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Carney: Barrett Loses in Wisconsin? No Prob!

The White House today continued to distance President Obama from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race as if the whole thing were a pile of steaming . . . cabbage, suggesting Republicans are buying a potential win for Republican Gov. Scott Walker and anyway Obama has better things to do.

“A race where one side is outspending the other by a ratio of at least 8 to 1 probably won’t tell us much about a future race,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “I know the president is aware of the election. I think he’s got some other responsibilities.”

Obama signalled his support for Walker’s challenger, Democratic Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, in grand fashion Monday – by Tweeting it.

Uhhh boy. They must be pretty sure they’re going to lose this one. Obama has hopscotched all around the Midwest – he was in Chicago just this past Saturday – but avoided appearing in Wisconsin to campaign with Barrett.

If Barrett loses, the White House points to greedy rich people and says it means nothing for November. And if he wins – it’s a sign of things to come in November!

Because that’s how the spin machine spins.

31 Responses to Carney: Barrett Loses in Wisconsin? No Prob!

    • I beg to differ….at least Bagdad Bob provided some comic relief….Jayjay seems to believe the piles of…um…cabbage he spews.

      • “a race where one side is outspending the other” if there’s a certain
        unfairness about it when all it shows is the overwhelming support for Gov. Walker. And BTW mr. “pinky jay”, who is the one that boastfully wants to raise ONE BILLION $$$$ for their campaign ?
        I smell hypocrisy all over your pungent breath…

  1. ”I know the president is aware of the election. I think he’s got some other responsibilities.”

    Yeah, campaigning!

  2. No matter how this election turns, it will prove to be a disaster for both sides.
    It’s subverting the real reason for a recall of an elected official which is to remove someone who’s actions are treasonous or illegal, or someone who refuses to serve. It’s not to remove a duly elected official who proposes to do something you don’t like or to punish them.

    The loser will be the union movement and their supporters who showed their true selves as thuggish, selfish whiners.

  3. Adolescent-in-chief tweets! Loser.
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine on Seinfeld) summed up people who tweeted very well on a recent David Letterman: Teenagers or people who are full of themselves. Spot on.

  4. Just started tweeting not too long ago so still getting the hang of it. I was on Twitter last night and saw the responses from both sides to that tweet. The left is really upset with him for violating his promise to put on his comfortable shoes and walk the line with them. The right mocked his tweet with mentions of ten foot poles, or waving to union protestors from AF1. No matter which way the election goes, his skipping Wisconsin is not sitting well with the useful idiots. They’ll still vote for him because that is what they do, but they are not happy with him.

  5. Off topic, but unbelievable….Will this silly CRAP ever end:

    Michelle Obama to deliver Top Ten List on CBS “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight

    from CBS Entertainment…

    NEW YORK, June 5 – First Lady Michelle Obama will present the Top Ten List on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, June 5 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be her second appearance on the LATE SHOW. She last appeared on the program March 19, 2012. Mrs. Obama’s Top Ten List is focused on gardening, tied to her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, which was released in late May. All author proceeds will benefit the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

    Also featured on the LATE SHOW tonight are actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of the hit CBS comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” and host of “The 66th Annual Tony® Awards,” actress Noomi Rapace and musical guest Alan Jackson.


    I guess this means Mooshelle flew to NYC today, in advance of her fundraiser(s) there tomorrow.

    Holy sh*t, I am SO effing sick of BOTH of these losers! Twenty-two weeks (154 days) to go! It feels like it’s taking forever!

    • I think a lot of this is because they know they have to bring in packing supplies in about 6 months. I bet you anything that they will be wasting more and more of taxpayer money as the year comes to an end.

      • @SnarkEsq: excellent point, saw and posted yesterday. FLOTUS are historically active but never have I seen an un-elected citizen twist so many arms. See: Olive Garden, Darden and now Disney. To paraphrase: For the first time in my life I am ashamed of my First Lady.

    • Ha, I temporarily lifted my ban on MSNBC and tuned into Madcow for about two minutes. It was all blah, blah, blah, about how Walker raised so much money and outspent Barrett. She even had pie charts illustrating what percentage of Walker’s money was from outside the state, compared to Barrett’s.

      Well, if the implication is that outspending your opponent brings an unfair advantage, them WHY is BHO doing nothing but fundraisers these days? Such hypocrites!

      I won’t bother turning MessNBC back on until 22 weeks from tonight just to see them all crying about BHO’s landslide loss. I cannot wait.

      • Looks like we both lifted the ban. O’donnell started off blaming Citizens United/SCOTUS/money – well worth the 2 minutes. I didn’t stay long enough for pie charts and cows.

        • Best line of the night goes to Sarah Palin. Greta questioned Obama’s no-show in Wisconsin, and Sarah responded…
          ” I think that the Democrats there understand that the President’s no-show represents the fact that Obama’s goose is cooked!”

          You two have a stronger constitution than I do. Was going to switch to MessNBC to watch the weeping and gnashing, but can’t tolerate that communist O’Donnell…

          • Aw, you should have given it a go; EdSchutlz was almost in tears. O’Donnell was making excuses for MrClinton and trying to explain that he didn’t mean what he said about MrRomney.
            None of them mentioned that a whole lot of Dems voted for GovWalker and probably some union members, too.

      • Hopefully, we’ll all be here celebrating in 22 weeks! I hope it’s exactly like tonight, with the exit polls saying it’s fifty-fifty but then all night, the returns coming in with a huge Republican victory.

          • So will I, but I’m just worried about it being close enough that the Dems and their operatives will allege all sorts of “voting irregularities” and “voting booth problems” in many cities and try to throw the entire election up in the air, demanding recounts. We already have to overcome their massive voter fraud. A very comfortable win would be ideal.

  6. I see, the results in Wisconsin have nothing to do with the citizens speaking-out through the power of the ballot, but instead the anti-Marxist thumping is just a function of spending, I see.

    Is that the best spin that Carney and the Marxocrats can come up with?

  7. They are trying to shut down news of Walker’s victory. On Yahoo, it is now story #51, and doesn’t even make the top ten “news” points. Bigger news: Jewel debuts perfect teeth and Obama sings “Call Me Maybe’ . . .

    The Chicago Sun-Times is running an article called “Wisconsin results look better for Obama than Romney.”

    Oh yeah, our media isn’t biased.