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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Endorses Scott Walker
Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2012 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 05/20/2012 3:50:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

In any exciting turn of events, on Saturday night Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) received the endorsement from the liberal Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin.

No governor in recent memory has been so controversial. No governor in America is so polarizing. Everyone has an opinion about Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

Here's ours: We see no reason to remove Walker from office. We recommend him in the June 5 recall election.

Walker's rematch with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was prompted by one issue: Walker's tough stance with the state's public-employee unions. It's inconceivable that the recall election would be occurring absent that. And a disagreement over a single policy is simply not enough to justify a vote against the governor.

A Marquette Law School Poll in January showed that many people in the Badger State agree. In that poll, 72% of Republicans, 44% of independents and 17% of Democrats said recalls should be limited to criminal wrongdoing. Republican state Rep. Robin Vos has proposed tightening the recall mechanism; he should continue to push for that after the election, regardless of who wins.

Shortly after the endorsement went viral, the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes tweeted that the Wisconsin governor had actually informed him last Monday he didn’t think the Journal-Sentinel would endorse. Apparently, however, the editorial team has had a change of heart.

It's time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We've had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term. We recommended him in 2010. We see no reason to change that recommendation. We urge voters to support Walker in the June 5 recall election.

In any event, according to the most recent Marquette University poll, Scott Walker holds a sizable six point lead over his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. Still, it remains to be seen how much – if at all – the endorsement will influence voters on Election Day.

Parting thought: If Walker loses the recall election, he would only be the third state governor in American history to be ousted from office. Let’s pray that doesn’t happen.


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1 posted on 05/20/2012 3:50:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This means that the JS thinks Walker will win, and they want to be on the winning side.


2 posted on 05/20/2012 3:52:27 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Correct and great tagline.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 4:02:11 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: abb

Of course they do


4 posted on 05/20/2012 4:02:18 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: abb

I hate to being forced into being so cynical, but you are exactly right. Had the recent polling shown Walker behind, and had the DNC not bailed, I’m quite certain the MJS would have found ample reason to twist its support for Barrett.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 4:02:34 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Retribution)
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To: Kaslin; mickie
The fish-wrap's "endorsement" is one of the most upside-down, negative, vapid and lily-livered ones I've seen in a lifetime of politics.

Leni

6 posted on 05/20/2012 4:08:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: abb

Yes, but their reasoning is quite good for a liberal rag.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 4:09:15 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Obadiah
Don't be too hard on yourself. See here the real definition of cynicism.

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” - George Bernard Shaw

8 posted on 05/20/2012 4:09:25 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Kaslin
Just like a bunch of slimy libs, wait until the polls are so much in favor of Walker that he is almost a shoe in, and then in order to get a better seat at the table, endorse him.

I hope it helps him, regardless of self-serving motivation, but it won't change any crazy union thug's teeny-weeny, closed, single-cell mind.

9 posted on 05/20/2012 4:28:57 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: Kaslin; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Journal endorses Scott Walker

FReep Mail me if you want on or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

This is the send posting of this article.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 4:29:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Remember the recall that we all cheered in another state? Ahhrnold took over for the odious lefty Gray Davis. But as bad as Davis was, Ahhrnold was far worse. He attacked his fellow Republicans (Palin), spent state money like gangbusters (the bio-tech initiative) and THOROUGHLY discredited the Republican name.

This guy Walker, however, seems like the real dead.


11 posted on 05/20/2012 4:48:37 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

Correction!! Walker is the real DEAL. A good guy.


12 posted on 05/20/2012 4:49:31 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Average Al
Here is the link to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/we-recommend-walker-his-removal-isnt-justified-l55ecb6-152111305.html

13 posted on 05/20/2012 4:50:39 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: heye2monn

The real dead??


14 posted on 05/20/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Kaslin
And a disagreement over a single policy is simply not enough to justify a vote against the governor.

What if was two things ? Maybe a major thing and a minor thing would be enough ?

It's time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state.

Isn't that really a union issue...they are the ones who pretty much put the state on hold for months

Betcha the union thug leadership is pissed...I'n sure they thought the leading paper would fall in line....I see a strike n their future...

15 posted on 05/20/2012 4:59:48 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Kaslin

I hope that after Walker’s governorship, he seeks national public office. The guy seems to be the “real deal” Conservative.

Having said that, I look for someone to point out his “imperfections”.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 5:09:53 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I'll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Kaslin

They’re cutting their loses on this one in order to stop public sector union whining about DNC $$$$$$$ not coming to help in WI.

This deflection (”shouldn’t be removed for a single policy”) is being sent as a message nationally: this issue has been temporarily lost and that with no out for them, it only rallies the conservative base.

Because Scott Walker did not fold, he won this battle.

Gov. Walker believes in keeping his focus on the horizon of why he was elected and not on the choppy water of liberal discontent meant to crush his resolve.


17 posted on 05/20/2012 5:14:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MinuteGal

Don’t hold back, Leni...


18 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MinuteGal
Yep.. the dead tree Milwaukee Journal has been AWOL on Barrett's lack of leadership in Milwaukee for years. They still grind out non stories like the John Doe investigation on former aides to Gov. Walker that are going nowhere, and miss all the MIA's of Tom Barrett.

Case in point... This past week the Milwaukee Police Department held a memorial service for all the police officers killed in duty over the past year. This is an event that should not be missed by the mayor of Milwaukee, but Barrett couldn't bother showing up because he was out "campaigning". (A slap in the face to police officers for Milwaukee.) Scott Walker was in attendance. The Journal/Sentinel never even mentioned the absence of Barrett.

They stopped being a relevant newspaper years ago.

19 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:33 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: abb

Putting principle over profit is an alien concept to the Dinosaur media. Wonder how they will deal with all the cancelled subscriptions from their mostly liberal readers?


20 posted on 05/20/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: Northern Yankee

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2012/05/04/journal-sentinel-weekday-circulation.html

Journal Sentinel weekday circulation down 4%
The Business Journal by Rich Kirchen, Senior Reporter
Date: Friday, May 4, 2012

Weekday circulation for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel declined 4 percent from a year ago and Sunday circulation declined 1.6 percent, according to figures released this week by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 5:58:53 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Kaslin

Meanwhile at DU, head be explodin...


22 posted on 05/20/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: abb
We cancelled our subsrciption years ago when the same old drivel continued to build in tthe JS. It's ashame.

The Milwaukee Sentinel used to be a very good paper to read in its time.

23 posted on 05/20/2012 6:52:31 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: heye2monn
seems like the real dead.

I hope you meant "real deal" because that is what he is.

24 posted on 05/20/2012 8:00:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Northern Yankee

Yes. I have mixed feelings on this one. Generally, if the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorses someone, it is a signal to me to vote for the other guy! LOL. But, I’ll take this one. After all, a stopped clock (and all that)...


25 posted on 05/20/2012 8:03:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Northern Yankee

Yes. I have mixed feelings on this one. Generally, if the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorses someone, it is a signal to me to vote for the other guy! LOL. But, I’ll take this one. After all, a stopped clock (and all that)...


26 posted on 05/20/2012 8:03:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Average Al

sorry bout that — walker is my hero!


27 posted on 05/23/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Average Al

sorry bout that — walker is my hero!


28 posted on 05/23/2012 5:33:27 PM PDT by heye2monn
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