President Obama used the occasion of Labor Day to hold a political rally in Wisconsin. He spewed invectives against the GOP, blaming them for his failure to lead the nation out of recession.
At a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Obama said Republicans are betting that between now and the Nov. 2 elections, Americans will forget the Republican economic policies that led to the recession. He said Republicans have opposed virtually everything he has done to help the economy, and have proposed solutions that have only made the problem worse.
“That philosophy didn’t work out so well for middle-class families all across America,” Obama told a cheering crowd at a labor gathering. “It didn’t work out so well for our country. All it did was rack up record deficits and result in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
Amazing. Obama still refuses to own up to his own failures. He still blames W. and Congressional Republicans for everything that is wrong with the economy today. This scapegoating BS has to end. As I’ve said before, it’s time for Obama to man-up and own his own failure as a president.
Even the voters of Wisconsin aren’t buying this crap.
Incumbent Dem. Senator Russ Feingold is in serious trouble this year.
Feingold, seeking his fourth term, had at one time been considered a shoo-in for re-election, especially after former Gov. Tommy Thompson decided not to challenge him.
But Feingold now finds himself in a likely dogfight with [Republican Ron] Johnson. The two have been statistically tied in six Rasmussen Reports polls dating to late May. The New York Times says that Feingold’s polls show him in “an unexpectedly tough race” against a challenger who so far has already spent three times as much as he has.
Remember US Rep. David Obey? He was a liberal icon from the state of Wisconsin. He served as a Dem leader in the US House for decades until he finally saw the handwriting on the wall this year and wisely retired. His replacement is up for grabs. But it now appears that this lib will be replaced by a Republican (interesting guy).
Sean Duffy was supposed to be the 2010 Republican sacrificial lamb, running against one of the House’s longest-serving liberal lions, Rep. David Obey.But in an election year that’s been anything but predictable, Obey unexpectedly announced his retirement in May, saying he was “bone-tired,” and Duffy, 38, now finds himself the would-be frontrunner in a race against Julie Lassa, a Democratic state senator, in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.
How about Wisonsin’s governor’s race to replace Dem. Jim Doyle? Well, it doesn’t look much better for the Dems.
With less than three weeks until Wisconsin Republicans pick their nominee, both GOP hopefuls in the state’s gubernatorial contest run just slightly ahead of Democrat Tom Barrett.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows former Congressman Mark Neumann picking up 48% support while Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, earns 44% of the vote. Only three percent (3%) prefer another candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
Go ahead Barry. Spew your BS and propose more spending to address your failures as president. The people of this nation aren’t buying it. And the folks in Wisconsin apparently aren’t any different.