Skip to comments.Networks Whine Over 'Massive Spending Gap' Between GOP and Dems in Wisconsin
Posted on 06/06/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT by Qbert
Searching for an excuse to explain what went wrong for Democrats in Wisconsin, the broadcast networks blamed "a record-shattering $64 million poured into" the recall election by "conservative out-of-state groups" supporting Republican Governor Scott Walker.
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Bill Plante promoted Obama campaign talking points on the major Democratic loss: "...what it called the 'massive spending gap'. Governor Walker's supporters raised $31 million to $4 million for the challenger, Tom Barrett....with most of that money coming from out of state a huge chunk of it from the super-PACs." On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Dean Reynolds proclaimed: "Their efforts resulted in an avalanche of ads attacking Walker's Democratic opponent..."
On NBC's Today, correspondent Peter Alexander similarly warned about the influence of super-PACs: "But it may also embolden super-PACs to keep spending. Get this, a record-shattering $64 million poured into the Wisconsin race. A whole lot of it from conservative out-of-state groups that supported Walker."
On Monday's NBC Nightly News, Alexander described how the state "has been flooded with a record $64 million in campaign spending...with Walker out-raising his opponent 7-1." He then declared: "Many voters have had enough."
Reporting on Walker's victory on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, correspondent Jon Karl noted how the Governor managed to "beat back" the recall effort "after the Republican Party and conservative groups poured tens of millions into the state."
One could hardly tell the difference between network reporters and left-wing MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who ranted over the money spent in the campaign on Tuesday's Rachel Maddow Show: "We are looking at almost a $27 million advantage that Walker had over Tom Barrett, and this sets the template for the Republicans and certainly tells the right-wing in this country that, if they can out-fund their opponent, they've got a real good shot at winning."
Politico used the same spin on Tuesday, insisting: "Only one takeaway from Wisconsin: Money shouts."
"Massive spending gap"?... (Source: http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2012/06/big-labor-recall-total-to-exceed-20-million/)
Facts are racist
In 2008, Obama spent massive amounts more than John McCain, but ... [shrug] ... that just meant that people loved Obama and wanted to give him money ... [/s]
But if it were the other way around, nothing to see here . . move along.
Barry is bleeding the ‘RATS dry. There isn’t any money left for the rest of the ‘RATS.
Could it be that, with all of the controveries over Walker’s actions, that the people actually approved of his policies?????
His margin of victory yesterday was larger than his margin of victory when he was first elected in Nov. 2010.
So after the liberals and big labor and Democrats picked this fight, they need to find an excuse why they lost.
Enough to overcome the Dem’s “massive voter fraud gap” I reckon
The unions started the fight but couldn't finish it. Because they're leftists, and therefore don't have consciences or the capacity to feel shame, and believe in the power of The Big Lie (invented by Joseph Goebbles), they (1) throw a public pity party while simultaneously arguing that (2) they didn't actually lose the election and (3) the election doesn't matter anyway.
Besides, last year when Obama was supposedly going to raise a billion for his re-election campaign, I don't remember anybody in the press complaining how unfair that would be to the 'pubs.....
I’d love to see all of the underlying data for that chart.
Note that this is only the reportables, they easily spent 3-4 times that.
Meanwhile that scum sucking Pig Obama is here in LA AGAIN collecting more money from his Commie buddies, like Obama needs MORE money..yet the media doesn’t bring THAT up
No excuses possible at this point. Their antics prior to and during the recall presented everyone with a reason to pay attention to their own ultimate defeat.
Scott Walker was sitting in his office when you guys forced a recall election. YOU'RE the ones who started this, not him. If you can't raise enough funds to fight a battle that YOU started, that's your problem.
Supreme Court says: Stuff it whiners.
How ‘bout the MSM coverage gap? What is that worth, Skippy?
Pick a rock fight with me then complain that I brought bigger rocks
to the contest when I kick your fanny. Precious.
Looks like this “expenditure disparity” needs a generous application of the Liberal’s favorite magic salve: THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE SALVE.
Directions: Apply generously to all that works in Society until all is lost - - -
"Besides, last year when Obama was supposedly going to raise a billion for his re-election campaign, I don't remember anybody in the press complaining how unfair that would be to the 'pubs....."
Yep. (And I don't recall hearing of any complaints from the leftists when Obama had a massive spending advantage in '08...)
LoL. Let’em think what they want. Their errors will result in poor preparation for the next one.
I saw the MSNBC ‘pie-charts’.
A BIG one for Walker and a small one for Barrett.
They then showed that 3/4s of the Dems was from in-state while only 1/3 was from in-state for the good guys.
I noted that the $ amount (not the percentage) of money sent to Walker from in-state was larger than the amount sent to Barrett.
So Walker drew larger sums from Wisconsinites than Barrett...no matter how you slice that pie.
Odd, I don’t remember the networks complaining about the Chicago jesus raising and spending $1 BILLION dollars on his campaign in 2007-8 while McLame took $83 million of tax payer funds. Nor do I remember the networks reporting on the amount of cash coming from abroad to the Chicago thugs campaign, all less then the reporting requirement.
Isn’t the picture a lot different if you compare the efforts of both sides going back to the original efforts to oust Walker? In other words, didn’t the left ‘shoot their biggest guns’ getting the recall set up? While Walker, and the people like me that supported him, didn’t donate until the left kept piling on?
Yep....I bet Walker could have pocketed all the out-of-state money and still won by 7 points.
You failed to mention that much of Obama’s donations came from foreign interests.
The spending gap nonsense might play outside of Wisconsin, but those of us in the belly of the beast have seen and heard waaaayyyy too many ads attacking Walker over the last 16 months. We know they weren’t paid for by the tooth fairy.
and Rats are Cheap
So.....now I’m a “conservative out-of-state groups”....must have been me/myself/and I that contributed to Scott Walker.
Socialists don’t like the little people...only big organizations that are socialist.
I don’t remember reading any local Wisconsin articles, so I wouldn’t know that.
I’ve yet to get an answer on this but how much did the RATs spend on getting the recall election in the first place? Because that effort was a massive anti-Walker campaign by its very nature. And there was plenty of out-of-town funding and in-kind donations including bus loads of goons from other states. It was just as much a part of the campaign as was Walker’s efforts to win the recall.
“In 2008, Obama spent massive amounts more than John McCain...”
Here’s an article from the ABC bragging that Obama had 3 times the money that McCain had, and there wasn’t a hint on negativism toward Obama - instead they praised it as an accomplishment.
And weren’t they boasting only recently how they would raise a billion dollars and wipe out the republican candidate with it.
Democrats never take responsibility for their actions or inactions and are compelled to blame others. On the other hand, Democrats will always claim credit for anything that appears to be positive even if they took actions that hindered the ultimate outcome.
Congress will adjourn for the Fall elections. The Elections are held and Obama and the Donkeys get clobbered.
The Republicans in both House and Senate STAY adjourned until the new Congress is sworn-in on or about 5 January 2013.
If Barry tries Executive Orders or recess appointments, the first thing the new Congress does is to rescind any of them and start vacating all of Barry's B.S. laws and regulations. Then, it starts hearings leading to the prosecution of Obama and his band of criminals.
Enough to overcome the free media advertisements offered to all Dem candidates, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Seems pretty simple to me, Walker raised more money because his policies are better than the Demodummies. The people of Wisconsin and around the world can see what is better and hence supported Walker with their money. The cry babbies will never get over it.
What nonsense. The libs chose this fight and then complains when the GOP fights back.