his governor’s seat in Wisconsin, Sarah Palin rushed to her friends on Fox “News” to offer her two cents (and that’s about all her opinion amounts to) on her favorite topic – President Obama. This is why a recent study regarding Fox News viewers concluded that doing absolutely nothing makes you wiser than a Fox viewer.
Back to Palin. She contributed this bit of knowledge to the political discourse:
“I think that the Democrats there understand that the president’s no-show represents the fact that Obama’s goose is cooked,” Palin told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News soon after networks called Walker the projected winner of the historic recall. She was referring to President Barack Obama’s decision not to campaign for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
As she denounced Obama’s “hopey changey stuff”, the former Alaskan governor continued: “More and more Americans realize that what Wisconsin has just manifested via this vote … is the complete opposite of what President Obama and the White House represents today.”
But really though, everyone knew Walker was going to win. To now act surprised about the win, then try to call this win a referendum on President Obama, is a con that only Fox News could muster up.
Scott Walker’s bosses, the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, and other members of the top 1%, spent over $45 million dollars (the most money spent on a Wisconsin gubernatorial election) to saturate Wisconsin’s airwaves with lies and false ads against Tom Barrett. With such an arsenal aimed at the misinformed voters in the state who largely depend on Fox for news, it should come as no surprise that Walker was going to win. We hoped he would lose, but deep down we all knew what the outcome would be.