Skip to comments.Wisconsin State Senator Smacks Down Chris Matthews: 'You're Completely Uninformed'
Posted on 02/21/2011 5:51:29 PM PST by Nachum
MSNBC's Chris Matthews tried Monday to push the liberal media meme that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker exempted police and firefighters from his budget repair plan because their unions endorsed him in last November's election.
"Well one more time you're completely uninformed," replied Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman who then proceeded to tell the facts to the obviously clueless "Hardball" host (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me go to the Republican, Senator Grothman. My question of course is why does the Governor pick on the unions that didn't endorse him in the last campaign but give a free ride to the firefighters and the cops who did and the localities? Why did they get off and are allowed to continue to negotiate collectively?
STATE SENATOR GLENN GROTHMAN (R-WISCONSIN): Well one more time you're completely uninformed. The firemens union around this state have campaigned against Republicans, and the statewide police have repeatedly campaigned against Republicans. Governor Walker is doing this out of financial necessity. And out of financial necessity the state with a $3 billion budget deficit has to do something. Governor Walker as well as the cities, counties and schools which all rely on state money can either lay people off or have everybody take a mild reduction in take home pay. Myself with a mild reduction in take home pay is part of that. Now we understand
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When your daily reading consists of KOS and Huffington what can a person expect????
WOW, is Mathews accusing Gov Walker of giving organizations that supported his election...A WAIVER from unpopular legislation?
Why let facts get in the way of such juicy rhetoric and demagoguery.
A kid in kindergarten could hand Matthews his head.
STATE SENATOR GLENN GROTHMAN———
That is you first and last time on the Crissy show. But then you knew that when you called Crissy out. Job well done!
WoW! Out of 314 fire and police unions in the state, only 4 of the fire & police unions endorsed the republicans....The rest supported the Democrats. This is why Facts are important!
oooh! I am sorry I missed this.
I have worked for the Grothman campaigns; prissy chrissy never stood a chance!
Thanks for the post.
Oh my gosh yes... PWNED!
Please forgive my ignorance,I can’t figure out what that means. I’ve seen it but can’t de-code it.
"This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled 'owned.' When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so 'has been owned.'
Instead, it said, so-and-so 'has been pwned.'
It basically means 'to own' or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like or computer-like force.
'Man, I rock at my job, but I still got a bad evaluation. I was pwned.'" OR "That team totally pwned us."
Thanks for the info.